Excerpt from Carl's Rebol Blog

A few months ago I decided that I wanted to use Rebol to solve some practical problems here at SassenRanch. I’m not talking about improving the language itself but making the language useful for a specific project… something down-to-earth, non-political, non-theoretical, that I could actually use daily.

For decades I’ve been wanting to automate certain processes in and around my home. Nothing fancy, I just want to control a few things and sense a few things. Some are just convenience, some are for power conservation, and some are for security. Tasks include things heating water at the right times, controlling water pumps, sensing water levels, turning lights and fans on and off, etc.