Tue: Sep 27, 2022

» Voice actors for Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I'd only very recently watched this and was blown away by the references and I just knew Mel Blanc was involved in some fashion. This is a pretty interesting list.     #


» United States: COVID-19 weekly death rate by vaccination status, All ages (note these rates are per 100k population, not absolute rates.) Sure shows the difference between vax and not...     #


» Caliper Battery Life. So THAT is why the batteries are always dead when I go to use mine! I'd taken to just removing the battery and keeping it in the plastic case. I've also had a real challenge trying to find actual SR44 batteries, every listing just says "LR44/SR44" as if they are identical.     #


» A Complete 'Westworld' Timeline & Recap from Season 1 to Season 4. That was helpful. I enjoyed the heck out of the show (and it's absolutely beautiful to watch) but not all the timelines made any sense...     #


» How a New Hampshire libertarian utopia was foiled by bears. That is deeply amusing to me.     #


Sat: Sep 24, 2022

» Making a $30 HDMI Camera Monitor. This is super clever, and I like how he made the acrylic case, good demo of how to do something interesting with limited tools.     #


Mon: Sep 12, 2022

» Making your own e-paper dashboard for home from scratch! I have a couple of the smaller versions of the screens, haven't really figured out my use for them yet but I have tinkered (using an ESP8266 to drive one and a Raspberry Pi Zero W for the other)     #


» Windsor Lake Trail Leadville. Did this hike last week and calling it "steep" doesn't begin to describe it. As always though Chai crushed it, waiting for me whenever there was a landing to stop...     #


» How to Disable Ad ID Tracking on iOS and Android, and Why You Should Do It Now. Do it, do it now!     #


» Radica Moonlander, I got a chance to see one in person and this is the only shell I'd consider for my truck... (There's a YouTube video review that's worth a watch as well.)     #


Wed: Aug 24, 2022

» How to Check Real USB Capacity in Linux Terminal. Every time I buy a thumb drive or SD card now I'm running through this just to be sure. Doubly so if it came from Amazon.     #


» Episode Calendar (for tracking what's on TV). I still prefer TV Calendar (and I'm a Premium member for that) but it's always good to be aware of alternatives.     #


» 3D printed switch plate identifiers. Those are fun. Also helpful in the dark to ID by touch.     #


» Guidance - Protect domains that do not send email. Interesting that it's from the UK Government. I've got policies in place for my domains and this one in particular still gets hit with Joe-Job attacks even thought I have everything set to "deny if not from my originating IP". I do however have a couple other domains that are not sending email at all, maybe I should run through this process on those...     #


» Facebook: Unfollow people and pages. I'm not much of a FB user but this is handy, bookmarking just in case.     #


» How To Configure Apache HTTP with MPM Event and PHP-FPM. I've been away from the cutting edge for a while (I guess it's just plain normal edge these days) so this was interesting to see, I imagine it's similar for setting up Python and Django as well.     #


» SetPose - pose-able 3d model of a person. That's pretty neat, if you were doing figure drawings and trying to see how things change that's a great way to look.     #


» an inside look into the illicit ad industry. As the conclusion observes - use an ad-blocker.     #


» Motherboards (AM4-socket for AMD Ryzen CPUs) Comparison. This is very comprehensive, when I'm ready to build a new machine I'll definitely be having a closer look.     #


Mon: Aug 15, 2022

» My 2022 EDC micro urban essentials kit. I appreciate the extensive review but wow, does he really carry all of that all the time he's out and about?     #


» Pillr Property Trends. This is fascinating, feed it a zip code and it'll generate a list of recent sales versus listed prices for homes. I immediately found one that actually sold for $30k less than listing, which I didn't think was even possible these days.     #


» Sending Spammers to Password Purgatory with Microsoft Power Automate and Cloudflare Workers KV. I like it.     #


» I ate at every Rainforest Cafe in the Country, a glutton for punishment for sure. Both in the food and the drive (all they did was eat and drive!)     #


» 3D printed radius calculator, that is very clever, if I manage to start getting successful prints I'll look into it.     #


» The Ashley Book of Knots. 628 pages! Yowza, that's a lot to process.     #


Sat: Aug 13, 2022

» GL.inet Flint Wifi Router, just tagging this in here in case I need to replace mine in the near future. Even though I use TomatoUSB right now I appreciate the fact this comes by default with OpenWRT.     #


Sun: Aug 07, 2022

» APC - Recycling Options. This is handy, they'll print out a pre-paid shipping label for you to send back your battery out of your UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). I've been dropping them off at my local Home Depot but this is a great option too.     #


» Knurled Knobs Generator (using a 3D printer of course...)     #


» Build Your Own X. Programming resources to re-create something you probably use all the time. Basically just a list of projects that have re-created other projects. Great for inspiration.     #


» keepass-diff, lets you compare Keepass password vaults, which is handy when you are using a sync program like Nextcloud that sometimes makes a "conflicted copy" archive if it can't figure out what's going on...     #


» The Video Archives Podcast with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. Definitely going to start listening to this...     #


» ODROID-HC4 with OLED. I've known O-Droid as an alternative to Raspberry Pi but this is interesting as a NAS device. It's an SBC (Single Board Computer) with two SATA ports built in so you can just plug two hard drives in and get running quickly. I've got my Pi4 system running well with external USB-3 drives but this is something I'm going to keep in mind if anything happens to that...     #


» Anyglove are drops that claim to turn your gloves into touch screen compatible. I've tried sewing conductive thread into my motorcycle gloves but that's a pain and gives a much larger contact area than I want (making it harder to be precise with the phone) so I'm going to try a bottle of each formula and hit all my gloves with it.     #


Fri: Jul 29, 2022

» Brooks Falls Brown Bears Live Webcam. Currently they are pretty active! Be sure to check out the other cams available.     #


» Explore the Colorado State Budget. This is awesome, love the presentation of it.     #


» The Dirty Con Job Of Mike Rowe (on youtube). That is super interesting. I'd always enjoyed the show but I can see where his comments and supposed authority are... problematic...     #


» The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) Card. I've gotten these in the past but forgotten about it in recent years, just re-upped for another 5 year card. The Search and Rescue groups are all volunteer and I support whatever income they can get, those people do good work.     #


Sun: Jul 10, 2022

» How to unchoke yourself if you're dying alone. Practical, AND hilarious!     #


» New survey reveals which wild animals Americans think they could beat in a fight. Hahaha, what??? "A new survey revealed that 6 percent of Americans believe that they could fight a grizzly bear unarmed and win."     #


» Jasco Zwave Firmware. This is awesome, now that Home Assistant (and ZWaveJS) have the ability to upgrade firmware for local devices I went looking to see if any of mine actually have new firmware available. Turns out Jasco (which is also a "GE" device in my instance) has a whole Github repo with all of their firmwares. I think that's a great way of distributing, I could in theory just clone the whole repo and have everything if I wanted it.     #


» Passive BLE Monitor integration, for Home Assistant. You assign your Bluetooth device to HA and it'll read sensors for you. I'm currently running HA on a NAS (old desktop computer) running Docker, wonder how well this would work...     #


» How to pronounce Zulu Clicks, super interesting, ever since hearing the clicks in The Gods Must Be Crazy I've wondered about this.     #


Mon: Jun 27, 2022

» Quick and dirty way to rip an eBook from Android. Long story short setup a script to screenshot and move on to the next page. Kind of ingenious really.     #


» My free-software photography workflow. I'm still looking at doing everything with DarkTable but that thing is mysterious to me. There's good youtube videos on it, just need to dedicate some time.     #


» The skater punk’s guide to MediaRecorder. Logical and easy to follow on how a web browser can record off a webcam or screenshare.     #


» Mechanical Watch. This is an amazing breakdown on how a watch works and keeps time.     #


» Batocera.linux gaming distribution     #


» Museum of Endangered Sounds. Wow, a trip down memory lane.     #


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