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USB camera management on Linux

So you have a USB Camera plugged in to your Ubuntu box.  You then notice that your camera’s led is on (could also be true for an integrated web camera on a lap top).  This could  be because you left … Continue reading

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Defining an external root usb drive on a Pi 4 using ubuntu 19

This took me quite a while to get it working.  Everything I read and that which was suggested did not work.  Then I found one write up that gave me hope and now i will pass that on to you.  … Continue reading

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Webserver rebuild after failed uprade

I updated my webserver with Ubuntu 18.  Then I decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.  But first I needed a backup of WordPress.  I decided on “UpdraftPlus“.  I backed up my WordPress data and moved it to a thumb drive.  … Continue reading

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PTZ not working in Blue Iris 5 with Yoosee camera

I recently received a new PTZ  camera (works with the Yoosee video application)  I ordered the camera from AliExpress. I got the video side working fairly easily with the Blue Iris camera app, but had some real difficulty getting the … Continue reading

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Installing a V380 IP camera.

Configuring and installing a V380 network camera. The hardest thing I have ever done!!! The details are here.  

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Back Online

After a gateway swap out that AT&T promised would be simple the website is finally back online.  Much of the problem was me finding the time.  But here we are!!!  Tah Dah!!!       

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Where is “VLC” in the OBS Source list?

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Livestream a camera to Youtube

Got an IP camera to livestream to Youtube using Blue Iris as the video streaming application.  There were a few bumps, for example why does my stream run  for several hours/days then suddenly quit?  The answer to that question is here

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bought a new “cruncher”: AMD RYZEN 1700 and AMD RADEON RX 580

Yesterday I bought a new “cruncher”:  a Dell AMD Ryzen 7 1700 with an AMD Radeon RX 580.  As soon as I got home I removed Windows 10 and installed Ubuntu 16 (tried 17 on this node but had issues).  … Continue reading

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Down for Hurricane

Had to evacuate to avoid Hurricane Matthew.   Had planned on a 2 day outage but fortunately for me a 1000s more Matthew spared us so down time was only ~24 hours.

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