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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 gave to ALS research as requested.
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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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And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed
And drunk the milk of Paradise.
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Beware Valley Pool and Spa! They took a big deposit for a vinyl liner replacement, put us off for a month, then suddenly announced that they didn't feel comfortable doing our job. Of course, by that point, all the other bidders for our job were completely booked, leaving us high and dry. If you still want to take a chance with Sonya and her team, make sure they send someone out to survey the job; don't let them quote over the phone or by e-mail!
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Went for lunch here in December. The food was good, and the restaurant is near the ocean (with only a view of the road and train tracks), but the air was so cold we could see our breath. Also, you don't come here for the atmosphere. A few gaudy prints on the walls, and everything was frayed and dingy. The food is VERY expensive and we were overcharged (they quietly added a gratuity onto the unreadable bill), and we didn't feel like fighting about the price.
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