How to Build a 12v Lithium Battery from old Laptop Cells. Then put inside a UPS to charge from home, or a Solar panel. In order to run your 120vAC, 12vDC, and 5vDC devices off-grid.

Building a 3S5P (3 in series, 5 in parallel) 12v Lithium battery pack from old 18650 laptop battery cells.  To put in an old UPS, and use as a solar charger and inverter to run 5v, 12v, 24v, and 120v devices.  Charging either with 120v AC, or a 15v-21v solar panel.   Ingredients: 15x 18650 cells Read more about How to Build a 12v Lithium Battery from old Laptop Cells. Then put inside a UPS to charge from home, or a Solar panel. In order to run your 120vAC, 12vDC, and 5vDC devices off-grid.[…]

How to Install Ubuntu 18.04 18.10 to an USB 3.1 M.2 16GB Drive Using KVM

Requirements 16GB M.2 SSD Drive. Like this one: amzn.to/2DKwv1B I used a M.2 to USB 3.1 1st gen (USB 3.0) adapter. Like this one: amzn.to/2qUHUDj Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 ISO image. Download here: www.ubuntu.com/download/… Follow these steps. From: www.coolgeeks101.com/how… For a KVM example of a bootable USB drive, we will use Virtual Machine Manager to create a new virtual Read more about How to Install Ubuntu 18.04 18.10 to an USB 3.1 M.2 16GB Drive Using KVM[…]

How To Install Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish on a Nextbook Flexx 11

This was on the Windows version. The Nextbook NXW116QC264 Flexx 11.6″ 2-in-1 Tablet 2GB Ram 64GB Storage Windows 8.1.  Not sure if it works with the Android version. Manual: NXW116QC264-User-Manual Requirements: You will need an Ubuntu computer to perform these steps An USB flash drive >= 4GB capacity OTB USB micro adapter Download Ubuntu the desktop Read more about How To Install Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish on a Nextbook Flexx 11[…]

How To Create Infinite Windows Cloud Desktops for Your Nonprofit with BoXenLinux®

Running Windows allows you to easily access proprietary closed source vertical market software. Using  an Azure Nvidia Tesla virtual machine lets you run graphic intensive programs in the cloud. For instance 2D and 3D CAD Drafting, Video, and 3D educational tools. Even 3D games! O_O Coupled with BoXenLinux, and a decent Internet connection you can dramatically reduce Read more about How To Create Infinite Windows Cloud Desktops for Your Nonprofit with BoXenLinux®[…]

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How to Install Linux (OpenWrt) on the Netgear WNDR4300SW (Surewest) to Use as a Hotspot (XfinityWiFi) Repeater

A couple of years ago, I purchased a Netgear WNDR4300SW from a thrift store for $5. With 128MB of flash, and 128MB of RAM it’s pretty decent. More info here: openwrt.org/toh/hwdata/n… Having an Atheros AR9344, AR9580 2.4GHz:b/g/n 5.0GHz:a/n WiFi chipset makes it a perfect candidate for Linux. The USB 2.0 port makes it possible to Read more about How to Install Linux (OpenWrt) on the Netgear WNDR4300SW (Surewest) to Use as a Hotspot (XfinityWiFi) Repeater[…]

What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?

A very confusing topic! Don’t worry I figured it out. =] I will go over topics such as: Networks, Coverage, Technology, Resellers, Roaming, Lifeline (Free low income smart phone and monthly service), Prepaid, Cellphone hardware, Unlocking, Voice over IP (VOIP), Credo Mobile, Google Voice, Google Fi, Republic Wireless & Freedompop. All in the context of Read more about What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?[…]

Hey everyone! Your name, address, birth date, social security #, and other info is compromised. – Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Reveals Massive Hack

Photo courtesy of: thehackernews.com/2017/0… This is pretty amazing. Not a little deal. This information can never be considered secure ever again. I first heard about this on the 7th. I was pretty amazed at the breadth of the breach. Then in the following days reading about the response. Crazy. Equifax is so evil it’s not Read more about Hey everyone! Your name, address, birth date, social security #, and other info is compromised. – Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Reveals Massive Hack[…]

You cannot hold your cell phone and drive in California. $250 fine. Mount it to your dash with a Magnet for $4!

These mounts are by far the most effective and affordable solution I’ve found. Super easy to use and install. Just slides snugly into your vent on either side of the steering wheel. The small metal disc can be used with or without a case. Inside or outside the case. I recommend the plain black one. Read more about You cannot hold your cell phone and drive in California. $250 fine. Mount it to your dash with a Magnet for $4![…]

How to create a $15 Point of Sales with a Droid X and Square. Howto root, unlock bootloader, install custom recovery, CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4.4), and Square Register.

The Droid X is Motorola phone sold by Verizon. It has an SD slot and HDMI out. You can buy good condition used ones on eBay for $15 here. 4.3 inch Screen (~61.0% screen-to-body ratio) More specifications Complete guide to getting the Square Register App on the Droid X If it’s booting then you can Read more about How to create a $15 Point of Sales with a Droid X and Square. Howto root, unlock bootloader, install custom recovery, CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4.4), and Square Register.[…]

How to get a free electric car in California (low income)

If you live in the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and are low income, and you are located on this census map: www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capand… you can get up to $9500 cash rebate on a new or USED electric car. If you buy or lease a new one you can get an addition $10,000 federal Read more about How to get a free electric car in California (low income)[…]

How to install Windows 10 on an old IDE hard drive using Virtualbox.

Sometimes you want to install an OS on to an old computer that does not boot from USB, and you don’t have, or don’t want to waste a DVD to burn. Here is a way to install any OS directly to the hard drive using Virtualbox’s raw disk feature. I used a cheap USB to Read more about How to install Windows 10 on an old IDE hard drive using Virtualbox.[…]