Chad Perrin: SOB

9 May 2008

Adventures in Software Discovery

Filed under: Geek — apotheon @ 11:32

I found something interesting in FreeBSD ports today:

  Tempcontrol is a temperature control program.  In its current version
  it is specifically designed to control the temperature of beer
  fermenters in a fridge.  It controls the temperatures when necessary
  by turning on either the fridge motor to cool the surroundings, or a
  light bulb to warm them.

  The specific brewing-related details are relatively minor, and future
  versions may become more general-purpose.

  Read the file README in the distribution for more information.  At a
  later date there will be real documentation.

Wait . . . seriously? That has to be the coolest explanation for a piece of software I’ve ever seen. Now, I just have to wonder whether law enforcement officers would consider that program drug paraphernalia.

1 Comment

  1. That is the best use for FLOSS.

    That and software to interface and control your coffee maker. Now that’s truly useful software. ;)

    #!include beer.h

    Comment by Joseph A Nagy Jr — 9 May 2008 @ 08:15

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