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Forum: Photography, Art & Design 4th Nov 2015, 16:15
Replies: 4
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Posted By supermonkey
The build video is in work - as soon as I get...

The build video is in work - as soon as I get around to capturing the video and editing it all together. :)
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 4th Nov 2015, 01:12
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By supermonkey
Thanks. This is purely a hobby for me.

Thanks. This is purely a hobby for me.
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 3rd Nov 2015, 20:12
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By supermonkey
Woodworking: Sled-inspired Step Stool

I recently built a step stool for our friends' daughter.

One of my daughter's best friends is current undergoing treatment for medulloblastoma. One of the side-effects of the brain surgery and...
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 22nd Oct 2015, 14:51
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By supermonkey
I finally finished the project video for this...

I finally finished the project video for this one. The video part was fairly straightforward and only took about an hour to cut together. The hard part was finding the right music, and I ultimately...
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 18th Oct 2015, 17:47
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By supermonkey
Thanks. The technique is called "captive ring...

Thanks. The technique is called "captive ring turning." Here's a decent video showing how it's done with a dedicated tool:

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I'm too cheap to buy the specialized tool, so I just use...
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 18th Oct 2015, 16:36
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By supermonkey
johnim40: From chucking the blank on the lathe to...

johnim40: From chucking the blank on the lathe to applying the butcher block fish was just under 2 hours.

LennyRhys: There is no seam. The rings were turned right on the rattle. :D
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 18th Oct 2015, 03:51
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By supermonkey
Woodturning - Rattle

One of my coworkers had an ash tree removed from his backyard. I got a decent sized piece of the trunk, and this is the second project I've made with it (the bottle stopper was the first). I had...
Forum: General 13th Oct 2015, 02:13
Replies: 26
Views: 3,224
Posted By supermonkey
And it's done

The pedals came in and I finished the bike a couple of weeks ago. Today was a holiday from work, so I took the opportunity (and the spare time and decent weather) to take a few pictures.

First,...
Forum: General 6th Oct 2015, 17:59
Replies: 14,680
Views: 2,061,562
Posted By supermonkey
What does a compass look like on a vehicle...

What does a compass look like on a vehicle traveling around the Earth at approximately 17,500 miles per hour?

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Just geek things.
Forum: General 20th Sep 2015, 03:29
Replies: 14,680
Views: 2,061,562
Posted By supermonkey
Glen Keane is quite possibly the greatest living...

Glen Keane is quite possibly the greatest living animator. I would argue that he is one of the greatest animators in history.

If you're ever curious, just do a search for him on YouTube and watch...
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 11th Sep 2015, 05:47
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By supermonkey
Wooden Crossbows - Video

A while back I made some wooden crossbows* out of mahogany and red oak (the ones seen in the video thumbnail). Those were just for my daughter and me to run around the house and shoot each other...
Forum: General 8th Sep 2015, 19:40
Replies: 26
Views: 3,224
Posted By supermonkey
I'm just shocked that she didn't choose pink.

I'm just shocked that she didn't choose pink.
Forum: General 5th Sep 2015, 17:12
Replies: 26
Views: 3,224
Posted By supermonkey
Despite the alternating monsoon and drought...

Despite the alternating monsoon and drought weather we've had recently, I managed to find some time last week to paint the bike and clean the wheels. The end is near - I can see it!

First up are...
Forum: Serious 23rd Aug 2015, 03:22
Replies: 5
Views: 2,394
Posted By supermonkey
Details are still coming out, but I don't believe...

Details are still coming out, but I don't believe any US Marines were involved in this. It was a student, a member of the Oregon National Guard who had recently done a tour in Afghanistan, and a...
Forum: Hardware 23rd Aug 2015, 02:53
Replies: 11
Storage Bulletproof NAS
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Posted By supermonkey
Setting the hardware recommendations aside for a...

Setting the hardware recommendations aside for a moment - what are you doing that necessitates a NAS that is close to milspec, and that can be loaded into a pelican case and taken on the road? I'm...
Forum: Tech Support 16th Aug 2015, 05:24
Replies: 35
Views: 2,394
Posted By supermonkey
Ah, sorry. I let my presumptions get away from...

Ah, sorry. I let my presumptions get away from me. In the most basic explanation, the video codec (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_codec) is the how the actual video file is encoded. A very...
Forum: Tech Support 14th Aug 2015, 22:13
Replies: 35
Views: 2,394
Posted By supermonkey
I'm willing to bet that the ZMP5 is just a...

I'm willing to bet that the ZMP5 is just a container file for whatever video codec the CCTV software is actually using. I wonder if Handbrake can read it and transcode it to something more friendly.
Forum: Tech Support 14th Aug 2015, 20:48
Replies: 35
Views: 2,394
Posted By supermonkey
If it's a relatively standard media file, then...

If it's a relatively standard media file, then you can play it back using VLC. VLC has options to adjust playback speed.

Also, if it's just a media file could you copy it of to a DVD-ROM, then...
Forum: General 14th Aug 2015, 19:22
Replies: 14,680
Views: 2,061,562
Posted By supermonkey
There's just something special about watching an...

There's just something special about watching an incredible musician with complete command of his instrument. Chris Thile performs J.S. Bach's Sonata #1 for violin - on the mandolin.

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Forum: General 11th Aug 2015, 23:52
Replies: 26
Views: 3,224
Posted By supermonkey
It's kind of on a short hiatus at the moment. ...

It's kind of on a short hiatus at the moment. We've hit the height of summer, and that means constant strings of 37+ degree temperatures, and mid-to-high humidity to go with it. That makes it hard...
Forum: Software 9th Aug 2015, 20:44
Replies: 887
Views: 80,376
Posted By supermonkey
Well bummer. I've done a few quick searches...

Well bummer. I've done a few quick searches online and from what I can tell it appears as though Microsoft removed the option for unique backgrounds on multiple monitor setups. That's kind of...
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 6th Aug 2015, 21:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By supermonkey
I've used that one (or one strikingly similar). ...

I've used that one (or one strikingly similar). I never had a problem with it until my 40D died and I got a 60D to replace it. The remote interface on the camera body changed, and I ended up...
Forum: Software 31st Jul 2015, 21:53
Replies: 6
Windows win10 now what?
Views: 884
Posted By supermonkey
I suppose you could always buy a legitimate 8.1...

I suppose you could always buy a legitimate 8.1 license, then upgrade for free.
Forum: Software 31st Jul 2015, 19:02
Replies: 887
Views: 80,376
Posted By supermonkey
On my main computer, I chose the option to not...

On my main computer, I chose the option to not save anything and install a clean copy. When I got to the step to sign in with my Microsoft account, I clicked the "Skip this step" option and just...
Forum: Software 31st Jul 2015, 18:56
Replies: 6
Windows win10 now what?
Views: 884
Posted By supermonkey
Sorry, but beta testers do not get to keep a free...

Sorry, but beta testers do not get to keep a free Windows 10 license. If you do a clean install, you'll have to break down and buy a legit copy.
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