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 »

Using NAT with Hyper-V

Many articles seem to instruct users to create a NAT using the VMSwitch type of NAT.  Unfortunately, Microsoft has since removed this type of switch.  All commands that follow require the use of PowerShell.  Here is how to use NAT with VMs running under Hyper-V currently: Create a new Hyper-V Switch New-VMSwitch -SwitchName “NAT” -SwitchType… Read More »

Nintendo NX / Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has finally released at least a little information about the upcoming Nintendo NX Nintendo Switch!  So far it looks like the rumors have been correct.  The device is a handheld-console hybrid (actually it seems more like a handheld with a docking station).  From the teaser video, it looks like there are two removable controllers,… Read More »

Google’s Pixel Event

I am a pretty avid user of Google’s products and this is the first time I have been pretty excited by one their announcements.  The Pixel XL looks awesome as well as Google Home.  Google VR looks pretty nice, but it isn’t anything that hasn’t been done — at least they are giving the headset… Read More »

VPS Hosts: Speed

I have recently moved my hosting provider from Vultr to HostUS.  While I have been happy with Vultr’s service generally, lately, they have been having issues with DDoS attacks on their data centers.  I have tried a few other hosting providers and did a quick Geekbench 4 test on each as well.  Here are the contenders and the plans I… Read More »

No Man’s Sky: All the Hate

I know there is a lot of hate going around about No Man’s Sky.  Here are my experiences (on PC).  I have since stopped playing and have around 50 hours in game. A lot of people experienced performance issues.  I did not and the game ran perfectly for me.  This was supposedly fixed in the… Read More »

Polarized Filters on the Phantom 4

I was playing around with some of the filters I purchased for my Phantom 4.  Here are some photos I took using a circular polarized filter.  PPolarized filters are usually that great for drone use but I got some neat sky effects by using one!

Testing out Waypoints with Litchi / DJI Phantom 4

I have purchases and installed “Litchi” for use with my DJI Phantom 4.  My previous Phantom 2 had Ground Station available, but DJI removed this feature beginning with the Phantom 3. This particular trip is around 2.25 miles and the drone was set to 10 mph.