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Franklin Prosensor 710 Stud Finder – Awesome!

by on Jun.24, 2013, under Uncategorized

2013-06-23 15.24.02This tool is awesome, and well worth the premium price over a standard stud sensor.  Somebody had a brilliant idea.  If you’re into DIY, and have a standard stud sensor in your toolbox, put it in the garage sale box, and get this one.  There’s no more need to slide across the wall looking for edges of studs and then hoping somewhere in the middle is the actual stud.  You place it against the wall horizontally, press the button, and if there’s a stud behind any of its 13 LED’s, they’ll light.   By not having to slide it, you can use it on textured walls and ceilings much easier too.  Below is a photo of me holding it against some exposed studs to show how it can even show more than one stud at once.  It runs on two AA batteries.

Sliced bread has nothing on this thing, but imagine how cool it would it be to build this idea into a 3 or 4′ bubble level!

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Big Trouble with Owncloud

by on Jun.12, 2013, under Uncategorized

I installed OwnCloud earlier as a substitute for DropBox, but that was a big mistake.  I was recently working and saw one of OwnCloud’s little popups that several files had just been removed. Only problem was, I hadn’t removed any files, so it shouldn’t have either.  When I checked, sure enough, a folder with concert pics in it was empty.  I checked the OwnCloud server and they were gone from there as well.  I checked one of the other synced computers, and they were gone there too.  Poof.  Fortunately I have Carbonite installed on those systems and was able to get them back, but I’m wondering now what else may have been erased.  That little experiment with OwnCloud is done. I don’t feel like I can trust it.

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