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Well, after over a year of persisting I'm thinking the wipi that is packaged as a 'kit item' with the raspi is no good.  I've ordered some really cheap RTL8188CUS chipset based units to see if they cut the mustard after doing some research.  The wipi gives me constant dropouts after a time online with no chance of self-recovery.  Wicd tends to make it work, but has trouble automatically switching AP's with the same essid for some reason after trying everything.  Home-grown watchdogs on the connection of all descriptions have failed in every way on the wipi.  For example, monitor an active ip, great, except the wipi turns off and an ip is still reported...  You can't find these things until after days and days of waiting for something to happen.

For remote, headless work, I don't think the wipi can be relied upon.  I suspect though that it could have limitations with power on the older B models running straight out of USB.  It may be a different story out of a V2 model B with a decent power supply.

It's unimaginably frustrating running 12 headless sensor units with constant connectivity problems :/. 
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Old pics from Mt Archer of the 2011 Rocky floods just starting to crank up.
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Very impressive to get all the progress
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Indonesia: "Shoot straight you bastards!".  'nuff said :(
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Falcon 9 and Dragon are vertical on the launch pad in advance of today’s CRS-6 launch, targeted for 4:33pm Eastern. Live launch webcast beginning at 4:15pm: www.spacex.com/webcast
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I've got the German lollipop 5.0.1 (samsung version, no custom build) running on my GS4 I9505 and I noticed the on body detection smart lock showed up.  For the life of me I cannot get it to work.  I turn the phone off and while holding it, count past 5 and turn it back on.  I see just the swipe lock when it turns on, and when I swipe I get the usual pin prompt.

I've checked everywhere, disabled screebl, made sure 'lock immediately on power button press' is turned off, tried it with letting the screen timeout rather than turning it off... nothing works.

Any ideas??
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More photos of Cyclone Marcia damage in Yeppoon.
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Guys, great video, a good record of this cyclone event.  I took a video of the gusts in front of my place, between the bowls club and the golf club.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmK5J8y-BZQ

The latter half shows it really picking up.
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Nice work, great capture of the event.  I recorded my own raw footage, nothing fancy, just grabbed what I saw as the worst of the winds as I saw them up behind the bowls club at my place.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmK5J8y-BZQ
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Jack holding a poor little Kingfisher that slammed into our window (behind Jack).  After a time it flew up to a spot just below the house guttering (perfect spot, safe from attack from above or below).  It sat there for quite some time before it was gone, so it must have recovered.
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Glad it is OK.Lovely photo.Don't see Kingfishers around very often.
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Here are a few photos of the aftermath of cyclone Marcia in Yeppoon in the Bowls club area near my place 1 week on.  These focus on damage to the vegetation to give some idea of the strength of this system as it came through, this area I believe copped some of the highest winds at the Yeppoon area, being on the South Eastern side of the system I think as we felt the effects the most.  Most of the broken off vegetation has already been cleared from the edges of this nature strip, the path leading through to the Bowls club is cordoned off.

These strong winds didn't just 'pass over' either, it prevailed for many hours before easing.  Every time we thought it might start to settle it would send through another barrage of gusts of tremendous force.

Many of the leaves are stripped from the trees leaving a view pretty much straight through from my place which was once walled by all the vegetation and leaves in the nature strip.  All the larger trees had many high branches snapped off, a number were pushed right over, and some large trees were snapped off.  There's no way I'd like to be living along that tree-line, it starts maybe 80m away from my house.

My videos from a previous post show my first-hand view of the force of the wind gusts pushing through this area.
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It was pretty bad here and lasted about 6hrs and a t night.It was terrible for those caught in the wall of water from the dam without not much or no warning.It was sent out to some of us after it had left the dam.It doesn't affect me but I got the text message.Some who would be affected didn't know till neighbours screamed at them to leave.Pretty scary at night.I was well prepared with fuel,money,ice in bottles in the freezer,milk and food two days before it struck.Nothing defrosted in the freezer.I feel sorry for those without power in this heat.Beck got hers back yesterday.She stayed with Alesha for the weekend and did her washing.They called around here today.The huge logs and rubbish at the airport was unbelievable.Darryl and Kerri only got back on Tuesday afternoon from Brisbane.Everything out that way was under water.I am leaving in the morning to go to Raymons for an appointment on Tuesday.Dont know how long I will be away.Not too long I hope as the painter is coming on Tuesday to paint my house.Love to all Nanaxxxx
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  • Moura State High School
    Year 12, 1984 - 1988
  • Gladstone College of TAFE
    Associate Diploma of Business (Computing), 1989 - 1990
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Troy D M Simpson, walk the talk, empower others, own the challenge
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I dabble in photography, graphic art & multimedia development, coding, and electronics.  Currently building knowledge in prospecting/metal detecting.
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Senior Laboratory Supervisor / Instructor
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Google Apps, coding, electronics, photography, multimedia & 3D
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  • Central Queensland University
    Senior Laboratory Supervisor / Instructor, 2013 - present
    School of Engineering and Technology
  • Central Queensland University
    Multimedia Developer, 2012 - 2013
    School of Engineering and Technology
  • Central Queensland University
    Analyst/Developer, 2004 - 2012
    Information Technology Division
  • Central Queensland University
    Web Administrator, 2001 - 2004
    Faculty of Business and Law
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