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Ring Pro Video Doorbell Goes Offline Every Morning

After I had upgraded to the Ring Pro from the original Ring, it worked fine for a day and then the next day it went “offline” and I had to hard restart it by going to the breaker and shutting off the switch for around 5 minutes and then flipping it back on and then it would start turning on and reconnect to my network. I didn’t have to remove the cover and reset it as it seemed to reconnect after losing power for around 5 minutes without a problem (I did remove the cover to reconnect it to the WiFi the first couple of times that this happened). Basically after going offline the second day that I got the Ring Pro, it started to go offline every single morning for the next two weeks that I owned the device which was quite annoying as the doorbell itself worked perfectly. The motion detection worked perfectly and the recordings were crisp and clear but having to reset it every morning at the breaker because it was going offline was becoming a problem as it was becoming inconvenient having to hard reboot it every morning. There was nothing online of anyone experiencing this problem but there were reviews on Amazon and on Reddit with users having the same problem so I decided to do some troubleshooting to see what I could...

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Ring Video Floodlight Review

After having some success with the Ring Pro video doorbell, I decided to try out the Ring Video Floodlight instead of having to drill holes throughout my house to install some PoE cameras as having a single camera that can cover my whole front yard acceptably is good enough if it saves me some time of having to drill holes and run wire and running a PC 24/7 with Blue Iris installed on it provided that the motion detection is decent. If you are willing to deal with a few details then this flood light isn’t that bad at all as it can cover a lot of area around the house at a reasonable cost. The floodlight is great for whole house coverage when coupled with a Ring Pro doorbell. An example would be to have the Ring Floodlight on top of your garage which will cover basically 80% of your front yard and driveway, the Ring Pro doorbell to cover the front door and garden area and another floodlight in the back yard to cover 80% of the back yard. Of course with this type if setup will only show the details of what is going on and not the details like a person’s face from farther than about 6 feet. If you are looking to see distinct details then I would reccomend going with PoE cameras with...

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Original Ring Video Doorbell vs Ring Pro Video Doorbell

I recently upgraded from the regular Ring doorbell (not the new version 2, I had the 720p version) which I purchased at a great price from Walmart for $99 to the Ring Pro Video Doorbell which was well worth the doubled cost at $199. Unlike the regular Ring where I only had issues with the motion, the Ring Pro’s motion detection was fantastic and the image quality was superb but the one I initially had issues where it was going offline every morning for no apparent reason, I was able to exchange the unit in store which seems to have resolved the problems so far. One thing to note is that the temperatures haven’t been as warm after I installed the replacement so I will update the post if it starts going offline once the heat returns. Why did I upgrade from the Ring to the Ring Pro? The main reason why I upgraded from the Ring to the Ring Pro is because the motion detection on the Ring was terrible as I would keep getting motion alerts of cars driving non-stop instead of any alerts about people walking by. The Ring only seemed to detect large objects moving and not smaller objects like people and other things. Other than the annoyance of motion alerts when cars pass by and how hard it was to properly configure the motion...

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Vornado 160 Air Circulator Fan Review

I got the Vornado 160 fan for $24.99 at Target because I needed a fan to cool my hot room during the summer. I also got the Vornado 660 for $80 the very next day when my local Best Buy restocked and I must say the 660 is going back to the store as it does not fit my needs. Unfortunately my detailed review of these two items was lost which is very unfortunately so here is a summary of the highlights of the review: Vornado 160: This fan is great if you want to use it on your desk or on the floor at close proximity as it provides an ample amount of breeze if you point it directly at you. The lowest setting is very quiet and produces enough air for me, if you use the high setting it is significantly louder but is reasonable. When I put the fan about 6 feet away from me, I can still feel the breeze on the lowest setting. On the high setting I can feel it blowing quite hard. The fan is smaller than you think it is, it is very small. I keep it on the floor and point it up towards my desk and it produces the same amount of air on the low setting as my chillout fan. The fan is rated at 120V and 0.4A...

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MATLAB Student – 2 Computers

Finally, after 7 weeks into my programming course I decided to try to install my MATLAB student version on my desktop of which I use to do all my work including compose my homework. I had known that the student version allowed two computers but I never bothered tried it after installing it on my laptop. After suffering through 7 weeks of using MATLAB through a VNC client from my laptop to desktop I was able to install it on my desktop with no problem. I should have tried it after my initial installation on my laptop but never did. If I had installed it on my desktop, I would have had a much smoother integration and saved a lot of time.   So if you are wondering if you are able to install MATLAB student on 2 computers, yes you can only install it on TWO personal computers of which you own. This is as of the 2014a version, and I cannot guarantee that it will remain the same in future version, but had I not tried it, I would have never known and taken advantage of the extra installation allowed. Seriously wish I had installed it on both computers to begin...

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