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Last of the cameras

Now I’m complete with the install of the cameras. The side walk of the house now has good coverage as well. Unless you’re coming from the sky, there’s no real practical way to get to the house without being on...

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Only one to go

I now have my entire front yard and driveway covered with another Ring camera. This one will protect the gate that’s just out of frame on the bottom along with the front windows. I have some overlap with the front gate,...

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How to get fired

No, I’m not going to link to the piece I’m talking about. But I’m sure you can find it yourself with a quick search. It’s been widely talked about that Amazon’s online shopping site had a bit of a...

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Amorous Insects

We have a Ring camera on our shed… I got an alert just before lunchtime that it detected motion. It sure did. A slightly randy wasp it looks like. It was busy humping the camera with something in her mouth… er…...

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Complexity

There is a common attribute among generally smart people, the tendency to make things that don’t need to be complex, complex. Making something trickier than it needs to shows everyone else in a very tangible way that...

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Connections like hen’s teeth

I have the spool of 250′ of 12-2 MC PVC cable, but now I have to figure out a way to terminate that to an outlet box. As it turns out this is a harder prospect that I would have guessed. There are only a few things that...

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Something I will miss

Honestly, one of the things I will miss about Seattle when I leave is the waterfront. Most cities don’t have something as cool as this. There really is something cool about the scenery out here. I just wish the rest of the...

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Amazon Wally

A couple of pods away from me on the 9th floor, there’s Wally. He has a long leash and likes to chill in the hallway. Sometimes he has even less shame than normal. Meet: Wally! I do love working with dogs… one of the...

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Search for cable

By “cable” in this case I mean electrical cable (or perhaps you want to call it wire or wiring). I have two more Ring cameras I want to mount on my house and I don’t want to do a whole lot of drilling through...

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Ring++

Another day, another security camera installed. I’m just waiting to get some PVC-coated MC cable to install a couple more. Even with just the doorbell and the one on the shed we have almost 100% coverage of the house....

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Done, again

I keep having these days. I’m turning my house into a fucking fortress with cameras at every angle and shit still doesn’t work right. I got a Ring doorbell and that thing died within a day. (I swapped it out for...

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