USB Cables, does premium equal better?

If you have been an electronics dork long enough you have been in an electronics store and heard a salesperson trying to sell a $100 HDMI cable, promising a huge advantage in picture and sound quality. I

Sending programmatic HTML Email with Spring + Thymeleaf + MyBatis + Database Templates

This bit of code came out of a project I worked on for an application team that doesn’t have a Java developer, the goal was to create an email system that can be triggered based on database

Under Cabinet Lighting

Adding under cabinet lighting is an excellent functional upgrade for your kitchen. My configuration may not work for your particular situation but hopefully this post will give you ideas.   Running the wires takes a little planning,

The joys of buying a house!

Sorry I havent posted in a while, I ended up buying a house and have been insanely busy for the past couple months.┬áPart of the “Fun” in buying a house is fixing things. Some of those things

Wet Shaving

I am someone who hated shaving, I was a once a month shaver for quite a few years and at best a weekly shaver since high school.

Adding og (open graph) meta tags to your WordPress blog

Getting into blogging has had a pretty good learning curve. Getting it all to integrate with facebook has been trying at times.

Direct Comparison JetBoil Zip and $8 Amazon backpack stove plus GSI Halulite Kettle

Both of these stoves have performed without fail, they both seem to do the job in the same amount of time.

Review: $8 Amazon backpack stove and GSI Halulite Kettle

This review is of the first backpacking stove I purchased a couple years back. I got it off amazon for about $8 and paired it with a $22 GSI aluminum kettle. This $30 combo has proved effective

Review: JetBoil Zip Cooking System

For my bugout bag/day pack I choose the smallest of the Jet Boil systems, the Zip.

Pictures from camping trip to Show Low AZ July 2014

I spent a week camping at Fool Hollow state park in Show Low Arizona. Good times were had by all!

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