I have a new hobby and I have to admit I’m a little obsessed with it. The idea that you can fly a toy RC around using a video feed from a little camera fixed to the quad itself is amazing to me. I had no idea that something like this existed and the reality of how much there is to know and learn make it even more exciting. The picture above is the H8 Mini a $17 quad that can be modified to be a great micro/nano flyer. Add a custom module into your Devo 7e remote and you have a unbelievable flyer that can be flown in Acro/Rate mode and be a ton of fun. Add a $40 all in one FPV camera and some Goggles and you’re really in for a treat!
Am I Crazy
Sometimes I think I’m the crazy. Crazy for thinking making perfectly clear ice at home is awesome and fun. Makes be feel better that at least 2,274 people feel the same way and will spend $50 to make it happen, see the Neat Ice Kickstarter.
Restaurants Have Clear Ice?
Many people take restaurant quality ice for granted. If you get a glass of water from pretty much any restaurant you receive perfectly formed and clear ice. This is achieved by very expensive ice machines that cascade water over the ice mold until the ice is formed. Ice formed in layers freezes clear because any impurities in the ice will freeze last and since the water is being cycled through the mold that never happens. Read more “Make Crystal Clear Ice Cubes using Tovolo Ice Trays”
I have been wanting to get into making soda for a while now. I find the idea of craft a beverage at home fun and exciting. I have enjoyed making sweet tea infused with spices and cold brewed ice coffee so this is the logical next step. I purchased a book from Amazon that has soda recipes and I at this point have tried two of them. The one in the picture here is a cream soda, which is really simple, including just Vanilla Beans and sugar. The other is a Ginger Ale that is going to need some time to finish brewing since you use champagne yeast to make the carbonation happen. Read more “Homemade Soda – Cream Soda Recipe”
So just in case you were like me and wondered where the hell all your youtube earnings went on adsense, listen up. As of April 1, Google Adsense has moved all of it’s adsense earnings reporting to the Youtube Analytic Tool. All future revenue reporting for your youtube videos and whatnot will be found in that tool. Your payouts will continue to be payed out by Adsense but the reporting can only be found on youtube, which isn’t a big deal but I wish they would have warned me. Maybe they did and I missed the memo. Anyway hit the link to checkout the Youtube Analytic Tools and the other to learn more about the change.
Okay so after I updated my iPhone to iOS 6 airplay didn’t work with my Apple TV. If you’re reading this I’m assuming yours isn’t working either. Oh and let me guess you are probably on a Verizon Fios customer. I did a little bit of research and it turns out there is a setting in some Verizon Fios routers called IGMP Proxy which is enabled by default. If you disable this setting it will get your airplay back up and running in no time. If you don’t subscribe to Verizon Fios you can still try and disable this feature but you are on your own when it comes to how to accomplish that. Here is how it you get it done on a Verizon Fios router.
I love coffee. I wouldn’t say that I’m addicted to coffee but it’s something that I usually enjoy on a daily bases. Coffee is a very interesting drink in that is a science to make a good cup of coffee. As soon as you think you know what a good cup of coffee is you experience something that blows your mind and makes you rethink what it means to have a good cup of coffee. I am not a coffee expert by any means but let me share with you three coffee roasters that have been blowing my mind in recent months, and here they are in no particular order.
I think it’s a sign that you ‘re getting older when your childhood toys begin to become collectors items. This came to my attention when making a recent purchase of the board game Crossfire, also known as CROSSFIYEAAH! A friend at work purchased one and I was instantly jealous which caused me to start stalking some ebay Auction. I was a little shocked to find out that a Crossfire game with most its parts will run you at least $50-$60 bucks on ebay if you’re lucky. People on Amazon want at least $99 for one and they aren’t even new.
Crossfire, as I know it, is a little bit different than the original from 1971 which was a little lack luster in appearance and didn’t feature a curved playing surface to facilitate the metal balls returning to either side. Other than that the game hasn’t changed much. I think what made the game so popular was the commercial that ran in the mid-90’s. It featured two boys, in what we can only assume is the future, flying into the smoke and fire filled Crossfire arena on large Crossfire pucks, surrounded by a crowd of cheering people. They begin their epic Crossfire battle with the looser spinning and flying off into the distance in defeat. Of course who can forget the theme song and tag line “Crossfire… you’ll get caught up in the… Crossfire”…followed by a long scream of CROSSFIYEAAH at the end of the commercial.
All of that to say I hope I don’t have many more nostalgic moments from my childhood because I don’t think I can afford it.
I can’t get enough of sunglasses. I have glasses that range from $250 to $5 and each of them have their time and place in my wardrobe. Knockaround is a cool and fun sunglass company out of sunny California that has just about any color combination that you could want in the classic “Ray Ban” style sunglasses. They also sell aviators for those of you who don’t care for the Ray Ban style. Their glasses range from $7 to $34 allowing you to purchase several and not have to worry about loosing them or beating them up hence the name “knockaround”.
Their most expensive is a custom shade that allows you to choose the color of the left arm, right arm, front, and lenses, from a list of about 25 different colors. These glasses are awesome and a great addition to anyone’s sunglass collection. Check them out and like them on Facebook they run deals from their fan page that can save you some money.
Everyone has heard of Instagram, but Yenztagram is something completely different. Yenzstagram allow you to put well known pittsburgh celebrities, places, and things right into your pictures. Not that much fun for people who don’t live in Pittsburgh, but a fun novelty for those who do. Mentioned on the 96.1 Kiss Freak Show, it’s sure to be a hit in the 412 in no time at all. Their name is a little bit unfortunate however, when you type it into the app store it forced you to search for instagram, so you will just have to follow this link.
Yenztagram – Free