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SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) Battery pack for Vivitar 285HV

Time for Strobist problem solving 101!

If you are anything like me, you hate wasting money and time with AA batteries in your flashes. You probably also hate the long recycle times that you experience while firing your battery powered flashes. Well, I feel your pain. So I have built a battery pack for my Vivitar flashes that allows me to pump some big power into my little flashes. I have seen several DIY battery packs on the net and when attempting one of my own I combined much of what I saw and liked into my own design.

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Adding Bluetooth to your Acer Aspire One Netbook!

The other day I was surfing around on the net on my new Acer Aspire One and found the coolest hack for it over at Tnkgrl’s Website this hack was aimed at one of the few Achilles heels of the Acer Aspire One “no Bluetooth.” Now, granted it is easier than ever to get Bluetooth working on a laptop with Bluetooth dongles getting smaller and smaller however if you want to keep the exterior of your laptop clear of debris and use a mouse or perhaps tether with your cell phone you need to find another way. This is where the following hack comes in to play!

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Twitter success, Is there an echo in here?

Ok, so I fear I may have lost it. Today I sat down at my computer, in my office, at my adult job, and spent an entire hour trying to figure out how to get more followers on Twitter. I mean “Come on!” I’m an adult right, I don’t need adoring fans or groupies, but occasionally I have a few things to say and I have a tendency to want to say them to an audience outside of my normal life. I think it all goes back to when I was on radio as a weekend DJ at a station here in Atlanta. I really enjoyed the opportunity to throw my ideas out there and get instant feed back from the entire city, the exchange of information and ideas was awesome. Continue reading