Category Archives: c-Misc

WiFi Target Spotting Scope

DISCLAIMER: If you build this device, I take no responsibility for any outcome. Make sure you are sighted-in well enough to be hitting the target everytime and place the equipment in a position to avoided being hit. Lithium batteries are … Continue reading

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Automating Testing Using Video

I found myself needing to verify caller ID operation of a couple of troublesome telephone handsets. To properly test, I want to run 1,000 calls to the handsets and verify they decode caller ID every single time. During early testing, … Continue reading

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Refurbishing a Skimmer Weir Gate

A weir gate is attached to swimming pool skimmers to keep the rubbish collected by the skimmer from floating back out into the pool. The ones I’ve seen use a Styrofoam float to keep the gate up.  I noticed my … Continue reading

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Obtaining a Local Phone Number for Google Voice

I’ve been through this process twice now, so I figured I’d document it if anyone else needs it. I’ve created several Google Voice accounts in the past 5 years, and there are never any local phone numbers available. My city … Continue reading

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Preventing Peg Board Hooks from Coming Out of the Peg Board

Just a quick tip: I grabbed a crescent wrench from its hook on the peg board and the hook fell back behind something for the 100th time. After swearing at the hook, I decided it was time to fix all … Continue reading

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