I’m excited. It isn’t even on sale right now, but Motion Twin just released a fantastic update for Dead Cells, and I just have to talk about it!
Can You Swim in Shade Balls, Machining an Easter Island Moai Statue, and the Cheapest USB Oscilloscope
Last month, I watched Veritasium explain why there are 96,000,000 black shade balls floating on a reservoir in Los Angeles. If you watched this video, you may have wondered the same thing that I was thinking about.
I often mention in my writing just how important it is to back up your data. I worry that people will think that if they make their storage more reliable, then they don’t have to worry about backing anything up. I worry even more when I explain how to make things more reliable, because it might be my fault that people think they won’t need backups anymore!
I have been playing Kerbal Space Program for years. I always say that I don’t like recommending things that I haven’t used myself. I have over 100 hours invested in the Kerbal Space Program, and I know that I’ve only scratched the surface.
Since building and blogging about my first network attached storage (NAS) computer way back in 2012 and then writing all my subsequent DIY NAS build blogs, I’ve tried quite a few different cases when building these machines. Beyond that, I’ve stared at the specifications of countless other models of cases looking for things that fit my criteria: typically something small and can fit at least six 3.5” hard drives.
Both patshead.com and briancmoses.com earn money from affiliate sales. My blog earns me all the coffee I can drink, enough money to pay for all our hosting costs, and sometimes even enough to buy me a fun toy or two each year. My blog doesn’t earn me a living. Brian’s blog generates quite a bit more revenue than mine, but he’s not close to earning a salary, either.
I saw this deal on
r/buildapcsaleson Reddit, and I had to order a 2-pack for myself.
Last year, my wife and I bought a house. We bought Brian’s house. Isn’t that weird?
Upgrading Kitchen Cabinet Doors with a CNC, Liftoff Drone Simulator Update, and Designing 3D Printed Buckles
When I was trying to decide what size Shapeoko CNC machine I needed to order, my kitchen cabinets were the deciding factor. My kitchen cabinets are old, basic, and starting to deteriorate. I wanted a CNC machine large enough to cut awesome new doors for my kitchen cabinets.
Internet of Things is a process that aims to transform the way humans and machines interact. While it has far reaching consequences in most sectors across the globe, education in particular will see a significant revolution as a result of it.
Brian and I often blog about server and network related topics, so our social media following tends to skew in that direction. If you’re reading our blogs, there is a good chance you don’t know what you’re doing. Don’t worry. Brian and I will both be happy to tell you where the limits of our knowledge and abilities lie!
Watching the Bon Appetit crew research the perfect pizza has been a lot of fun. I watched every minute aside from the episode on toppings. I don’t care about toppings. I don’t believe a pizza is a pizza unless it is a cheese pizza!
One of the things I’ve wanted to for a long time is to publish other people’s DIY NAS builds which I have across and share them with our audience. Shortly after I finished the latest in my DIY NAS blogs, the DIY NAS: 2019 Edition, Pat and I were talking about when we’d launch Butter, What?! and the kind(s) of topics we would wind up sharing here and this topic immediately jumped to my mind.
Brian and I have been writing about our adventures with home servers for a long time. He’s been giving away DIY NAS builds for years, and he’s explained his ZFS disk configuration. I’ve been running a little virtual machine host at home, and I’ve explained my home server choices on my blog, too.
I have an awesome coffee brewing equipment at home: A Rancilio Silvia espresso machine, a Baratza Preciso grinder, an Aeropress, two Moka Express ports, a couple of French presses, and a cheap pourover cone. Until recently, I’ve only been buying coffee that’s already roasted. Can you believe that?
I was checking my notes and looking for some interesting things to include in today’s post, and I remembered that Brian Moses’s DIY NAS giveaway has just come to and end!
I love pizza. I enjoy eating pizza, and I enjoy making pizza. I’ve been watching Claire at Bon Appetit make gourmet versions of all my favorite snacks, so when I saw they were making a series about making the perfect pizza, I knew I was in for a treat!
Butter, What?! has finally gone live, but what in the heck is Butter, What?!
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