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Minecraft: Installing Forge Without Installing Java

I recently got a new computer that my son wanted to play Minecraft on. Minecraft requires the Java runtime to be installed but with it’s memory, security and updating issues Java was one headache I didn’t want to have on this new machine. Lucky for me Mojang recently created a new version of their Minecraft […]


Updating IP Address In OpenDNS With Raspberry Pi

Like many people I use OpenDNS instead of my internet provider’s DNS. In addition to the speed gains I get (because it’s faster than my provider’s DNS) I like to look at the reports OpenDNS provides. In order for the reports to work OpenDNS needs my IP address. But my IP address is dynamic so […]


Raspberry Pi Print Server With AirPrint (iOS) Compatibility

I was looking for a low cost way for my family to print from their iPhones, iPods and iPads when I realized that this would be a good job for my Raspberry Pi. The web is littered with instructions for this project. I mostly followed Lynsay Shepherd’s tutorial but not exactly. The steps I followed […]


Setting Up A Raspberry Pi

Lately I’ve been doing some projects with the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is a small computer on a single circuit board using an SD card as it’s hard drive. I decided to share some of the things I’ve done with mine starting in this post with how I set up the operating system. Note […]


Toothpicks and Mobile Phone Maintenance

A while ago I had a problem with my mobile phone. Most often I’d plug in the charger and the phone would not recognize that it was plugged in. I experimented with different chargers and determined that the problem was not the chargers but the phone. Someone suggested it may have lint in the charging […]