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Plasti-Dip Chevy Volt Emblems and Rims
Now that I have had my Chevy Volt for a week, I had to take care of some high priority items in order to make it driveable.  The first one, of course, was to black out the rims and gold Chevy emblems.  I used a product called Custom Wrap by Dupli-Color. It'...
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How the Gen 2 Volt Drivetrain (Really) Works
Is the Chevy Volt a parallel hybrid or serial?  Does the engine drive the wheels after the battery is depleted?  Or does it generate electricity to run the motors, like a range-extended EV?  There are tons of opinions about what class of hybrid the Chevy Vo...
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Why I Got a Chevy Volt
Why I chose the Volkswagen "Buy Back" Last month, I sold my VW Golf TDI back to Volkswagen.  It was included in the emissions scandal, and I had the option to sell it back for more than I paid for it.  Even though I mostly loved the car, I had my reasons fo...
Why I Got a Chevy Volt
Why I Got a Chevy Volt
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Monitor Connector Preferences
When it comes to connecting a computer to a monitor, you have a lot of choices these days.  Recently I was asked what I would use, and I made a list of my preference in descending order, depending on what is available: DVI to DVI HDMI to HDMI or DVI to HDMI...
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Fun with old school weather displays
Ah the 90's.  Everyone has their own opinions of it, but one of my fondest memories is coming home from school and watching the Weather Channel (this should tell you a little about my school experience).  In particular, I was always mesmerized by  "Local On...
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Convert your CMS site to static in seconds with a simple linux command line
This little tip will hopefully be helpful to webmasters with deadbeat clients out there.  Scenario: you host site xyz.com for Joe Smith.  The site runs on ancient version of Joomla, which relies on an old, unsupported version of PHP. It's a pain to update, ...
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Reaper, Linux, and the Behringer X-Air - Complete Studio Solution, Part 1
Introduction and Rationale This is part one of a major effort to document my experiences with recreating my home studio, entirely using Linux.  Without getting into too many of the specifics, a few months ago I decided that I was unhappy with Windows' shena...
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Windows 10 and hardware incompatibility
A few months ago, I replaced my laptop and my desktop.  The move was motivated by a need to reinstall the OS (Windows 8) due to slowness and broken system components.  My desktop was particularly nasty - the Windows update mechanism broke, causing it to tak...
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Are these exhaust pipes? No, they are DIY pannier guards!
These "exhaust pipes" will hold your panniers back AND give you 5 extra horsepower!  As many others seem to have (according to posts I've read in forums), I've been plagued by the issue of my pannier bags curling inward and getting hung up in the spokes.  T...
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