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Attempts at B&W

First attempt a photography and photo editing.  Not really a hobby for me, I just want to create a couple of large format prints from Catonsville for my house.

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Jeep Links / Diagrams

Links I want to keep handy: For bypassing the ECU: Nutter bypass HEI Distributor Install Starter Wiring (I apologize for not knowing the source!) Diagram 1 Diagram 2 Round Headlight Conversion (yeah, yeah, I’m terrible) TJ grill conversion Bolt on … Continue reading

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New Project 1987 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)

New project vehicle, body and frame are in great shape from the prior owner’s restoration. Looks like it was a fuel injected 4-cylinder swapped to a 1983 6-cylinder carb motor as best I can tell. It isn’t currently running (no … Continue reading

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Life Hack: Lost Credit Cards

This isn’t about financial management, just organization for when you lose your wallet. I carry a pretty minimal wallet; a little cash for tipping, 2 credit cards for personal and business expenses, driver’s licenses and medical insurance card. Recently I … Continue reading

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Pool Closing Instructions

This is for my old Sylvan pool yours likely differs. Balance and 2x Shock Pool (and Algaecide if it isn’t in the shock) Lower water below skimmer and inlets Pressurize with compressor at pump (25psi).  1/4″ compressor fitting into pump … Continue reading

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FPV250 Racer

This is my son and my first build.  The end goal is an FPV Racer, but we’re getting there incrementally.  The video components will come later (Santa?).

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Multirotor Reference Links

Great intro to Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries: Loads of great info on all aspects:  

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Hubsan X4 H107L Quadcopter

My son and I had been looking at quadcopters for a while and decided it was time to pull the trigger.  The idea was to confirm our interest before spending too much cash and time building a more sophisticated one. … Continue reading

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Using End/Home key for SUSE Linux with PuTTY

Using the default PuTTY session configuration the [Home] and [End] keys don’t work under SUSE.  Not sure why the keys work differently on SUSE linux with PuTTY then other distributions, but it does.  Anyway the solution is a simple setting. … Continue reading

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WD My Book Live Duo – Readonly Public Share

The Western Digital MyBook Live Duo is a nice cheap NAS for home use.  Can be set to RAID1 for redundancy.  The first nuisance I ran into was for making public shares read-only to the world and write-able to specific … Continue reading

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