Monthly Archives: June 2016

Converting a rolling toolbox to be a workbench too

Nice build.  I like the converting of the bench dogs to holdthe lights too.  I could see doing this to my rolling toolboxes as well but I would add some breaks to the wheels to lock it in place when … Continue reading

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Xerox now in the Top 5 worst companies to work for in Glassdoor

Not sure if the split will help at all, but as the article points out, the CEO has a really bad rating, and the split may see her move on.  Which may boost Xerox up. http://247wallst.com/special-report/2016/06/10/the-worst-companies-to-work-for-2/

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Interesting, it used to be a set of dot patterns that marked bills to prevent copying bills.  But apparently there is even more stuff in them. http://sploid.gizmodo.com/heres-the-reason-why-you-cant-photocopy-money-1782060136

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Use Bike quick release to clamp down vise on drill press

I like this idea.  I go thru alot of pain taking my vise off and on, for a buck a release you can use it to clamp the vise down on the drill press and take it off. http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Press-Quick-Release-Clamps/

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FullPageOS, for RPi

Interesting OS, its goal is an OS for providing information displays.  It turns off all screen savers, and other functionality so that its always “up”.  Could be good for a photo displayer or one of the mirror setups. http://lifehacker.com/fullpageos-automatically-boots-your-raspberry-pi-into-a-1779862376

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Why you don’t hear more folks complaining about outsourcing

I always get asked since I complain about outsourcing hurting software development in the US, why don’t more news articles come out about it.  Partly cause alot of the displaced are under gag orders.  In order to get their severance, … Continue reading

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PVC + motor makes a simple fan

Author uses USB for power,  a bottle cap for the “hub” and cardboard for the wings of the fan.  Interesting build.  Looks nice too. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-USB-Fan-360-Degree-Rotating/

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Build your own bike dog walker

I was ironically looking at one of these (one you buy) when I stumbled on the instructable for building one.  Its a nice and simple build.  One addition, maybe a spring added in with the cord? http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Inexpensive-and-Safer-Bike-Doggy-Walker/?ALLSTEPS

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How to make a dollar bill shirt

I had to laugh at this build.  Its a bit complicated, but not impossible.  May make a nice bar trick. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Dollar-Bill-Shirt/  

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Interesting look on scholarships

I never thought of how some scholarships are used to get information on kids.  Interesting…. Also interesting where the sites it listed for help finding scholarships ( Scholarship Owl , DoSomething.org, and Raise.me ). Scholarships are the new sweepstakes  

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