This book your computer to work with the looser languages used by humans (like English) instead of the stricter counterparts used by machines.The content available so far gives you a brief background on the relevant parts of language — grammar, pragmatics, discourse analysis, etc.

The book assumes that you have some experience with Arduino and micro-controllers (i.e., do you know what a breadboard, jumper wires, and circuits are? We start with a very brief introduction to RFID, follow up with two introductory technical tutorials on Arduino, and end with a fairly simple home automation project: Between my officemate and me, we have dozens of devices drawing power in our office: two laptops, two monitors, four or five lamps, a few hard drives, a soldering iron, Ethernet hubs, speakers, and so forth.

Even when we’re not here, the room is drawing a lot of power.

What devices are turned on at any given time depends largely on which of us is here, and what we’re doing.

This project is a system to reduce our power consumption, particularly when we’re not there.

e Harmony recognises that much like the locations up and down our fair land, the people who live here are just as unique and individual.

Like a ‘party-animal’ in the gentle town of Peebles or a ‘country bumpkin’ stranded in London - sometimes, singles in the UK just aren’t compatible with one another.

Putting aside for just a moment everyone’s favourite topic of conversation (the weather) the UK has so much to offer in terms of activities involving the great outdoors.

Travel just a little outside your town or - if you’re lucky enough to live in somewhere like Ireland’s glorious Causeway Coast – walk down the road and you’ll be surprised by what scenery there is on offer.

A Londoner looking to meet other professional singles?

Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley or Rhodes 24 are just two of the City’s most highly regarded. Black Sheep Bistro is one of Glasgow’s best restaurants – and one place that will undoubtedly leave you feeling satisfied.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free through the O’Reilly Blogger program. When you see “I am a sentence I am another sentence,” you know that you’re really looking at two different sentences even though the period between “sentence” and “I” is missing.