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Refresh the Rims

My 3rd time attending the annual Refresh the Rims clean up event that is hosted by Billings Park and Rec and MSUB leadership program. We get to clean up one of Billings best areas to play recreationally.

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RPi Collection

Over the years, I have a small Raspberry Pi collection. With the release of the latest version, 4B, I have been truly impressed with it's abilities. This is my experience.

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Lets Robot.tv

Let's Robot is a new kind of live-streaming telepresence platform for controlling robots and other devices through the internet.

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Raspberry Pi 4

There are many options and places to get help with Adobe products like Photoshop and Lightroom, but personally I like to start at the source.

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Adobe Tutorials

There are many options and places to get help with Adobe products like Photoshop and Lightroom, but personally I like to start at the source.

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Lightroom Presets

There are two main programs any time someone thinks of editing images, Photoshop and Lightroom. I have used Photoshop for years for editing and creating images for web sites that I've developed, Lightroom is new to me.

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Hot Air Balloon Glow

Billings has an annual Hot Air Balloon event that sends off a lot of hot air balloons and then in the evening they come back, which gives for some cool pictures.

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Endomondo

If you dont track it, did you really even do it? This is a joke, but is a common thought when people share about their workouts or achivements.

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Happy 4th of July

If anyone knows me then they know that 4th of July is by far my favorite holiday. This year we found a new spot to light off a whole bunch of fireworks.

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Highline & Pipeline Trail

It's summer time and that means outside adventures, Geocaching, Endomondo and finding new places and photography subjects.

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GuruShots Results

The votes are in and the results are good. Placed top 100 out of more than 30k entries and more to come.

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GuruShots Contest

My first photography contest with GuruShots. Im going for Newbie of the Week and Most Voted Photograph.

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Patio Garden

It's that time again, starting all the garden projects and seeing what veggies I can get going. I am doing a small Food is Free with seedlings this year too.

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Geocaching

I have been Geocaching since 2008, and it's a great way to get out of the house. I have used it many times when I wanted to go outside but really didn't have an exact place to go.

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*FOUND* Free Hosting Solution

Spent a year researching the most cost effective solution for web hosting while still being able to use up-to-date programming; find out how you might be spending more than you need in this summery.

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Measure Accurate, Buy Once

Ever build anything out of wood and find out the measurements that are given to common pieces are anything but accurate? Me too

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All Hail WD-40

Everyone knows of WD-40 and the 1001 uses that it gets used for other than the lubricating spray that it started out as. I personally have used it mainly for tools and keeping my bike and equipment running smoothly, but there are all kinds of uses and they keep coming.

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RetroPie 1B vs 3B+

I started with a Raspberry Pi 1B, and quickly found the RetroPie, which I created my project JDIY3 - RetroPie. I finally got my hands on a Raspberry 3B+ and wanted to do a comparison between the two.

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Google Local Guides

Google Local Guides is a project that I have been working on for the past couple years. It's a service that relies on open-community sources efforts. Anytime someone shares a review, edit, photograph, video, adds a place, provides an answer...

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Notepad++ = Great

Notepad++ is one of the greatest free solutions for programming I think there is on the market; it has syntax highlighting and allows multiple pages/documents to be open at once.

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No More Minwax at Home Depot

If you want Minwax stains and products, you had better act fast otherwise Home Depot will not have anymore again; they discontinued the product in favor of the Varathane line.

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Bootstrap 4

This is a great web development tool for anyone who is into building a site quickly, and keeping up with technology trends.

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TableTop Simulator

I wanted to focus on community focused projects the past couple of years, and started building and importing games for TableTop Simulator on Steam. I have completed 15 games with have over 8,700 current subscribers.

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Star Wars Books

I started leisurely reading books outside of comic books back in 2015, and started with a story-line that I've always enjoyed, Star Wars. I started with Death Troopers and it was a great book that got me started. I wanted to learn more about the Star Wars story prior to when the movies started.

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Ring of Elysium

I had to put a blurb up about a new game that has captivated me for the last couple months. It's called Ring of Elysium on it's available on Steam.

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