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Karlan Schneider
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Attended Colorado School of Mines
Lives in Denver, CO
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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

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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.
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You'll shoot your eye out, kid!
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Something from nothing.
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Nice +Karlan Schneider :)
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Now that's a nice bike.
This guy Kit's got skills, and he's not afraid to use 'em!
Makes me want to get to work on my kz440!
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Hooray, Spring!

I was just thinking about spending time out on the patio when the weather gets warm again.. and then remembered that I have had this blog post in the works for a while. 

It's pretty fun and straight-forward to build your own patio furniture.
Check it out!
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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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+Shannon Woody, yes I can.. But only in warm weather. ;-)
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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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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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Re-covering the seat is the only thing I'm "worried" about.. luckily, I found this: http://diymotorcycleseat.com/modify_4.htm
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SK8elecaster!!
 
Skateboarding and rocking out go hand in hand, and now they literally can thanks to Buenos Aires-based Skate Guitar. The brain child of master luthier/old school skater Ezequiel Galasso and professional skateboarder/musician Gianfranco de Gennaro, Skate Guitars are handmade from two repurposed skate decks a piece. Check out more pics/video: http://blog.makezine.com/2013/03/25/skate-guitars-rip/
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Senior Software Engineer - Java based Information Systems
Employment
  • ClickFox
    Java Developer, 2013 - present
  • Senior Software Engineer
    Absio Corporation, 2013 - 2013
    Java based Information Systems development
  • Interior Business Center
    IT Specialist (INET), 2002 - 2013
    Java based Web Services development
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Denver, CO
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Maker at heart.
Introduction
Karlan Schneider grew up in Colorado, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Math and Computer Science from Colorado School of Mines. His career accomplishments include architecting a web services infrastructure for the Interior Business Center, a shared service center within the Department of the Interior, where his designs improve efficiency of data entry and hiring processes. He is also a do-it-yourself-er who has taken special interest in fine woodworking and musical instruments, recently earning certificates for Lutherie from RRCC School of Fine Woodworking
Bragging rights
I don't always play guitar.. but when I do, I play guitars that I build myself.
Education
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Math and Computer Science, 1998 - 2003
  • Red Rocks Community College
    Fine Woodworking, 2010 - 2012
    Classical Guitar, Steel String Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Guitar Setup & Repair
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Male
Birthday
February 14
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Married