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Chris Gallaty
Ten words really can not describe exactly who I am.
Ten words really can not describe exactly who I am.
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Convinced that I clearly have too much free time, I bought a house. It's a bit of a fixer upper, and there's lots of fun things that have been cropping up just in the beginning of the project. I thought I'd share. 

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So my Nexus 5X died last night which sent me scrambling to find something to use while I get it sorted. I made a homemade SIM adapter out of a junk mail fake credit card and jammed it into the one T-Mobile device I could find at the time, a Blackberry 9700. voice seems to work OK, but it seems to be very unhappy data wise. Even on WIFI (which I chalk up to it being a Blackberry) Has anyone else had success with getting Blackberries working with Fi. I seem to be able to make and send calls fine and I can send texts out, but I don't seem to get any back. It will work for voice for now. thought I would share.
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So my Nexus 5X just died in the middle of texting someone. At first I thought perhaps my batttery was low, but after plugging it in, I have the dreaded boot loop. (I think I did have an update pending) On some digging it looks like I may just be hosed as this is hardware related and not software? I've got it in the freezer I've seen some folks have luck getting it going long enough to pull data. Anyone else go through this yet? 

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So you're telling me there's a chance...
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Looks like Stephen Colbert finally got his free ratings bump from the commander in chief. #Trump should really start charging for mentions.

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It's somewhat cute, but also a bit sad that some ICE folks have still not figured out that they don't get to play in the world +Elon Musk​ is building without an EV. Yes, he's reducing air pollution, but not by scrubbing your dirty ICE emmisions.I bet this guy believes in 'clean coal' as well. Reminds me of the tunnel 'incident' in Atlas Shrugged, ironically enough.
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Wow, talk about not wasting time on this. The little 'side project' that +Elon Musk​ has been talking about a.k.a The Boring Company is clearly leaving a mark already.
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So I just became the 'lucky' owner of a duck pond pool. In reading up on pool chemistry, and looking at the devices out there, I was curious what the color range of the Raspberry Pi camera module is, or if that has been tested. Most all tests result in matching the color of the final solution to a chart. it seems like a closed chamber with a white strip for reference and a white LED to illuminate the sample and you should be able to use a Pi Zero or the like with a simple HSB conversion to get a reading. Has anyone been playing with Raspberry Pi and any flavor of pool maintenance?

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Looks like pricing for the +Tesla​ solar roof may finally be upon us today... or at least I'm assuming that as most folks are not likely going to order one before knowing the cost... 
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I love how most updates just trickle out via +Elon Musk​ and his Twitter feed. It's effective, who needs to pay for ads when anything you do on your feed makes the news? I'm guessing that corrugated iron did not exist in the line up prior to the question and Musk was like "Sure, why not?" See a market, grab an opportunity.

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