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Waterproofing a chimney

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

This is an idea I thought about to seal and waterproof my fireplace chimney. Problem with using silicone and other sealants is that the chimney constantly moves. It EXPANDS when hot and SHRINKS when it cools down, so any attempt to seal the chimney and ceiling is temporary. Soon the heat and up-down movement of […]

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Tags: Crafts · DIY (do it yourself) · Home and Garden · Home Improvement

DIY – Build a homemade Guitar Hanger for wall

August 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

If you decide you don’t want to buy a guitar hanger for a wall, here are simple steps to building one yourself. There are lots of ready to use ones, which are good (I have one in my living room that holds the acoustic guitar), but this time I wanted to make one of my […]

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Tags: Crafts · DIY (do it yourself) · Music · Musical Instruments · Video

How to repair a big carpet burn or stain

July 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is a manual on how to fix a damaged area in a wall to wall carpet. It’s not expensive to replace the carpet but it involves removing all of the things on the carpet or at least relocating them to one side and then to the other as the carpet is replaced, but as […]

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How to make your own homemade bottle cutter

May 7th, 2010 · 10 Comments

Parts list: glass cutter (buy from AMAZON) 3 bearings 3 bolts + 3 nuts to hold the bearing 3 washers that will only apply pressure on the inner part of the bearing an extra 1 bolt and 1 nut if you intend to hold the glass cutter to the corner with a bolt piece of […]

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Tags: Crafts · DIY (do it yourself) · Home and Garden · Just Fun

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 8.1MP Digital Camera, Wide Angle

May 5th, 2010 · No Comments

During the last 10 or more years I have been switching digital cameras. I started with a Canon PowerShot S230, then I upgraded to the Cannon Ixsus 60, and then the Powershot SD1100 IS . From all three Cannons I would recommend only the later – Powershot 1100. But, I have come across a better […]

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Tags: Electronics · Just Fun

VirtualDub video editor tips

April 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

VirtualDub is a cool and free program for video editing. It is especially useful if you need to crop or remove certain frames or part of the clip, whether it’s in the beginning, middle or end. The big advantage of this tool is that it enables you to save the edited movie in the same […]

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Tags: Music · Software · Video

Cuisinart SM-55 Stand Mixer review

March 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I reviewed the Cuisinart SM-55 which is a popular mixer. Is he good? Look at the video and decide. I didn’t really fall for this mixer for the following reasons: It’s considerably noisier than the KitchenAid HD (that I reviewed here) Although on paper has 800w , doesn’t feel like a 800w Built is not […]

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Tags: Home and Garden · Kitchen

KitchenAid professional HD 475w stand mixer review

March 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

This is a review I made of the KitchenAid mixer. It’s a 475 watt nice machine with plenty of motor power. I’ve made a comparison of the smaller 300W KitchenAid, VS big brother the HD (which I work on in this video) VS the Cuisinart . The KitchenAid HD , which in my opinion, is […]

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Tags: Electronics · Home and Garden · Kitchen

Addthis share button align center (or else)

March 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Addthis share button align center (or else)

Addthis is a nice free service that lets you display a sharing button on your site. Generate the code here, and put it in your footer (or other location of your choice), and you’re all set. To align the button to the center, simply add a little piece of CSS to the DIV tag. You […]

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Tags: Computers · Internet

Hotels and visiting Manhattan NYC

March 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

In one of my previous posts I’ve wrote about the high prices of hotels in Manhattan. There are mostly two options, one is staying in a good hotel with good reviews and references, average star rate (but yet clean and with a private bathroom). But, this can cost you big bucks, sometimes even more than […]

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Tags: Tourism

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