Category Archives: Technology

Essential Phone – No Verizon Compatibility?

I had my Essential PH1 phone on pre-order and I was notified today that it shipped.  Also included (in the same email no less), was that the phone is currently not compatible with the Verizon network.  This phone was marketed as unlocked and compatible with all major US carriers.  This announcement — bundled with a… Read More »

Enable Windows Hello for Domain Accounts

I’ve seen a lot of instructions online requiring quite a few edits to the domain policy or registry.  I have found that it only takes two policy changes to enable this feature in Windows 10. Using gpedit.msc, navigate to: Local Computer Policy → Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → Windows Components → Windows Hello for Business → Use biometrics (set… Read More »

Weekend of 3D Printing

Once I got my i3 MK2 running and calibrated, I spent some time capturing the printing process.  Here are a few selections:

Prusa i3 MK2 Assembly – Part 3

Continuing with assembly, here is my work installing the extruder, power supply, and heat bed.  Only the RAMbo installation remains! Unfortunately, I lost a file while transferring from my SD card, so there is around 15 minutes missing from the extruder assembly. PSU/Heat Bed assembly:

Prusa i3 MK2 Assembly – Part 2

Continuing on my Prusa build.  So far it has been easier than the Y-axis assembly, but the some the parts have been very tight-fitting, requiring the use of a hammer for the Z-axis assembly. Assembling the X-axis: Assembling the Z-axis:

Prusa i3 MK2 Assembly – Part 1

I received my Prusa i3 MK2 3D printer kit in and started assembly.  I have never used nor even seen a 3D printer in person, so I figure this will be at least a little challenging to get up and running.  So far, I have only completed the y-axis.  This step took about 3 hours… Read More »

Pebble is no More

Pebble has announced that it will be acquired by Fitbit, which is fine.  I mean good for them!  However, they will be completely shut down, halting all hardware production and support.  I have used a Pebble for about 1 1/2 years now and have (had) a Pebble Time 2 on order.  I know I can’t… Read More »

DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now has a pretty nice deal currently, offering over 100 channels for $35 month.  Even better, if you pre-pay for 3 months ($105), you get an Apple TV for free ($150).  This is for a limited time and will lock you into the discounted price point, so if you are interested, it is best… Read More »