The frustration is very real ... I understand he is not helping the cause either, but he has a point.
You may remember my frustrations... and they still exist... tried to follow an example (mqttitude) by the book, and it does not work.
Combine this with being able to program a complete shopping website, first in ASP then rewritten to PHP,with 25,000 lines of code, writing other languages, coming from procedural languages; then I tried OH, and all I am asking myself is whether I completely lost it.
Before I post I try tweaking, variations, this that etc. and also have abandoned certain configs to save myself the embarrassment having to ask for help on this forum.
Was it here or elsewhere someone said: "I am not an idiot"... this is how I feel since using OH: literally like an idiot. I understand what it can do, and like it for that... and appreciate your and others' help tremendously.
Also, it is tough to ask people to use the designer, when it craps itself regularly and then can't read files for some reason, then needing to delete a directory to get it going. It can't create a file, etc. I have over the decade selected tools that work, and keep using them, but they work. I tried, but can't get myself to continue using designer... then the docu, updating it... yes...
Tried the iPhone presence thing. did not work; yes it detects the presence, but since arp does not release it the IP, the 'not present' is not detected. Hence, no update to the post or docu.
Back to the mqttitude: one asked to trace log it... I put DEBUG in since the docu says there is only ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG. Tried TRACE, did not error, however, there is also OFF... so two parameters more than the docu states, found by accident.
As I said: I feel like an idiot, because whatever I try hardly works from the start, without reading for hours and maybe posting.
Talk about frustration...