My favorite guitar, customized. When I bought it the pickguard, knobs and pickup covers were all white. I swapped them out for black. I shielded the interior with copper foil and upgraded to locking tuners. I switched out the bridge saddles to GraphTek StringSavers. This is an American made […]
Four years ago, I decided to convert my Rancilio Rocky coffee grinder by removing the espresso doser and making a doserless chute. Rancilio makes a chute, but I didn’t like the design. I can report that I’ve been using my grinder with this chute for a few […]
I found out the hard way that the Yamaha THR10 guitar amp has a fragile power plug. Mine fell off a table, the cord yanked, and the power plug shattered. My favorite travel amp was dead. The internal power plug is hard-soldered to to an internal PCB. It’s […]
A reader sent me a question: I’m a semi-retired freelancing graphic designer, currently using a desktop HP Pavilion P6-2114 with an Intel processor (i3-2120), Intel HD Graphics 2000 with an Nvidia graphics card (GeForce GT520). I work in Photoshop 3D and it’s really slow, with only 8G of […]
Hunting for sharks teeth, saw some manatees, great sunset and a better moonrise.
I started off the day alert, but sure didn’t end it that way. This was our return leg back north, headed to Cayo Costa.
We left Punta Gorda in high spirits, ready to start the trip. The sail out past Boca Grande was lovely. I got this great shot of Gayle near sunset. Then, the front hit. That’s not what you want to see… The next 12 hours were… …interesting. No photos […]