Category Archives: Misc Links

Hearing aid apps for Android

Tonight I encountered an unexpected question: my dad asked me if I had any experience with hearing aid apps for phones. I had to tell him that I didn’t even know such things existed! After a bit of thought and research it became quite obvious that such apps would be quite useful. Unfortunately, most Android app suffer from a plethora of issues that prevent them from actually being very useful for the hearing impaired 🙁 However, there are a few

Changes to the Amazon.com Associates Program

Amazon associates/affiliates received the following notice recently: We are writing to notify you of some changes to the Amazon.com Associates Program Operating Agreement, which governs your participation in the Amazon Associates Program for Amazon.com. All changes are effective on February 1, 2014. https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/help/operating/compare And here is my summary of the changes: Magazines go from a 25% affiliate commission (fee rate) to none Video game console products go from a 4% commission (fee rate) to 1% Overall this continues a trend by

Motorcycle the Ozarks: Highway 19 and Beyond

At a birthday party this past weekend I heard about a cool new site that details motorcycle day trips in the Ozarks. The trips feature HWY 19 and HWY 106 near Eminence and Winona MO. You can find out more at motorcycleozarks.com: Motorcycle the Ozarks Self-guided Day Tours: Maps and Route Informationhttp://motorcycleozarks.com/Try these great motorcycle rides! Jesse James Getaway Route Distance: 115 Miles Time Frame: 3-4 hours Attractions: Current River, Logan Creek Valley (B Highway), Awesome A Highway and Sinking

Serving area for screened in deck

Samantha sent me this link tonight: 31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your New Homehttp://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/insanely-clever-remodeling-ideas-for-your-new-homeCan you get through this post without calling your contractor? And that resulted in #27 ‘Bring the outdoors in…’  being included in this email to our designer: Evenin’ Steve, Just a quick note here Kitchen notes & deck serving area The kitchen layout is Samantha’s domain, and we don’t have to go into extreme detail in these plans, but the pencil drawing is inaccurate as the

Set your own date format in MySQL

Use DATE_FORMAT in MySQL to create your date strings formatted however you like: SELECT CONCAT(YEAR(res_hotel_booking_bookings.created),’-‘,DATE_FORMAT(res_hotel_booking_bookings.created,’%m’) ,’-‘,DATE_FORMAT(res_hotel_booking_bookings.created,’%d’)) AS creationDate, Count(res_hotel_booking_bookings.id) As reservationsMade FROM res_hotel_booking_bookings WHERE res_hotel_booking_bookings.created >= ‘2013-10-15 00:00:00’ AND res_hotel_booking_bookings.created <= ‘2013-10-17 24:00:00’ GROUP BY YEAR(res_hotel_booking_bookings.created), MONTH(res_hotel_booking_bookings.created), DAY(res_hotel_booking_bookings.created) ORDER BY creationDate DESC There are more concise ways to do this, but this was adapted from an earlier method that used CONCAT so I stuck with that… 🙂

Link aggregation / NIC teaming [Windows 7]

Some tips for link aggregation/NIC teaming in Windows 7 using Intel NICs and drivers: Intel NIC’s 802.3ad Link Aggregation in Windows 7? – [H]ard|Forumhttp://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1762818If anyone else is trying to do this, I figured it out. Follow these directions for Intel NIC’s. The feature is not included in Windows 7, so the NIC drivers have to support it. You have to be logged… Network Connectivity — How do I use Teaming with Advanced Networking Services (ANS)?http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/cs-009747.htmAdapter teaming with Intel® Advanced Network

Estimating the cost of building a new house

We are planning on building a new house next Spring 🙂 As such, I have been trying to get a feel for cost per finished square ft. So far, after talking to other people that have built homes in the area and a number of builders, it looks like our area is generally $75-$125 per finished square foot. We live in an aera with bountiful timber and fairly low wages, quite ideal for house construction. So, that figure it likely

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