WTF is up w/ things on the same LAN designed to route themselves through a remote site / host? Like, come on IoT engineers, it doesn’t always have to go to my butt. USE THE LAN. This was one reason I was super into the idea of Hue Lights, they operate on the Zigbee protocol, and can be used w/out routing through meethue.com
But if you want to say….hook a google home or an alexa or anything else up to it, you have to route it through the remote website architecture. Which is super weird and pretty pointless, considering its two piece of hardware sitting on the same LAN, in the same space. Yesterday I spent a good amount of time scratching my head trying to get all these things to work, until they just did. Why did it work? I don’t know, and that concerns me.
Talk about infinite yak box potential.