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Car bearing

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

The front right axle bearing in my car has been getting louder and louder over the past few weeks so I figured I’d better replace it before my wheel falls off or something. I called Goodyear to see how much it would cost to have the whole thing done for me, they said it would [...]

Clicky TV

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

My cheap-o plasma TV started to make clicking sounds the other day. I took the back off the TV in hopes of finding the bad component. I couldn’t pinpoint the bad component but I was able to determine which board it is on. I looked up the part number of the board and found that [...]

New Camera

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Up until this point, most the pictures on this site were taken with cell phones or stolen from somewhere else on the internet. Now we have a real camera that can take real pictures. here it is taking a picture of itself now.

Tire Blowout

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

I was driving home on the interstate tonight and my damn tire blew up. I almost veered into the side of a semi truck before getting to the the side of the road to put on the spare. I didn’t think to take a picture while it was on the car but here it is [...]

New(ish) Computer

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

My old server, and I use the word server loosely here, was a 2.8Ghz P4, 2GB RAM with a 1.5TB RAID5 array. The last time it saw an upgrade was about two years ago and it’s work load has tripled since then so I finally broke down and rebuilt it. These are the parts, I [...]

Sprint is Crap

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

My 2 year contract is up and I’m jumping ship. Poor coverage, horrible customer service, confusing website, consistently incorrect billing and overpriced service; these are just a few of my gripes with Sprint. Working for Honeywell, I get a massive employee discount with both at&t and Verizon. I have five lines with Sprint but Verizon [...]

Fun With My Car

Monday, April 7th, 2008

I’ve had a good deal of success working on my own vehicles in the past and this last weekend was my biggest undertaking yet. My car had a leaky heater core so the first half of Saturday was spend disassembling the dashboard. Once I found the heater core, I drained the coolant and replaced the [...]

S10 Starter

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Back in November, the starter died in my truck but I wasn’t willing to dish out $400 to have it replaced. I bought a starter on eBay for $30 and waited for a weekend warm enough to install it and yesterday was it. It took me 4 hours, most of which was spent trying to [...]

Cookies

Monday, March 24th, 2008

So I’ve only lived in central Minnesota for about a year and a half now and I just recently discovered the biggest reasons I hate it down here (there’s no lack of things I dislike about this part of the state) The Girl Scout Cookies Girl Scout cookies are expensive, but they are also delicious [...]

New Alternator

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

I took Jenn and her sister to the airport Wednesday Last week so they could meet up with their cousin and go to New York City for spring break. It was business as usual while Jenn was gone except I had to work all weekend. I left work Sunday around 4pm and picked up Jenn [...]

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