My little Acura RDX 2007 kept on having this intermittent problem that was driving me nuts! Well, it first happened to my wife. Out of the blue, the lights on the dashboard came up! A LOT OF LIGHTS! Brake lights, VSA and AWD lights all came up, scaring my wife thinking that car is going to blow up. The brakes were working fine though, and she was able to drive home on the freeway without issue. After a lot of research online, I came up with a posting on Acurazine and this DIY: Continue reading
What to do with an almost 10 year old car? Most people will just sell it and upgrade but that’ll mean THOUSANDS of dollars for a new car with not that many new features. So instead, I bought a refurb Rosen unit from ebay for $210 and $20 for the backup Continue reading
I’ve always been amused by the trucks that have turn signals in their mirrors. I’m not sure if they’re a gimmick or not, but I feel that they’re super useful since cars in your blind spot who can’t see your turn signal. And because of that, this is a safety issue (that’s my excuse to delve into this project! Continue reading
With the weather warming up, it’s time to get active! Made my way over to Brooklyn Boulders a few times already and if you haven’t visited before, this place is awesome! After taking the learn the ropes class and getting familiar with the system, a few of us managed to get the “red card” that’ll let us belay each other. From then on, it was straight up to the top!
Spent about 10 days in vibrant Costa Rica a few weeks ago and I have to say, I really love traveling, especially in Central America. Every day was packed with activity and life, along with some amazing food. The people there are so gently and hospitable, just down right awesome. After putting captions on a handful of pictures, I decided to take on a little project and make a video instead. This way, I can relive the experience myself. Enjoy folks! And as always, thanks for visiting!
Hope everyone is safe and doing okay weathering the crazy storm! Who would’ve thought that ‘Sandy would cause so much damage! We had a minor blip earlier this morning with one server but things are back to normal. Thankfully, I haven’t had issues where I live. Internet and power has been steady and reliable, and I’m happy to report that our team is doing well. If you need support, do not hesitate to contact us!!!!
Not too much have been going on here… a bunch of meetings, some Revit implementations, and a few Windows infrastructure checkups & upgrades. Nothing particularly interesting, except for a little video I was working on. For those of you who don’t know, I volunteer aboard the Schooner Pioneer for the South Street Seaport. Gathered some video and photos and made a little video. Check it out, and feel free to leave comments!
HUGE shout out to Karen Lewis, our director of marketing of Microsol Resources, for coordinating an amazingly successful event. Originally slated for the Rose Auditorium in the new Cooper Union building, we had moved the event to the Foundation Building in The Great Hall for the enormous interest. Did you know that The Great Hall once had 8 presidents had spoken there since it’s opening in 1858, with Lincoln accounting his own presidency to his speech in The Great Hall in 1860?! Sounds awesome? It is!
We have had our own 3D printer grace our offices for the past year or so, and we’re always looking for things to print. Our offices have printed stuff all over the place, along very detailed models that spin, rotate, and flip to mimic real objects (steering column, ball bearings, wrenches, screw cap bottle). Yes, you can print components that move with the Z Corp machines. It’s a lot cheaper than most people imagine, and the detail is amazing. If you’re awesome enough to tour firms like Pelli or Foster, ask to check out their 3D printing labs and see for yourself. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Got my B & N nook color, root’ed and all! Setup it up so every morning, it’ll sync my stuff to make my morning commute more bearable. I still use my BB for my emails, but the nook makes a great reader for news and tech articles, and even a video or two! Aside from the default apps from auto-nooter-3.0, here’s my app list (still looking for a good RDP client):
Simple and clean, just the way I like it! And that gauge on my home screen is the lackluster audio output, but at least it plays videos pretty well (after conversion)!
Just got back a few days ago from an AMAZING trip to Guatemala. SOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!!! Traversed the country from the Mayan ruins in Tikal, Flores, paragliding off the mountains to the many towns and villages by Lake Atitlan, and walking through he rustic city of Antigua, it was nothing short of an amazing experience. The people, the food, the culture – it just made for an unforgettable trip. Here’s a few pictures!