It’s dark, and wet. I’m carrying more things than my arms are comfortable carrying, grasping my house key between cold, numb fingers. Hunched against the cold, I open the front door prepared to step into a completely dark house… only to find that the entryway light is already on. Ah, lovely.
Then I remember that just a few days earlier I had created an IFTTT applet for this exact purpose. Don’t know what that means? Well, the short version is that through the magic of technology, my household lighting system knew I was coming home after dark and switched itself on as I approached the house.
As it turns out, when we're getting distracted by a hundred different things while trying to work at home, we can take inspiration from apps like IFTTT.
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