Kanban project organization via Google Docs and Kanbanachi

  • 7 January 2017
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My Kanbanachi board for home projects

This article is a bit of a work in progress. I've used Kanbanachi a little bit for organizing projects at work and personal organization, but I'm a newbie both when it comes to Kanban and the Kanbanachi Google add-on. In other words: I could be doing it wrong. This article covers what I'm using Kanbanachi for with an emphasis on the work I'm doing at home.

Annual Packt Publishing $5 ebook/video sale - title's I bought

  • 6 January 2017
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Inkscape 0.48 Illustrator's Cookbook

Every year around Christmas/Boxing day Packt Publishing runs a $5.00 sale. For $5 USD you can pick up any ebook or video in the Packt Publishing library. The past couple of years I've picked up books each time they've run the sale. The sale ends soon (January 9th). This year I picked up the following titles:

Hakko FX-888D soldering station

  • 5 January 2017
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Santa was good and brought me this Hakko FX-888D soldering station

Electronics-related skills seem more important now than ever, especially with the number of maker spaces opening up. When I was in high school I always wanted to take an electronics course, but we had none in the "Advanced" stream at our school. Oddly enough we had an advanced typing course. At the time there were three streams in high school, Basic, General, and Advanced. My impression (which was mistaken) was that in order to go to University you had to only take Advanced courses. So I never ended up learning any soldering or basic electronics skills.

KODI - Naming multi-episode television shows

  • 24 December 2016
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Using Handbrake to rip a multipart television show

The ultimate authority on naming media for KODI is the KODI wiki: http://kodi.wiki/view/Video_management#Naming_files. As great as the Wiki is it's always helpful to have some practical examples, not just the naming conventions. Here's how I named a multi-episode file so that it would be correctly scraped in KODI.

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