Prusa i3 MK2

So this is less of a build post and more of a quick update on my adventures in 3D printing. The short version is that I finally got my printer built and calibrated after over five months. I could make excuses, but truthfully, I think this just shows that tinkering around is much lower on my priorities list than I …

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Visiting South Africa

South Africa is the southern most country in Africa. It’s famous for its mines, wildlife, and culture. It is widely established as a tourist destination, and there are a ton of guides out there. I couldn’t begin to get into the nuances of planning a trip, but below are a few things I picked up during my two week trip. …

Project Fi Update

I’m really happy with Project Fi so far. Changing cell phone carriers shouldn’t really be that big of a deal. The coverages are typically adequate and pricing is pretty similar, but it’s when you start leaving the city that the differences really start making themselves apparent. I’m not just talking about driving out to your friend’s farm. There are national …

Update: September 2016

It’s been over two months since my last post, and almost a year since I started working on this blog. Things are picking up on my end, and I think I’ve got enough ramblings to put together something worth reading, so here is what I’ve been working on. Yes, I ordered this back in June and received it late July. …

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Tennessee Arms Company Lower Build

As a kid, I was pretty nerdy. I had a chemistry kit, would stay up late reading Smithsonian handbooks, and disassembled everything within reach with only minor success at reassembly. Once I got into high school, I moved up to building rockets, pneumatic canons, synthesizing energetic materials, and generally causing chaos. JB Weld and my Dremel became my best friends …

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Gear Dump Part 1

I’ll start by saying that these Gear Dump posts won’t be like reviews. I’ll spend more time talking about the general point of having an item rather than the specifics of a particular product. Eventually, I’ll probably get to doing detailed reviews of some of these products, but until then, you will be stuck with some pictures and funny anecdotes. …

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Google Fi

My LG G3 has been acting up recently. The WiFi cuts in and out, and it’s been burning through battery pretty quickly. I can’t last a day without recharging. Luckily for me, I was up for an upgrade at Verizon. The only thing is that if you upgrade, you are locked in for another two years. For all the hate …

CMMG 22lr Conversion Kit

…or POU as nutnfancy likes to say. If you don’t know who that is, I envy you. If you like highly opinionated, prepper-esque, hour long, self-congratulatory reviews of guns and tactical gear, maybe check him out. With that said, POU is said sort of tongue in cheek. It’s the “tactical, high-speed-low-drag” way of talking about value and utility in terms …

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Nachusa Grasslands

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo..."Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is one of those examples of American English linguistics that shows how frustrating the language can be for non-native speakers. Of course, this post isn't about linguistics... and the American bison (Bison bison) isn't a true buffalo. Use of "buffalo" has ties to the similar appearance of bison to Asian ...