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talkin’ bout my benzo… (during)

so stone got a shiny new grocery getter…

you remember, the slightly beat up Mercedes in the above picture…

Recently I made a screaming deal on a set of 19″ axis shine’s and Pirelli PZero Corsa Direzionale’s for the front, and PZero Corsa Asimmetrico’s for the rear…. looks good with the new shoes . . . → Read More: talkin’ bout my benzo… (during)

the long awaited shop (part 1)

So once upon a time i built a hydroplane in my high school wood shop class.

Then i built a couple serious boom cars…

Then i built a couple hot street/strip cars, a street rod, several utility trailers, a triple axle van, and a 20 ft trailer that unfolds into a 20×20 commercial kitchen, and . . . → Read More: the long awaited shop (part 1)

talkin’ bout my benzo… (before)

So once upon a time, a friend of mine told me they had ended up with a car that had been abused a bit, but that I may be interested in…

So it’s a “C” class Mercedes.

It looked pretty rough, but the price wasn’t bad, so I figured what the heck, why not?

Now . . . → Read More: talkin’ bout my benzo… (before)

root your sprint htc hero (android 1.5)…

note: these are the instructions for android 1.5. android 2.x rooting instructions are [here]

this operation will require the android SDK (software development kit). you can download it [here]

extract the files to c:\droidsdk

save yourself some pain and after you extract the files, make sure your tree looks like:

c:\droidsdk\tools (and all the other . . . → Read More: root your sprint htc hero (android 1.5)…

backup your sprint htc hero…

so when i was running android 1.5 on my sprint htc hero, my phone was being retarded, and saving all the contacts to the phone, as a “phone contact” and not actually backing them up to google contacts.

having had sprint lose all my contacts once (samsung instinct) I wasn’t about to play this game . . . → Read More: backup your sprint htc hero…

disable double notifications when using handcent sms

Handcent sms kicks serious ass all over the stock messaging app on a droid, but for some reason you have to disable the stock app by hand. Here’s how you do it and get rid of those annoying double notifications.

1. open the “messaging” application. 2. push the “menu” button. 3. touch “settings”. 4. uncheck . . . → Read More: disable double notifications when using handcent sms

makes me wet…

so i’m currently in Valparaiso, Indiana, hanging out at my aunt’s house.

well, kinda, at the moment i’m sitting in the car, soaking wet, on the laptop because the power is out…

how did i end up in the car?

well…

first we drove back to my aunt’s house…

then we heard the tornado . . . → Read More: makes me wet…

the only thing better than a good loan shark…

is a good fence. 🙂

so this morning i walked down the hill and around capital lake (my daily routine)…

on the way home, i remembered i had a nice pile of cedar, courtesy of the fleet engineer…

so i dug some holes… 5 of them, 3 feet deep in the rocky soil across . . . → Read More: the only thing better than a good loan shark…

Caris the Gypsy – 12v Generator – The Box

the 12v generator project was originally intended for the castle, but circumstances changed and it was decided that it would be better to install it in the bus…

of course, all the interior space was already accounted for, so an external enclosure was needed.

so i start in on the box…

yes, more salvaged . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – 12v Generator – The Box

Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Jack Legs

having seen the legs for my kitchen trailer, caris decided that a set for the castle would make his life easier…

so…

first we cannibalize the boat trailer axle for the steel…

do a bit of welding… (those jack legs are 4,000 lb rated, from northern tool http://www.northerntool.com/

here’s the legs ready . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Jack Legs

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