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Hampton Bay LED Outdoor Wall Lantern Repair

Hampton Bay LED fixtures are breaking all over! In the article I talk about what you can do to repair your fixture at minimal cost to you! This fixture is what i’m talking about. Priced at ~$64.97 the Hampton Bay LED fixture looks nice, but it is fairly pricey. If you read the comments (screenshot…
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January 2, 2019 0

Plotting Your Raspberry Pi’s Temperature

Preface! Ever wondered what kind of temperature changes your IoT (Internet of Things) device goes through? I recently installed an IoT Information Panel in my home. I programmed it using Python and HTML. If you also want to know how to write temperature values to a file, you’ll find that here At the bottom of the…
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July 17, 2018 0

DIY Lab Workbench with RGB – For Electronics

 But why? If you DIY (Do It Yourself), then you know as much as I do that not having enough space can really slam the brakes on progress. For the past 7 years whenever I needed to solder, build, or tinker with something of average size I had to either do it on my computer…
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June 27, 2017 0

It’s a Minecraft Reboot!

Bringing the Minecraft server up to date! is posting the server on their page, so we might find ourselves with some new recruits fairly soon! The Minecraft server has been updated to the latest version, 1.10 and a new map was generated to add all the new blocks. Head over to the server page…
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November 8, 2016 0
Replacing your hard drive

Replacing Your Hard Drive

Replacing Your Hard Drive Replacing Your Hard Drive, A “How To” – For use with Desktop Computer   Tech Level: 1 – No experience needed, only basic tool knowledge Installing a Desktop Hard Drive When replacing your hard drive, a few things must be assumed that you, the reader, already know or are aware of:…
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September 17, 2016 0

Enter to Win from EVGA

Win an EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard and ACX CPU Cooler! Follow this link to enter in a chance to win a EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard and ACX CPU Cooler. Click to Enter Comments comments

January 22, 2016 0

A Day at the Lake

Sandy Shores of Lake Keystone There’s a lot of rocks at Keystone lake. A LOT. But i’m confident we found one of the sandiest beaches. I could walk for a good hundred feet and still not step on any rocks. It was also fairly remote, because you had to have a boat to get to it easily.…
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August 25, 2015 0
SSL grade

SSL on Point for Site Security

I’ve recently been diving deeper and deeper into my site configuration and determining how I can improve the encryption between the users and the web server. Look Ma! Good Grades for SSL! I tested my site on and got an A+ for my ssl cert (https)! So rest assured this means you have a smaller chance…
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August 22, 2015 0

Gigablast Internet

Rumor has it Cox Communications is expecting to launch their new flagship Gigabit speed internet in the Tulsa area within the next year or two. Currently the tiers are listed in order from Starter,  Essential, Preferred, Premier, and Ultimate. Gigablast will be the newest and fastest tier at 1,000mb/s! Comments comments

August 18, 2015 0