Computers

Comcast blows!

For any of you considering Comcast, you really should never consider it an option at all. I am a tech support guy of a different sorts, I don’t deal with the general population as a whole.. Frankly, in a tech support role I’m not sure I want to lol, that’s for another day. Where I […]

Computers

What the whole thing changed again!

I decided to change up the site again to something a little more user friendly. I wanted a CMS that is flexible, popular, and multi platform. So I found word-press. The software seems really secure, and nothing is without its give and take. There are a couple of things that I have needed to adjust […]

Automotive

Work goes on

Another Corrado has made its way into the shop, the motor was received new piston rings and bearings from me in 2008, was driven 20 miles and has sat ever since awaiting shift linkage and axles and some other details. The time has come to finish this one up, since its much closer than the […]

Computers

New Video! Tour of my SunFire V880

I decided to post up a video showing the ins and outs of my Sun Server. I am actually almost finished up with everything on it. IF YOU KNOW ANYONE THAT HAS THE SUN PCi II Drivers PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP! I cannot find them anywhere online thanks to a once awesome computer company […]

Computers

New Arrivals!

I awoke extra early to pick up the DoogieLabs goodies, a little addition to the inventory. I know that PC Servicing is not going to completely cover the bills, I found a deal that I couldn’t pass up and picked up 18 police car computer workstations. 1.8Ghz, 512Mb Ram, 40GB HD, completely loaded with features […]

Computers

New Server!

So with the Server issues that I have had it got me thinking about more expensive hardware, the good stuff. Computers that are meant to be servers, designed with fault tolerance and built with decently branded components to avoid the cap explosion that killed the Powerhouse server, and the generation of server before that. I […]

Computers Electronics

It’s back up!

Finally got the server back up and running, it blew ALL of the capacitors! yuck Here is a shot of the load testing, seemed to work just fine. It was not very fun to fix, this is the SECOND DELL that has taken a shit on me when used as a server. I am finally […]

Computers

Setup a Repeater to create an instant wireless hotspot from out of reach networks

Everyone needs wireless, sometimes around town there are wireless hotspots left open at shops, libraries, and other places that you can connect to. Sometimes you may find yourself across the park but out of wireless, or maybe youre someone who has a large plot of land and wants to get wireless at an outbuilding, or […]

Automotive Electronics

Whaaa?

Welcome 🙂 Finally got around to getting the new site together. Totally new look, totally new foundation. Freaking awesome. Its taken some adjusting to the new format but I’m finding it more useful than the old layout. So, whats new at the shop? Lots, I have started shaving the engine bay of my Corrado (project […]

Automotive

News and Blog for Tuesday, June 14th 2011

Oh boy has it been a long time! One thing leads to another and in short I have been busy. A month went by like it’s nothing, man don’t blink or you’ll miss summer! Anyways, lots of loose ends need tied up I have a few things that I’m trying to get posted at the […]

Electronics

News & Blog for Sunday April 24th 2011

Happy Easter! I’m having a good weekend off, I actually have been working on some electronics at the shop. I finally got my developer board almost finished. I haven’t made boards at the shop yet since I had been there, but have designed a couple of boards that needed to be tried out. One thing […]

Electronics

News and Blog for Thursday, April 21st 2011

Whatup Yo! So I got a few of these cobalt power steering motors on hand, these are the recalled units that have the overheating tendencies or whatever. They don’t spin all that fast however they are torquey as hell. (I guess they’re 1.2KW motors or something like that) Actually, these things are quite useful but […]

Computers

Blog for April 16th, 2011

So I was digging through some stuff earlier today and I forgot to post these! I always like seeing how computers compare to one another in their different processor configurations and such. I have been pretty good about comparing my servers to other servers. In benchmarks I have always been more interested in servers / […]

Automotive

News and Blog for Monday, April 16th 2011

Whats up! I have been busy with shop stuff which is the tradeoff when it comes to cars versus electronics. From week to week I have to choose which one I would like to spend time on. Finally got the new bumper and corner lights installed in this Jetta, I really like them it transformed […]

Automotive

News and blog 4-15-2011

So the Xbox died about two weeks ago! Crazy too, I think the Corrado has been listening to me brain storm whats in store for it. Just after I took these pictures of a probably more than 5 year old setup still functioning normally: Closeup of XBMC I actually REALLY enjoy Xbox Media Center in […]

Automotive

News and Blog for Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Whats up everyone! So things have been going good, I have been busy and things have been progressing slowly on all fronts, that may not be ideal for me as I like things done “now” but at least its forward progress. I have been working on various shop projects and putting together a plan that […]

Life and General

News for Sunday, October 31st 2010

There hasn’t been much for showable progress since I have been moving everything into the new place. It has been going well and my lease starts tomorrow 11/1. At least I got everything moved over already! Okay just the stuff that goes INSIDE the house has been moved. I took the entire 1st week of […]

Automotive

News & Blog for Thursday, October 7th 2010

Its starting to get colder here, summer is winding down, just when it gets good like always it becomes crap outside. Well this last bit of time has been interesting, I have driven the Corrado and even broken it again. I purchased that replacement engine for a lump sum of $500. I guess it was […]

Automotive

News for Monday, July 12th 2010

Well, I had my first issue since swapping in the new stuff. Imagine the one thing that I decided to skimp on lets go. This is a perfect example of “If you don’t do it right the first time you’ll end up doing it over again until its done right.” So it was Friday night, […]

Automotive

Blog for Wednesday, June 30th 2010

It’s Alive!!! Still working away on the Van, I have been getting as much done as I can, minimizing my time on any other tasks like hanging out with the girlfriend.I just want this all finished up so I can get on with my summer, there are many hiking, camping, and other summertime experiences awaiting […]

Automotive

Blog for Thursday, June 24th 2010

Just wanted to you let you all know that I haven’t disappeared. I have been devoting so much time to finishing the Van that I haven’t had time to post all the pictures I have taken. (and there are a ton!) Give me about another week and then I will have lots of eyecandy for […]

Automotive

News for Friday, June 11th 2010

Whats up everyone! PAINT IS HERE! Very nice, it came in $100 under the budget, its multistage and is Magnetic Gray, a 2009-2010 Toyota/Scion color and pictures don’t do it any justice: I really didn’t want to open the can, but I really really wanted to take a picture and at least give everyone an […]

Automotive

News and Blog for Wednesday, May 26th 2010

Much more progress on the engine, I cleaned the heads which will also get jet-washed again at the machine shop. They were pretty cruddy before but they did come out nice and clean: Overall very clean: I had a whole bunch of these green jars laying around the house, so I decided to use 24 […]

Automotive

Blog for Tuesday, May 11th 2010

I don’t like the weather this week, it’s delaying my project. Its supposed to snow on Wednesday, my day off and the transmission for the Van on gets built that same day. That will roughly translate into a muddy, messy car 🙁 Over the last few days I have been helping friends with their projects […]

Automotive

Blog for Monday, May 3rd 2010

Another busy and not busy week in the books. I haven’t been posting as often as I like but I haven’t had too much extra to show for it either. Okay, well maybe a little. I have finally be able to pick up on few things I haven’t worked on in what seems like Months. […]

Automotive

Blog for Monday, April 26th 2010

Major Progress is coming soon I promise! The weather has been up and down here lately which has left me slightly more time to work on the electronics end of things. What time I did get outside was spent assembling the intake manifold so it looked very nice. The intake manifold isn’t 100% complete on […]

Automotive

Blog for Saturday, April 10th 2010

STILL WAITING! On parts actually, well the money to obtain them… With the amount I owe in taxes it had put a huge “dent” into the speed I am able to purchase the required parts to finish the Vanagon. Guess that is what happens when your ass-hole employer makes you fill out a 1099 form […]

Automotive

News and Blog for Sunday, April 4th 2010

Got a little more done on the Vanagon, the work honestly has been slow going but still waiting for parts. Lets start with the one part I have managed to accumulate over the last week. One of the two required engine wiring harnesses for replacement. I ordered this one from the Subaru dealership and the […]