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    Raspberry Pi Users Unite: What are you using your Raspberry Pi Devices For?

    A paper weight at the moment. When I get some free time I need to try to uninstall pi-hole again to reinstall it.
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    What's your Blue Iris Setup like? (List Specifications)

    Oh wow! Wish I had central air so I could pipe it in to my cabinet. In the summer my cabinet stays between 78°-84°. That's measured in just about the direct center of the cabinet.
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    What's your Blue Iris Setup like? (List Specifications)

    @ARAMP1 how hot does your network closet get?
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    Retaining wall advice requested

    There is this awesome guy on YouTube that just spews info on all sorts of things. His name is Stanley "Dirt Monkey" Genadek. Go to his playlists and look for retaining walls. He has 15 or 20 videos up about them. I wish I knew about him before I spent tens of thousands of dollars to build my...
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    Retaining wall advice requested

    If you want more info to learn from look up "srw building best practices"
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    Retaining wall advice requested

    Maybe as your building the wall you can place a 8" sonotube or whatever size you think you could get away with right behind the wall for the fence post. Just remember that as you go up with the wall, it's also going to move back because of the lip. So you might have to put it a few inches behind...
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    Retaining wall advice requested

    How long are your fence posts going to be? The depth of the wall plus two feet in concrete plus six feet above the wall? I'm just trying to see the big picture of the construction. Does that pathway run the length of the wall? I'm also guessing that your jack is on the concrete pathway? If so...
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    Retaining wall advice requested

    Does your area have code on footing depth for dry stack retaining walls? 24" seems excessive to me. I would suggest to put the first course of block below grade to prevent a bottom wall blowout. If you can't do that, maybe knock holes in the top of the block and pound rebar down through the...
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    Retaining wall advice requested

    Excavation looks good so far. However you put your block down, just make sure it's compacted as well as you can get it. How are you integrating the fence with the wall?
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    Retaining wall advice requested

    On the cheapo. Gotcha. Oh, and no geogrid for 3' tall wall. I was thinking 6' high not realizing at the moment that you said 6' fence. Well, is it possible to find a cheap hollow block that you could fill with clean 3/4 stone from the top as you stack them? That would help lock them in place...
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    Retaining wall advice requested

    Drainage, drainage, drainage. I would recommend at least 18 inches of clean 3/4 angular stone(#57stone by me) backfilled behind the wall with a drain tile at the bottom. Daylight it every about 20 or 30 feet. Depending which block you use will determine how big of a compacted base you will need...
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    Another reason to have your own cameras and recordings.

    Fox News: ADT worker accused of using app to spy on hundreds of people .... https://www.foxnews.com/us/adt-worker-accused-of-using-app-to-spy-on-hundreds-of-people-including-children-over-7-years
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    VPN's .... and phones?

    As far as I know, people here and myself use openvpn
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    Shipment Delay Notification

    Guess I'll wait to order:(
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