Aug 20 2021
Yesterday the wife and I decided to switch from our FitBits to Apple Watches. Mostly because both our FitBits died in under a year and that seems to happen more often than not now. Just not worth the hassle…..
Apr 6 2021
Still loving my Ender 3, although at this point it has been highly modified. I did find one issue, that is 100% my fault. I had the current for the stepper motors turned up way too high so it was overheating the motors and causing the gantry to drop during prints. Once I fixed that issue it is back to printing well. I still need to add some thermal compound between the heartbreak & heatsink I swapped to (a Mellow NF Smart CR10) but given my normal printing temps it isn’t too bad.
Jul 16 2020
Well, the Roav Smart Charger F2 was a bust, as was the F3. They worked fine for streaming music, but not for calls. The next attempt is the Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset. Hopefully, it works well. Won’t be able to stream music but at least I’ll be able to talk while driving.
Jul 7 2020
I just got a Roav SmartCharge F2 for my car since a mounting kit for the Bluetooth stereo I have is a nice $200 (damn Driver Information Center built into the factory radio). Although not perfect, it does work and at least in my car people can hear me fine talking over it so that is nice. The main complaint I have is that the audio quality isn’t perfect, but it does fine for what I need so I’m happy with it.
Nov 14 2019
Wife and I subscribed to Disney+ yesterday. For the kiddos of course…..
So today I plan to start watching the Marvel movies in chronological order. I’ll use strikethrough when I’m done watching one.
Jul 29 2019
Just a quick update on my home server. I finally got a chance to try out the replacement KCMA-D8 board I got. Sadly it does not have working video. Thankfully the seller is shipping me another one. I also talked to my wife and she agrees that we can mount it on the wall in the mechanical room to reduce the temperature in the crawlspace under the stairs. While not an ideal location, it is better than where it sites now since the mechanical room is always open (litter boxes for the cats). I am hoping it won’t get too hot in there in the winter with the server, the water heater & the furnace in there.
Jul 29 2019
Parts list for the programmer (Amazon works best for me) is as follows.
The parts list for the sensors is as follows
As you can see, I made some substitutes to work with what I can find on Amazon but for the most part it is the same component.s
Jul 13 2019
Last night I moved my home server from an old crappy tower case to a Rosewill RSV-L4500 4U rackmount case. No rack to put it in so it sits on its side but oh well. So much room in it, plenty of room for my ASUS KCMA-D8 motherboard. Will be really nice when I get the replacement board so I can use both CPU sockets and have 16 true cores and hopefully 128GB of RAM. If not, I’ll have either 64GB (like I do now) or 96GB of RAM. Both of which are a huge improvement over the 24GB I had before.
Jun 19 2019
I’ve decided that I really have no reason to have Windows on my laptop since I don’t use it all that often so tonight I’m going to embark on installing funtoo Linux on it. It will most definitely be an interesting time but given the age of my laptop shouldn’t have to many surprises.