I'm still working on organizing everything I'm doing. Organizing everything using Agile seem silly, but that's what is happening.

I created priority and importance labels. Next stop -- how many points I can complete in a week, and having performance review meetings with myself. LOL.

After all the weird weather and rain we've been having lately, park ravine is flooded.

Electronics in my USB "key" in my keychain are gone. Good thing to didn't keep anything important on it.

I'm still hoping to find the chip in a bag somewhere.


Lately it's been difficult to find bike LED lights that would work on AA/AAA batteries, so I'm trying to fix what I have.

My rear bike lamp stopped working a while ago. Turns out it wasn't broken, it just needed some maintenance. After removing corrosion with dental tool, it works again.

I'm early today. The setup is done with 50 minutes to spare.

I see that the no smoking signs were recently updated.


camera stuff 

My backup server still WIP.
This is Cubietruck that runs armbian and is connected to a 2TB HDD powered by 12V coming from ATX power supply.

I'm using rustic to store local backup and run rclone that syncs to backblaze from the machine.

I'm going to pull out atx socket from a dead motherboard so I can properly wire everything up. I also want to use this case as a home for more small computers that I have laying around.

I got 2 LED lamps that work with balast and this is not what I need them to do, so I took them apart and avoided old electronics by connecting new LED driver directly to the input strip leads.

The lamp now takes 92V DC.

My soldering iron at home sucks and this is the first time I'm working at the new @hacklab location.

I'm working on a new mount for my lights stand. I decided to use M5 hardware for everything.

The whole square thing around 1/4-20 bolt was not a great idea, but version 2 is on the way.

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For anyone having issues with octopi failing to update automatically with this message --

"This version of the Python environment is not supported for direct updates"

The solution is to ssh into octoprint server.

Then upgrade pip

$ source ~/oprint/bin/activate
(oprint)$ pip install --upgrade pip


After that run octoprint update from command line


(oprint)$ pip install get.octoprint.org/latest
$ sudo service octoprint restart

Probing Failed.

I love BedVisualizer, now my bed looks like a black hole.

I'm growing some tomatoes on my balcony garden and soon I need to get some sticks to support the weight of the berries.

Now assemble everything back and add and add some electrical tape around the body of the molded piece for the good measure.

Now this can be used to record separate track on stereo right and left channel. I'm going to be using this to record presenter with a lavaliere wireless microphone on one channel and the audience with a shotgun microphone on the other.

Put some tape on Right channel for the right socket, and left channel for the left socket.

Do not cut the stamped parts -- I tried doing it at the first attempt at this and this doesn't work, as this whole system is friction-fit and if any of the parts are cut 3.5mm jack won't stay in place.

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