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  • A grueling day

    Posted on January 21st, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    Lots of driving today and out on the road.  I am tired and want to go to bed.  I was reading the book “A wolf called Romeo”.  It is all about wolf who wandered into the area around Juneau, AK and started playing with the locals dogs and stealing the throw sticks the people threw out for their dogs to play with.  Interspersed are the authors comments and his travels around Alaska as a guide, amateur wolf enthusiast and all around nature lover.  It is quite good I think but then I am not a literary critic  but I know what I like to read: It is physically a paperback.

  • Raspberry Pi Security

    Posted on January 21st, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    My two new Pi Security CCTV are working just fine.  It is a bit surprising that for $60 you can make a device that works well.  It took a while to tweek it but as I become familiar with the controls I can make a very nice device.  The Pi CCTV does not work as well as my old Microsoft Skype Cam.  I am going to try and get one or two more of these cams as they become available on eBay. Yea, a winner.  Now I need to try some other type of web cams and make a testbed.

    The Pi’s are model 3 so I am streaming via wiFi and it works just fine. I love those Pi 3’s and they heald the price in spite of great product improvements.  Well, I just looked at my CCTV and they are working fine from outside the system.  This means I have to use the WAN IP to get in.  I am doing this vi my smartphone hotspot.