Monthly Archives: July 2012

Future-Proof Ethernet

When I was mentioning I wanted to punch holes in my walls to install ethernet (yes, wires! oh my?!) to some co-workers one comment stood out: future-proof it with CAT6 cables. My house and the neighboring 5 houses are already blasted with my extended WiFi n signal but it’s just not fast enough all the […]


There’s a reason I never posted about adding the water feed to the ice maker. When I was drilling into the floor I let go of the trigger and the bit got stuck. Other than that, small hedge clippers cut through the water pipe (PEX) and remember to push hard when attaching that T-shaped connector! […]

Custom Mac Build

After much deliberation I’m nearly prepared to order components for a custom Mac build. I don’t intend to install Windows on this PC. Inspired by countless others, this adventure should allow me to take control of my hardware, while Apple continue to focus on its mobile markets. Why was this right for me? My software […]