[Tech] Bringing a laptop back from the graveyard (Video)

Hey y’all, My nephew and I took it onto ourselves to put this old laptop back together that was stripped apart for years! Purchased in Dubai on the way back from Europe in 2010 – It’s running an i7 (very old build), has 4gb RAM – 320GB SATA HDD with on-board graphics – not bad…

[Tech] Let’s build a network rack!

Here’s another one from the archives – I built a network rack a couple of years ago during my initial CCNA studies to do some labs at home. I found a Cisco wholesaler that had some old hardware, and picked up a few for less than a few hundred dollars, for a while I was doing…

[Construct] Building a projects workshop

A few years ago, I decided to remodel my garage and build a workshop to work on my new hobbies and projects down there. It’s a double garage and initially, the side that would be my workshop was a storage area, completely full of camping equipment and building materials. After a nice spring cleaning session,…

[Tech] Control your garage door from your phone

I thought it would be cool to know whether my garage door is open or closed (security purposes at night) and to be able to control it remotely. So recently I started playing around in the world of electronics and Arduino when I came across this nifty little device called the NodeMCU board, which utilizes…

[Book Notes] Tools of Titans – Tim Ferriss

My current book is Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss. Fantastic read so far. I’m currently working my way slowly through this one with a pen/highlighter and really giving it all I’ve got in terms of taking notes. I’m being quite selfish in this regard since I’m only highlighting sections that I personally find interesting and important…

[Tech] Building a Multi-level Home Network (Part 2)

So far we have the modem and router connected, the garage and underneath the house connected up. That’s a total of 3 rooms. Next up, we have our TV in the living room/kitchen and a media center traditionally connected via wifi – as you can imagine, it was a bit laggy. So, like any self-confessed…

[Tech] Building a Multi-Level Home Network (Part 1)

Growing up, only a few people knew how to create a solid home network with some decent security. These days, devices come with software pre-loaded with settings/features that takes care of most of the trouble. Although, it’s still not bullet-proof. I’ve thrown together this guide on how I manage and work my own home network,…

[Health] Layne Norton’s PH3

Intro Layne Norton’s PH3 is a diet and exercise regimen focusing on the big three compound lifts. These are squats, deadlifts and benchpress. I’ll be following this program for 13 eeks. My goal is to inspire myself and others through a series of consecutive, documented blog updates to keep track of not only physical progress,…