• Ranger A-Pillar Pod Installation & Distribution Box Build

    August 11, 2020

    One of the requirements I found I would need for off-roading, especially in Southern California, is extra lighting for switchback trails for the corners and drop-offs that exist at the sides of most trails. Plus, while off-road you can never have too much light to help see what you're doing and where you're going.

  • Shattered Ankle: A Story of Offroading Adventure

    January 12, 2020

    After recently picking up my brand new 2019 Ford Ranger, aptly name GLaDOS, I made a trip from Los Angeles up to San Luis Obispo to meet with a friend, Josh, and do some long overdue off-road riding. It's been many years since we've been relatively close to one another, and both had off-road capable vehicles that we could get off the beaten path in. We had scheduled this trip about 2 weeks prior, and were closely watching the weather the week of due to potential rain and storms that were supposed to move in and we didn't want to get rained out, nor spend most of our trip in mud/slick conditions (this is important later). However, we're both from Michigan, and a little bit of rain isn't going to cancel our plans, it's absolutely manageable. To add, while GLaDOS is stock, Josh's Jeep Wrangler is not, it's lifted with mud tires and a winch, a very off-road ready and capable machine.

  • Raspberry Pi Wall Calendar

    March 29, 2017

    I recently decided to take it upon myself to build a wall-mounted simple calendar using a RaspberryPi I had laying around, trying to make it as lightweight as possible and without depending on other services (except for Google Calendar where the calendar actually lives). Here I'm going to put together as much information surrounding this build as I can.

  • Cousin Mapping

    July 8, 2014

    If you've ever tried to figure out what to call one of your cousins or how they're related to you, you know just how difficult it can be. I came across this handy chart that may lend a hand in figuring that out...

  • ToDoList Portable and AbstractSpoon Software

    March 17, 2014

    It has come to my attention today that the creator of ToDoList (AbstractSpoon) has, more or less, waged war upon PortableApps.com. It seems as if the developer was having some issues handling support for the app as indicated by his post here. As you can see, he was getting a decent amount of support from other developers/users of PortableApps, but it doesn't seem that the issues were taken any further than this post.

  • Me? A Grammar Nazi?

    February 18, 2014

    Anyone who knows me knows how much of a grammar and spelling Nazi I can be. This video explains it perfectly.

  • T-Mobile Galaxy S4 on AT&T

    October 4, 2013

    I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S4 from T-Mobile. I liked the fact that they have an unlocked boot loader and I am trying to cut down on my outrageous phone bill. One thing that was a requirement was that the device had to work with AT&T's 4G & LTE bands in case T-Mobile didn't have all of the coverage that AT&T did. So I did a comparison of specs between AT&T and T-Mobile as shown below.

  • Are you a qualified professional? These 4 questions help answer that.

    July 2, 2013

    The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and will tell you whether you are qualified to be a professional. The questions are NOT that difficult.

    Answer the questions first, then scroll down for the answers.

    1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

    2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

    3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend.... except one. Which animal does not attend?

    4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?

  • Windows Activation "DNS name does not exist" error (0x8007232B)

    June 14, 2013

    This can be an infuriating error if you ever run into it, largely this post applies to Windows 7 (and equivalents) and above.

  • Convert Excel 5 digit (serial) date numbers to Date

    May 3, 2013

    I spent a lot of time trying to figure this out and found the easiest way to do it. Below is the detail.

    Excel's serialized dates are the number of days since 1/1/1900. In order to figure out the date again, we have to add the serial number worth of days (subtracting one to account for the inability to not count 1/1/1900 as a day).

  • How to Use Custom Car Models Trackmania 2 Stadium

    March 5, 2013

    After lots of looking on how to get this going appropriately I decided to post a quick how-to on getting a custom 3D car model going in TM2 Stadium. It's actually much easier than it seems, so here we go!

  • Farming Simulator 2013 Crop Symbol Breakdown

    December 16, 2012

    So, if you play Farming Simulator 2013, you're probably looking for an easy way to figure out what symbols are what crop well here you go.

    I've taken a map provided graciously by another member of the community and added the crop symbols to it. Hopefully this will make your life easier as it did me :)

  • Too Funny Not to Share

    September 27, 2011

    A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Tazer for their anniversary submitted this:

  • My Time with the E7

    September 12, 2011

    So, I was going to make this a nice long detailed review, but I can't find time or the will to bring myself to do it. There are plenty of other excellent review out there of this device done by authors who are much more versed and well-written in mobile phone reviewing than I am. I apologize in advance if this isn't what you're looking for, but these are my few thoughts on the device.

  • Logitech Momo Review

    March 11, 2011

    I was recently alerted to an unbeatable deal on a Logitech Momo Racing Wheel and Pedals. A friend of mine found a set, in presumably working condition, at a local Goodwill store. After I did a bit of on the fly research and investigation, I figured it was an unbeatable deal and had him pick it up for me.