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Acer XC-1660G-UW93 mini desktop

I made a 3D printed block-off plate so I can remove the DVD drive.

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QEMU/KVM GPU Passthrough

Was getting BSOD trying to pass through a 280X to Windows guest. Using an added PCIe root seems to fix it. Using the i440fx machine in QEMU also seems to fix the BSOD. I need to benchmark that against the … Continue reading

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Forget WASD

WASD is the QWERTY of movement control. What you want is ASZD. A: Forward — Z: Backwards — S: Left — D: Right Less hand movement and stretching = better performance.

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Random phone IMEI calculator

Generate a fake random IMEI based on your real IMEI. This allows you to give your random IMEI to anyone without exposing your real IMEI. Useful for websites that decode the IMEI and display phone model information. No information is … Continue reading

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LeCroy Oscilloscope Memory Cards

This article is related to so-called “memory cards” (MC01) or SRAM cards. Mass storage cards (HD01) generally Just Work if your scope supports them. I want to attempt to solidify information surrounding the use of memory cards (MC01 SRAM) in … Continue reading

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3D Printed Motorcycle Gas Cap

I lost my fuel cap during a night ride so I designed and 3D printed a new one. Designed in OpenSCAD with the threads.scad library by Dan Kirshner. Printed in PLA+. I wasn’t sure if the PLA would hold up … Continue reading

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3D Printed Zipper

My motorcycle jacket is well past its end of life but I keep it on support. The original metal zipper slider (aka car) started bending internally until finally it wouldn’t work any more. I replaced it with a 3D printed … Continue reading

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Small Plastic Shelf Bracket

During moving some furniture we lost a bunch of these tiny brackets that insert into the sides of shelf cases. 3D print to the rescue. Modeled in FreeCAD. Printed in PLA+.

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Outside Light Mounting Spike

Another 3D print I designed in FreeCAD and printed for someone else. These things break all the time because they’re pushed in to the ground and are fairly expensive to replace so 3D printing is a good option. Printed in … Continue reading

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Sink Drain Stopper

3D printers are an endless source of usefulness. My ancient bathroom sink drain plug lifting mechanism broke such that it was always stopping the drain. I couldn’t leave the plug out because if you drop something in the sink, down … Continue reading

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