My family has lived off the grid for the past 25 years. No power lines, no phone lines and no utility bills. Over those many years, we have primarily used solar panels for our electricity needs. They do a stellar job, however, occasionally in rare multi-week cloudy periods we still need a good backup generator. We have used a variety of generators over the years, with our traditional favorite being Honda. However, four years ago I bought my first WEN generator.
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Two months ago I was running zero miles a month. One month ago I ran 100 miles and a half marathon thanks to some good friends, mapmyrun, and the extra mile challenge. Now I am setting out to accomplish 5k on foot everyday for 365 days. That comes out to 1825km or ~1134 miles. Self made rules: Days can be more than 5k but not less. Running is preferred but walking is okay as those days will constitute “rest days”. No treadmill. Elliptical
When discussing in body image stabilization (IBIS) it is informative to know the lens mount diameters for each particular lens mount. More diameter relative to sensor size generally gives more leeway for IBIS movement and compensation. As such, here is a list of lens mount diameters: MFT (Micro Four Thirds) ~38mm (Olympus and Panasonic) FT (Four Thirds) 44mm (Olympus and Panasonic) Fuji X: 44mm Pentax K: 44mm Nikon F: 44mm Sony E: 46.1mm Minolta/Sony A: 49.7mm Canon EF: 54mm
LG G3 Questions: Hello, please excuse my ignorance. So if I have a T-Mobile SIM card which I am using in my phone right now and put it in a LG G3 phone for example will this work. And if so, let’s say four or five months down the line I decide to switch to AT&T do I have to do anything different at all apart from just switching out an AT&T SIM card for my T-Mobile SIM card. I have
Hotmail seems woefully incapable of blocking spam and phishing, so if you have a Hotmail/Outlook Mail email you will likely get plenty of messages like this: Thanks for purchase Apple iPhone 7 256GB Gold But wait, you didn’t purchase a 256GB Gold iPhone 7 did you? So let’s look at this message and see what’s up: #1 check the sender details #2 hover over the hyperlinks to see if they actually point to PayPal #3 determine that it is definitely a
Recently I was going through my filters to see which ones to keep and which ones to sell. Many of my filters were of the 58mm or 62mm variety but I even found some oddities like 43mm 😉 After some effort trying to round up lenses to see what the filter size was each, I determined to put together a list of Micro Four Thirds lenses and their corresponding filter size, sorted from smallest to largest. The list was quite
Ubiquiti UAP-LR Specs: CPU: Atheros AR7241 Broadcom BCM4706 Switch: In AR7241 Broadcom BCM53125 RAM: 8MB 256 MB Hynix H5PS1G63JFR (x2) Flash 8MB 16 MB Winbond 25Q128FVFG 2.4 GHz Radio Atheros AR9287 + Anadigics AWL6153 Pwr Amp (x2) I utilize these WiFi access points in a variety of hotel and resort installations. Overall performance and reliability have been excellent. Once initially configured they have served their purpose with minaimal maintenance and no fiddling required. BONUS: The centralized interface for monitoring access points
Ahh, yard mowing… the task that must be done but generally requires gas, noise, dirt and general unpleasantness. As such, I strive to make mowing less of a burden and more enjoyable. Switching over to electric mowers for a portion of our yard has made mowing about as good as it can get. Except for maybe a robot mower, but that will be for another post 😉 I checked out dozens of corded electric mowers and put them through their