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Raspberry Pi B+ Setup

Raspberry Pi B+ Setup

Well it's been some time since messing around with hardware and software so I was talked into buying the following setup http://amzn.com/B00MR2HR6O So far it's been a lot of fun messing around with it. I wanted to put together a basic tutorial on setting it up. The...

Best Rom For Nexus 7 2012

Best Rom For Nexus 7 2012

So I am using the 1st gen Nexus 7 from 2012. I have tried every ROM under the sun and nothing seems to keep it running at a solid level. CM10, CM10.2, CM11, Stock 4.3, 4.4, 5.0. I have tried everything but it just doesn't feel peppy anymore and overall it's just as...

Moto X Developer Edition Review

Moto X Developer Edition Review

So I am not as big into CyanogenMod Android development like I once was. However, I think I have finally found one of the most perfect cell phones on the market. It's not the fastest, it doesn't have the best camera and may even lack some of the features that other...

DIY Universal ProClipUSA

DIY Universal ProClipUSA

So about 7 months ago I bought a rocking ProClipUSA for my then Google Galaxy Nexus phone. I even popped a little more for the USB charger cable setting me back $89.48 total with a 10% promo code. It sounds like a lot for cell phone car mount and it is, however it's...

A week in Gods Land

A week in Gods Land

Last week I spent a week at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert. It was a nice relaxing time for me to forget my busy life and focus on God and myself. If you ever get a chance to get away I would highly recommend it.

PLEX Media Center

PLEX Media Center

I have spent the better part of 11 years trying to set up the ultimate Media Center for home. It all started with the XBOX using XBMC back in 2003 and slowly worked my way into a Windows 7 computer running Windows Media Center using (2) XBOX 360's as extenders. I also...

Less than 2 months

Less than 2 months

And I am shaving with my Great Grandpa Fred's straight razor. It was an amazing day to say the least on Saturday the 26th of October! I couldn't believe just a proper stropping and the blade was almost 100% shave ready. I had to end up honing after the shave and will...

Straight Shaving Reborn

Straight Shaving Reborn

Well, it's been over 2 years since me and a straight razor have been hand in hand. Last night was a fantastic start. While I am no pro, I did have a decent shave which I can tell is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Like all things, you need to start slow and...