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  • Originally posted by St. Clown View Post

    It’s good you treated for the grubs before the problem evolved to moles. Moles love eating grubs.
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    • Originally posted by St. Clown View Post

      It’s good you treated for the grubs before the problem evolved to moles. Moles love eating grubs.
      The squirrels have done just fine with it. It's enraging but adorable to watch them dive head first into a tiny divot, then root around under the turf, then pull up a grub, sit on their fat squirrel butt and eat the morsel.
      I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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      • Originally posted by St. Clown View Post

        It’s good you treated for the grubs before the problem evolved to moles. Moles love eating grubs.
        Worse yet, grubs attract skunks and they will destroy a lawn in short order.
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        • Originally posted by Swansong View Post

          The squirrels have done just fine with it. It's enraging but adorable to watch them dive head first into a tiny divot, then root around under the turf, then pull up a grub, sit on their fat squirrel butt and eat the morsel.
          Squirrels are the most entertaining animals in the backyard.
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          Originally posted by SanTropez
          May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
          Originally posted by bigblue_dl
          I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
          Originally posted by Kepler
          When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
          He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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          • Fade, this video made me think of you and your neighbor…lol

            https://www.reddit.com/r/therewasana...tm_name=iossmf

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            • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
              Fade, this video made me think of you and your neighbor…lol

              https://www.reddit.com/r/therewasana...tm_name=iossmf
              LMAO, he even looks a bit like me.

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              • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

                LMAO, he even looks a bit like me.
                He being “Diane”?

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                • After many delays a few items finally completed on the updates we are doing to the new house.

                  - Tile floor is in for the main room and hallways.
                  - Granite countertops installed.
                  - Washer/Dryer and Fridge all delivered and setup.
                  - Security system installed
                  - Cat6 (ethernet) installed in walls, and central box setup.

                  A lot left to do however. :-(
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                  • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post

                    He being “Diane”?
                    Haha, oops. I was on a plane at the time and couldn't use sound. Honestly, I think my neighbor is more of the Midwest passive-aggressive type.

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                    • Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post
                      After many delays a few items finally completed on the updates we are doing to the new house.

                      - Tile floor is in for the main room and hallways.
                      - Granite countertops installed.
                      - Washer/Dryer and Fridge all delivered and setup.
                      - Security system installed
                      - Cat6 (ethernet) installed in walls, and central box setup.

                      A lot left to do however. :-(
                      WOW love it. Nice job on the ethernet. Managed or unmanaged?
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                      As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                      College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                      BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                      Originally posted by SanTropez
                      May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                      Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                      I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                      Originally posted by Kepler
                      When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                      He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                      • Which reminds me. THe last two weeks have been a nightmare for our network. Every hour the network drops. I spent a couple evenings tracking down the root cause before I called comcast (I don't want to have to waste time with L1 and L2 only to have them send someone out and charge me $150). It was clearly a communication issue between my newish Netgear router and the Comcast DHCP or my modem. The router was dropping the lease from the WAN despite it having a 24-hour expiration. Bizarre.

                        So rebuilt the router twice from scratch. Factory reset the modem. Swapped out the modem with a spare I had sitting around. Factory reset it. Activated it with Comcast (wasn't very clear how to do that). Still every hour. Just banging my head against the way because nothing was obvious. Started to see similar issues on Reddit come up over the last couple years as Comcast swapped over to IPv6. Apparently Netgear has some bizarre stances that no one else in industry does. ANyways, I thought for sure that had to be it. I tried everything else. Crash course in IPv6, got the router setup for it, devices seemed to be getting v6 addresses, and finally went out to do a IPv6 test and it failed. But what caught my eye was my IPv4 address wasn't in the subnet from my modem....

                        fuck

                        It immediately hit me I had my security system router between the modem and what I considered my primary router. It's always been a passthrough basically. Never had any issues with it. Barely remember it exists. Went to the security system panel and sure enough, same subnet as the router. Felt very dumb. Pulled the security router out and put the primary router after the modem and it's been rock solid all day.

                        Glad I got it solved but now all of my wiring and switches are a mess. And I'm not sure if I can get the security system router to work behind my router. So that will need to be a call to comcast I'm sure. Anyways, I think I'm going to pick up a good managed switch to consolidate everything instead of running old routers as unmanaged switches in different rooms. I know they're expensive, but this network is only going to get more congested as we add more IoT and other crap. Then I don't have to have a delicate house of cards to sort through when it all goes wrong.


                        The other thing that struck me is that if this had happened to my mom or anyone who doesn't have at least a working understanding of how this all works, they'd have been told to buy a comcast modem, comcast router, and probably had at least two visits from Comcast and spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars trying to fix.
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                        College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                        BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                        Originally posted by SanTropez
                        May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                        Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                        I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                        Originally posted by Kepler
                        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                        • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

                          WOW love it. Nice job on the ethernet. Managed or unmanaged?
                          It's currently set up as unmanaged switch. I can use my Google Home to manage traffic.
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                          • Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post

                            It's currently set up as unmanaged switch. I can use my Google Home to manage traffic.
                            No issues with broadcast storm?
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                            College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                            BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                            Originally posted by SanTropez
                            May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                            Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                            I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                            Originally posted by Kepler
                            When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                            He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                            • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

                              No issues with broadcast storm?
                              Nah. 90% of traffic is Wi-fi, despite having the wired option. I can always manage it if I get a clog.

                              I mean, it could happen. But seems a lot less likely.
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                              • Originally posted by JF_Gophers View Post

                                Nah. 90% of traffic is Wi-fi, despite having the wired option. I can always manage it if I get a clog.

                                I mean, it could happen. But seems a lot less likely.
                                INteresting. We're not a google house since we've standardized on iPhones. But something to consider in the future perhaps.

                                Do you have a lot of IoT?
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                                College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                                BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                                Originally posted by SanTropez
                                May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                                Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                                I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                                Originally posted by Kepler
                                When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                                He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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