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DIY Stud Finder (Refrigerator Magnets)

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Before you spend money on an expensive Stud Finder... try this.


I recently bought a new Stud Finder so I could hang a new railing on my staircase. I threw away my old one a long time ago because it did a terrible job of finding studs. I followed the instructions to the letter, sliding it back and forth waiting for the gadget to light up and tell me it found a stud. Then I'd make a mark, and just to be sure, I'd do it again. More often than not, I ended up with a conflicting location, so I'd end up resorting to the old fashioned method... knocking on the wall and listening to the sound. It wasn't as scientific, but it worked better than the gadget.

When I got the new one, I hoped that the technology would be more reliable by now. Maybe it's me... or maybe it's my walls, b... [More]

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Some assembly required? Oh boy!


Back in the early 80s, I brainstormed the idea of creating a company that made VHS instruction videos that manufacturers would use instead of printed instructions. Like many of my ideas, I never took action, but for nearly a decade, I was convinced this was going to be the next big thing. By then just about everyone had a VCR, so it seemed obvious to me that printed instructions would be obsolete, because video instructions would be so much easier to follow.

Like most of the ideas I've had over the years, I eventually see somebody else come up with the same idea, so I assumed sooner or later there would be a company making videos to go inside boxes. Initially, I expected VHS tapes, but never saw even one thing I bought come with one. Then I... [More]

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Keep Your Electronics DRY... In a Humidor?

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Aren't humidors designed to keep cigars MOIST?


Yes. But they are also great at keeping things dry... With a minor change.

Have you ever noticed that many electronic gadgets come packed with packets of Silica Gel? There's a reason for that. Keeping your electronic gadgets dry extends their lifespan. Moisture causes some of the metals to oxidize and corrode, so when they ship things, the Silica Gel absorbs any moisture they pick up along the way. Once you get the item home, you're on your own.

About 10 years ago, I was given a humidor as a gift. It's a fine crafted wooden box with a humidity indicator and a small device to keep cigars from drying out. It sat on a shelf for years until I suddenly realized, this thing is is perfect for keeping my backup hard drives DRY.... [More]

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