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Clear Cache

Press the keys [Ctrl], [Shift] and [del] on your Keyboard. A new window opens, where you can setup the options to delete the cache. Select the period "since installation", to empty the whole browser cache. Check the Option "Images and Files in Cache".

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Every Tool's a Hammer

I started a book back May 20, 2020, it was Every Tool’s a Hammer by Adam Savage. The book is about a maker’s life, from when he was a small child playing in his dad’s studio to a full-grown adult with successes ranging all over the film and maker industries.

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Added Features

I have added a couple new features to the homepage, One is for a project, YouTube Channel that has inspired me in some way, and an article that I feel is worth sharing. There is also an archive of previous YouTube Channels and Articles. All my projects can be found in the usual place under Development.

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Birdhouse

With everyone stuck inside, I wanted to do something else with my time that could let me be outside and creating. Me and the lady have wanted to put up some bird houses since last year’s lettuce bug fest.

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DI.FM

It’s taking a while for me to realize it, but I’ve included so many tools and great programs on this site, I’ve forgotten one that I use more than any other, music.

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COVID19

So, it had some to this in 2020, we are all locked up and trying to stop a worldwide virus. It started as hitting the elderly hardest, but the virus has upped its game and now no one is safe.

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Gmail Launched

Do you remember when the email game changed? I do, it was when I was invited to use Gmail and have used many Google services over the years.

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400th Geocache Find

As some of you may know, I enjoy Geocaching and have been doing it for a solid decade. I think it’s a great way to get outside and to new places and have used it for “Adventure Time” plenty of times. I recently got to a milestone in my geocaching story, 400 successful finds.

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Github

I finally made the move over to Github. I have used my domain and various project forums to share my projects for years, but there has been a solid community move to using Github on top of those sites.

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Convert.exe

While making a list of very functional programs that I have found along the way, I forgot about one that I use all the time, and it's an easy, free program that I have used for years. It's a converting program created by Josh Madison.

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Why CPR?

I wanted to renew my certification for CPR once I learned that Udemy.com offered it at free of charge. I first got my CPR certification from Parallax back in 2008 and wanted to renew it since it's a great use of a couple hours.

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RS 200 in 1 Kits

Radio Shack (Tandy) came out with various kits for kids to teach them about electronics while building projects with it. When I was around 10, I got a 200-n-1 kit and it was awesome.

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Udemy Academy

I have always been a big fan of learning but not always a big fan of school environments. I have attended a couple colleges, American River College and University of Phoenix.

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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 its 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 don’t track it, did you really even do it? This is a joke, but is a common thought when people share about their workouts or achievements.

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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 summertime 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. I'm 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 any more 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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