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…..
Aug 11 2021
After running pfSense on an old 1U 8 Core AMD Opteron for quite a while I have decided to switch to another router. The main reason for this is to reduce my power bill and heating of the house in the summer. I’m switching to a MikroTik RB4011iGS+RM. I’ll keep the 10Gbps link from the router to my network switch, I just know it will take a lot of work to configure it to work as I expect it to. Oh well, it is what it is and will be worth it in the end.
Apr 22 2021
I am still working on 3D printing my SkeeRide RC Snowmobile. Getting to the final amount of items to print though. Currently working on the front cover, then I have the tail light housing & side covers left. Unless I decide to go with a mod bumper that helps reinforce the rear suspension mounts. At any rate, enjoy this OctoLapse of the seat base print.
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.
Sep 14 2020
Brother-in-law, youngest nephew, and I went to Cuyuna over labor day weekend. It was awesome. I managed to fall because I went into a turn to fast and in a panic, I locked up the front wheel. Just some scrapes, bruises, damaged pride, a bent rear brake rotor, and rear pads full of the red dirt up there. I’ve already replaced the pads & rotor because they were trashed due to the dirt. I have yet to wash off my bike, but I will one of these days. I think the skills part was my favorite part of the ride, even though I did mage to go down one of the landing ramps on the jump line on my front tire due to a bad bounce. Oh well, can’t wait to do it again. Maybe next year I’ll even remember my cheap action cam. I am also happy to say that my derailleur adjustment held up so I am more confident doing it in the future.
Sep 2 2020
Last night I bit the bullet and adjust the derailleur on my bike so I could shift to all 11 gears without issues. Took me a while to do, but I’m happy I did it. One issue I ran into is that I pulled my wheel off to put some electrical tap on the chainstay since the factory protector was chewed up. When I put the wheel back on I had to re-adjust it. Kinda pissed me off to have to do it, but it wasn’t as bad as the first time.
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.