Category Archives: Computers and Hardware

Webcams on Raspberry Pi

Webcams on Raspberry Pi is like salsa and chips – they just belong together.  But sometimes making that happen isn’t straight forward.  I’ve done it two ways and figured I would share with anyone else wanting an easy way to … Continue reading

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Digital security more important now than ever

There has been an enormous up-tick in hacking attempts, at least on web space that I manage as well as the servers at my day job.  This means that more than ever, people need to be diligent about running all … Continue reading

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Repair Manifesto

iFixit.com has posted their “Repair Manifesto” and it just so happens to be everything that I believe in. Why waste by throwing things out when it could just be fixed?  I repair everything I can from electronics, cars, plumbing, lawn … Continue reading

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The Clicky Keyboard

Ever since I was a little kid, I had an infatuation with the “clicky” keyboard.  Anyone older than probably 25 that is into computers probably knows the keyboard I’m talking about.  IBM’s majestic “Model M.”  Technically there were some other … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi – 2 & 3, First and Second

Over the last few months I’ve set up and installed two Raspberry Pi’s.  The first install was at work where the school wanted to have “digital signage.”  I used a Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian and using the PiPresents application … Continue reading

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Quadra 650 – “Quad Serve”

Stock Now (2004) Processor 68040 @ 33 Mhz Overclocked 68040 @ 42 Mhz Hard Drive 250 mb 2.1 gb RAM 12 mb RAM 104 mb RAM CD-Rom 2x CD 4x CD Operation System Mac OS 7.6.1 Mac OS 8.1 The … Continue reading

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Lollipop

So US Cellular finally released android 5.1 for my 2013 moto x. And, I love it!

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Command line combine pdfs

The other day I needed to combine some pdf files into a single multi-page file.  I hadn’t done this in linux before, so I did some searching on the ol’ internet.  Sure enough, found an easy solution.  UbuntuGeek.com shared this … Continue reading

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What will they think of next?

A cardboard printer, that’s what.  Now…they say it is more “green”, which I suppose the plastic displaced by the cardboard is.  But what about all the printing machinery inside?  PCBs, plastic gears, trays, etc all come to mind.  It’s interesting … Continue reading

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Windows XP – EOL…finally

Windows XP is finally reaching it’s end of life status.  Microsoft is pulling the proverbial plug on April 8th.  Read more below: Official Microsoft Notice: Windows XP End of Support – Microsoft.com: Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the … Continue reading

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