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  1. Being original.

    Some people do puzzles to relax. I do sequences. I have my computer setup in the basement with dual monitors good speakers and a set of noise cancelling headphones. I sit back put my feet up relax and poke at it until it's done. I often jump back and forth between sequences so I don't get hyper focused on any one sequence. I find if you try to complete a sequence from beginning to end without any breaks you'll end up with a forehead shaped dent in front of your keyboard.
  2. crappy LOR green cables

    There is a lot of CCA cat 5 cable that is going around that I made the mistake of buying. It is Copper Coated Aluminum which does not hold up to our use, but they do sell the stuff rather cheap. I make my own cords also, which is cheaper and I can custom make the length I need. I make it a point to buy good quality cable so now no more failures unless the animals eat it. Tom
  3. crappy LOR green cables

    This is the one I bought a while back based on the recommendation of someone else here on the forum: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OUFX38W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 $7.99 with Prime shipping
  4. crappy LOR green cables

    The HU seems to have detection issues like you describe. I threw out a CAT5 (not 5e) cable I had delegated to Slow speed (RS485) use, before I asked here. Like K6ccc, I make most of my longer cables. I found that Platinum Tools RJ45 CAT5 connectors (and crimper) make it almost goof proof, as the wires come out the tip (before crimp-cut) and can be eyeballed for correctness
  5. crappy LOR green cables

    My guess is you are seeing the effects of failing or damaged jacks. They are relatively delicate and frequently become intermittent particularly if someone trips or snags a cable. It is a good idea to protect all your connections with good strain relief. I pounds a one foot length of pvc. Into the ground and ziptie the cable to it Check if the pins inside are displaced or bent. You can sometimes very carefully push them back into place with a toothpick. Get an inexpensive cat 5 tester, less than 10 bucks on Amazon and I'll bet those cables test ok, unless really abused or damaged.
  6. RGB Strip Troubleshooting-

    There is nothing to troubleshoot as that is what the lights are supposed to do. When you turn on red they become red then you turn them off. If you turn on blue without turning off red then the colors will mix, this is how you get all the other colors with RGB. If you turn on red you will get red, when you turn on green the colors mix and you get yellow, when you turn on blue all colors mix and you get white.
  7. Candy canes? Anything different?

    Kids might choke on Oriental Trading Company bobbles. Just sayin'! Test on Dibble first
  8. Timing grid and waveform pattern

    This is a performance issue: how fast your computer is vs. how complex your sequence is. Matt
  9. Being original.

    Let's not go pounding our chest Junior! Do you homework before making your comments, had you done your research you would have know that CHI has a horrible reputation in this area for not only healthcare but also cardiac care. Kearney Regional is to new to rate IMO. I am not from Nebraska and have only been here five years, in that time I have learned that CHI and the doctors here in general do not practice preventive medicine. Had I had my issues here I would have been six feet under. I am from NC and a little town called Raleigh, you may have heard of it. My issues were resolved at WakeMed and are a result of top notch doctors. Again do your research, the cheeseburger comment was uncalled for and unwarranted. If you had done your research you would have found out my family has a history of heart disease!! Do the work, don't make wild guesses about folks. It won't help your conquest for free sequences. Again if you had done the research you would have found out I had configured and installed some of the first file servers used in hospitals (1986). Before you go beating on your chest touting your greatness, do the legwork. It will get your farther in life.
  10. RGB Strip Troubleshooting-

    Bing, Bing, Bing, Bing. I think Mr. P has got it. I don't use the Pixel console very often, so I didn't think of that. But as soon as I read what he said, my immediate thought was: "Duh, Of course!"
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