Sun: May 28, 2017

» Charlie Brookers Screenwipe - Reality TV Editing. This is 10 years old but once again he nails it and it's still relevant. People like to claim "they know its fake" but they have no idea what good editing can do. I despise so-called "reality tv".     #


Fri: May 26, 2017

» VSCode Tutorials #1 - Introduction To Visual Studio Code , VSCode Tutorials #2 - Visual Studio Code Interface & Getting Around Files, and VSCode #3 - Using and Installing Extensions. Nice editor, and I like that there's a Arduino add-on, but I still need the Arduino IDE for serial access...     #


Thu: May 25, 2017

» Arduino Variations Pins. Handy because for some reason pin 0 isn't actually referenced as 0 in your program.     #


» Lets Talk Oxy Acetylene. This is fantastic, before I let people play with my torch set I'm going to have them watch this...     #


» Bolt basics: What every climber should know. If you climb outside you should know about your anchor.     #


» RipStop by the Roll. I keep thinking about getting a sewing machine and trying my hand at Making Your Own Gear. Knowing I can buy this kind of nylon sheeting might help...     #


» WinFsp - Windows File System Proxy and SSHFS for Windows. Both very handy, they are similar to FUSE on Linux but on Windows. This means you can map a "drive letter" in Windows to an SSH filesystem. Makes doing things like editing files on a remote server easy. (Just noticed both are authored by the same person, these are subsets of each other...)     #


» WolfeCreative - Neuromancer. If you are a fan of the Gibson book you can do worse than getting some cool shirts and stickers...     #


Tue: May 23, 2017

» ungoogled-chromium, Modifications to Google Chromium for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency. Ever since getting Greasemonkey in Palemoon working I've not used Chromium but if I have to go back it this will definitely be installed.     #


» "Forget Windows Use Linux" is a USB-Bootable Distro for your Android Recovery Needs. I can always just boot a Linux VM and hand the USB connection over to it, but I like the idea of getting specialized tools like this out there.     #


» Off-Road Test: The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. Huh, might be time to upgrade my truck...     #


Mon: May 22, 2017

» Camp Out On 200-Acre ‘Glampsites’. Prices seem super reasonable for having that much space to yourself.     #


» NanoPi K2. Interesting.     #


» Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery, Colorado's Only Non-Profit for Rocky Mountain Vehicle Recovery. Good to know those guys are out there...     #


» What Is MQTT? // MickMake QuickBits. Get's a little rushed by the end but a solid grounding in MQTT. I've been playing with it for home use, I'm going to setup a weather station that uses an MQTT broker as it's destination, then I can use a cheap small screen on a WeMo D1 Mini to display it pretty much anywhere I want (or publish to the web, or...)     #


Sat: May 20, 2017

» mStream and koel. Handy if you have all your music at home...     #


» LeakBot and Flo water valve. Both designed to monitor the flow of water in your home and let you know if you have a leak (a burst pipe will just keep going and going...)     #


» Softbox Light, using an old bicycle wheel and LEDs. This really turned out nice, I can see it being great for ambient light.     #


» ESP8266 Wi-Fi - SCREW SHIELD. I really like the idea but it ships from Poland, so it's $9 additional shipping for 2 of them, that's a bit tough to swallow (nothing against the creator, just a shame it costs so much.)     #


» Helios4 Personal Cloud - The Open Source NAS. Not the cheapest option but being open source is a nice bonus.     #


» UPS PIco - Uninterruptible Power Supply & I2C Control HAT. Ohhh, power outages kill Raspis so this is amazing.     #


» Android Phone as Server. Interesting idea but I think I'll stick with a Raspberry Pi for $30...     #


» First and last freeze/frost dates for Denver, CO ,United States. That's super handy (just put in your zip code). Would have been handier a week ago when I planted and then it snowed two days ago...     #


Tue: May 16, 2017

» Rugged Metal On/Off Switch. I have no plans for this but I love the look and just want one... (There's also a momentary version on Adafruit.)     #


» Cricket Trailers. I really like these (especially the TigerMoth) but once again there's no pricing information anywhere on the site. I get that they are sold via dealers and that prices can change but cripes, give me a range already. If they are $20k I'm definitely wasting my time even looking but if they are less than $5k I might warrant a closer look...     #


» AutoCheck. You can put in a license plate and get the make/model of the car (presumably you can pay to get the full information on the owner). Can be used for good and bad.     #


» IV - 9 Numitron Tube Clock. Pretty.     #


» Of Choss and Lions. Fifteen minutes well spent, I really enjoyed watching this...     #


» The Noun Project. Icons for just about anything you can imagine.     #


Sat: May 13, 2017

» I had this exact problem with a couple of Gawker feeds (specifically Lifehacker) in my TTRSS (Tiny Tiny RSS) reader: Pictures not shown in some feeds with figure block. The solution was simple, add the tag to the allowed_elements array in include/functions2.php file and everything started working again. It just broke a month or so ago, so they changed something in their CMS... Someone also released a fix on Git: ttrss-fix_gawker_embeds.     #


» PowerSwitch Tail II. So basically a nice housing for an ESP8266, kind of like a Sonoff but without having to futz with the mains wiring.     #


» DNS Leak Test. Comcast is absolutely using transparent proxies.     #


» Blocking ad server and tracker IPs. Handy list.     #


» Sovereign private cloud. A set of Ansible playbooks to build and maintain your own private cloud: email, calendar, contacts, file sync, IRC bouncer, VPN, and more.     #


Fri: May 12, 2017

» Evolution Of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (thru The Fate Of The Furious & Baywatch). Entertaining for sure.     #


Mon: May 08, 2017

» Nixie Machine II. That is beautiful.     #


» Nexus 5 Google logo flashing-vibrating. My phone basically shut itself down during dinner tonight and when I was back at a charger this constant rebooting showed up. Since I'm away from my tools right now to try and "reset" the power button I basically tapped and mashed it a few times and lo and behold it started working. Good thing to keep in my pocket for the next time...     #


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