GTRacing Update

GTX Repair

GTRacing Chair - GTX320 blk/blk
#GTRacingFrameFail #GTRacingChair #GTRacing? //

GTX320 – Blk/Blk

Dare I say GTRacing made it right? In hindsight yes, while I didn’t have a desk chair for a week/week1/2, no.

Quickly, I wanted to give the support team/info team a ((SHOUT)), thanks for the help. You can reach the GT Racing Support Team here.

Situation, back in March my GTX – GTRacing chair had an internal fail, specifically the back frame/support failed. Once replaced, the failed back part was removed and replaced with the new. No charge for the part as the chair was under warranty, a few bucks were refunded based on the inconvenience and service/care. GTRacing took care of the shipping, new part and shared a quick note that was shared with their parts folks…. indicating what took place, the need to correct the matter and batch/part of failure.

Anyway, take a look at GTRacing for a chair, desk, tech gear and/or accessories.

Office Chair

GT Racing

GT Racing GTX320
#GTRacing #Serta #Gaiam #adjDesk #officeStyle //

GT Racing fan? Trading up day, moving on from the traditional office/exec chair, like the current ergo-exec chair Serta Jennings – B/T Ergo Chair sitting in the office today. Today, we go racing! GT Racing is the gaming chair of choice, my choice moving forward. Pictures to follow once received. More specifically, the GTRacing GTX320-Black. Reviews look good, leather, good support, comfort like a car seat (personal selling point) – including height-adjustable arms, lumbar and headrest, and near 170° recline. Shipping is a few days out, bummer. However, the new chair will compliment the office space quite well.

The current setup here in the office includes a height-adjustable desk, which the title allows the desk to be raised and lowered with a manual paddle-like button… A more modern, Gaiam yogi-chair balance chair… but now I’m thinking, the longer sitting times might need a bit of an upgrade, that car-like seat for extended coding sessions and conference/phone calls. Coding sessions are a bit cumbersome, back pain included. So, it’s time for that upgrade.

Height-Adjustable Desk
Gaiam Chair
Serta Jennings B\T Ergo Chair

PHPBB Nuked…

MBEMO NUKED

PHPBB Nuked
#mbemo #phpbbDig #lost #reDuex //

So with the new year, comes a new PHPBB issue. Looks like with a PHPBB autoconfig… (( POOOF )) ((( LOST ))) PHPBB pulled a Dracula, poof back to to it’s former self. All is lost – the design, skin changes, GA, users, hackers/spammers, everything. Not a good thing, base code, base skin, base php code and plugins. Fact, aliens have NOT taken over this implementation, “spammers” came home to roost.

We’ve been battling spam and hackery for 8 months, pictures will follow. This implementation is the second to fall, USpam2 was all sorts of hacked and blocked. This will make sense in due time, once we get the sites up and running again. Backups help, anyway, this site was nixed, vanished, gone…

I’m sure we will post more on the subject, plenty to cover in future posts… plugins OH MY, Backup/Restore, New Styles added to the Styles area… Anyhow, sign up, sign in and leave a comment, or start a group.

PHPBB Login - Share Something with the Group
PHPBB New Stats

Commando

Commando

#commando #NES #takeThatFlag //

Thanks to @NES_Longplay for the walk-through/play-through. This was a late add, should’ve been out sometime in ’20… but, you know… today is the day it gets published to no fault of our own. Nor the scheduling mechanism.

To no avail, the stars aligned etc., Commando became reality. Game play is fantastic, painful long arduous process, leading to a never ending cycle of failed attempts. Unless of course you wait 20+ years, you’ve got yourself the ole’ map published on the web somewhere… and a cause of energy drink, coffee or tea. You might need a lot more, but let’s live big; in the moment. Believe you me, wish we had the map way back when. Although, have to admit, this game was one of those games that never ended… hence the need for walk-through. Commando is still on the list of ‘have not’s, meaning it’s still on the bucket list of games to dig up, play and complete the game. That’s where we live you today, 20 years in the making.

Puget Systems

Puget Systems

#puget #pugetSys #PugetSystems #Premiere //

Puget Systems… ’nuff said (JK) as the kids would say. Seriously, if you haven’t heard about these guys… legit. Have a look at the recommendations for ‘software’ specific needs. We tend to gravitate to those machines curtailed for Adobe Premiere, Illustrator or Photoshop. Habitual I guess. The point here is simple, looking for the best? Here is the best, Puget Systems.

I don’t want to go over board here but pricing can ultimately curb your decisions, but some decisions need to be made outside the box. Meaning if it’s your business, you need to the best. Best for the application, the user and the end user/customer. One of our favorites, check ’em out, Puget Systems.

Puget Systems
Puget Systems Workstation Recommendations
Puget Systems With Thunderbolt Setup
Hey, if you have the money and the need, look into Puget Systems… crazy configurable, blown out specs, top of the line; top notch. Check ’em out

USTBlastMatches

Blast Matches

UST Blast Match
#blastThis #blastThat #blastMatches #EDCpack #EDC //

Have a look, take your pick, WE USE THIS ONE ;0 – USTBlast Match. Looking for a last minute gift?

Used from time to time, even the times when we are sharing a beverage around the campfire. Although, campfires have been on hold, a winter hiatus if you will. But any case, these blast matches are fantastic in a pinch or in leisure as stated above. There are plenty of videos, product reviews out there, we want bore you with another ‘product plug’; but we will encourage you to have one handy.

Take your time with the contraption, the rod can shift side-to-side when striking the intended surface that would cause a ‘shower of sparks’. Stick with it, it will be worth it, certainly more practical than a fire bow of sorts or empty lighter. Just for the record, we always tuck a few Bic lighters in various pockets of the camping pack and ‘wearable’ clothing. Again, typically there is a lighter on my person as a daily carry item. Some will tuck a lighter, some cotton balls, an EDC (every day carry) knife or camp knife. Key is to be prepared if you are camping, trekking, on-the-trail or stuck in a situation where you might need a light. Good luck.

Projects Forthcoming

Output

Forthcoming Q4 ’21 & Early ’22

#LightPhone2#MitreSaw #macOS_Errors #salleeTechnology_merch #LongLiveNikon – d90 #MicronsSakura #LogitechBoard #airTools #Welder #IvyFM #painting6000 #HardCase #StarWars #NeatNES #UseTheSource #WebPFileFormat #FFFFF #Seinfeld #GAUpdates #BrowserStack #MbemoAirmaps #HostgatorDebacle #cantStandEnduranceGroupSurveys #BOO_OnEnduranceHosting #BetaFlight(2) #nerds #FAAFlightOverPeople #youTubersGallore #phpBBTestCase #chatMe #1Fyr #validators #W3c #HTML5BS #videoCompressionBS #videoBleepBloops #NB574 #bernzOMatic #Strat-O-caster #tshirtPolos //

(flashback)… Jan something, face-in-hands “…need more content”…

What feels like many moons later, months of heads-down work, rework (more rework to fill time) and a little magic; VOILA! More stuff, stuff to read, view and whatever else you do on the interwebs. All coming your way mid ’21.

Got some juicy StarWars stuff, sans – cartoons, one offs, Mandalorian, figures/toys/collectables and comic books. By the way, code is a fun thing… love Starwars, just check the source or is it “Use the Source!” Great holiday gifts include the Seinfeld series, power tools, hosting issues (boo on Hostgator, Blue host and Endurance). While we are at it, need to build some Lego stuff, maybe crack open the RPi4 for some nonsense. GA(Google Analytics what?). Maybe some WrdP Add includes. Anyhow, you can find fire videos over on 1Fyr.com | mbemo.com.

By the way, Mbemo already got hacked HA! F*$(#* SPAMMERS! Anyway, It’s back up, running… deleted a bunch of posts, forums and general whatnot. Resetting the system does the trick this time, cleaned up/purged all the ‘non-real’ peps using the boards. Future-self, perhaps can move some of these topics to the BB Mbemo BB’s boards.

Favorite part of ‘keeping up with the new’, focusing on the old or retro! Some new stuff coming this year. Anything from iPhone | Android game apps, tools and ‘hackery’. Some good, some bad, but most are ugly…

MBP Mid’18

Mid ’18 MacBook Pro 15″ Battery/Logicboard Issues

Macbook Pro Error Code
#macbookProErrors #macSSDHD_Crash #macSSDHD_Alive #MBPBattery #batteryFail #Mid_late’18//

Update pending, matter of fact, primary machine we are running that latest applications and code on. Quick update, mid ’18 Macbook Pro crashed via upgrade from Mojave/Catalina to BigSur. This ‘upgrade’ went along with the mid summer/late summer updates via WWDC. Anyway, we go through boot issues, kernel panic, reinstall post reformat MAC Journaled to AFPS… and finally installer packages, boot scripts, an install of Ubuntu 21 sans mouse or keyboard functionality and more. They say pictures are worth a thousands or more words, so let’s take a peek. Oh, and don’t forget ‘csrutil’ enable and disable for unwanted apps, native apps and clearing system integrity ‘issues’. This command only works when you run Recovery Mode, Terminal Utility… we can just leave that there for another day. One other item to note, this is all MacOS specific, assuming your running a MacOS alt OS on a Windows (PC), Linux, Linux Alternatives and/or VM, downloads are available and are similar when unpacking the root cause.

  • Flash Old Version of MacOS and Installer Package
  • Create USB Install via Terminal
  • Etcher
  • Check OS Version (if possible) MacOs Version Compatibility
  • Reset PRAM, Run Diagnostics, Internet Recovery, Target Disk to Move existing files; all there, just make sure you know what version of MacOS. If you don’t, click the ‘Apple’ Icon at the top/left -> Select About This Mac -> Overview. This assumes you have a running version of MacOS. Or check the Apple Product# on the underside of your Macbook Pro and work forward…
  • MacOS Startup KeyBoard Combinations
  • Diagnose Error Codes -1008F, Address Overheating and Fan Control
  • Apple Support thread specific to -1008f
  • Remove Device from iCloud – Find Device, Disable AFPS Admin Security Settings
  • Backup Drive to external storage device
  • Handy Drive SanDisk Drive
  • Clean/Remove Drive, Remove AFPS Drive/Volume(s)
  • Internet Recovery High Sierra, MacOS and Installer Package (Pre El Capitan, Yosemite or Lion)
  • MacOS Mojave
  • MacOS High Sierra
  • Boot MacOS Install, Reinstall Existing Apps, Install Catalina working patches, updates
  • Install New Apps, Settings and Remove unwanted settings as it relates to latest OS
  • Maintain existing MacOS sans MacOS OS Upgrades or Forced Updates, Uncheck installation automation for all apps, requiring system to be manually updated
  • Bootcamp Install, Flash/Install WIN10, Throw-out old server (Z400)
  • ISOs – MS – WIN10.iso, Ubuntu – Ubuntu 21.10
  • With the addition of MacOS Server

Key takeaways, note make/model, year, shipped quarter, chipset(s) and chip security settings… if your computer is locked, check iCloud device status, remember install package pre/post logicboard changes. We chose this routs since all logicboards for this particular machine have been out of stock and remain out of stock for this particular model… hmmm wonder why? No need to replace the battery just yet… may have to on the second go around.

When I get a chance, we will post a few pictures of WIN10 running in Boot Camp, Ubuntu 21 running with keyboard or mouse support, and other images for MacOS Server etc.

Clean/Remove Drive
Volume Clean/Reformat
MacOS HS Install
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If a ‘do over’ is required, not sure this process would flow the same; depending on the outcome of each step, model, year, OS… Computer works fine, nearly 2 months following this ginormous fail. Again, not something we suggest doing, unless there is no alternative; we had none. We also, hung up the ole’ MBP Late ’12… lag on the network.

WEBP Format

WebShop

#FFFFF #formatFilesForFutureFandom #noNotFFFFound #ludicrousSpeed #labWork//

Working on the site, performance specifically. Almost finished, but still more to go.

More pictures are coming, more stories, more trouble… however, conversion is next inline in a long line of backlog items. First, we recently groomed up ‘picture conversion’, and there we are on the backlog. #FFFFF or #FormatFilesForFutureFandom, has a nice ring to it… Like any backlog ‘debt’ it was time to cut the rope, move away from PNG’s and JPG’s where we can, pulling the images forward. Hopefully we can gain some speed, increase performance while taxing services less as we move into 2022. Of course, you to can have a look at site performance and benefits of a conversion effort, here at PageSpeed Insights. One of many Google Dev tools used in and around our work as part of an ever growing tool kit.

The use of 5f’s #FFFFF here, it’s reminiscent of our days of old… A constant reminder, that reminder that we love what we do; the question becomes this: if you don’t love what you do, today is a chance to change it!

Dogeminer v2 (Saved Game)

Dogeminer V2

Dogeminer V2 - Initialize Saved Game
#mySaved_DogeGame #DogeMiner #dogeMinerV2 //

Not telling you to play Dogeminer V2(maybe because I don’t need more people on the Doge servers)! However, got to get this up on the site… The best part of this online game, is the ability to save a downloadable file for some future day. Better screenshots next time! Adding DogeminerV2, to the short list of online desktop games – Dogeminer, Penguin Flight, SuperTux, SuperTuxCart…

Dogeminer V2 Open Screen - Upload Saved Game
Dogeminer V2 In-Game Play
Dogeminer V2 Save Game
Dogeminer V2 In-Game Play 2
Dogeminer V2 Upgrades

BurmPy & R

BurmPy & R

Burmpy Landing
#burmPy #pyReference #selfImprovement #pyEdu #rProgramming #R #PyZilla //

Mentioned a few weeks back, almost seems more than a month ago now… we have a few things ‘on the bench’ i.e. work bench; burmpy.com and our R Programming deep dive.

No need to get out the pitchforks for this Burmese Python. As our educational series goes, we want to add Python and R to the mix. These two languages are ‘on the bench’ now, meaning we are adding to the site every day. One of which, both will be available via our Github site “borg2borg” – burmPy and RProject. Caveat, ((good news)) we’ve started to convert burmPy to it’s future ‘home’ in our educational series burmpy.com. This entity will also carry on the TWBS Bootstrap testcase, using Bootstrap v.5. So, more to come on that in the coming weeks/months. Keep your eyes pealed.

More pictures are coming, please excuse the mess… shifting a our Github code and ghists are always available, unfortunately, working in the background to finish Burmpy screenshots, cleaned up and prepped for consumption.

Burmpy Next Step
Burmpy Github
rProject - 10.18

COLETTI CAMP POT

COLETTI Bozeman Camp Pot/Perc

COLETTI Pot/Perc
#COLETTI #campPerc #percolator #needMyCoffee #campCoffee //

Big fan of my camp perc., used for everything coffee. Lifetime guarneeed. If your looking for a simple, no fuss coffee pot, look no further. We throw out the old Keurig, what a mess… The COLETTI percolator was the answer and has been now for a little under the year mark. Simple 5, 7 or 9 cup pot, stainless, no friles, glass perc. top. THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF THIS CONTRAPTION! That makes this campPerc a go anywhere pot you might need in the office, outdoors or on your next campsite. This pot has been primarily used indoors, stove top, making no less than 9 cups a round. Of course you might choose the 12 cup for a few dollars more, ~$45 bucks w tax/shipping etc. Check out the link via Amazon –

We know, we know, not another appliance type gadget… Give this thing a try, you will not regret the purchase. We’ve used it nearly every day since the original purchase sans the days between perc glass top replacement. Seriously, one pot to rule them all. This is the one, the COLETTI Bozeman 9cup Coffee Pot Percolator. It’s fantastic, fire no problem, simple cleaning, easy care/maintenance… beats the auto coffee maker.

borg2borg v7

borg2borg v7

borg2borg v7
#borg2borg #RaiseOfTheBorgs #Bootstrapv4.6 #Bootstrapv5(i.e. burmPy coming soon) //

Bootstrap’n Journey number 412 version 7

Need to get this out of my brain for awhile now, seeing that version 5 has been out for sometime. Regardless of time, it’s been posted to the web. We have three offerings at this point, giving 3 different flavors of Bootstrap:

  • 1fyr.com – BS v3
  • borg2borg.com – BS v4
  • burmpy.com – BS v5, with a focus on Python
    • These are meant to be reference materials, working templates for anyone to use. We will also convert all private/secret Ghists to public here in the near future… probably 2 months or so, once we convert this over to dynamic data via php and a db (database) connection and all. However, this might be ‘jumping the shark’ as I want to get a working version of Django up on the ole’ web-server and see what we can do from there. Lots and lots of things to do, clearly… not enough time in the world to work on these side projects. We will get there one day at a time. Enjoy!

borg2borg v7 - Containers
borg2borg v7 - Basics
borg2borg v7 - Advanced
borg2borg v7 - Reference

D90 Firmware 1.1

D90 Firmware 2.0

D90 Firmware Update
#Nikon #D90 #Dee90 #Dee902.0 //

Update time, a few years now… D90 has been archived, check out the details on the Nikon D90 Archival pages for details. Sharing a few snaps of the D90 a.k.a “Dub9” DSLR. Can I say “Workhorse”? Certainly not the top of the market today, but with a little love, T.L.C and a few minutes… bring your D90 up-to-date with the firmware 1.1 update. We will probably post the process over on MBEMO www.mbemo.com for other to check out. Assuming update links, firmware used, memory cards (note, new Micro-SD are not recognized; shameful, but this is how it goes). Don’t forget to become a member! Also, a few “gotchas” during the process.

Moving along, we use the camera for video, video back; where necessary!

D90 Firmware Update Process
D90 Firmware Update Process 2
D90 Firmware Update Process 4

1Fyr

1Fyr.com – 1 Fire Or More Monthly

#1fyr.com #campfire #backyardFire #bbqTools #Welders //

Update to follow, revamping the site using TWBS… Keep an eye out for that shortly. In any case, back to the test case here, SOLVED. Let’s bring you up to speed… (<< REWIND) We were looking for ways to tinker around with our cameras, light/exposure and to enhance our film at dusk. Dusk, post twilight being the most painful of the bunch. You may not know, but some of the best light is during twilight, 'sunset light' here on the coast has some of the most dramatic colors, shapes and light 'texture' capture images or videos. Texture being those subtle and stark contrasts of color. (>> FF) Experiments continue and share a little fun while we are at it. Campfire, music, food… what more could you ask for?

As you will see, fires are unpredictable, especially at dusk. We enjoy the process (build, stoke, enjoy and extinguish a fire) every month or more. Fire up a few burgers, grilled sandwiches, hotdogs and smores, if we are lucky. VOILA! INTERWEB CONTENT!

I’d like to see us get to a point where we can post more videos, more often, weather permitting. Anyhow, the goal of this test was to capture and correct lighting affects. We use Adobe Premiere (Not A Sponsor) and share with you via the interwebs. We’ll post some Premiere content in next quarter or so. That might make some good content as the video/editing process is a hit or miss process as a noob. You know the sunlight, sun angle, twilight and how/what device captured the subject; meaning what device or camera was used to capture said subject. We chose fire, of course. Caveat, (loophole) we don’t see snow here in the South… Snow can be fun to film. All too often I forget/fail to mention the rainy season as well. Pre/Post rain storms can create dramatics, drama that’s what we need!

Before I move onto the section subject of this posting (yes, side tangent…) Don’t forget to check out 1fyr.com.

Next test case will include steel, torches and welders, yet to be purchased… Still trying to iron out what that might look like on ‘film’. But we have a few contenders to start, need to fix the campfire tool set. Specifically the shovel has all but worn through its welds and sits in two. Campfire brush is worn out to say the least, adding that to the refresh pile. Campfire grilling surface (an old repurposed baking rack) might need a little attention as well. There are more, but hopefully we’ve captured your attention.

Thought we would share our little monthly experiments with you all, enjoy! Don’t forget we are encouraging you to sign on and post on Mbemo – Welders. Let us know what you use to tool around i.e. LE 140 or some of those Harbor Freight Titanium 200 or Chicago Electric – Magnetic Welding Holder jobbers… Perhaps, more importantly ‘WHAT NOT TO USE’ cause it’s garbage!

Lastly, we will probably review some gear, welders, torches, protective clothing etc etc. Leaving you with a cliff hanger of sorts. More to come…

1Fyr.com - Sunset
1Fyr.com - Twilight
1Fyr.com - Dusk Zoom
1Fyr.com - Dusk