Sat: Mar 25, 2017

4 Tips for Posing Subjects by Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank. I really like the 2nd tip down, using the small box or brick to elevate one foot.     #>

Drugslab. Interesting YouTube channel.

Drugslab is an educational YouTube channel about drugs. On this YouTube channel we will take in the drugs you want us to try. We do this in the name of science so we can show you what the effects of drugs are on the human body. You can suggest any type of drug by commenting in the comment section below our videos or by using the hashtag #drugslab.

Pi Relay, Switching Relays With Android & Raspberry Pi     #>

Raspberry Weather, build a Raspberry Pi based weather station. I'm going to do something similar but with a NodeMCU instead.     #>

iSpyConnect, Open Source Video Surveillance Software (for running cameras from a Windows system.)     #>

Illuminating New Take on Magnetic Switches. Fantastic!     #>

Neat, I had no idea you could do automation with Google Sheets (their online spreadsheet app):


Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route. Ride across Colorado on a motorcycle using minimal paved roads.     #>

Nimuno Loops - The Toy Block Tape. Rubber tape you can use with Lego!     #>

Advertising online is getting to be too pervasive for me, so here's some solutions:


Use the hardware-based full disk encryption of your TCG Opal SSD with msed. I found out that if your SSD (Solid State Disk) supports Opal then it has a hardware level encryption built-in. I wonder how I find out if my current disk has it...     #>

SSHFS Windows 10. Nice, if I ever upgrade to Win10 this will be going on it.     #>

SST Is A Very Tidy ESP8266 Smart Thermostat. I am super interested in replacing my thermostat with something like this, something where I have the ultimate control (I'm really unhappy with the constant "all data is online" push from crappy vendors.)     #>

How Do I Crack Satellite and Cable Pay TV?. From the Chaos Computer Club so you know it'll be comprehensive.     #>

This Free Lightroom Plugin Reveals the Active Focus Point in Your Photos. There's been more than once where I've reviewed photos and asked "what the f-- did the camera actually focus on???"     #>

Termux for Android. Oh hells yeah, especially since it's available on F-Droid. The website also includes instructions on using a soft keyboard so you can use things like the volume button to be able to hit the escape key (so useful in vi...)     #>

Now that the idiots in the Senate have decided it's ok for your ISP to sell every bit of your internet usage it's probably worth setting up OpenVPN on a server you control (I have it on several machines so I can switch around). Some decent tutorials:


Tynan 2017 Gear Post. I love it when he does these.     #>

Trello Inspiration, find nice examples of how people are using Trello (I'd assume this would apply to general Kanban boards as well.)     #>

5 Must-Dos in America‚Äôs Newest National Monument. Better hurry before the assholes in the Senate roll back the Monument status and open it for oil exploration.     #>

D*I*Y Planner Templates. Some great stuff in there.     #>

HTML element reference. Excellent reference.     #>

Casa Bonita - Behind the Scenes. I've had some out of town folks tell me they can't believe it real, they assume that South Park just made the place up. I can assure you, it's very real.     #>

Getting Started with Your Multimeter. Excellent guide.     #>

Bread Baking 101 for Beginners. I'm going to start pointing people to this, they seem to think making bread at home is some kind of magic, when in reality it's pretty simple.     #>

Blazetower outdoor fireplace. Looks like I've got a new welding project!     #>

webm to mp4 conversion using ffmpeg. Looks like the secret is the presentation timestamp, the answer tells how to create it properly in the mp4.     #>

Sunrise for Hue Bulbs. Slick, simulates the sun cycle inside your own home.     #>

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