Extended Battery Tripod Mount

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If you have ever used you phone for an extended period of time taking video or pictures, you will notice it is a huge drain on your precious battery.  My first product I designed and printed was a tripod holder for your mobile device.  It works great, but now I am left with an empty battery in minutes, especially if … Read More

How to modify an STL File

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There are so many creations on Thingiverse, and still you may not have that perfect model that’s an exact fit for your needs.  What you can do is grab the STL file and modify it in your 3D modeling software.  My software of choice is SketchUp.  I get by just fine using the free version.  If I were making any … Read More

My First Product

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I created my first 3D printed product.  It is a universal phone mount for a tripod.  I had to print it a couple times to get the design just right, but I feel like I learned a ton along the way.  I used Sketchup to design the print.  The reason I made my own design when others have STL files … Read More

My Best April Fools Day Prank

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Last year for April Fools day I decided to play a prank on my girlfriend.  She always leaves for work much earlier in the morning than I did at the time.  I got my prank idea from a picture of an air horn duct taped under a computer chair.  The idea here is that the air horn would go off … Read More

Replace your Incandescent Bulbs

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So I just bought my first home and it was about time.  I purchased a home that was built in the early 60’s and it shows.  The structure of the home is fantastic.  However, the efficiency of the home has room for improvement.  The first thing I noticed is the amount of lights around the house.  There were so many … Read More

My First 3D Printer

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I have been dreaming of owning a 3D printer for several years now.  It was hard to justify the purchase of such an expensive hobby when I was still a slave to rent.  Well, I finally bought my first home, so now I can justify it! I still wanted to be conservative about the price point, and I didn’t want … Read More

How to Properly Wire CAT6 (Part 3 of 3) [Terminating and Testing Your Runs]

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So by now you should have read how to run the cable as well as plan your project.  The last things you will need to do are terminate your connections and test them! First we should quickly go over the two RJ45 wiring standards.  There is A (T-568A) and B (T-568B) standards.  There really isn’t a benefit to one over … Read More

How to Properly Wire CAT6 (Part 2 of 3) [Estimating Your Job and Running the Cable]

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Alright, you already read what tools and supplies you will need, now lets move on to the next steps.  Are you doing this for yourself or for a company?  Are you getting paid?  You need to give that company an accurate estimate.  In order for you to do this, it would be best if you had a PDF floor plan … Read More

    How to Properly Wire CAT6 (Part 1 of 3) [Tools and Supplies]

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    Tonight I am going to go over something every tech person should do at least once.  I feel every system administrator or tech geek should be able to wire their home or office with at least a few network runs.  In order to do it properly you will want the following tools: Cable Snake Dremel or Drywall (Jab) Saw (Cordless) Drill … Read More

      How to Backup your Linux Server with Google Drive (Step 3 of 3) [Remote Backup Script & Grive Script]

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      This is the last post for this how to.  Hopefully you have already read and completed the following posts: Part 1 – Local backup script Part 2 – Installing Grive Now we create another script.  This script may be different depending on whether or not you decided to go with a separate backup server.  I am going to paste this entire script … Read More

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