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Is there an app that I could install on my son's PC (windows 10 pro) that would text me when he goes to run Minecraft so that I could approve or disapprove of it?

I want to allow him to do his school work in his room, but I keep catching him Minecrafting up there instead of listening to his teacher.
http://www.eventghost.net/ might scratch that itch. Would it not be easier to just password protect minecraft during school hours? There really isnt a scenario where he should be playing it during those hours even with permission right?
 
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http://www.eventghost.net/ might scratch that itch. Would it not be easier to just password protect minecraft during school hours? There really isnt a scenario where he should be playing it during those hours even with permission right?
yeah, if that's the way to do it, I'm open to it. Is there a way to password protect an individual app during certain hours in Win10?
 

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yeah, if that's the way to do it, I'm open to it. Is there a way to password protect an individual app during certain hours in Win10?
not nicely. You can however time-limit user accounts. Id recommend you make him a school account and and everything else account and have the school account super locked down to only do school things.
 

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not nicely. You can however time-limit user accounts. Id recommend you make him a school account and and everything else account and have the school account super locked down to only do school things.
But then I have to trust that he'll be logging into the school account on his computer and not the regular one.

I've already ascertained that he's not trustworthy wrt doing school during school. I may just make him do school downstairs and add a network blackout on his PC during school hours.
 

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Is there an app that I could install on my son's PC (windows 10 pro) that would text me when he goes to run Minecraft so that I could approve or disapprove of it?

I want to allow him to do his school work in his room, but I keep catching him Minecrafting up there instead of listening to his teacher.

So? School isn't for smart people. You calling your son an idiot?

 

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Is there an app that I could install on my son's PC (windows 10 pro) that would text me when he goes to run Minecraft so that I could approve or disapprove of it?

I want to allow him to do his school work in his room, but I keep catching him Minecrafting up there instead of listening to his teacher.
FamilyZone. Get the free trial and put the fear into him.
Funny, under their "limit gaming" section of the features, this was their graphic of choice. hmm:lol:
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But then I have to trust that he'll be logging into the school account on his computer and not the regular one.

I've already ascertained that he's not trustworthy wrt doing school during school. I may just make him do school downstairs and add a network blackout on his PC during school hours.
that why you time-limit the non-school account and only allow logins outside school hours
 

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But then I have to trust that he'll be logging into the school account on his computer and not the regular one.

I've already ascertained that he's not trustworthy wrt doing school during school. I may just make him do school downstairs and add a network blackout on his PC during school hours.
is he smart enough to get around shit (like booting off a livecd or something)
 

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But then I have to trust that he'll be logging into the school account on his computer and not the regular one.

I've already ascertained that he's not trustworthy wrt doing school during school. I may just make him do school downstairs and add a network blackout on his PC during school hours.
Windows has a family thing. Create him two accounts with times he can log into each. Then restrict the fun one to x hours.


Or do it on your router?
 
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With the solar panels on the roof the antennas I had pointed at Baltimore wouldn't work anymore.

I had to have two, one regular UHF, and one "fringe" VHF because of the distance and weak signal.

Now I just have the regular medium sized UHF with it's normal VHF combo attachment on it mounted under the deck, 5 feet off the ground, and it works fine. :tard:

VHF fucking blows for ATSC 1.0.
 

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Ended up taking grandma's computer to give to my daughter. Get it here, it's an i3 4th gen w/16GB of DDR3, not too bad, but it's got no GPU and regular ol' hard disk.

Picked up an SSD and a GeForce 1650 to get her taken care of.
 

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@fly picked up this NUC/thin client to be a dedicated box for home assistant and a few other things


Not a bad little box for 130 bucks. 5200 passmark with like 2W idle power usage.
 

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@fly you seen the shelly relays?

The guys over at home assistant seem to use em for damn near anything. Wifi (would prefer zwave/zigbee), but not cloud dependent. Super cheap too at 15 bucks a piece.

I just installed a vent hood, gonna use one of em to turn on the fan automatically when the burner turns on. I might also put one in every fan in the house if i like em
 
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@fly you seen the shelly relays?

The guys over at home assistant seem to use em for damn near anything. Wifi (would prefer zwave/zigbee), but not cloud dependent. Super cheap too at 15 bucks a piece.

I just installed a vent hood, gonna use one of em to turn on the fan automatically when the burner turns on. I might also put one in every fan in the house if i like em
Neat. Though off the top of my head, I can't think of a use for them.

I need a damn fan+dimmer zwave switch tho. It's so annoying that they don't really exist yet.