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Missed the memo

In January, I looked up all the Google holidays, and noticed there were none between MLK Day and July. So I drove to work, discovered an empty parking lot, no bananas in the break room (nothing else had been stocked either). In the hole I fired up the PC and checked, and yes, today was a holiday. No pay. Sucks.

Thinking it was a work day, I bought a ticket yesterday to see Black Panther at the cinema near work, 6:40 pm show. I thought about spending the day in the movie theater, but just drove home.

Delivered was the web cam. I was able to set it up and rtsp to it locally without a password, but couldn't get it to pass through port forwarding. The router has a setting for that, and it was set correctly.

Tried some things, and all of a sudden the 2.4GHz part of the router stopped working. It seems to mostly be back now. Mostly. Half my webcams and all my sonos speakers are offline. :-(

Did some Twitch streaming, have had 60 viewers, but no followers.

Spent some quality time with Zoe, who got bored each time and went behind the futon to look out the window.

Spook has been vocal. And she has been parking herself under the livingroom windows, scrunched between the cat tubes and a rack, amongst her toys.

6 o'clock, drove back to MV and saw Black Panther. I was not impressed. Neither was the audience. Full house, wide variety of ethnicities and ages.

Home, tried setting up the webcam, but it's stuck. I think it is going back, but I'll try their tech support first. One issue is my phone won't login to the 2.4GHz wifi, and the webcam needs that. I should look for a cam which supports 5GHz.

Plans for tomorrow:
Work
Home
 

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susandennis
Feb. 20th, 2018 03:16 pm (UTC)
well, crap about the webcam but thanks for taking the bullet.
howeird
Feb. 20th, 2018 06:18 pm (UTC)
It may not be over yet. Two things:
Thing the first: rtsp, it seems, needs two ports open on each cam, one for the control signals (554) and one for the video (probably 3000 or 5000).
Thing the second: as I was setting up the cam, my router decided it didn't want to connect to any 2.4GHz devices anymore. Rebooting only partially fixed it. Reviews of the router on Amazon say this is a known issue - usually kicks in many months after the router has been working fine. I have ordered a Netgear to replace this ASUS.
susandennis
Feb. 20th, 2018 06:32 pm (UTC)
That 2 ports thing is weird. and my router (eero) isn't interested in playing that game. STILL, am very interested in its ability to be viewed without an app with just a browser and no creds needed.
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