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Setting up Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 in a workgroup

Setting up Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 in a workgroup All of Microsoft’s server stuff is designed to work within an already existing Active Directory environment. Most home users don’t have an Active Directory server, unless you are running SAMBA … Continue reading

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Intel i217-V network drivers for Windows Server 2012 R2

Intel can eat a bag of dicks. Here is the driver you need to run Server 2012 on the i217-V chipset. For some reason they released the i217-V (desktop) and i217-LM (server) versions of their gigabit ethernet chip. They are … Continue reading

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DIY Bicycle Pannier – for $12 or less

Short how to on making your own pannier bags for a bicycle rack using hardware store parts and a bag. Continue reading

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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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