posts in topic: consumerism

quickie: how-to fix a cracked Henge Docks vertical 1st gen stand for Macbook Pro

quickie: how-to fix a cracked Henge Docks vertical 1st gen stand for Macbook Pro

i really dig my Henge Docks vertical docking stand so i was bummed when the connectors stopped lining up consistently. on quick inspection i noticed that the thin plastic between each connector had split in 3 locations … continue reading  ⇨

EagleTac G25C2 MKII 1180 Lumen in neutral white tint, a true do-it-all LED flashlight?

EagleTac G25C2 MKII 1180 Lumen in neutral white tint, a true do-it-all LED flashlight?

i had already been dreaming of a single flashlight that could do it all. i wanted a decently intense thrower, but with a larger head than the P20 for a more practical beam – and could i get a decent run time on some mid-level setting?

though EagleTac is still a top competitor, i did my due diligence investigating the latest offerings from Fenix, Olight, NiteCore, Sunwayman, ThruNite, FourSevens and even more traditional manufactures like StreamLight and SureFire … continue reading  ⇨

how-to take apart the Motorola XOOM & SparkFun Toolkit recommendation

how-to take apart the Motorola XOOM & SparkFun Toolkit recommendation

the original Motorola XOOM tablet is getting a bit old by mobile electronics standards, but it’s still a great tablet mainly thanks to several official OS upgrades (currently on early Jelly Bean), and plenty of unofficial ROM support. it had excellent specs when it launched (early 2011) and runs quite stable with moderate overclocking which …

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SparkFun third hand kit – better than a frozen rhesus monkey

SparkFun third hand kit – better than a frozen rhesus monkey

i purchased a SparkFun Third Hand Kit while on a Cyber Monday shopping spree this year. i’m not sure how i ever lived without one!

but what does it do?

it’s a better version of the infamous Helping Hands tool (you know the one that can never articulate just the way you need). useful for holding small parts …

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you’ll shoot your eye out kid

you’ll shoot your eye out kid

Brady and i got air guns for Christmas and we still haven’t had a chance to get out of town for some extended shooting… i am hereby making it a priority this month!

he got a step up from the traditional Red Ryder, a Crossman M4-177 pump rifle. with 600 fps, rifled barrel, picatinny rails, windage …

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