Author: tailor

Access the Sandbox, Remotely!

If your computer isn’t cutting edge, or you don’t have the hard-drive space to install something new and big like a game engine, machine-learning libraries or rendering software, good news! All you need is some software you probably already have installed, and you can access the sandbox computers to do whatever you need! We’ve installed…
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Show and Tell Mar. 1

This week’s show and tell we’ll be going over 2 key encryption and specifically, using GPG. The zoom meeting will be HERE at 1pm on Tuesday. Or you can join with meeting ID: 829 7708 3019 and password: 982778.

Show and Tell Feb 9th

We will have our usual show and tell this week, with an example of how to use A-Frame! Join the zoom meeting Join the zoom meetingĀ HEREĀ at 1pm on Tuesday, February 9th. Or with meeting ID: 829 7708 3019 and password: 982778.

You Need a Budget

While it is possible to do hardware projects based on scrap alone, projects like this are ill-suited for beginners. Even simple projects like rotating a cat toy or automating a dispenser are turned into grueling, complicated projects when trying to use salvaged equipment. However, there are an infinite number of projects that can be done…
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Learn VI

A holy war has been raging since the 80’s between nerds all over the word about which command line editor is better to use. Command line editors are necessary when the only means of using a computer is via the terminal or command line, for example while remotely accessing a server or any computer that…
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Circuit Simulation – circuitry to enhance your life!

Originally this post was going to be about EveryCircuit. Every circuit is an app (IOS/Android) that allows you to drag and drop electrical components and power sources and link them together. It then shows you how the circuit would behave if you actually acquired and connected real components together. I have recommended this paid app…
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Easy DIY Network services – TrueNAS

This week I did the easiest, cleanest, most effective server upgrade of my life. For those who have tried to “upgrade” an operating system in place, using the system tools, you know that it’s usually better to install the new version on a fresh slate. For those who don’t, I’m talking about the kind of…
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Phone booting Ubuntu Touch

Linux on Your “android” Phone

Many a power-user are chaffed by the limitations android has when it comes to running certain software. A phone is a pocket-computer at the end of the day, and it has every capacity to run the same software as a laptop or desktop computer, in theory. The easiest way to install linux on your android…
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DIY DoorCam – Raspberry Pi

For those who saw the “Ring Video Doorbell” and didn’t want Amazon tracking your coming-and-going, your neighbors coming-and-going, etc, You can set up a system like this yourself. The fastest and easiest setup involves flashing an SD card with a special “img” file, plugging everything in (the camera, the SD card, the raspberry pi) and…
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Show&Tell! 17Sep2020

Join us for another weekly session where present projects that we’ve been working on! Finished, or just started, are all fine. It starts at 14:30 and goes for an hour. We’re still using Zoom for now, so here is the ID: 987 6162 0878 And the password: 770145 I’ll get the ball rolling by presenting…
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