New Project – Blogging Software

I’ve been away from the blog for some time now. Was doing the side-gig startup thing for a while. That didn’t work out and ended up getting a little burned out for a while, so I was more focused on hiking since then. Now, I’m ready for another project. Don’t care to do anything that… Read More »

Lifter System Fix

A few weeks ago, Carrie and I started cleaning inside the camper. There was quite a bit of grime and rust that needed to be cleaned off, not to mention lots of, shall we say, signs of rodents. When we finished up for the evening, I started closing everything up. One corner didn’t seem to… Read More »

Checking Out What Needs To Be Done

Today, we started taking a closer look at everything in the camper, taking some things apart to see what kind of work is going to need to be done. First order of business is starting to work on the most obvious item that needs to be taken care of, the canvas. We found a place… Read More »

Bought A New (To Us) Camper

We recently decided to purchase an old pop up camper and restore it to a usable state so we can use it to go camping with the girls. I was inspired to finally pull the trigger on this after listening to episode #143 of RV Family Travel Atlas: Tips for Buying a Used Pop Up Camper… Read More »

Robust Offsite Backups For Home Network

I’ve had some bad luck with computer hard drives over the last year. First, the hard drive in my home server failed. Then the hard drive on my laptop failed several months later. The backups for each had stopped working a while ago. I was able to recover some files using ddrescue. This is actually… Read More »

Remote Control For Radio

Seen a few articles about people controlling their radios remotely lately and thought what most others were doing was a bit too complicated. It could be done a lot easier, at least in my opinion of what’s easier. First, rig control. Linux has the hamlib libraries that can control many different radios. I had built… Read More »

Kinetic Watch Charger

When Carrie and I got married, she gave me a very nice watch as a wedding present. It’s a kinetic watch (i.e. it is wound up by movement). I haven’t used it since the band broke a long time ago. Finally got the band fixed, but since it hasn’t been used, it’s not wound up… Read More »

Raspberry Pi Set Top Box

For a while now, I’ve been using DLNA to push video to my TV from my computer. The biggest problem I’ve had with that is that is my Sony TV is very picky about the video format. I’ve been stuck experimenting with options to pass to ffmpeg to convert the video from whatever format the… Read More »