My Music Streaming Solution

I’ve been collecting mp3s for years. I have about 32,000 files, over 200GB of music. What I haven’t had is a way to play them on my good stereo gear in the living room. Sure, I can load a bunch of them onto my Android phone and play them that way, but that’s not super […]

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528i Angel Eyes Achieved!

Yesterday afternoon I decided to buckle down and make the angel eyes work. I redid all the wiring, making it cleaner. The internet told me that there would be a red wire with a white stripe in the fuse box under the passenger side cabin air filter under the hood, and sure enough there was. […]

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528i Parking Light Madness

After the front end of the 528i got smashed in it needed new headlights, so I bought a set of aftermarket lights with Angel Eyes in them. I didn’t want to pay the body shop for the time to wire up the eyes, so the eyes haven’t been working. Since it’s finally warm enough out […]

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Marian Call!

Marian Call came to Minneapolis this weekend for two concerts and Liz and I went to both! I shot a handful of photos at both concerts. Here are the photos from the Nicollet Coffee House concert. Here are the photos from the House Concert.

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Porter-Cable Profile Sander Repair

I have a Porter-Cable Model 444 profile sander. I’m not sure where I got it, and I’m not sure I’ve ever used it. I think I either bought it used, or got it from my father. In any case, I wanted to use it the other day. I got it out, put some sand paper […]

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528i – Replacing the Headlight Adjusters

Since the 528i is a BMW, it’s a little overly complicated. Because it’s German. Why make it simple when you can make it complicated? The headlights on the 528i have a auto-leveling feature. Which means that if you load the trunk full of stuff, thus lowering the rear and raising the front, the auto-leveling headlights […]

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528i – Polishing the Headlights

About 6 weeks ago we bought a 1999 BMW 528i wagon. I really love this car. But since it’s 15 years old it has some issues. Nothing major and I’m working my way through them. One of the issues is that the headlights have plastic lenses (as do most cars starting about 20 years back) […]

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Street Corner Science with Leon Lederman

From BoingBoing: In 1988, Leon Lederman shared a Nobel Prize in Physics for his work to understand elementary particles called neutrinos. ScienCentral set Lederman up with a desk on a street corner and encouraged curious passersby to ask science questions. The two-part video was part of SciCentral’s Web show series called “Street Corner Science.” Lederman […]

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Cookie Slayer

I love this photo so much. This is a costume from Dragon*Con 08. But it’s not just the costume that I dig. The whole tone of the photograph is so dark, so gritty. The lighting is wonderful with a dark background so it doesn’t distract. It’s well framed, and it doesn’t look like a snapshot […]

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