tenWare Software has developed a HomeSeer
Sidebar Gadget to display information about Devices that also allows running of Events
(macros) from a HomeSeer server. For
those who don’t know, HomeSeer is PC-based home automation software that also has
a Media Center plug-in available.
While the UI leaves a bit to be desired, the basic
functionality is there. If you are
running Vista on multiple machines in your home, this Gadget will give
you control over your home without opening Media Center or a web-based UI.