It’s with a heavy heart that I find myself having to leave the community. After having my OH setup crash/die for the 3rd time (this time probably a corrupted sd card) I have come to the conclusion that I don’t have the desire to spend hours a week “playing” around with OH. A beautiful Sunday afternoon is meant to be spent with the family, not stuck behind a computer patching together a HA system.
I still believe OH is one of the most powerful HA solutions out there and if there was a consumer version available I’d buy it in a heartbeat. I just don’t have the knowledge to dedicate to a DIY based system. Things that would take someone 10 minutes to do would take me an hour.
I would like to give special recognition to @Kai for his tremendous work and leadership, @ThomDietrich for the incredible OpenHabian, @sihui for the help he is always willing to (patiently) give, and @guessed and @Lolodomo for creating the tools and helping in my original transition from Vera to OH. This community has been the best community of all the forums I’ve been a part of. Your patience with “Noobs” is outstanding and never did I feel looked down to or that I was a bother.
So where does my journey take me next? Well, backwards wasn’t an option. My Vera 3 is very much past useful life and even unable to update to the latest firmware (among other things). I decided it was time to round out my travels and go from DIY to one of the biggest players on the block, Smartthings. I will admit this was a very rushed decision (as in gotta replace OH with something…) and it may not be where I ultimately land. I do have some early opinions on Smartthings but this isn’t the place for that. If you want to know, PM me. I think it’ll send me an email and I’ll respond. My username on the Smartthings forum is the same as here and even my profile pic is the same if you want to get in touch there.
I’ll still be checking in from time to time to see how the battle goes. I truly wish everyone luck on here. It was a fantastic journey and I did learn a lot. My path (for now) is just heading in another direction.