Short version, my coffee machine is defective and goes to sleep every half hour when it should stay on. Solution: every half hour toggle the outlet to keep it awake. How would you go about this? I already have an outlet called Coffee that flips the power to the machine. I created a new virtual switch called Virt coffee real, that'll be the new switch that I would use to control when the machine should be on (i.e. would interrupt the 28 minute toggle so the machine isn't on 24/7, only when I want it on), then tried to create my first conditional rule, which I don't think worked. Details below, but some questions up front...
when doing a conditional rule, which I understand to take place in the actions side more, and not using any event trigger, is it understood that the event is basically "always true"? When my machine was off I knew something went wrong, so wanted to make sure having no event trigger wasn't the issue.
on my display it seems like my attempt at an "else if" condition is nested within the first if condition. If that's the case, they'll never both be true at the same time so the else if would never trigger. Can one have two "top-level" conditions in one rule? Or is it necessary for me to create a separate rule entirely to address the inverse situation?
Here's what I've got so far. Doesn't seem to be working just yet. Would appreciate any thoughts!