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TP-Link TL-WR1043ND DD-WRT No WAN fix

Fixing the TL-WR1043ND wireless router so that it works with DD-WRT firmware. Continue reading

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Spinning down USB drives in linux

Some of the commercial solutions like the “Passport” and “MyBook” USB drives have spin down logic built in to avoid excessive wear and tear. I recently came across a steal on newegg for a bare bones Intel D2500 (atom) based nettop, and … Continue reading

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Handbrake Copyright Protected DVD PC Fix

Handbrake, the easy one step DVD ripping program for PC/Mac/Linux, is giving you crap about a “this DVD may be copyright protected”? And the VLC fix obviously didn’t work, because you have a windows PC, not a mac. Well you … Continue reading

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Porn? In my lunar program?

It’s more likely than you might think. I was digging around for some info on the Apollo era “snoopy cap” that they always reference, and are sort of an icon of 60′s spaceflight. Random clicking from there led to this. … Continue reading

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The Bucket List

This list may be added to and adjusted over time Skydiving, hanging from a helicopter landing skid climb mt guadalupe climb mt rainer climb mt everest visit the opera house in manus, brazil sail around the world complete the hotter’n’ … Continue reading

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The Real Clif Bar Recipe

Note: This article has recently (10.22.12) become very popular with you Pintrest users.  Welcome! However, this is a CLIFF bar, not a Granola bar! They’re supposed to be gooey and chewy. When you modify the recipe to include 95% granola, you’ve simply reinvented … Continue reading

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Building Bamboo Bicycles and Road Bikes

I recently stumbled upon Bamboo Bicycles. I’ve spent a couple of days investigating this on and off now. There seem to be two major vendors at the moment, both related to the same man. Calfee Design appears to make Bamboo … Continue reading

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Shopping for a cheap VPS

It’s still a bit of a Wild West in terms of VPS providers. There is Amazon’s EC2, Rackspace…. and then there is everybody else. Amazon seems to have a “micro” tier for $2.30/mo…. but you have to pay 3 years … Continue reading

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Flashlights

Dealing with my second power outage tonight, I thought I would highlight my favorite flashlight of all time, this little Brinkmann milled metal flashlight. It’s not tremendously bright, but it’s always worked for me, and most importantly, the batteries never … Continue reading

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