Definitely a narrow-audience scratchpad post. We love our electric Polaris Ranger EV utility vehicle here at Prairie Haven. But putting water in the batteries is not a lot of fun. Messy, tedious, slow, etc. So today’s project was to put a battery watering system in.
UPDATE UPDATE: ONE YEAR LATER
Everything is fine and we still heartily endorse this gizmo. Battery watering now happens once a month. Continue reading
A scratchpad post as I diagnose and repair an electrical fault in our Power Trac PT-1850. Pretty sparse right now, just starting. Continue reading
Another scratchpad post. This one is a reminder of what I did to repair MySQL on OSX Server after the upgrade from Mavericks to Yosemite kinda broke things.
I was working to solve two problems: intermittent “unable to connect to database” errors on all our WordPress sites, and the dreaded “unable to update PID” errors when starting and stopping MySQL. Continue reading
I decided it was time to make a little statement and add “always on” encryption to this completely innocuous site. The online equivalent of moving a lemonade stand inside a bank vault. Now when you read about refurbishing my car, or fixing a seed drill, you’ll be doing it over an encrypted connection.
This is another scratchpad post for folks who run an OXS Server and want to use a multi-domain UC (unified communications) SSL certificate. The rest of you can stop here — this is probably the most boring post of all time. Continue reading
This is another scratchpad post to remind myself how I set up two of my favorite digital audio workstations (Ableton Live and Apple Logic Pro X) to run at the same time. I like facets of each of these systems and want to have the best of both worlds — the live-performance flexibility of Live and the instruments and signal processing of Logic. In some perfect future, Logic will run as a Rewire slave and a fella won’t have to do all this goofy stuff. Until then, this is a set of notes on how I do it. Your mileage may vary. I’ll will try to respond to your questions as best I can (click HERE to contact me) — but I’ll be sluggish, don’t count on a reply in anything less than 24 hours.
The goal is to use MIDI coming from Live to control instruments in Logic, and get that audio back into Live. This is where you’re headed and this diagram may be all you need.
Another scratchpad post — this time about what a “get ready for new gTLDs” project might look like. I’ll try to write these thoughts in a way that scales from your own organization up to world-wide.
I’m doing this with an eye towards pushing this towards ICANN and new-gTLD applicants and saying “y’know, you really should be leading the charge on this. This is your ‘product’ after all.” Maybe we could channel a few of those “Digital Engagement” dollars into doing something useful? You know, actually engage people? Over a real issue? Just sayin’
Here we go… Continue reading