Blog post list

Nixie Tube Clock

This is a product review of the TubeHobby NCV2.1-14 Nixie Tube Clock Kit. For those unfamiliar with nixie tubes, they are a technology that dates from the 1960s. Nixies are glass gas-filled tubes operating on approximately 170 volts DC. Each tube has 10 cathodes, one for each of the numerals 0-9 and one anode. Whereas …

Read More

Viper 350 alarm install in TJ Jeep

This write-up is on a Viper 350 Plus that I install last week. The goal of this system was to have power door locks and keyless entry, but I found that buying a complete alarm system cost little more than buying just a keyless entry system. Personally I don’t give a hoot about the alarm …

Read More

Windows Live Writer

The next phase in the experiment is to play around with some editors. At the moment, I’m testing ‘Windows Live Writer’. Installation was fairly easy from Microsoft’s site with a few caveats. The installer automatically tries to install a bunch of Microsoft bloatware that I didn’t want (Mail, etc). It also wants to set my …

Read More

CinemaTube

The CinemaTube BV-5005HD is a standalone media player with HDMI 1080p output. First, some background on my particular application. I always wanted a DVD jukebox so that I could store all of my DVDs in one location and watch them at will without having to chase down a DVD and insert it into the player. …

Read More

Optiming wordpress with WP-Cache

In the last entry, I was fretting over lousy database performance adversely affecting  wordpress. Since then I had a chance to install WP-Super-Cache and evaluate the effects. I’m operating it in “half cache” mode at the moment, and may try operating it in full cache mode later. This benchmark ran for approximately 8 hours and …

Read More