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

MS VMs & the Boot Camp Revival

MS VMs & the Boot Camp Revival

MS VM Selection
#msVMs #prepackagedWinVM #MSVM_errors //

Not a fan of using PC’s so when the old server kicked the can… it was time to wash away the pain, start new and revive Boot Camp. Boot Camp is not my favorite, but does run rather nicely on the Macbook Pro Mid/Late ’19 model. FYI, for those of you who would prefer just to use MS Virtual Machines, go here: MS Test Virtual Machines or the latest VM, WIN11, here: WIN 11. What spawned this post was a few interesting errors, received a few days ago when selecting an IE8 test case, specifically the ‘IE8 on Win 7’ image from the VM dropdown menu.

Blob/Error message: This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below. BlobNotFound The specified blob does not exist. RequestId:8c56e3a7-301e-0015-20ac-36e629000000 Time:2021-04-21T12:45:28.6504892Z

Below, I will share a few screenshots, that’s a bunch of bologna… hogwash. What is that about. Same experience here with another test case. We got this ‘sweet’ 404 message though! Lol, time to update our 404 game!

MS VM Dropdown
WIN11 VM
Boot Camp Volume
Start Boot Camp Process
Boot Camp Partition
Boot Camp Partition

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

ASCII

ONE ASCII CODE TO RULE THEM ALL

ASCII Code Guide
#warWorld #myASCIIArt #ASCIILife //

ASCII Characters and Binary code…. got to love this stuff. Back in the day, we (I) would spend hours creating the best ascii art there was to offer. Days of the past, I know. But still, fun while it lasted. Here’s a listing of all the characters and binary codes to make your next pic of ASCII artwork. Don’t be shy, don’t keep your ASCII art to oneself!

RAW ASCII (has spacing issues, we know… #$#$@ browser… may repost if it doesn’t work)

Oh, and before I forget, we aren’t talking about ‘ascii’ generator artwork… we are talking the good, the bad and the unusual character art. My personal fav is the local “Skunk Ape”, “Grassman” or “Alien ‘Big Foot’ Hunter”. Just a few I recall from back in the day. Rules were broken below when ‘creating’ these ascii images. ((SHOUT OUT)) to the artist who converted these TUX and Dwight images to ASCII. The TUX ‘piece’ may need to find it’s way onto a t-shirt or hat.

My ASCII Art
Dwight from The Office

Oracle VBox – Virtual Appliances

Virtual Appliances, VImages, VDI’s, ISO’s

#vb #Oracle #vAppliance #Vbox //

Oracle Virtual Box, get it now… assuming you’ve not run into a time when you needed a system other than the one you might be using, stuck with or have issues running native apps. VirtualBox is a great place to start. Make sure you scope out the latest and greatest virtualized products… Ideally, it’s a great ‘virtual’ appliance to have around the old shop, run VDI’s – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or ISO – Copy (of the) Optical Disc Image. Stumbled across an article about this prior as I’ve written about this before, when testing other OS, OS Variants, Solutions, Drone Flight sims, Flight Configs etc. Believe you me, this Virtual Box stuff comes in handy when testing for just about any and all compute/browser combinations. In our case, we like the Oracle product for non Windows needs, Boot Camp covers Windows environments pretty well. We will cover those another time, but for now check out this handy https://virtualboxes.org/images/ link for OS options. Your choice – BSD, Fedora, Linux Varietals and more. Other image offering can be found here:These OS Boxes Linux Images.

REMEMBER DO YOUR HOMEWORK, check what’s there, it may take many, many, many try(s) to get this stuff to work in an optimal fashion but you’ll get it soon enough. Testing is key, Donate where you can!

A few other notes, I’m sure you have your own process, but we use Virtual Box for lots of stuff*… testing, games, browser ‘wars’, IoT stuff* and more stuff*. Below you will find a few screenshots of Virtual Box and MS Remote Desktop. The goal was to cover as many systems, device varieties, OS images and tools… Always remember, just have fun. Next, please note, since the screenshots were taken/shared, we’ve added Virtual Box to MacOs, running a litany of ISOs. Those can be found here, included for your convenience! We certainly enjoy using this method for just about anything. Last point, these virtual environments can be used for IoT testing (please see posting Debian Buster) starting with the Ubuntu IoT ISOs.

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Boot Android Image
Android Image At Startup

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.

Sallee Technology Merchandise

Sallee Technology Merch. – Yeti ™ Mugs, Columbia ™ Fleeces and FlexFit ™ & Champion ™ Hats

Mugs and Pie - 1
#salleeTechnologyGear #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. FYI – Velcro 110 FlexFit™ Hats are currently out of stock. We are looking to replace those particular brand hats with the Champion™ hats to match shortly.

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
Fleece
Fleece
Fleece
Fleece

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 //

*UPDATED**

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… connections all busted, looked like a pet got to the internals. Anyway, a few soldered connections, a new battery and the this little piggy is like new again! Easy work, no major issues with the main board, case or display. Quick fix.

Battery/Resolder
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 #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

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