Raspberry Pi as a Bandwidth Monitor

Here's how I started using a Raspberry Pi as a bandwidth monitor for my internet connection. It's also a quick tutorial on how to set up your own. My internet service provider (ISP) just started offering cable internet access in addition to DSL. The largest problem with the cable internet service is that it comes [...]

By | 2017-01-01T19:11:56+00:00 December 8th, 2016|computers, internet, tips|0 Comments

EarlyBird Attack on New Websites

Google is like a giant vacuum, sucking in and indexing content as it finds it on the web. When it finds fresh content it hasn't  seen before, it indexes the page it's on and all the content it finds there. It also records the page/site that it found the content on. If it comes across [...]

By | 2016-11-23T10:43:34+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|web design|0 Comments

3D Optical Illusion Lamps

The hottest selling desktop gadgets this holiday season are likely to be 3D optical illusion lamps. Last year, a Kickstarter launched these lamps that trick your eyes, and they’ve quickly been reproduced by other companies, both local here in the United States and overseas. These lamps use an interesting type of lighting trick to fool [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:41:59+00:00 October 24th, 2016|gadgets|0 Comments

Funny Beard Shirts

Ever wanted a way to gauge the length of your manly beard? I just found a funny beard shirt that will do just that.  Forget getting out the ruler to determine the length of your beard. No calipers or measuring tape needed. Just put this shirt on and the length of your beard will be [...]

By | 2016-10-18T17:04:06+00:00 October 18th, 2016|fun|0 Comments

Tactical Keychains

Tired of the “normal” keychain or keyfob that does little more than decorate your pocket full of keys? Take a look at some of the tactical keychains that offer more utility than just keeping your keys organized. Why not add a little more function to something you have in your pocket already? Tactical and self-defense [...]

By | 2016-10-20T13:14:40+00:00 October 14th, 2016|tips|0 Comments

What’s the Best Grip Strengthener to Use

A weak hand grip can do several things that affect your life. It may give an impression of weakness in a handshake, it could cause you to drop that extra bag of groceries or slip while climbing a mountainside. The simplest answer to a weak grip is to find the best grip strengthener for your [...]

By | 2017-03-06T12:31:26+00:00 October 13th, 2016|gadgets|0 Comments

Outdoor Christmas Laser Lights

One of the biggest decorative trends this year will be outdoor Christmas laser lights. It used to be that long strands of incandescent bulbs were strung on houses, only to have one bulb burn out and then found and replaced, or the whole string had to be removed and replaced. Then LED strands came along [...]

By | 2016-10-10T18:11:24+00:00 October 10th, 2016|household|0 Comments