For years I've been interested in home automation. I've had remote controllable outlets from a few different manufacturers but I've never been quite satisfied with just the remote. What if I could control my outlets within my local network from any device, now that's something I wanted to have.
Controlling Outlets From Computer A few years back I bought a three pack of remote controllable Nexa  outlets. A while ago I discovered that another company manufactured a control unit that plugs into a USB port and best of all they provided Linux software for it.