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    Michael Auchter
    @auchter
    Excellent!
    geekalot
    @geekalot
    I can't thank you enough for the assistant.
    Michael Auchter
    @auchter
    No problem, glad this worked out. You're the first one to talk in here ;)
    geekalot
    @geekalot
    I am honored. HAHA
    Any place I can make a donation either to you or in your honor? I am really appreciative of the assistance and the software
    Michael Auchter
    @auchter
    That's really not necessary, haaska's really just some trivial glue for Home Assistant, and I'm happy to help people out
    But I appreciate the thought
    geekalot
    @geekalot
    Cool cool. I am all set. The Echo is controlling my lights. Thanks again. Have an excellent evening.
    brusc
    @brusc

    Sweet! Glad to see this page becoming active. @auchter, I made a YouTube video for how to install Haaska on Home Assistant. Do you have any thoughts or suggestions? Happy to change things and help drive traffic to your github/home assistant! Haaska is sweet! Thanks for all your help making it happen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZuwQ9spPkQ

    joemcmonagle
    @joemcmonagle
    @brusc Thanks for making the video! I just finished setting up haaska a few days ago after banging my head against the wall for like a day making stupid mistakes, I finally got it. These video would have made it waaaaaaaay easier. Also I've been following your channel for a little while. Really enjoying the content!
    Michael Auchter
    @auchter
    @brusc Nice video! I'll add a link to it on the README, since I'm sure it'll be helpful as an additional reference for people to cross-check against. The walk-through is better thought-out than the ordering in the README (I should really fix that, and not rely so much on Amazon's documentation)
    One minor comment: the sudo in "sudo nano config.json" is unnecessary
    Also, I guess I don't actually document how to get setup with the AWS CLI, but it's really slick. When I make changes to haaska, I just type "make deploy" and "make test", and it uploads everything and runs a basic test without having to use the AWS web interface
    joemcmonagle
    @joemcmonagle
    @auchter When you mentioned the CLI in the README to run a make test I ended up using Amazon's documentation to get it going, but it was pretty useful
    http://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-chap-getting-started.html
    When I said I was making mistakes, I did mean exactly that. The documentation is all correct, but you're right sometimes it's a bit hard to swap back and forth between the Amazon documentation. Especially when you have a dummy like me that thinks they don't need to read the instructions carefully the first time
    Michael
    @hartmms
    @auchter @joemcmonagle I had the same problem when setting it up.
    Michael Auchter
    @auchter
    Yeah, I wasn't quite sure what the right balance was for the documentation. I kind of wanted to avoid duplicating Amazon's documentation too much
    Michael
    @hartmms
    I made mistakes also. I had "turned off my brain" and was following the README only. I had to do a 2nd pass through both setup guides to get it right
    duplication of documentation is always bad
    it gets out of sync easily
    Michael Auchter
    @auchter
    Yeah, that's my fear.
    Michael
    @hartmms
    oh hell
    I just did this in the window "s/date/sync" and it instead did the operation and not print what I typed
    !!!
    Michael Auchter
    @auchter
    I've heard tell of that working
    woo, it does
    Michael
    @hartmms
    that is so damn slick
    Michael Auchter
    @auchter
    I kinda feel dirty editing history like that. It's like rebasing a public branch...
    Michael
    @hartmms
    meh. 2nd edits of what was said are always good
    :)
    we never rebase @ work and our merge history is truly bedhead
    brusc
    @brusc

    @auchter, sweet! Hope it helps some people! Preciate all the work you put into Haaska! It works great.

    Also, I use sudo way too much. I'm definitely not a linux guy so I struggle with not running root on everything. :P If you have any more ideas or thoughts, let me know! I'm happy to collab if anyone has ideas. I don't do a ton of coding so making videos is my way to help expand the community. Cheers!

    Michael Auchter
    @auchter
    Yeah, the sudo habit can be a tough one to break for sure. I don't know whether to blame Microsoft for getting permissions so wrong for so long, or XKCD for making the existence of sudo common knowledge ;)
    brusc
    @brusc
    Haha, true enough!
    Michael
    @hartmms
    We should lobby for Amazon to change the wake word to sudo. Sudo, turn on the den light!
    S/add/add/
    Michael Auchter
    @auchter
    We might need some way to elevate privilege in the future: https://twitter.com/internetofshit/status/725350266187423744
    brusc
    @brusc
    Lololol. :laughing:
    Michael
    @hartmms
    open the garage door, Alexa
    joemcmonagle
    @joemcmonagle
    Alexa, sudo open the garage door?
    Michael
    @hartmms
    ok
    zgreatone
    @zgreatone
    thanks
    just got it setup
    Robbie Trencheny
    @robbiet480
    @auchter pushed a couple PR's
    Nathan Hejnicki
    @Hejman08_twitter
    Hey all, I'm pretty new to all of this HA stuff but I'm already hooked. I'm working on setting up haaska, and I am at the point where I am supposed to test my lamda function and it throws an error saying there is no index file in the zip I uploaded from the make. I double checked I wasn't somehow uploading a folder of a folder like Google/Stack Overflow searches told me to do, but i'm not sure where the issue is as the make ran successfully. Anyone else run into this?
    Mike Becker
    @Laz3rPanth3r_twitter
    hey gang, i posted to the main HA room, but thought I'd try here too
    @Laz3rPanth3r_twitter
    i think i'm getting close to getting haaska to work, but the device discovery is failing
    make test locally returns this:
    http://hastebin.com/ogujenotuz.cpp
    and I get a success when testing from lambda, except it gives me Discovery failed: 'friendly name'
    oops, just At'd myself lol
    i did also discover you need to create a group and assign lambda roles to the haaska user in IAM though for it to work, i don't recall seeing that part in docs but I may have missed it