- Do you love Bacon? Do you love wallets? If only there was a way to combine those two great loves into a single thing. If only there was a bacon wallet. Jen totally found that one today.
- Interesting article on Micro houses and how they can affect the Urban sprawl and real estate bubbles. Think of it like a space age IKEA trailer and it’ll make more sense.
- 3 Amazing photo’s. One. Two. Three. I mean I’ve done some crazy things, but that’s just nuts. And keep in mind I was just rock wall climbing last week.
- Oh yeah, I’ve been meaning to post a link to this for months. It’s the best coffee cake you’ll ever have in your life. No, seriously. I had some at the BBQ we had earlier and I don’t think I included a link to the recipe.
- Tim sent me this a few days ago, More Jiffy Lube mechanics screwing people over, but this time on video. It just drives me nuts that there are crooks like this out there taking advantage of people.
You make kitty scared in the record shop
So I got this comment posted early today on my post about changing the case on my Dimension 8300:
so now i’m just trying to get the thing back together, exept i ripped the front panel ribbon right off of its connector. whoops again. so now the front power switch doesn’t work. any idea which pins on the motherboard correspond to the powersitch? i may just wire a switch directly to it.
It seems he caught me in a generous mood, so I took my computer apart and did a little tracing. The connector on the motherboard looks scary, but there’s nothing amazing going on aside from just putting a whole bunch of stuff in one single cable. The power switch is simply pins 20 and 21 on the ribbon cable. Just a standard momentary switch. I even took a picture:
When we were driving back from O’Hare after our Honeymoon we both heard a weird rattle in my car. I didn’t really think much of it because I just assumed it was some debris or something dragging along underneath (happens all the time with branches in my driveway).
So we pull over after our exit, and I can’t see a darn thing under the car. So I start it back up and sure as shit it starts rattling away like a pebble in a tin can. So at this point I’m really happy of course, and I can’t see anything…and honestly I’m not to comfortable chilling on the side of the road waiting for some schmuck to hit me. So we head home.
Getting home, the rattles just hella back, sounds like crap anytime the RPM’s hit 2k, and honestly it’s just really embarrassing to drive. I mean it’s really loud. So all week I’m thinking a baffle came loose inside the catalytic converter or something, and I’m gonna have to shell out lot’s of money. This is of course after I put it up on ramps and even jacked it onto two wheels to get underneath and poke at stuff. I couldn’t find anything.
So today (and thank god I have a sister who runs a repair shop and is foolish enough to let me use it) I put the Insight up on the lift so I could get a good look underneath. What I found was that one of the heat shields on the secondary catalytic converter had some rust issues…..the two front bolts were still in place, but the metal connecting them had rusted right through, so at certain speeds and rpm’s it was rattling like crazy using the rear two bolts as pivots. I meant they were so rusted I couldn’t even get them off with a 10mm socket. So I ended up just taking off the shield and two back bolts. Voila! That damn, super loud rattle was gone.
And here’s a diagram, with a star next to it to show the specific heat shield I took off…
You have no idea how relieved I am it was this easy to fix…
Man, it’s going to take a while to catch up on all the stuff that happened while we were gone. Just picking up the house with all the hours Jen is working will take days.
So I’m still sifting through the 300mb of pictures we took on the vacation, rotating, cropping, adjusting contrast and stuff will take me at least a few days if not weeks. But our photographers have posted a sample collage they made while we were on our honeymoon.
Burdick and Lee Photography
We haven’t seen any of the wedding pictures yet, so this is a first for us as well. Very nice of them to put something up like this so quickly.
One day, a man came home and was greeted by his wife dressed in a very sexy nightie. “Tie me up,” she purred, “and you can do anything you want.” So he tied her up and went fishing.
A woman came home, screeching her car into the driveway, and ran into the house. She slammed the door and shouted at the top of her lungs, “Honey, pack your bags. I won the damn lottery!”The husband said, “Oh my God! What should I pack, beach stuff or mountain stuff?” “Doesn’t matter,” she said. “Just get the hell out.”
Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is a husband.
A Polish immigrant went to the DMV to apply for a driver’s license.First, of course, he had to take an eye sight test. The optician showed him a card with the letters: ‘C Z W I X N O S T A C Z.’ “Can you read this?” the optician asked.”Read it?” the Polish guy replied, “I know the guy.”
Mother Superior called all the nuns together and said to them, “I must tell you all something. We have a case of gonorrhea in the convent.”"Thank God,said an elderly nun at the back. “I’m so tired of chardonnay.”
A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen.”Careful,” he said, “CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my GOD! You’re cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my GOD! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They’re going to STICK! Careful…CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you’re cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don’t forget to salt them.You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!!! THE SALT!!!” The wife stared at him. “What in the world is wrong with you? You think I don’t know how to fry a couple of eggs?”The husband calmly replied, “I wanted to show you what it feels like when I’m driving
We’re back from the Honeymoon and still playing clean up. We’ll post later on after catching up on all the stuff to do.