Category Archives: c-Misc

Portable Air Conditioner Adapter for Casement Window

I’ve lived in this house for many years and every summer, for about a month, the bedroom is just too hot to sleep in until well past bed time. Though I have central A/C, the ducting was designed for heat … Continue reading

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Installing Vino (VNC) on Linux Mint 19.2

I wasted too much time figuring this out so I’ll document it here for future use and if anyone else hits the problem. As of Linux Mint 19.2 (or maybe a little earlier), they stopped including the simple Remote Desktop … Continue reading

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MoneyDance: First Impressions

I did a little testing of MoneyDance and I’ll share what I saw. This is by no means a ‘review’. Installation When I attempted to install MD, I immediately encountered problems. The most recent version is 64bit only. The system … Continue reading

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Can Canned Fuel (Sterno) Boil Water?

Short answer: Yes, but slowly. I have a small electric inductive burner I can run from my generator and a similar propane burner with a converter that allows it to run from either small green propane tanks or a larger … Continue reading

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How to Keep a Bolt from Falling out of your Socket Driver (Petroleum Jelly Bolt Holder)

Had to change the EGR valve in my diesel. Was reviewing a video on how to do this when the guy showed a totally cool ‘tip’ on how to keep bolts (or nuts) in a socket driver. I thought this … Continue reading

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Scammer Jammer Telemarketer Call Blocker

I’ve not posted much in the past 2 years because I’ve been busy on the project that was, in part, due to the research that I ended up posting here. I didn’t want to post anything specifically about this project … Continue reading

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Using tcpdump with DD-WRT

I’ve been having a weird networking issue. I’m having trouble determining if it is Comcast’s issue or mine. I see the packets in question leave the remote client, but they never come out the inside ethernet port of my comcast … Continue reading

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Providing increased water flow for a 5G Bucket Evaporative Cooler

I recently built a 5G bucket swamp cooler very similar to this: I used a tack like he does to puncture the water supply hose and I simply could not get enough water to keep the pad moist. I went … Continue reading

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Forcing Accelerator Key Labels ALWAYS ON in Linux Mate

Need to file this one away for future use. In Linux Mint / Mate, the underscores for accelerators keys is only on when you hold down ALT. I invariably forget this because they aren’t obvious, and don’t make use of … Continue reading

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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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