Tag Archives: DIY

Bow Tie for Spring

Calling all modeling agencies – I have a handsome, six foot tall, seventeen year old with a perfected brooding expression, and he can pull off a bowtie! I whipped up this tie in less than an hour, no advanced sewing skills needed. … Continue reading

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Swimming in the Low End

I just purchased a used 2009 Mac Pro to use as a replacement for my recently departed dual G5 Mac Pro which I also purchased used. It served me well as a graphic design and digital illustration production machine, and … Continue reading

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Bow Tie for Easter Sunday

Easter is approaching, and the Boy requested a new bow tie for the occasion. A bow tie is easy to whip up – instructions are here!

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Halloween by Love

Dan Love that is. Dan shared these photos he shot of our boy’s Halloween costume. As they were being offloaded to my computer, I thought they would make a pretty nifty animation, and that’s what I did. You can get … Continue reading

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2014 Retro Holiday Gift Tags

You’re running around like a maniac, and you know there’s something you forgot – oh yeah, the gift tags. Well, I’m here to save you a trip to the store – here’s a set of three free downloadable gift tags! Just … Continue reading

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Sewing A Pinched Pleat Curtain

Recently, I found myself in need of a pinch pleat curtain. Now, I’m no Elsie de Wolfe – any curtains I’ve made in the past for my house have been simple panels. I suppose I could have just gone out … Continue reading

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A Hiccup

My Independence Day project didn’t work out as I hoped.

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Okay — the third and a half time!

I was upgrading and swapping parts and watching videos and plotting and planning, and what I thought was going to be a pretty good setup for new or at least newish rigs for my son and me didn’t quite work … Continue reading

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The Third Time Around

I’ve recently completed building my third PC which also happens to be my third Hackintosh!

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New Home for the Hackintosh

My Hackintosh or Customac Mini as the folks over at TonyMacX86 call it was assembled inside of an Apex MI-008 Mini-Itx Case that included a 250W power supply and not a lot of room to spare. As I was assembling … Continue reading

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The DRM Blues

iTunes was great.

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Boot Error!

Having completed my buddy Dan’s mighty Customac Pro, I decided to turn my attentions to my smaller but still wonderful Customac Mini and show it a little tender loving care in the form of a brand new hard-drive. The problem … Continue reading

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Making it a Mac

The pile of PC parts that runs Mac’s operating system is referred to as a Hackintosh because you have to Hack the system with a few software workarounds in order for the software to cooperate with the non-Apple hardware.

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Love is Lovelier…

…the second time around!Here are the two Hackintoshes or CustoMacs I’ve built. They are PCs I’ve put together, and on which I’ve installed Apple’s OS. For most all intents and purposes, they act and operate just like Macs. On top … Continue reading

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