Sun: Aug 07, 2022

» APC - Recycling Options. This is handy, they'll print out a pre-paid shipping label for you to send back your battery out of your UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). I've been dropping them off at my local Home Depot but this is a great option too.     #

» Knurled Knobs Generator (using a 3D printer of course...)     #

» Build Your Own X. Programming resources to re-create something you probably use all the time. Basically just a list of projects that have re-created other projects. Great for inspiration.     #

» keepass-diff, lets you compare Keepass password vaults, which is handy when you are using a sync program like Nextcloud that sometimes makes a "conflicted copy" archive if it can't figure out what's going on...     #

» The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. Definitely going to start listening to this...     #

» ODROID-HC4 with OLED. I've known O-Droid as an alternative to Raspberry Pi but this is interesting as a NAS device. It's an SBC (Single Board Computer) with two SATA ports built in so you can just plug two hard drives in and get running quickly. I've got my Pi4 system running well with external USB-3 drives but this is something I'm going to keep in mind if anything happens to that...     #

» Anyglove are drops that claim to turn your gloves into touch screen compatible. I've tried sewing conductive thread into my motorcycle gloves but that's a pain and gives a much larger contact area than I want (making it harder to be precise with the phone) so I'm going to try a bottle of each formula and hit all my gloves with it.     #

Fri: Jul 29, 2022

» Brooks Falls Brown Bears Live Webcam. Currently they are pretty active! Be sure to check out the other cams available.     #

» Explore the Colorado State Budget. This is awesome, love the presentation of it.     #

» The Dirty Con Job Of Mike Rowe (on youtube). That is super interesting. I'd always enjoyed the show but I can see where his comments and supposed authority are... problematic...     #

» The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) Card. I've gotten these in the past but forgotten about it in recent years, just re-upped for another 5 year card. The Search and Rescue groups are all volunteer and I support whatever income they can get, those people do good work.     #

Sun: Jul 10, 2022

» How to unchoke yourself if you're dying alone. Practical, AND hilarious!     #

» New survey reveals which wild animals Americans think they could beat in a fight. Hahaha, what??? "A new survey revealed that 6 percent of Americans believe that they could fight a grizzly bear unarmed and win."     #

» Jasco Zwave Firmware. This is awesome, now that Home Assistant (and ZWaveJS) have the ability to upgrade firmware for local devices I went looking to see if any of mine actually have new firmware available. Turns out Jasco (which is also a "GE" device in my instance) has a whole Github repo with all of their firmwares. I think that's a great way of distributing, I could in theory just clone the whole repo and have everything if I wanted it.     #

» Passive BLE Monitor integration, for Home Assistant. You assign your Bluetooth device to HA and it'll read sensors for you. I'm currently running HA on a NAS (old desktop computer) running Docker, wonder how well this would work...     #

» How to pronounce Zulu Clicks, super interesting, ever since hearing the clicks in The Gods Must Be Crazy I've wondered about this.     #

Mon: Jun 27, 2022

» Quick and dirty way to rip an eBook from Android. Long story short setup a script to screenshot and move on to the next page. Kind of ingenious really.     #

» My free-software photography workflow. I'm still looking at doing everything with DarkTable but that thing is mysterious to me. There's good youtube videos on it, just need to dedicate some time.     #

» The skater punk’s guide to MediaRecorder. Logical and easy to follow on how a web browser can record off a webcam or screenshare.     #

» Mechanical Watch. This is an amazing breakdown on how a watch works and keeps time.     #

» Batocera.linux gaming distribution     #

» Museum of Endangered Sounds. Wow, a trip down memory lane.     #

Wed: Jun 08, 2022

» Air Hose Reel From Plywood / 360° Swivel. Clever!     #

» Global Submarine Cables - that is beautiful to look at and interesting to browse around.     #

» Hotel Resort Fee Lookup. I despise these bs additional "fees". Just tell me how much the damn bill is going to be when I'm booking.     #

» Alarmo: Make Your Own Alarm System In Home Assistant. Awesome.     #

» Abusing RPi GPIO pins as a radio controller. What an amazing way to generate an RF signal to fake a remote control.     #

» RTL_SDR & Ubuntu with RLTAMR – Reading power meter output. This definitely got me started, now I have Metermon running as a docker container on my NAS and feeding the values of electricity and natural gas into my Home Assistant setup every minute. This is helping me to understand my solar panels much better than before.     #

» Deprecating the "X-" Prefix and Similar Constructs in Application Protocols. I had no idea that was happening, much less that it came up 10 years ago. Those are used in so many places I doubt they'll ever go away.     #

» Behind the Late-Night Shift at Denver’s Last 24-Hour Diner. I haven't been to Pete's Kitchen in a very long time (no chance of me staying up that late anymore) but I have fond memories for sure...     #

» Behind the Scenes: The pots, pans, and people that make millions of meals. That's pretty fascinating actually, the logistics of feeding that many people (especially in that kind of situation) has always been interesting to me.     #

» Questions Candidates Can Ask. This is more aimed at people applying to start-ups, the next time I do that I'll be looking at this list again...     #

Mon: May 30, 2022

» X11vnc (from Arch Wiki). I upgraded my basement NAS to the newest Ubuntu Server and now running a Virtualbox VM as a user doesn't work for RDP (for some reason it will not grab the right port). Since the VM is another Linux system I ended up setting up x11vnc on it so at least I still have remote access. I don't even know how to troubleshoot the Virtualbox issue so I guess this is how it works now.     #

» Flameshot Screen Shot Tool. One thing I actually like about Windows is the Win-Shift-s command to be able to choose the area being captured, with Flameshot I've been able to configure my Linux machines (with KDE Plasma) to have the same key combo with even better options for saving (straight to clipboard, to a file, to an editor, etc, etc).     #

» DIY Car-Top Solar Camp Shower. That's pretty genius actually. My plan is a 2 gallon "weed sprayer" bottle with a faucet sprayer attached instead of the normal dispenser. My version though is only 2 gallons and does require heating up the water first, this one works great if you just part in the sun.     #

» Cycles South 1971 (Motorcycle Documentary Film). How these wingnuts ever managed to get a full movie made is a question I repeatedly had watching this. It was highly entertaining though, no chance of being able to do a trip like that for that kind of money (even inflation adjusted) anymore though...     #

» Raspberry Pi Smart Security Camera. I have a raspi camera aimed out my front window, but that's just so I can create time-lapses of interesting weather, there's no way I'd want this to email me every time it detects an object, but I could see that for other parts of the yard.     #

» Unraid System Dashboard V2. That... is comprehensive.     #

» Create Your Own Broadcast Network With AVideo Platform. This is the Github repo so it's not quite turn-key but there's some good info here if you want to create your own Youtube knock-off.     #

» Nyxtech Star Tracker, that's really cool and very reasonably priced for what you get.     #

» Production-ready Docker packaging for Python developers. I'm not doing anything that requires distribution or Docker yet but when I do I'll be all over this guide.     #

» Two places to get amazing wall maps: Mountains of the Earth and Large Wall Maps (and don't forget with Rasterbator you can take any image and make a large map from it). I keep thinking I need more wall space in my house for all the cool stuff you can hang...     #

Sun: May 29, 2022

» File name contains escape character--how to fix? This definitely comes up with Linux filesystem at times, handy to know the inode trick.     #

» GarminDB for backing up fitness tracker info out of Gamin Connect. I've been using this for a while and it works great, I very much prefer to have my data locally.     #

» How to Quickly Remove Internal Weld Seams from Steel Tubing. I don't have need of doing that with the stuff I make but their system is fascinating and not that expensive if you need to have square tube sliding around.     #

Thu: May 26, 2022

» Do a Wheelie!. Danny MacAskill is a treasure for all humanity.     #

» WWII Training Film "Crack That Tank" on how to deal with tanks when you are infantry. Interesting enough I watched it all the way through.     #

» Bodkin as a Sewing tool : Different uses. I've heard the term bodkin but never really knew what it was. Now I think I need a selection of them...     #

» JST Connector Crimping Insanity. Recent project (an IR blaster) I decided to use plugs to the soldered board to make it easier to replace components and yeah, I wrecked quite a few crimps before I figured it out.     #

» Map of Video Game Arcades, though it's not just "arcades" as much as "any place that has a video game you can play". For example a bowling alley near me, which nobody would ever call an arcade but does have a couple games off to the side.     #

» Docker CLI for Windows, using WLS2. Handy if you just need some Docker for Windows things but can't get a full Docker Desktop license for whatever reason.     #

Wed: May 25, 2022

» Alternatives to Google Products for 2021. Still very very relevant in 2022.     #

Tue: May 24, 2022

» Legal and technical notes on telling web archives of domain ownership change. That's pretty interesting, taking into account things like email addresses, if there's a particular URL that needs to be preserved, etc. It's been a while since I sold a domain but this is a nice reference.     #

» Business Parks Suck (but they don't have to). I've been to Amsterdam, and I've been to near that area of Toronto. Agree so much with this video, North America just does it wrong.     #

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