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Qole Pejorian
Lifetime dweller on the Long Tail
Lifetime dweller on the Long Tail

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Lake Country sunset

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Hard drive power connector shorted and melted down. I excavated the connectors, carefully, with a knife, straightened them out with pliers, and slowly, gently inserted the reconstructed connector into an external enclosure's connectors. It worked!
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Ok, so I bought two 8' INK1003 RGB strips for $24 each at Home Depot.
Everything works fine with the supplied 12v 1A power supply as long as I use only one strip. As soon as I join two strips, the strings go wacky (flash a couple times, show random colours) if I push the LEDs too bright.
What do I need to do to power the whole 16'?  Do I need a 2A power supply? I don't want to blow anything up...

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I got the Home Depot Illumé RGB strip working with FastLED and my Arduino Uno!

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I wrote some Linux poetry!

We are such stuff as dreams are made on,
and our little life is rounded with a sleep.

O sleep! O gentle sleep!

Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,
That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down
And steep my senses in forgetfulness?

The innocent sleep,
Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care,
The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
Chief nourisher in life’s feast.

Care keeps his watch in every old man’s eye,
And where care lodges, sleep will never lie;
But where unbruised youth with unstuff’d brain
Doth couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign...

(Selections from #Shakespeare on #sleep)
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