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Safety First Window De-Ice

I used my small 1500 watt electric room heater (using low 750 watt setting) to thaw out our two iced-over autos. Dry windows in about 1/2 hour.

One must of course have a long extension cord (I use for yard work) and access to 120 volt power.

Safety Concerns

The heater must be one with a finned ceramic block heat core and fan with NO RADIANT open filament emission meaning no light emission. Just warm blowing air.

My cars are SUV type with hatchback and fold down rear seats. I fold down the seats a put heater in the way-back. NO HOT AIR blowing against anything within 3 foot.

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Dirty SOCKS again

I thought the problem was solved. This problem: MacOS Localhost:8080 SOCKS Proxy Issue

The Proper Normal Screen

The issue came back. My MAC mini started having browser connection problems again. At first I thought I had a router issue, the actual hardware router itself. Because I was also having SAMBA problems as the MAC also lost connection with my NAS (Network Accessible Server). Websites we’re taking forever to connect and the NAS couldn’t be found. 

Then I remembered the SOCKS issue. System Preference / Network / Ethernet / Advanced / Proxies; is the route to the socks drawer. The check box for the SOCKS […] Continue reading » Dirty SOCKS again

Oh-No! More NUC

The Logitech Unifying USB module (dongle) may be the culprit in my NUC freeze up problems. I have moved the tiny module away from the computer and the through-the-case USB ports using a USB extension cable. I have done this with both of my NUC computers.

I do not know the actual cause of issues within the Logitech module. Internet speculations suggest it may be some harmonic problem with the new higher speed USB3 ports now in common use on most all PC’s. Logitech Unifying Transceivers were designed when USB2 was standard.  But this suggestion is speculation.

What happens and is most important, is if moving the modules away […] Continue reading » Oh-No! More NUC

NUC, NUC… Who’s There?

Yeah, another post about my NUC10.

I discovered a new system software update for my Intel NUC10. I occasionally wander to the Intel website and do a systems upgrade check.

The Intel NUC has a website: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/intel-driver-support-assistant.html  It will test the NUC real time and advise and provide proper updates for the machine that is asking. Very cool, IMHO.

I have posted the paragraph above in a previous article.

My NUC10 has continued doing its lockup (seizure) tricks. It was well behaved for a couple of weeks and I thought the issue was resolved. Wrong. It continued but far less often. But any system lockup is unacceptable.

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Some Space in the Attic

The BLOG for “The Hobbyist Machine Shop” has lived with it own private URL (http://thmsblog.com) since conception. It always was a bit extravagant for it to have a private domain. I was young and reckless in those days and new domain registrations were cheap.

Now retired, I look for more conservative ways to do things. A blog for “The hobbyist Machine Store” should live in a sub-domain of “The Hobbyist Machine Store”. It does not need to have it own domain and I don’t need to pay the rent for that private domain. What have I been thinking?  Ha!

A dozen mouse […] Continue reading » Some Space in the Attic