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The Intel Compute Stick... The little PC that Wasn't.
Back a couple of years ago Intel rocked the world with their Compute stick.  And at it's near $200 price point I wanted one but it was not close enough to my "impulse buy" number to ever get one. Fast forward to 2017, you can now get these things surplus fo...

The Morrow Project magazine first issue will be delayed a bit. I have been doing the Editing and formatting myself so it has been taking longer than expected. It will be released soon! Please keep an eye out here for the announcement.
We are still looking for anyone willing to help with writing content or even just making a pregen character to include in each magazine issue.

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Zwave and how it's a Mess - Leviton and not following standards.
So there is currently only 1 Zwave RS232 module on the market, it's made by Leviton and it's a steaming mess of things. I have smartthings at home, and I want to move away from a cloud based home automation to something more robust and programmable, so I de...

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Programming a very important feature today. 

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Episode 13 is live! Fast foreward 6 months as the team has decided to spend time helping the townsfolk and follow the Morrow Directive.

But they are getting restless, and talk of exploring more of the area..

Ok Time for a opinion brawl....

D-star or Yaesu "fusion"?

the local RACES/ARES/SKYWARN group down here in florida standardized on Yaesu's fusion as it has the group watch function that lets the coordinator see where everyone is.

But that is only once every few months operation, for day to day what should I standardize on? I already have a DMR radio for the repeater here in Orlando, but you cant buy nice DMR radios that have HF and VHF/UHF to have a unified base station like the other two.

What is your choice in digital and why?

Well that was unexpected.

I have tried the powerline networking gear in the past and always disappointed, you either got dial up speeds or unreliable.

So on a whim I tried the latest iteration of this technology and I have a solid 100mbps link across the house.

the HomePlug AV2 networking spec actually works! It's marketed as gigabit, but I knew better. and I think that is where the bad reviews are coming from. All the packaging is filled with marketing BS. These are 100mbps devices, you will never get 1000mbit data rates on powerline adapters. Even their program for configuration and diagnostics lies.. "650mbps link!" yet a fine transfer clearly shows... 100mbps max

I am personally using the TP-Link TL-PA8010KIT that is $35 on amazon. 

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It's out! The team discovers a hidden danger right under their noses while Ashcan heads out with his holy water and silver in hopes that what he thinks are werewolves will not eat him.

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It's that time again kids!

The team runs into someone unexpected and ashcan discovers something that is very disturbing.

I've been a homeowner for nearly 20 years, and a tech type of guy. so this year is my first step inside of renting in todays networked world and it's annoying.

Cant run wires, so my office is wireless off of the main wireless router at the TV set. this means signal strength issues for the whole office as well as incredibly low bandwidth to everything. The promises of the AC routers and their gateways are simply not up to my standards of what I consider stable networking. I have tried everything I can think of, and I still pine for having a hard wired cat6 cable.

No matter what they promise and no matter what the online reviews say, Wireless from a single router is not going to cover even a 1400 sq foot home with reliable and fast networking.

Half tempted to simply run an ethernet cable in the wall and across the attic space and just not tell the landlord. cover the old work boxes with a blank plate when I leave and I bet he will never know.

I know, it could be worse. I could be in an apartment complex where there are 6,500 wireless access points all poisoning the 2.4ghz and 5ghz spectrum.

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