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HARDWARE QUESTION:
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 can recommend a good switch-mode PSU supplier if you want - 12V/5A ones are petit - only 111*78*36 and $7ish
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I wrote some Linux poetry!
This was an entry for the contest mentioned in the Editor's Note of "Linux Poetry Explains the Kernel, Line By Line". It actually won, probably because it was the only entry :-) It was published on Linux.com, but the post was removed. So I'm posting it here for posterity.
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This is the turtle video without stabilization. Is it actually better?
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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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Heh, not really :) It wasn't even my drive! I just liked the challenge, and the lucky result was worth a post...
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I got the Home Depot Illumé RGB strip working with FastLED and my Arduino Uno!
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String is WS2811 compatible. 3 LEDs per pixel, so 24 pixels per 8' string. Wiring is dead easy. Tie ground to Arduino's ground, data (DI) to Arduino's data pin, and then attach provided 12V power source's + line to VCC. I used the wire provided in the kit; red & green are ground, black is +12V, and blue is data.
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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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A turtle swims under me while I am snorkelling in the turbulent waters off Black Rock in Maui.
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So, I've been looking around this afternoon, and I've decided:
G+ remains the second-best social network to share GIFs, behind Tumblr. Aaand, that's all.
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Like he says, friends don't let friends run default firmware on routers.
 
I worked with Bruce Schneier on this piece. The situation in home routers and similar devices (between you and the rest of the Internet) is a danger beginning to unfold before us.  This is a generic problem found in embedded systems, but it's particularly a problem for devices on the path between you an the rest of the Internet, as a problem can't be fixed by simply unplugging the offending device (if you can even detect the problem).  The problem goes beyond your home router and includes similar devices such as your cable modems.

"Friends don't let friends run home router factory firmware."

Install OpenWrt or CeroWrt today if you are capable, and help reduce your vulnerability.  And you can suffer less from bufferbloat, as an added bonus.

We must demand open code, and an update stream to go with any device we buy, as we go forward into the "brave new world" that some call the "Internet of Things".  Binary blobs of any sort (particularly unmaintained blobs, which most are) are a long term danger. Make your purchasing choices wisely, educate your family and friends of the problem, and if you are an open source developer, come help out. The network you save and protect may be your own....
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Interesting update on this. It turns out the Lizard Squad DDOS bot network that took out gaming networks on Christmas Day 2014 is running mainly on compromised routers using default firmware.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/13/router_creds_adminadmin_lizard_squad_thanks_you/
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