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ONLamp: Flood Detection and Notification Using Perl

Jan 12, 2005, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gordon Meyer)

"If there's an area in your house that's prone to flooding, such as a basement entryway or the corner behind the washing machine, it's something that can constantly nag at your mind. If it's happened once, it seems that you can never quite trust that it won't happen again, particularly if the circumstances that trigger it are varied or infrequent. In fact, given the recent weather here in California, I'm betting that there are several of you out there who are nervously checking for encroaching moisture, puddles, or (heaven forbid) streams right this very moment.

"Rather than fret, put your hacking skills to work and whip up a tool that will notify you when water is detected, so you can rest comfortably or worry about more trivial matters..."

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