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DIY Projects

GE APEL50LZ 50 Qt Per Day Dehumidifier Review

We have a 1,100 square foot concrete block and floating slab basement. There is tar based waterproofing on the exterior from when it was built in the 1980’s but we still have a humidity problem. We purchased a temp and humidity monitoring system from Ambient Weather (see my post here) and monitored the temperature and […]

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Internet LAMP Servers

How to fix AWS Lightsail CLIENT_UNAUTHORIZED [769]

There are two main reasons why you might get “Log in failed. If this instance has just started up, try again in a minute or two. CLIENT_UNAUTHORIZED [769]” in Amazon Lightsail browser based SSH login. You will need SSH login from Putty, etc. Your machine’s clock is wrong Check time with https://time.is/UTC (AWS is in […]

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DIY Projects

Ambient Weather WS-50 and F007TH Sensors

I wanted the ability to track temperature and humidity in different zones in my house using an app or the web, and I wanted to be able to use the data in graphing, etc. Links to everything on Amazon at the bottom. The rest of the links go to product pages. Basic specifications I was […]

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Ramblings

2001: A Space Odyssey – simplified

Yes, there are many theories and some supported in one way or another about the meaning of the film. But, in truth, it is just a very cleverly executed movie. So, let’s just get down to it because, as interesting as it can be to delve into the theoretical meaning/s, it really just comes to […]

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DIY Projects

LAARS/Baxi HT 330 and 380 Combi Boiler Thermostats

I have a LAARS HT 330 gas fired condensing boiler that speaks neotherm. Baxi has been around forever in the EU. I love this boiler. It is easy to maintain and has been bulletproof. It’s only problem is bringing it up to modern standards. If you’re DIY then there might be some information that you […]

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Slow Food

Another Ultimate No-Knead Bread Recipe

I’ve been making no knead bread based on Jim Lahey’s recipe for ages. The results have been good, but not great. This is a relative scale. Would I eat a quarter of the “old” recipe as soon as it was cooled and set, fresh out the oven? Yes. But, this one is better. Note the […]

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DIY Projects

How to replace a Honeywell T498B1512 Thermostat with a Mysa Smart Thermostat

Disclaimer: Warning! These instructions include configuring high voltage wiring. There is a possibility of shock, death, and fire. You must know what you are doing and check your local codes if you are allowed to make these changes without hiring a professional electrician (not a handy man or your nephew). Proceed at your own risk. […]

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Slow Food

Awesome NYC Bagels Recipe

If you’re far from home like me, you might be missing that classic New York City breakfast: the bagel. You probably have your favorite, either across, down, or uptown (and maybe even in that other place called Brook-something). It might be your local bagel shop or you might have that one that definitely requires a […]

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Automotive

2014 Jeep JKU Pentastar P0300 P0302 & the fastest way to replace spark plugs

I have a 72,000 2014 JK Unlimited Rubicon and began getting P0302 P0306 and P0300 errors. Note: most of this links to Amazon parts because that’s where I buy everything, anyway. I’ll include part numbers so you can Google them for yourself. Everything I put into the Jeep is Mopar – no aftermarket parts. I […]

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Internet LAMP Website Development

How to install WKHTMLTOPDF 0.12.1.4 on Ubuntu 16 Xenial

This might work on Ubuntu 18, as well, but I have not tested it. Also, there is no official build release for it. You might need to compile it on your own. Note: if you are getting the “GLIBC_2.7′ not found” error, it could be that you need to uninstall and then reinstall a specific […]