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Video editing build. Skylark core i7 6700k teaser.

Video editing build. Skylark core i7 6700k teaser.

I picked up these parts today and the new build video will go up by the end of the weekend I hope. Intel Skylake 6700k core i7 processor Gigabyte z170x motherboard 16 gb of Ram A new cooler I already have  a 1tb Samsung Ssd I have 8 TB useable in my synology NAS for storage

Blogging and posting

Blogging and posting

I am working on a ton of other projects and work is killing me, so i have not had the chance to update this site in a while. I am hoping that as I build some new sites that I have something to post here, more often. Working on the following: 1. Work – given 2. racing and race car blog 3. Membership site. 4. Consulting with a few start ups.

The Alfa romeo 4C is just not worth it.

The Alfa romeo 4C is just not worth it.

Alfa spent a lot of money building the 4C.  And in turn they are going to charge you a lot of money for the privilege of owning one. In the US the first 500 will cost over $70,000.  Why the high price for a stripped out go kart? First is the name this is the first car with the Alfa name to be sold in the USA for ages. Second is this car is carbon fiber and it costs a…

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Server down as mysql corrupted

Server down as mysql corrupted

So I have been struggling the last few days with keeping my sever up.   I thought I was simply running out of memory and I probably was.  Today nothing I did would work to bring it back up. In the end it seemed the mysql table was corrupted.  This was most likely caused by running out of memory. Well I upgraded my server with more memory and restored the site from a backup and all seems good now.

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Apple announced the launch of CarPlay today.  My initial reaction is UGH! NO! and my bias is based with my experience with BMW and Apple.   Current BMWs integrate with Apple and only Apple.  I dont like this. I am not an Apple guy and if i was I don’t like my $40,000 + car being locked down to one eco system.  My cars I keep for a long time like 10 years or so, but my phone i change…

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HTPC build – ATOM Baytrail Celeron. Part 1

HTPC build – ATOM Baytrail Celeron. Part 1

So as some of you may know I have recently bought another house and moved in to that house. This issues I have been faced with is that I now need to have live TV available on both TVs(and for fun in my office). I have a cheap discard PC from an office that I have been using for over a year as my main HTPC. I don’t remember the specs, but they are poor. It really just gets the…

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Review of Gorilla Gadgets Uhuru! 11200mAh Portable Battery Pack

Review of Gorilla Gadgets Uhuru! 11200mAh Portable Battery Pack

This may have just saved my life.   It is early 2014 and we are getting an artic blast here in good ole USA. -10 F and blizzard conditions.I had to drive 270 miles through a mostly rural state. My rental car has a USB port for charging my phone which is also my GPS. I am set and ready for the journey. shortly in to my trip the weather and the roads turn nasty and my 4 hour drive…

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Updating wordpress crashes Multisite – Fixed – sorta

Updating wordpress crashes Multisite – Fixed – sorta

Today I go to update one of my WP Multisites and I crash all the sites on that install. Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.8-new-bundled.zip… Unpacking the update… Verifying the unpacked files… Preparing to install the latest version… Enabling Maintenance mode… Copying the required files… Disabling Maintenance mode… Could not copy file.: wp-includes/js/plupload/handlers.min.js Installation Failed  All I get a blank page. I pursue the error logs and I get  PHP Fatal error:  require(): Failed opening required ‘/var/www/myfolder/wp-includes/date.php’ Looks like I somehow lost the date.php…

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