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Karlan Schneider
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Maker at heart.
Maker at heart.

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GOOD: Colorblind Man Sees Purple For the First Time and Loses His Mind. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwgaPxuSI

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Yup. Angular is pretty cool. 
Thanks for the intro, +Code School !

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Cool, I got an Inbox invite, already.. 
So far, so good! :)

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I solved my slow charging external USB battery problem

So, I recently purchased an external USB battery (sometimes called a "USB power bank"). In use, it seemed to charge my phone slower than it's labeled 5V/1A output. After some research, I learned that many devices (such as my Galaxy Nexus) limit themselves to drawing .5A from a standard USB connection, but will draw more from a wall charger. It turns out that some wall chargers short the data pins, which tells the device it can safely draw more than .5A.

I concluded  that the battery does not short the data pins, and the phone sees it as a standard USB connection. It's either modify the battery, or the USB cable. The battery has a plastic shell with no visible screws, so.. cable it is!

A quick search lead me to this article on how modify a USB cable to be "charge-only" and let the phone draw more juice from my battery.. I did the modification in about 10 minutes using only a swiss army knife and some duct tape, and am VERY happy with the results!

This works for more than just Blackberries! (But be warned - If you try this, it is at your own risk!)
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/gg/entry/blackberry_charging_issue_solved_hack_your_usb_cable_today?lang=en

#thereifixedit

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Most recent finished project.. An entry table with shoe rack for my wife. It perfectly matches an existing bookcase.  

I am interested in building more pieces like this.. They are easy compared to guitars! So, 
+Garrett Durland, lemme know if you want me to work on a table for ya!

#woodworking #furniture
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2013-11-23
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I'm learning this song on Mandolin for a Beginning Bluegrass Ensemble at https://swallowhillmusic.org/ 

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My knife fell out of my pocket yesterday.. 
NEVER AGAIN.
#thereifixedit
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May 3, 2013
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This was my first mandolin top, which cracked suddenly while I was working on it... about a year ago...
Last night, I finally glued it up again!
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Something from nothing.
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This is my 1980 kz440 LTD. I've had it for a while, and always hated certain parts about it, but haven't been motivated to do anything about it except the handlebars.. Well, that's going to change this summer. I probably won't go all-out-cafe-racer, but I know there's a better looking bike in this dirty mess.
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