I love my Kreg Jig

I love my Kreg Jig

A few years ago my parents got me the Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System. I thought it was neat but didn’t really have a use for it at the time, so sadly it has been sitting in a tub of random tools in my basement. Now that I’m retired and have too much time on my hands I decided I wanted to try building some furniture. For my first venture I am working on a nightstand for my wife. The...

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We’re making a video game

I’m the assistant scoutmaster in my ward’s Boy Scout troop. I’m not very good at it. I don’t particularly enjoy camping without my family, and I’m not very good at tying any kind of knot other than a square knot or a one-handed bowline. It has been a real struggle to find ways to be useful to my troop and the boys that are in it. While I was driving some of them...

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Undeleting images from an SD card

Last weekend my family went on a short vacation. We took some fun photos, and when we got home I moved them from my SD card to our external HD. And then I accidentally deleted a few of the photos from the HD. Yikes! Luckily, there are tools to undelete files from an SD card. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t free or just plain suck. After much searching and several failed attempts at...

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Zend Server is awesome

As a Zend Certified Engineer, I get a free Zend Server license. This is a $1,695 value, so definitely worth the effort of getting certified. It has been a few years since I last tried Zend Server, and it didn’t go well. It was buggy, awkward to use, and difficult to install. Since I just ordered a new server, I decided to give it another try. It is awesome. Installation was incredibly...

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My latest server rebuild

Every year or two I like to order a new dedicated server and migrate all my stuff to it. This gets me newer hardware and software, lets me customize the hardware to my current needs, and gives me a chance to fix any mistakes I made with the configuration of the previous server. Plus I often save some money. I just placed my order with SoftLayer for my latest server and am so super excited to...

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