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  • Bullet Review: The AuKing $52 LCD Projector – October 19, 2019

    A couple of years ago, we received the Star Shower Window Wonderland as a gift from family members who knew our love of holiday decorations. We used this little single-use projector for both Halloween and Christmas. It served us...

  • Creality Ender-3 build surface upgrade – June 08, 2019

    I mentioned in my last post that my new Creality Ender-3 3D printer build surface is warped. I blame myself because when I removed fresh prints, I would often bend the build surface slightly to remove the new print....

  • Set up the Creality Ender-3 for first print – June 02, 2019

    In my last post I journaled my experience assembling my new Creality Ender-3 3D printer. As I mentioned in that post, I have never created a 3D print and have no idea what to do first. Luckily, a...

  • Assembling the Creality Ender-Pro 3D Printer – May 29, 2019

    I purchased my first 3D Printer over the 2019 Memorial Day weekend. I’ve been researching 3D printers for over 18 months and found it difficult to choose a brand and model. I have been searching for a printer that meets...

  • My Android TV Remote Chart – February 22, 2019

    In episode 0012 of my podcast, Pixel Power Podcast, I share my experiences with several Android TV remotes. While preparing for the episode, I created a Google Sheet to compare the features of each remote I tried....

  • I am podcasting again – December 17, 2018

    Some may remember that many years ago Nikki and I had a podcast centered around Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOL). After a long hiatus away from the microphone, I decided to return; but with a brand new subject: Google services...

  • Sketchnote: Civic Lab Training – June 18, 2018

    The CivicLab provided our college with some excellent community engagement skills today. A quick description is below:

    CivicLab is an institute dedicated to advancing the practice of civic collaboration. Led by a team of pragmatic practitioners, CivicLab creates...

  • My preparation for NaNoWriMo 2017 – October 22, 2017

    During February 2017, I announced that I will write my first work of fiction. This became official in a blog post on this site and on Facebook to my friends and family. This announcement was designed to keep me...

  • Remove previous recipients from Apple Mail – July 31, 2017

    Here’s a quick tip for those who may be battling the “previous recipients issue” in Apple Mail. For those not familiar with the issue, let me give you a quick example.

    You compose a message in Apple Mail and...

  • Commodore VIC-20 eBay purchase – July 26, 2017

    I’ve been reminiscing about my first computer, the Commodore VIC-20, since deciding my first work of fiction will take place during the 1980s. During a hot July weekend in 2017, I decided to scratch my retro computer itch...