amazon.caJun 2021 TLP806TEL - Good Surge Protector
$64 Tripp Lite 8 Outlet Surge Protector. Automatic shutoff cuts power to all outlets when the protection circuit has been compromised. 2160 joule rating. 150 clamping voltage. --
tripplite.comJun 2021 TLP806TEL - Good Surge Protector
Tripp Lite 8 Outlet Surge Protector. Automatic shutoff cuts power to all outlets when the protection circuit has been compromised. 2160 joule rating. 150 clamping voltage. --
chapala.comJan 2021 MagicJack DTMF Tones
The problem is what they call the DTMF level which is the technical name for the tone generated pressing a key on a telephone. The level is too low for the other end to pick it up. If you use those keywords in a chat they'll ask you to unplug the unit while the level is updated and then ask you to reconnect and test the change. --
earthsky.orgOct 2018 Top tips for binocular stargazing.
Buy a pair of 7X50 binoculars and a planisphere. --
amazon.caMar 2017 Bluetooth TV Headphones
This turns out to be a tricky topic. It seems that AppleTV4 will only support one headset. Thus you need to plug something like the Avantree Bluetooth Dual Link Transmitter into your TV. However when connected to two headsets it looses its aptX Low Latency feature. All this begs the question, why not just use a long coard? --
klipsch.comMar 2017 R6 Klipsch Earphones
Klipsch R6 in ear headphones are comfortable, lightweight and durable. They give a good sound at low volume and flat wire reduces tangles. --
thekitchenprofessor.comDec 2016 Chef’s Choice 120 vs 130
The 120 has a pre-sharpening stage, which is used for very dull knives. In theory, this should mean that the 120 should sharpen dull blades a little faster than the 130, but comparing them side by side, I’d say the difference is minimal.
The 130 has a steeling stage, which means that it creates tiny serrations on the edge of the blade, allowing it to have a little more grab than a non-steeled edge. This edge helps when cutting tough fibrous plants or meat.
The 120 uses a flexible strop for the sharpening stage, whereas the 130 uses combined honing.
You can get the 120 from amazon via Hendrix, or the 130 direct from Hendrix Ottawa for the same price: $190 --
thekitchenprofessor.comDec 2016 Best Electric Knife Sharpeners of 2016
Electric sharpeners are preferred because they are convenient, less time consuming & hassle-free. Best rated are Wusthof Precision Edge Technology Electric Knife Sharpener and Chef's Choice 120 Diamond Hone 3-Stage Professional Knife Sharpener. --
wired.comDec 2016 7 Knife Sharpeners Reviewed
If you want a simple, no-fuss, no-muss way to sharpen knives, the Wusthof Precision Edge electric sharpener ($190) fits the bill. Brings knives back from the dead. So simple and powerful, it feels like cheating. It is cheating, and your top-end knives deserve better. Rating: 7 out of 10. The only higher rating was Shapton Glass Stones (8 of 10) set of three (500, 2000, 16000) that you can find online for under $300. Also you'll need a diamond lapping plate to keep them flat — a costly extra. --
teksavvy.comOct 2016 Reset your TekSavvy IP
1. Unplug the modem from power.
2. Press and hold the reset switch.
3. Plug the modem into power while holding the reset switch.
4. Release the switch when all lights come on (about 6 seconds).
5. This will effectively reset the modem to factory defaults and allow a device to obtain a new IP address (if available).
--- this didn't work for me ---
I called support, and he said to do the following:
1. press and hold reset for 30s.
2. while still holding reset, unplug from pow for 30s.
3. while still holding reset, plug back into power for 30s.
4. let go of reset, you should now have a new IP.
--- this also didn't work for me ---
I called back and the next agent suggested connecting directly to the modem and performing ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew
--- didn't try this ---
She also said the above two steps might work if done while the coax is disconnected.
-- Tried no coax. Didn't work --
Ok, so upon closer inspection the Thomson modem has a teksavvy IP and the apple airport has a teksavvy IP. But the world sees us as the airport teksavvy IP, so that's the one I care about. There is no way to configure the airport to release its IP. Really. Really. I've thoroughly checked. I've gone ahead and ordered another airport. Since the new hardware will have a new mac address, I'm hoping it will get a new teksavvy IP. That's ridiculous and expensive, but it's the only solution I can see. --
concreteexchange.comAug 2016 How to Apply CHENG Concrete Sealer
- work in still air, not under radiant heat or sunlight.
- wear safety glasses and rubber gloves.
- put ice in your water to keep it cool.
- 750ml sealer for every 45 sqft.
- prep two buckets of clean water.
- prep two rags.
- prep a 1:1 mix of sealer/water, i.e. 500ml sealer + 500ml water.
- prep a 3:1 mix of sealer/water, i.e. 300ml sealer + 100ml water.
- with rag1, gently rinse (don't scrub) the entire surface with clean water.
- with rag2, saturate entire surface with clean water, allowing to penetrate for 2min.
- with rag2 apply 1:1 mix, keep the entire surface wet and moving for 5min.
- add the 3:1 mix to the remaining 1:1 mix.
- with rag2 apply mix, keep the entire surface wet and moving for 5min.
- create more 3:1 mix as needed.
- the surface should appear as if skim milk as been spilled on it.
- after the 5min, wring wrag and gently wipe up excess in long straight strokes.
- leave a tissue-paper-thin layer of sealer on the surface.
- wait 30min, then repeat 5min 3:1 wash then wipe.
- do this 6 times.
- allow final coat to dry for 24hrs, after this a drop of water should sit on the surface for 5min, then be wiped off without darkening the concrete beneath. --
amazon.caJul 2016 G9 40w Halogen Light Bulb
These are sold for $8 each in hardware stores, but you can buy a pack of ten online for $14 plus shipping. --
littlebits.ccJun 2016 LittleBits
LittleBits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks for creating inventions large and small. --
veseys.comMay 2016 Veseys Seeds
Online provider of quality seeds, bulbs, roses and gardening products. --
jokari.comMay 2016 Jokari
Multi-function opener requires little torque to open twist caps, bottle caps or ring tabs. Non-slip grip teeth and a soft grip handle for comfort. --
designswan.comMay 2016 18 Bottle Openers Designs
The one by Jokari is just like Dad's. --
google.comMay 2016 Bottle Opener Patent
Cam operated design from 1954 --
microsoft.comNov 2015 Windows 7 System Image restore to smaller SSD
How to backup windows 7 installation to an external drive and restore the system image to a smaller SSD Drive using nothing but free tools. --
howtogeek.comNov 2015 Windows 7 restore from HD to SSD
How To Migrate Windows 7 to a Solid State Drive --
slickdeals.netOct 2015 Adding SSD to Dell Inspiron 660s
Tap F12 for boot order. Make sure that the SATA Operation mode is AHCI in BIOS. Secure the SSD into a bay port (3.5" adapter) or the bottom of the case, then plug the cables in. --
shopyourway.comOct 2015 Dehumidifer doesn't draw water even with fan and compressor running.
This guy's experience was similar to mine. The dehumidifier ran in the basement in the spring/fall for 4 years, then quit working. Everything looks fine. Coils are clean. Fan runs. Compressor runs and gets hot, but coils don't get cold. This seems to indicate a Freon leak (i.e. "sealed system") which isn't worth the repair. --
wikihow.comOct 2015 How to Choose the Size of a Dehumidifier
The spec of the dehumidifier should list the CFM and the pints/24hours. Humidity between 70% and 80% requires air changes per hour (ACH) of 4. Cubic feet of basement is ~500x5=2500. Required cubic feet per minute (CFM) = cubic feet * ACH / 60 = 167. For 70%-80% humidity, you need a dehumidifier that can extract 12 pints (5.67 liters) of water within 500 square feet. --
sonymobile.comSep 2015 Sony Xperia M4 Aqua MicroSD
From Sony Support: Xperia M4 Aqua supports 128 GB MicroSD cards and will be able to use any class/UHS class.
From Moderator: There is no need for a fast MicroSD, 4K recording (which M4 doesn't support) requires at least class 10 MicroSD. So you are fine with class 10, perhaps UHS I.
Conclusion: $40, Kingston 64GB MicroSDXC CL10 UHS-I 90R/45W --
museumreplicas.comSep 2015 Glamdring at Museum Replicas
The sword named Glamdring was forged by the high Elves of the West, in the hidden city of Gondolin. This licensed Hobbit collectible sword from United Cutlery is presented with a wood wall display and includes a certificate of authenticity. I saw one of these at DragonCon. --
waywardleather.comSep 2015 Wayward Leather
Mellie Z produces truly extraordinary leatherwork. I bought the Eye Journal from her booth at DragonCon. --
etsy.comSep 2015 Griffin Works Leather
Celtic, Medieval, Steampunk. They had a great booth at DragonCon. --
appliance411.caAug 2015 Normal Operating Refrigerator Sounds
Modern refrigerators have new features and are more energy efficient than older ones. The foam insulation used in new models has excellent insulating capabilities and is very energy efficient however it is not as sound absorbent as previously used fiberglass insulation. --
virginmobile.caApr 2015 Virgin Mobile Prepaid Expiry
Top up with < $25 lasts for 30 days, < $100 lasts for 60 days, >= $100 lasts for 1 year. --
pcmag.comMar 2015 The Best Earbuds (In-Ear Headphones or Earphones)
Earbuds like the stock Apple EarPods are usually inexpensive and sit just outside your canal; people traditionally associate this type with the term earbuds, hence the title of this article. We made sure to hit all possible price points here, from under $30 right on up to the $1,000 mark. Whatever the size of your wallet, you're bound to find sonic bliss. --
cnet.comMar 2015 Best earbuds (in-ear headphones)
CNET editors round up the best in-ear headphones, including product photos and video, and user reviews. --
wordans.caJan 2015 Custom Fabric Printing
Design your own custom t-shirts, apparel, pillows, rugs and more. --
activheat.comJan 2015 Heated Clothing
Heated jackets, gloves, glove liners, wraps and more. --
uneetee.comJan 2015 New cool t-shirt design every month.
T-shirt designs submitted by Artists. --
threadless.comJan 2015 T-shirts and apparel
Collection of t-shirts, tees, art prints, iphone cases, and more featuring unique designs by the global Threadless artist community. --
luxyhair.comNov 2014 Clip-in hair extensions by Luxy Hair
Impressive disruptive grass-roots business model. Check out their youtube presence. --
venties.comMar 2014 Venties Baby Gear
The Venties AirCover is a revolutionary cloth diaper accessory. --