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by Darkmage
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Persistence of Vision
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Persistence of Vision

My company lets me do the occasional weird thing. You may remember the Magic Mirror I built for the lobby. Well, they let me muck around with some persistence of vision (POV) displays. We use 'em in trade shows to get people to stop by the booth. Results have been very positive, but people keep thin...
by Darkmage
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1170
Views: 101994

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

The dog managed to snag one of the wires to the LED setup on the back deck and ripped it out of the LED controller. I got the one channel to the awning plugged back in and re-ran the lines to where the dog won't hit them. I need to pick up some wire nuts before I handle the other line. Additionally,...
by Darkmage
Sat May 12, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1170
Views: 101994

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I replaced the headlamp on the motorcycle with an LED unit. It took much more effort than I was anticipating, namely due to the heat sink on the back of the LED preventing the lock ring from engaging. In the end, I had to grind away a couple tabs on the lock ring in order to get it in place. So far,...
by Darkmage
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1170
Views: 101994

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

The LEDs on my deck were all on one long string leading to a 3-way splitter that is, under the best of circumstances, intermittent. I tore it all down this weekend and used a 2nd line out on my power supply. Now the edge lighting around the deck stairs is on one output and the lighting under the dec...
by Darkmage
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3443
Views: 518674

Re: Gun prOn!

Woohoo! I found a guy in Arizona that does trigger work on bullpups. I sent him the trigger pack for my FS2000 and it arrived today. It took the nasty 12 lbs. trigger pull down to about 5 lbs. It's never going to be a great trigger, but holy smokes it no longer is a horrible trigger. I'm definitely ...
by Darkmage
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1170
Views: 101994

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Success! I finally replaced the power supply to the LEDs on the sundeck today. The old transformer wasn't waterproof and it's location under the deck wasn't enough to protect it from a real thunderstorm. So it shorted out. I bought a 200W waterproof one from Amazon, but life interfered and it was si...
by Darkmage
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1170
Views: 101994

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
What model did you end up with? I'm looking for a dumb, wi-fi connected one with simple temperature control and on/off. I don't need any features beyond that.
It's a Honeywell something or other. This one looks pretty close.
by Darkmage
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1170
Views: 101994

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

This weekend was a fun game of pick-up-sticks from the wind storms. Plus I got to use the chainsaw and that's always exciting. But the real progress was replacing the thermostat with a WiFi model. It went much easier than I remember from the last time. Of course, the last time was installing the uni...
by Darkmage
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1170
Views: 101994

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

My wife interrupted a good gaming session to report water on the floor of the downstairs bathroom, centered around the toilet. We soaked up the water, pulled up a bunch of the linoleum tiles where the glue had lost grip and then started on the leak itself. Interestingly, the hose that leads from the...
by Darkmage
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3443
Views: 518674

Re: Gun prOn!

My condolences, Paul.
by Darkmage
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 34393

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

The best thing about The Last Jedi is that it can have a little something for everyone's taste. :)

Well... with a little editing.
by Darkmage
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 34393

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

I thought the reason was because George Lucas ripped off was inspired by a bunch of WW2 war movies? The Dam Busters , to be specific. Which is a quite good movie if you ever get the chance to watch it. There are some bits of exceptional cleverness involved (especially how to fly dozens of feet over...
by Darkmage
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 34393

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Bear in mind that a lot of the First Order's officers have never actually been in a proper capital ship battle. People like Hux were born and raised in the Unknown Regions, and the FO has been keeping a low profile for their entire life (right up until they fired Starkiller Base). Sure, they will h...
by Darkmage
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Average fuel consumption
Replies: 64
Views: 7465

Re: Average fuel consumption

Fuel economy is therefore a purchasing decision, not a driving style. Lets face it, if you were concerned about gas mileage you'd have bought a 63mpg Prius. Yeah, I did that. Actual mileage is about 52 MPG highway, maybe 55 MPG for the compact version. I have a motorcycle for fun time. That's runni...
by Darkmage
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 34393

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

I think we're going to have to accept that the Star Wars movies are going to become like the James Bond movies. There will be good ones, there will be bad ones. But even the bad ones are kind of enjoyable if you don't care too much. Hyperspace missiles: Cheap and devastatingly effective. You don't n...
by Darkmage
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Looking for a Marvel Civil War parody
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: Looking for a Marvel Civil War parody

Glorious wrote:
http://mightygodking.com/i-dont-need-your-civil-war/

You sir are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you.
by Darkmage
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Looking for a Marvel Civil War parody
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Looking for a Marvel Civil War parody

A long time ago, I stumbled across someone who was having an online argument discussion about the Marvel Civil War graphic novel. He loved the art, but he thought the dialogue was a bit too laborious. He then proceeded to replace all of the dialogue in every panel of the graphic novel and made it ab...
by Darkmage
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1170
Views: 101994

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

I finally got the new video doorbell installed. We don't have a peephole and our front door is too nice to drill into it. So I bought the wife a new electronic doorbell for Xmas. Well, that unit was bad and I had to return it. The replacement unit was also bad, but it took me 90 minutes on the phone...
by Darkmage
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 34393

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

That's pretty critical. Don't expect too much from the movie, "gloss" over most of it - and it can still be enjoyable. I enjoyed it more than TFA, even though it had more problems then that script (..which had a LOT of problems itself). This is the part that gets me. For all of the violen...
by Darkmage
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 34393

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Though not jarring, I did find that Snook didn't really present any palpable fear to any scene. I really miss that from the originals. Star Wars Rebels even has that on some of their episodes - it makes things far more compelling. Vader was super creepy. The Emperor wasn't exactly a cuddly Ewok eit...
by Darkmage
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 34393

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Honestly, I'm cool with Luke going all wise, old, cranky Jedi and living as a hermit. I mean, it's not like there's precedent for that elsewhere in the series, right?
by Darkmage
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1170
Views: 101994

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

B166ER wrote:
I'm a bedroom producer and need a decent quality audio interface,
Umm... is that an euphemism for pr0n? NTTAWWT, but I'm wondering how you end up in that industry on the tech side of things.
by Darkmage
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 34393

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

That being said, the lightspeed sacrifice done in total silence was ASTOUNDING, even if it did take her way too long to figure it out especially since she had already resigned to die. I literally said out loud "took you long enough!" Seen on the Internet: What a wasted opportunity. Instea...
by Darkmage
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 34393

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

I saw it this past weekend. I'm still processing, but some huge plot holes just leap out at me right off the bat. That's not a good sign. And while it's not quite a one-for-one rehash of ESB, it certainly does rhyme. There is some good in here. Some moments that are just awesome to watch. A lot of b...
by Darkmage
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cisco ASA keeps killing my SSH connections
Replies: 42
Views: 14439

Re: Cisco ASA keeps killing my SSH connections

Sigh. I confirmed it yesterday. Broken setup goes through a pair of ASAs set in failover mode. Working setup bypasses the ASA entirely. Crap.

Other duties have reared their head for the moment. I'm shelving this until the week after Christmas. I'll bang on it again at that point.
by Darkmage
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Gun prOn!
Replies: 3443
Views: 518674

Re: Gun prOn!

This sounds like the setup for a b-rated fantasy novel. "No Earthly weapon may strike me down! So says the Prophecy!"
by Darkmage
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cisco ASA keeps killing my SSH connections
Replies: 42
Views: 14439

Re: Cisco ASA keeps killing my SSH connections

Dark Mage, I have to ask, are these running new versions of the ASA IOS? Define "new". I think the version is mentioned in here, somewhere towards the beginning. It's not the absolute latest, but it's pretty close. These firewalls are less than a year old. Edited to add: Found it. Version...
by Darkmage
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cisco ASA keeps killing my SSH connections
Replies: 42
Views: 14439

Re: Cisco ASA keeps killing my SSH connections

This may an odd ball and I haven't dived too deep into this thread, but if the script is calling the keep alive function and the connection is dropping every 5 minutes or so, is that when then connection actually drops in that script? IE does calling that function force the VPN to drop due to a cha...
by Darkmage
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cisco ASA keeps killing my SSH connections
Replies: 42
Views: 14439

Re: Cisco ASA keeps killing my SSH connections

Y'all aren't going to believe this. I was talking with the sysadmin at the customer site (this is the dude who gave me a copy of the working configuration). He pulled up the network diagram and suddenly remembered that they had bypassed the ASA firewall with an additional Ethernet cable. So there's ...
by Darkmage
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cisco ASA keeps killing my SSH connections
Replies: 42
Views: 14439

Re: Cisco ASA keeps killing my SSH connections

Ugh. Got pulled off this again due to a new version release of the engine. Back at it. Comparing the broken vs the working ASA configurations, I notice something... suspicious, I guess. The working configuration has the following: class-map CONNS match any ... policy-map CONNS class CONNS set connec...
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