Payin' Back All That Tech Debt

a rom-com

Using LibreOffice to edit PDFs

If you’ve ever needed to modify a PDF, then you’d know the only tools in town are pretty much paid tools. That is, unless you know how to use LibreOffice.

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DIY Safecracking – Making a stupidly cheap autodialer (Work in Progress)

Note – This project is a living one, and as such I’m going to update it as I work on it. The views I express are those of someone currently working on a project, and I may be doing dumb things. Put down the pitchforks. Don’t lose your safe combination. If everyone just followed that […]

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Threaded Parts With FreeCAD

I started to play around with FreeCAD and noticed that there weren’t very many tutorials for 1. the new version (.17), and 2. just accomplishing basic threading. Sure, there are tools for created standard threads, but I’m more interested in created nonstandard 3d printed threads right now. I created a video showing how to do […]

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Do Drones Dream of Electronic Warfare? (Part 1)

It’s getting close to spring time in ye olde Connecticut, and with better weather comes more time that can be spent outside. With that in mind, I’m bringing back a personal project that I had set aside for a purely metaphorical rainy day. A drone that flies around with hacker tools and collects data. I’ve […]

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Machine Vision and OpenCV

Today has been pretty productive. I’ve released a second open source project, a Python Serial Monitor and I’ve been working on some machine vision projects that I’ve wanted to do for a while. Back in the day I wrote a bot for a game I liked playing. It would read my computer screen and then […]

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Why I’M Really into python Right now

Primarily, I’m an embedded software guy. With that said, most of my programming experience has been with C/C++. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve used other languages, but over the last 10+ years I’d say that C/C++ are what I have spent the most amount of time using. In fact, there are still good reasons for […]

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I was talking to a friend of mine, and he said: “I want to start my own business, but I’m worried that I’m going to regret that I didn’t start twenty years ago.” Yep. This hits so close to home. Honestly, I wished I had started my own company right out of college. This post […]

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Unbreaking FLUDWERKS

So, my website was broken for about 24 hours. I was getting the “Updating Failed” and red bar message with WordPress and couldn’t find a workable solution to fix it. What made it worse is that when I initially paid for hosting I opted for having it run on a windows machine… which at the […]

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FIXED – WordPress (on godaddy) Breaks again

In the eternal struggle that is Wordpress development, I finally updated to the most recent version of wordpress. Boy was that a mistake.

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My New Favorite Lens Vivitar Series 1 28-90mm F2.8-3.5 Macro Lens

Every once in a while you get a new favorite thing.

Today, that favorite thing is a Vivitar Series 1 28-90mm F2.8-3.5.

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