10 January 2023 | Do-It-Yourself, Gizmos, How to |
A little while ago, my electronic lockbox / key safe started eating batteries.
When I opened her up, I discovered the problem: condensation!
Join me for a look at how you can save your own battery-powered devices from the scrap heap…
And save some bucks in the process!
19 April 2022 | Computers, Do-It-Yourself, Gizmos, How Does it Work?, Video |
Despite the prevalence of touch devices these days, chances are you still have an “old fashioned” computer with a keyboard.
Many keyboards are very quiet and comfortable to type on, but they don’t last very long. Enter the Gaming Keyboard!
It’s old school durability and reliability meets modern tech.
Only trouble is, these things are SUPER noisy to type on… Or at least, they were super noisy.
Behold the world’s most silent gaming keyboard!
15 February 2022 | Do-It-Yourself, How Does it Work?, Video |
Who doesn’t love superglue?!
Well, I suppose there are some people who glued their fingers together one time…
Anyhow, superglue is still super-useful. There are just a few tricks you should keep in mind for best results.
You can save a ton of money and even unstick your fingers in record time.
So join me for the secrets of of my favorite adhesive!!
1 February 2022 | Do-It-Yourself, How Does it Work?, Video |
This time, for video #151, I’m gonna do something a bit different.
A few weeks ago, I decided to propose to my girlfriend.
Naturally, I had to include tech in my proposal because, um, I’m a nerd.
Well, you’ll just have to watch to find out what happened…
9 November 2021 | Do-It-Yourself, Gizmos, Video |
So you want to prevent Dirty Electricity, but you don’t want to spend a fortune on filters? No problem!
With a few tools and some parts, you can DIY your own DE filters that perform just as well as pre-made Greenwave or Stetzerizer filters.
I made 14 additional filters and saved a TON of money.
Just be aware that you should probably have some experience soldering and working with 120/240V AC equipment.
26 October 2021 | Do-It-Yourself, Gizmos, How Does it Work?, Video |
Raw materials, parts, even cardboard – everything’s in short supply these days!
So, what do you do when your alternator is dying and you can’t even find a new one?
Why, you repair it yourself!
While it may seem like this is way beyond your ability, it turns out it’s not so difficult.
With a few tips and a bit of patience and persistence, you can DIY your alternator back into like-new working condition!
2 March 2021 | Computers, Do-It-Yourself, How to, Video |
Sometimes, you just need to Print Big.
Historically, this was done with Microsoft’s Paint application. But recently, they noted that Paint will be getting an update.
If recent Microsoft ‘innovations’ are any indication, they’ll remove this terribly useful feature.
What are we supposed to do then?!
It turns out you already have 2 other methods to turn a photo into a giant multi-page poster. You just don’t know it yet!
9 February 2021 | Do-It-Yourself, How Does it Work?, Video |
Most lighting these days uses LEDs. They’re super-low power, provide good light, and last a long time.
But you probably still have some fluorescent lights left.
If you’re like most people, you haven’t quite gotten around to replacing them with LED tubes. You really should replace them though since LED tubes use much less power than fluorescent ones.
The trouble is, it’s complicated. There many types of fluorescent fixtures and rewiring is often required.
So, how do you make it as easy as possible?
28 November 2020 | Computers, Do-It-Yourself |
Upon upgrading Windows 10, you may get a lovely error about WMVCore.dll being missing.
Alternatively, you may get the same error when trying to load a particular program.
The short version is that WMVCore.dll is a key component of the Windows Media Library.
It’s a file that more or less allows playing media files.
Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to restore this missing file and get back on the road!
21 November 2020 | Computers, Do-It-Yourself, Gizmos, How Does it Work? |
Everyone has annoying technical problems.
It’s just part of Computerized Everything these days.
Usually, we tend to become aggravated when these problems occur… But what if we didn’t have to?
What if you could solve your own techie issues with a minimum amount of frustration – and in record time?
If that sounds like a plan, join me for the best techie tip yet!