Because scheduling is...fun
Home automation is nothing I personally go overboard with, but sometimes it's convenient to have lights turn on and off by a schedule. Several years ago, I bought a Telldus Tellstick ZNet Lite V2 for this exact purpose. While the device could do more, I have simply used it to control smart plugs that turn on or off depending on the current time as well as the times for sunrise and sunset. However, I recently discovered that scheduling has been remotely disabled by the manufacturer. While you used to be able to use an app to set up a schedule, the app now tells you that using a schedule requires a premium subscription. Turning the lights on or off manually using the app is still possible but since I purchased the device to use its scheduler, this change pretty much defeats the purpose of owning the device in the first place. Luckily, the Tellstick does offer the possibility to run custom Lua scripts, which you can write and upload yourself. Let's write us a scheduler!