The SDS011 is an air quality sensor that can be used to monitor PM2.5 and PM10 levels. I have used it quite successfully to monitor the forest fires around my home in British Columbia. With the recent news about how harmful PLA particulate emissions from 3D printers can be, I was curious to see if… Continue reading Can the SDS011 monitor 3D printer particulate emissions?
I recently purchased some of these Seagate Enterprise drives, and looks like they shipped with the SN02 Firmware. Upgrading on Windows is quite easy. Just be aware I tested with the drives still clean, while not in RAID. If you were to run this on a live array, I strongly recommend doing one disk at… Continue reading How to Flash the Seagate Exos X16 from the SN02 to SN03 Firmware
I never really had a fancy headset, but with a $100 Sony credit about to expire (courtesy of MBNA cancelling their Sony card offering), I decided to take the plunge and buy a Sony Headphone. After getting it charged up, I tried to plug it in on my PC. No sound 🙁 At first, I… Continue reading Front audio connector doesn’t work with my headphone: A potential solution
The issue Sometimes it can be quite challenging to print a part. Take sweetie’s head, for example: This is quite a challenging print. If you try to use Slic3r’s support, you end up with something like this: Here is how much filament you’d use: The Solution Fortunately, you can use meshmixer to help you out.… Continue reading Custom Supports on Cura or Slic3r? It’s possible with Meshmixer!
The Issue The Mosaic Palette is an amazing device. It allows you to print in 4 colors instead of 1, opening up a world of possibilities. There are still quite limited offerings on thingiverse for Multiple Color STLs, but the list is growing every day. I fully calibrated the Mosaic Palette, and although it seemed… Continue reading Mosaic Palette and the E3D Lite6 – Bleeding Issues
Introduction This is a quick and easy tutorial for those that are struggling to get this to work. I started by reading the Pi Hole documentation: https://github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole#one-step-automated-install This is sadly not optimal for those of us that have the Asus Router (in my case I have the AC1900), but fortunately after breaking my internet a few… Continue reading Configuring the Pi Hole with Asus Routers (Merlin or John’s Fork)
The issue If you check redflagdeals, there are a lot of Koodo deals from time to time. They also suggest “porting out” the number to Bell with a prepaid SIM. I tried that, but got interrupted in the middle of the process, and when I tried to continue, I got the error: “The number you… Continue reading Porting out to Bell: “The number you requested cannot be transferred to Bell at this time. Please call 1 888 466-2453 for more information”
The Issue Nowadays, it’s quite common to use SSL for everything. Currently, there is no easy way to generate a certificate request (CSR) directly from Azure Web apps, like you normally do from IIS or from Windows Certificate Snap In. So you’ll have a hard time with azure custom ssl support. The Solution – Generate… Continue reading Enabling SSL on Azure App Services with custom SSL Certificate
The issue I recently upgraded my wordpress blog from PHP 7.1 to 7.2. After that, I started getting an error on the top of the pages: “Warning: Use of undefined constant”, pointing at what I previously set on wp-config.php: DISABLE_WP_CRON I used this to disable the cron triggering with user access, instead I set up… Continue reading How to fix “Warning: Use of undefined constant” error with WordPress after upgrading to PHP 7.2