A couple of months ago I decided I wanted to feed the outside birds. I’m also always looking for new ways to entertain the cats. I found this on Amazon and realized I could do both at the same time! At the time, the price was $29 and I didn’t want to spend that much. … Read moreDIY Cat Vista Bird Feeder
So yesterday was probably the coldest day in Western New York this year. It got down to about -10 here. Fortunately I now keep a close watch on the usual suspects when it comes to frozen water pipes in this house, but I did not see this coming. In the SW corner of the fireplace … Read moreThe Joys Of 120 Year Old Victorian Homes
Just a quick post showing the wind turbine. It feeds the power system through a separate controller than the solar panels. The turbine is a $120 3 blade, “500 watt” version bought from eBay. I’d say 500 watts is being quite generous, but it does definitely add power to the system on windy days, particularly … Read moreWind Turbine
I started this site with the intent of posting something every day, or close to it. Obviously that hasn’t happened. Life’s been pretty busy the last couple of months. Holidays, home renovations, birthdays, office move… I’m hoping to be posting again regularly. So anyway… Here’s a pic of the new office space.
It’s been kind of a screwed up few days, but I finally got my mail server (postfix/dovecot/mysql) working. Actually, it WAS working, but then stopped working when I tried to implement postfixadmin. After hours of researching cryptic error messages, I finally ended up uninstalling everything mail related including config files and starting over. This finally … Read moreMail Server Accomplished
I meant to post a few articles today, but I am in a time crunch to get a mail server up and running and suffice to say that I’ve had some difficulties. Actually, it was working perfectly but then I decided to add a web interface for ease of configuring domains and users, which of … Read moreEmail Server Woes
A few years ago I acquired an NEC 50XP10 50″ plasma monitor. It’s certainly now considered “old technology” but it has a DVI input, built in 8 watt stereo amp, and a really nice picture. There’s just something about these vintage plasma monitors that makes everything look like it’s being shown on a movie theater … Read moreArduino Infrared Remote Control For NEC Plasmasync Monitor