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Dahlgren 300z test cut of a solder paste stencil

April 12, 2021


I decided to see how good or bad the Dahlgren System 300z is at engraving by doing a test cut for a solder paste stencil.

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Configuring nginx to gzip static files

April 08, 2021


When using dokku the static files (css, js, etc..) are typically served by nginx but by default

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How to prevent ssh client from timing out

March 29, 2021


SSH drops idle connections after 30 seconds or something with the error client_loop: send disconnect: Broken pipe. Here's how to fix that...

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Can an old laser mouse be used as an encoder

February 07, 2021


High resolution encoders are expensive... old computer mice are dirt cheap.

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Installing arm embedded toolchain on ubuntu 20.04

January 22, 2021


Previously you could install and update the toolchain for arm cortex R and M cpu's using apt by just adding the ppa and doing a normal apt install, but that ended for whatever reason.

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TemplateDoesNotExist with django form field

December 16, 2020


Django ignores your template settings by default when rendering forms.

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Linux kernel fails to update

November 18, 2020


Every once in a while a linux kernel update will fail to install with an error like update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img...

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CNC Control from Arduino to Zig

November 10, 2020


Originally my engraver used a Teensy 3.2 and Arudino but now it uses an Stm32 and Zig!

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GE GSS22SGMD BS Refrigerator fix

November 05, 2020


My dad got a fridge that didn't work... the compressor wasn't running.

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Samsung 32 TV Power supply repair

November 05, 2020


Short post on a 32" Samsung TV power supply fix.

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