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OhioYJ last won the day on January 28 2017

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  1. OhioYJ

    IRIS Being shut down by Lowe's??

    On the website it says the software is registered to the hub? Is the hub not eliminated in this setup? I thought the PI eliminated the hub? Does it have to be a PI, or can it be any Linux based device (IE something more powerful)?
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    Utilitech GBS worth it?

    If I had the option to make them only enabled when the alarm was active I would add them in to my system. Them being treated as a safety sensor is what has prevented me from adding them. Was this ever changed?
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    Android 9.0 Compatibility

    I don't know if it was the new update for Iris, or the new build of Anroid Pie for my phone, but Iris is working now in Android 9.0 for me.
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    Iris Portal Survey

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    Android 9.0 Compatibility

    Anyone running the Iris with Android 9.0? The Iris app opens and immediately crashes if I clear cache and data, I'm able to get to the login screen, but as soon as I login it crashes again. Could be the build I'm running, for the moment, I'm going back to Oreo.
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    Gen1 keypad was down for a week?

    You don't have a browser with a night mode? Just a tip, lots of browsers have these, or have plug ins these days that will invert the colors. I didn't notice anything though with either of my Gen 1 keypads, as I only have Gen1 keypads.
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    Iris sent me news about Santa Tracker

    The Santa Tracker comes up every year... I think what we got is what we are going to get at, no sense in worrying about it anymore... Honestly at this point they have started rolling out local processing, as long as they get that back to a working state I'm going to call it close enough. So I guess lack of local processing was my biggest complaint. What's yours? Other than that my alarm is back to functioning pretty good these days? I do miss a couple other features from V1, but those features aren't deal breakers for me.
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    Modding my Cable Modem

    Since the cable modem turned out so well, I decided to go ahead and do the same thing to the router: The fan couldn't be directly over the heatsink, but it still made a noticeable difference drop in the temperature on the router.
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    Shots fired Amazon and Google at war

    I saw this too. They are both so big that I don't think it really matters. Its just like Samsung and Apple fighting, they have these little spats, but I don't see anything serious happening. Although Samsung and Apple need each other a bit more than Google and Amazon.
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    New Kwikset Lock

    So devils advocate... Where do I stick a key to unlock the door if this fails? I'm glad they thought about if a battery dies, but am I supposed to run back out to the store to get a 9-volt battery or just carry one with me? I guess I don't like the idea of not have a key option.
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    Modding my Cable Modem

    I briefly thought about that, however mounting the fan on the outside would have been really ugly. This way at first glance nothing looks amiss, as the modem sits on the bottom of the entertainment stand in the living room. I figured if everything got hot I could flip the fan around, but so far, the entire thing has stayed nice and cool, even after having one of my PC's downloading from Steam most of the night. As for the dust, we have many PCs in the house, I usually just bring the air house through the house and blow all the electronics out every so often. Since a few of them have windows, I usually can't go that long, otherwise it looks really ugly. If the entire side of the PC is glass, got to keep it fairly clean inside:
  12. Guess I can't leave anything alone. A while back I picked up a new cable modem. However this one just didn't seem to be as stable as my previous one. This one also ran noticeably warmer. I assumed the heat was most likely the cause of my problems and decided to modify it a bit. I picked up some Raspberry PI heatsinks, and a 40 MM fan. This is the underside of the cable modem. The silver heat sinks I added. This side it was primarily just to memory chips. The big heatsink is on the CPU that was existing. This would have been the ideal side to have the fan, but the fan would not fit inside the case on this side. I added the fan connector to the power leads here as this modem runs off 12 volts, as do most. Using a connector like this will allow me to easily replace the fan if I ever needed to. One more heatsink on the top side added to a MOSFET just for good measure. May have not been needed, but they were cheap. The fan pulls air through the enclosure. From the outside it's the only thing that looks any different. There is definitely a huge temperature difference. It now feels nice and cool when you put your hand near it. It also has not slowed down yet since doing the modification. I would call this a success for a quick, easy, and cheap modification.
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    Hacking the 2.0 Hub.

    Leaving the password blank would be pretty boneheaded since it is always connected to the internet.... I wonder what you would see if you sniffed the traffic though during a software update?
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    New V1 stock?

    Ok now I'm confused? I think this would be good news though, the V1 contact sensors are so much better.... IMHO. The smart plugs, I have both, I prefer the V2 just for the repeater function. On the motion sensors, I only have V1. Overall the build quality seems better on V1 stuff anyways. *Edit* So I just looked on the website, V1 stuff is back on the website as well.
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    Door Chime Noise Changed?

    It has been fixed FYI. Got to give them credit for a quick fix on this one.