Forget about securing the data and working on the data center, this comes first, the coffee! This is actually pretty interesting to see how the web cam and the software takes over to let you know when coffee levels are dangerous, in other words almost gone.
Only real geeks would do this, but if you were stuck in a data center, you would completely understand!
Watch the video and see how the configuration goes here, almost makes an EHR look simple, but this appears to be our future, configuring the coffee pot someday and even it will have no privacy. (grin). BD
This management packs can be used to keep track of the level of coffee in left in the pot.
With this management pack, you will never run dry of, what we all know, is the most important part of a productive environment!
This is mostly made as a proof of concept, as this technique can be transferred to other monitor types. It could be expanded with other types of sensors, like a weight to check the level of coffee instead of a camera, or a thermometer to check the temperature of the coffee.
This is the very first version. It has been tested in test environments.
By default, it will trigger a warning when under 50% is left, and a Critical Alert when under 20% is left.
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
“System Center Operations Manager is the end-to-end service-management product that is the best choice for Windows because it works seamlessly with Microsoft software and applications, helping organizations increase efficiency while enabling greater control of the IT environment.”
Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1
A network connected camera
Coffee machine with clear-glass pot and free view to all of the pot, see an example in the video.
The management pack is based upon Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1. This is required to be installed before the executables can run.
Hat Tip: http://kurtsh.spaces.live.com
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