After working with this setup for over a year, I wanted to share it with you, having gained full knowledge of its advantages and disadvantages. It is what works for me at this time, in my particular situation, but it may help you as well, if like me, you make your own videos and don't … Continue reading My video recording setup
I've always been curious about the two holes on ungrounded NEMA 1-15 plugs (Type A). There they were, one hole on each blade -- what were they for? When I had to make an electrical connection inside a junction box a few days ago, to power up a little adapter for a network camera, I thought: why … Continue reading What do you think of this?
In late 2012 and right after New Year's Eve this year, in 2015, I experienced two data loss events, both of which happened on my Drobo storage devices. I'll write a separate post detailing my experiences in recent years with my Drobos but for now, I wanted to let you know how I recovered my … Continue reading How I recovered from catastrophic data loss
Here's how you can fold your shirts like a pro and save space in your closet while you're at it. This way of folding them doesn't cause creases, allowing you to stack them nicely on shelves in your closet or in your travel bag. I don't know about you, but I don't enjoy lugging around … Continue reading How to fold your shirts (and organize your closet in the process)
You may remember my post on the sturdy king-size bed frame a while back? It's inspired many people to build their own frames at home, saving $$$, avoiding the purchase of cheaply made furniture and learning about carpentry in the process. This time, Jérôme Tirolien from France wrote to thank me for the article and … Continue reading My bed frame comes to life in France
Do you want to know how to get great hair and keep it that way? Tired of bad hair days, of dandruff, of itchy scalp, of putting up with what you think is the "norm" for your hair? Have a look at this video I made, where I'll give you detailed advice on the matter … Continue reading Hair care advice for men
With the warmer spring weather, I tried something different when making my coffee one day: I decided to brew it using the sun's heat. I was hoping for a different, milder taste and I was right! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCCTvrnk2t4 The basic coffee-making equation doesn't change: use your favorite coffee, use as much or as little of it … Continue reading How to make sun-brewed coffee