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

SalleeTech Merch

SalleeTech Merch – Yeti Mugs, Fleeces and Hats

Mugs and Pie - 1
#salleeTechSwag #yetiMugs #yetiHighball #championHeadGear #flexfitHeadGear #SalleeTechMerch #SalleeTechMugRun //

More on the way, got a few left in the merch bin… Wha’cha think? Like the new mug run? Yeti® mugs? Want one? Give me a shout via email, right now 20oz Tumblers are $42.

Fleece jackets fresh off the embroidery press, those are a little more, Columbia® – Dark Blue w Sallee Technology: $80 each (two remain) all other swag is being ordered as we speak. We will get those up on the site soon as well. We have a few here, give us a shout if you want one of those as well.

What’s this hats are still in stock, tumblers? Fleece jackets? The short answer is yes, we ‘got merch’. See listing below:

Merch & Gear Listing
  • Yeti® 20oz Tumbler – $42 Black/Steel (raw) Logo
  • Columbia® Fleece, Full Zip – $80 Dark Blue Logo: S, M, L, Xl, XXl
  • Champion® Jersey Material – $25 Black/Orange Logo: One Size, Velcro Back
  • Champion® Sport Material – $25 Black/Orange Logo: One Size, Velcro Back
  • Flexfit (Yupoong®) Mesh Trucker – $20 Faded Salmon Logo – Black: One Size, Fitted
  • 110 Flexfit (Yupoong®) – $20 Faded Salmon Square Logo w/o text – Black: One Size, Velcro Back out of stock
Mugs and Pie - 2
Close Up Mugs - 1
Close Up Mugs - 2
Close Up Mugs - 3

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

1fyr TWBSv3

1fyr TWBSv3

1fyr TWBS v3
#1fyr.com #twbsv3 #1fireEveryMonth #Bootstrapv3 //


Like many things in this world, it was time to tune up 1fyr.com… Needed a code clean up, removed the WP jargon and bloat and added the Bootstrap framework to this site. Made for a few nice updates, show/hide on the latest fire, archived videos presented in a more favorable fashion and the Jumbotron… While the yard is being worked on, (2 months now) the fire concept has been put on ice to say the least. Again, which aloud me to refocus on the site, code tweaks and more. We kept it simple using TWBS v3. Once we get the backyard up and running again, we will post videos… in the meantime, it is what it is…

Latest Video - 1fyr
Archived Videos - 1fyr

Calc ReWork

Calc Work

Here Piggy Piggy
#lacalculadora #CalcRework #CalcReSolder //

Short and brief… a few months ago a calculator showed up… a few connections, a new battery and the this little piggy is all brand new! Easy work, no major issues.

Look, there it is

iRobot Roomba 900 Series Teardown

iRobot Roomba 900 Series Teardown

iRobot Roomba 900 Series Teardown
#RoombaSensei #iRobot #900Series #tearDownThisRobot #robotDrop //

Got broken robot? We do! Some might say that’s the worst!

Let’s get this thing fixed. The beautiful part of iRobot/Roomba products (for now), it’s easy fixings! Unless the board is fried, the main housing is smashed to pieces or plastics are wasted. Even then, (this one in particular took a hard spill) parts are fairly easy to come by. The key is to source, clean, install and maintain what you do have. Most, if not all of this particular Roomba was fine, a good cleaning at the end of the repair was worth its weight in gold.

For those of you who don’t maintain electronics, robots etc. weekly, month or ‘NEVER’… friendly reminder, whatever the electronic might be, they do yeoman’s work if you care for the machine after every one or two uses. Also, the more you maintain, the less you throw out. Remember, No pain, no gain.

A few tools to call out below, overall again noting the comment above, these are fairly simple to fix…

  • Philips Screwdriver (Rechargeable Drill* DeWalt 20v)
  • iRobot – Brushes, collector rollers, caster wheel and filter
  • Cleaner – Windex
  • Cleaner – Sprayway
  • Compressed Air

…for now. This is a huge plus for iRobot

iRobot Roomba 900 Series Teardown
iRobot Roomba 900 Series Teardown
iRobot Roomba 900 Series Teardown
iRobot Roomba 900 Series Teardown
iRobot Roomba 900 Series Teardown
iRobot Roomba 900 Series Teardown

iPad Mini4 – Screen/Digitizer Swap

iPad Mini4 – Screen Swap

iPad Mini4 - Screen Swap
#apple #iPad #iPad4Mini #screenSwap #crackedScreen #crackedDigitizer //

A glimpse under the hood, check out the iPad Mini 4 screen/digitizer replacement timeline. From tape to power-up, quick 20-30 mins and done. Please note make sure you remove the power flex connector first, and not the screen/digitizer flex connections. We placed a follow up picture in the timeline showing the preferred tools and method when removing those flex connections. Also, the button assembly housing, home button… be precise, caring for that button/button assembly housing and connections will go along way.

  • Packing Tape
  • Heating Element – Water Based, or Heat Gun
  • Pryor triangles
  • Suction Cup/Pry Clamps
  • Tech Screwdriver set
  • Curved Tweezers
  • Pressurized Air
  • Anti-static Wipes

Let us know what your thoughts are, ~20 mins start to finish. If you have issues, trouble or run into a snag. Give us a shout, as we are happy to help!

iPad Mini4 - Screen Swap
iPad Mini4 - Screen Swap
iPad Mini4 - Screen Swap
iPad Mini4 - Screen Swap
iPad Mini4 - Screen Swap
iPad Mini4 - Screen Swap
iPad Mini4 - Screen Swap
iPad Mini4 - Screen Swap

D90 Firmware 1.1

D90 Firmware 2.0

D90 Firmware Update
#Nikon #D90 #Dub9 #Dub92.0 //

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

Late ’13 MacBook Pro 15″ Battery Swap

Late ’13 MacBook Pro 15″ Battery Swap

Macbook Pro Battery Replacement Kit
#macbookPro #macBatterySwap #MBPBattery #batteryFail #late’13//

Quick late ’13 Macbook Pro Battery Swap, let’s take a peek… Take note, we have a 2013 Macbook Pro “15 Retina laptop, new battery (please make sure you have selected the right replacement parts). A Jakemy tool kit, glue release, gloves, safety glasses, glue adhesive and a welding/soldering mat. All useful, bare minimum, glue release, tech screwdriver set and glue adhesive.

Looking for parts? Looking for more detail, check out www.IFixit.com. IOS certification Apple Certs. And, lastly, have a look at this particular Macbook Pro “15 Retina tear-down via Ifixit MacBook Pro “15 Retina Late ’13 Tear Down

Macbook Pro Battery Replacement Unscrew, Pull-back battery cover, Pop-off Battery Connection
Macbook Pro Battery Replacement - Un-glue Battery process
Macbook Pro Battery Replacement - Un-glue Battery process 2
Macbook Pro Battery Replacement - Un-glue Battery process clean up
Macbook Pro Battery Replacement
Macbook Pro Battery Replacement
Macbook Pro Battery Replacement

PHPBB Updates


Mbemo Redux
#phpbb #phpbbUpdateFail #phpbbSkin #PHPBBREDUX #PHPbbRewind //

Short and sweet… So, we lost our updates/phpbb mods… (( POOOF )) PHPBB was miraculously turned back to it’s former self (Base/Prosilver theme). Lost the design, lost the skin mods, GA/GA plugin id; everything but the base code, base skins, base php code and add-in plugins. We can go over the plug in fiasco another day, anonymous aliens throw me for a loop enough for one day. In fact, I thought ‘aliens’ truly invaded the admin panel over… “Anonymous” came home to roost. Pictures above, this will make sense in due time. Anyway, 5/3, site vanished… We will continue to provide feedback and comments over on the board, find us here mbemo.com. Don’t forget to become a member!

We pick up the story in the PHPBB Admin Maintenance Area => Admin Logs; systems log shows “Anonymous” – username, [blank] User IP, Mon May 03, 2021 4:54am – Updated Database from version 3.3.3 to version 3.3.4. I guess this is where I thought aliens really do exist? No ip address for 5 entries… ((WHAM)) Not really aliens, just that it dawned on me updates rewrite skins and mods directly in the root directory. LAME. By the way, we still need to find away to add our changes to the Styles section, makes no sense. Maybe time to hack a skin mod of our own. Short term goal, reduce ‘anonymous’ alien interactions and auto-code deployments. Again, I want to reiterate this… the code (( POOF )) gone. Ironically enough, we didn’t have the pleasure of a rewrite as we were hacked, phished and spammed into oblivion only a few months back. Another day, perhaps.

Moving along, spent sometime online/interwebs, ‘relearn process initiated’. Found a few articles, on stylesheet manipulation and cracked open Firefox with Dev Tools… and off we went. Side by side, the hack job began. Inspect, mod and push… inspect, mod and push. 25 or so mods later, 2 style sheets specifically colours.css and common.css. We can start with the logo, place/push your logo to the root directory/styles/***placeholder**/theme/images; replace ***placeholder** with the appropriate theme folder/name you phpbb site has been ‘skinned’ in. Side note, we touch on this more below, direct the browser to the logo on the colours.css file, should be the class=”site_logo” as shown below: EXAMPLE REPLACE LOGO IN COLOURS.CSS* replace placeholderImgFile.png with your logo /** Updated **********/ .site_logo { background-image: url(“./images/placeholderImgFile.png”); } /** Updated **********/

Make sense? I’ll stop there, FTP/SFTP access (file access provided by your hosting service provider) is required. Note, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and Text Pad/Editor:

  • FTP – Putty, Cyberduck, Filezilla
  • Text Editor – Sublime Text, GNU, ATOM, Native Text Pad/Editor

Regardless of choice or combinations, both are required to pull down, modify and push changes. Unless you choose to use the built in editors within CPanel. We don’t recommend this, but you got to do what you got to do. We use Cyberduck, CPanel File/Folder Viewer (hosting view) and Sublime Text with projects plugin. Again, caveat here, If you don’t have either one of these, you need to hop on the ole’ horn or Youtube for directions and figure out who has the information and request access. Tangent there, now back to the show…

2 Stylesheets colours.css and common.css; we start with the comments, future forward comments. We like to place comments in and around the styles we edit on the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) files, especially when modifying the files. Also, while we are hacking away at core files, you may want to quickly snag a back up of those two files and store the files in a safe area… We DON’T as you can tell, but probably should. That’s our lesson learned for the day. I’m not going to go in great detail here, however, comments in CSS are /* */ forward slashes and asterisks; both are required to open and close the comment. The browser will ignore all within the comment unless both elements are included. Multi-line comments are similar, you will see we add multi-lined asterisk stars for visual effect… same for the additional asterisks between a description of the ‘modification’ and open and close comment tags. Example – /** Updated **********/ Furthermore, we will start working down the CSS/Stylesheet on each id/class requiring change. One screen, Firefox Dev Tools => Inspect, other modifying css file. If you don’t know CSS by now, good luck… we all start somewhere! Today is the day you learn… we counted some ~20 changes with a few, minor inner class changes via colours.css, plus the 4 or so on the common.css file. Of course, we took the minimal change approach… we lost a lot of work on 5/3/21, more than what we put back into this re-skining effort.Finally, we will continue to add/modify said files as we get back up to speed. Also, we have this article for future help and support.

We will end with ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’, un-minify here => https://duckduckgo.com/?q=minify+css&t=ffab&ia=answer.

<-------------------- COLOURS.CSS ----------------------- 16 changes ---------------------- COLOURS.CSS ---------------------- > 1. Updating the background,body,with a smoke grey/black with a graphing paper textile html{background-color:transparent;background:#131321;background-image:linear-gradient(rgba(0, 255, 255, .1) .1em, transparent .01em), linear-gradient( 90deg , rgba(0, 255, 255, .1) .1em, transparent .01em);background-size:0.75em 0.75em}2.(a/b) Changing colors of the link and hover action on the link a{color:#ff6d31}a:hover{opacity:0.8}3. Next we have the wrap and div/class box elements Style Removed .wrap{}.forumbg,4. Style Removed .headerbar{}5. Color change .forabg{background-color:#247980}6. Color change .navbar{background-color:#247980}7. Color change .panel{background-color:#247980;color:#28313F}8. (A/B) Color and Opacity change .bg1{background-color:#2479;opacity:0.8}.bg2{background-color:#247980;opacity:0.8}9. Update Site Logo/Image .site_logo{background-image:url(“./images/fileName.png”)}10. Changed background color ul.forums{background-color:#1111}11. Commented out color,I want to keep this for future usage ul.topiclist li{}12. Change color and opacity li.row:hover{background-color:#Ffff;opacity:0.8}13. Color Change .content{color:#fff}14. Color and border updates .signature{border-top-color:#CCCCCC;color:#fff}15. Color Change .pagination{color:#fff}16. (A/B) Color and border changes,improve visibility .postprofile{color:#ff6d31;border-color:#FFFFFF}.postprofile strong{color:#fff}<---------------------- COLOURS.CSS ---------------------- >
<-------------------- COMMON.CSS -------------------------- 4 changes ---------------------- COMMON.CSS ------------------------- > 1. Color and margin change p{line-height:1.3em;font-size:1.1em;margin-bottom:1.5em;color:#ff6d31}2. Reduced logo spacing .logo{float:left;width:auto;padding:12px 3px 0 10px}3. Changed size,or space around where the new logo will live .site_logo{background-repeat:no-repeat;display:inline-block;width:33px;height:33px}4. Reduced width and padding to tighten up logo,h1 and site description,so it feels like one element .site-description{float:left;width:65%;padding:1em} <---------------------- COMMON.CSS ---------------------->

Projects Forthcoming


#MitreSaw #merch #LongLiveNikon – d90 #MicronsSakura #LogitechBoard #airTools #Welder #IvyFM #painting6000 #HardCase #StarWars #NeatNES #UseTheSource #Seinfeld #GAUpdates #BrowserStack #MbemoAirmaps #HostgatorDebacle #cantStandEnduranceGroupSurveys #BOOEnduranceHosting #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.

PHPBB Hacked

PHPBB Hacked (now what?)

#deleteSpammers #deleteSpammerPosts_BS_ETC ETC #phpbbHelp #phpBBForumsPermissions #resetphpMyAdmin #ResetCounter //

Anyone got phpbb? Anyone been hacked? Well we did, and here is the process for getting back to pre-spammer days.

Yes, yes I know… you’ve been hacked, now what do you do? First, what was hacked, is it the same ip address? Username? Regardless of the current state, it’s time to trim forum permissions in PHPBB. Login, cut all permissions, you can do so by going to ‘group forum permissions’ select each usergroup type (not including Admins)all and submit. Next screen you will be prompted to select a forum, we recommend selecting ‘all forums’ since we need to cut proverbial spammers loose. You can do that here. Once All forums have been selected, work your way through each forum, while selecting ‘all NO’. This will seemingly remove all permissions by user on each forum. Check and see if access has been revoke for all usergroup types. All errors aside, you should be to perform this change by usergroup by forum for all users. Check your progress, simply crack open another browser and try the login process. I do have different usergroup types saved for testing purposes only, if you don’t…. create a few test accounts. Fast-forward, assuming you’ve done this correctly, the BB’s will be closed down to all users(again, accept Admins). Time to purge posts, users, spammers, fake ‘pr0n’ links, Viagra and casino ads/links from the system. Another article in the future, but you will have to take sometime and dig into the posts, when posts were submitted and ‘all purge’. Here’s a handy link from the folks over at phpbbservices for my explicit detail. I’ve used the link a few times for reference. Ultimately, posting it here for future references and spam attacks.

Cathartic. Anyway, once you feel all users, posts and b.s. has been removed. The old ‘post counter’ still reads some astronomical number associated with the spam posted to your bb’s and making the post count that less relevant or meaningless in our case. Ok, time to crack open phpMyAdmin. Second of all, back up your databases before you continue. (First of All or Second?) Please don’t make that mistake, learn from our PAIN!

So, lets move onto ‘post counts’… myPhpAdmin is your friend here, certainly the most directly way to clean up posts tied to your phpbb install. Head on over to your hosting services, specifically phpMyAdmin… find the db(database) attached to your phpbb install. We are looking for ‘posts’ or ‘bb_posts’ within the database mentioned a second ago. Once there, it’s a quick purge to clean up post counts: update bb_posts set post_postcount=1

That’s it… a little refresh on the page count will do the trick. Don’t forget to run through the system auto purge tools as well. Those seem to help as well. See screenshots above.

Code PHPBB Purge
PhpMyAdmin DB's
Purged Posts

Top Gun NES //

Top Gun

#NES #SnapbackWill #NintendoComplete #LordKayoss #TopGun #LandingFail #Refuel #GameFail #Up!Up! #Right!Right!//

@Snapbackwill, check this out… this guy made it past Mission 1. What a nightmare! Maybe 80’s nostalgia to me or that real-life shooting pain in your hands (flashback)… you awaken, clinching your hand when recalling the horror of Top Gun. Landing was such a nightmare, same for game play. A nightmare only an 80’s child can recall after hour upon hour of wasted time trying to land the d#&@ aircraft on any mission, if you made it past Mission 1.

@NintendoComplete, shares the ultimate kick to the gut, this play-through is pure genius (no voice over, just the game and all of its glory). Glory of which I never had. The game still to this day, remains one of my favorite games besides may be Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!, Contra, Track & Field II, Kung Fu, Duckhunt. Hell there are to many games for a Top 10. Don’t forget Friday the 13th, here is @lordkayoss “Howdy Folks, LK on the Tube…”. This guy gets it. Great narrative, game play, tips/tricks for Friday the 13th and more. Give his YT channel a look, subscribe, click the bell. You know the drill.

Missed Landing - Top Gun NES
Up!! Up!! - Top Gun NES
Landed - Top Gun NES
Landed, Never Happened - Top Gun NES

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out! //

NES Punch-Out! (( IRON MIKE ))

#NES #MikeTyson’sPunch-Out #Top10NES #2678537538 #SummoningSalt //

@SummoningSalt No words; childhood pain… SummoningSalt rips through this classic, Just Awesome. No #GameGenie or code book here. Side note, I only beat this game a handful of times maybe a few more. I don’t recall the issues with the other “Punch-Out” games in the series. But this game was and still is awesome. I just remember thinking, what is this? Who is Mac? Mike Tyson? What a game! Additionally, @SummoningSalt Punch-Out! is at 4.77M views or more by now. YouTuber doesn’t get knocked down until Sandman, some 11 characters deep in the game ~16:50 min mark. The Tyson bout starts around the ~19.19 min mark.

@SummoningSalt, great content, see more like this one over on the channel. Checking out the Mr. Dream bout as well.



Fisher Space Pen
#Tools #FavoritePen #ArtSupplies //

Anyone got a pen? Please, a pen? ((Oh, what is this I ask…)) A Fisher SPACE PEN? What gives? Is this some kind of…. SPACE PEN!

Yes, yes it is a Fisher Space Pen. Get yours here, just click the Fisher hyperlink and off you go! This might increase my bounce rates, but at this point who is counting? I’m sure there are other ways to purchase these pens, but manufactures website works for me. Additionally, Fisher makes great pens, emblems, NASA Anniversary or Commemorative Pens. Check out the NASA Fisher collection. Heck, I use these pens for just about all my ‘writing/drawing’ needs – writing, drawing, shading, point/pointillism, sketch lines, home improvement and more (open boxes, random drone part bags). Don’t forget, these pens were made to go into outer space… SPACE! Need I say more? Images found on spacepen.com