Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day 145

As usual for Shabbat, we took an early walk and then Zoomed to services at Shir Hadash. We’d originally planned to have Thursday’s leftover chicken for lunch today, but we enjoyed all of it on Thursday; instead, I picked up some burrito bowls (sadly light on chicken) from our local Chipotle.

Getting there and back was harder than I expected – it was a hot day, and there was a lot of beach traffic, enough to back up intersections a mile from the freeway because people blocked the box routinely.

After lunch, I tried to attach my new Raspberry Pi Zero W to the AD2PI and thence to the alarm system. I thought I was hooking it up correctly, but the AD2PI didn’t get power, so I connected it the other way. The AD2PI lit up for a few seconds and then went blank; so did the Pi.

I put the Pi Three back in and it can hear the AD2PI, but it doesn’t seem to be able to talk to it, so I can monitor the alarm but can’t control it remotely. And that doesn’t make any sense to me – there’s no reason things should have gotten worse.

I picked up a new external hard drive to use as a backup drive for the media server; it’s busy doing an initial Time Machine backup. It may take a while.

The one unqualified technical success I had today was putting my WyzeCam back into service to watch the garage door, now that I no longer need it as an emergency webcam.

One out of three ain’t bad, right?