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HexBug Inchworm, Micro Robotic Creatures, Review

Review of HexBug Inchworm by Micro Robotic Creatures

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cutest-kitten-lol-cat

Continue reading ‘LOL Cats ~ Good Humor, Funny Videos’ »

zero-water-filter-review

I bought my filter at Bed Bath and Beyond.  I don’t really like shopping at this store because of their inflated prices.  I was originally looking for a water distiller.  None of my local stores have one!  What’s up with that?  Clean water is the most important substance for keeping us alive and yet none of my local stores sell machines that purify water.  This is crazy to me.

ZeroWater is not a distiller, but it seems to do a good job cleaning water.

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I occasionally notice an oil slick on top of my mug of coffee.  This morning the lighting was just right for the oil to catch my eye. It looked like art.

Lately I've been brewing with Walmart's Organic Coffee.

Lately I've been brewing with Walmart's Organic Coffee.

Continue reading ‘Oil Sheen on Top of Coffee, Walmart Organic’ »

Bluetooth wireless transmitter connected to a Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

Bluetooth wireless transmitter connected to a Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

Looking for a bluetooth transmitter?  This one might be good for you.

I enjoy listening to podcasts using my N810 Internet Tablet and my bluetooth headphones (Creative CB2530 wireless headphones).  To use bluetooth headphones, you will need a bluetooth transmitter connected to the source, in my case connected to the N810 tablet. This post is a review of the bluetooth transmitter and some tips on how to repair one of its failure modes.

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Making cabbage juice with a Sharper Image HR-650-1

Making cabbage juice with a Sharper Image HR-650-1

I’ve been having fun making fresh juice at home with raw produce. In the videos here, I show how this machine makes juice with carrots, collards, watermelon, strawberries, apples, and cabbage.

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Updated Jan-21-2011

How to change the batteries on Spykee, the robot.

Spykee came back to life when attached to a 12V portable battery.

Spykee came back to life when attached to a 12V portable battery.

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Edited May-3-2014

There is an alternative to RSSOwl – read on for another choice.

rssowl2

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The solar lights on my property have been dim or have been completely off at night.  Maintenance can be done on these lamps to get them working again.

LED light maintenance

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Continue reading ‘La Crosse WS-2316U Wireless Weather Station Review’ »

After doing some maintenance work on the inside of my computer, I turned it back on and got the very unhelpful message from Vista:

BOOTMGR is missing

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

Well, when I pressed the keys to restart, the error comes right back.  It’s an endless loop.  What the heck does this message mean anyway?  I found the problem and was able to fix it.  Read on for the solution.

Continue reading ‘Vista says it misses its BOOTMGR – It’s the hard drive, stupid’ »

Velleman sells a kit that you can build, advertised to be a sound indicator.  “…simple sound-to-light unit for music, the hard of hearing:  can be used to indicate the telephone, doorbell, barking dog.  Adjustable sensitivity with potentiometer…“  We built the MK103 kit and made a video showing a product test and review.

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