Category Archives: Tech

Gen­er­al Tech­ni­cal arti­cles. We assume you know stuff.

GLI: Technology Amplifies Everything

It’s been awhile since I con­sid­ered adding to the Gilbert’s Laws of the Inter­net (GLI), but my recent post con­cern­ing Apple’s new iPad3 woes gave me pause to think as I wrote that Tech­nol­o­gy Ampli­fies Every­thing.  It real­ly is impor­tant … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Possible First Welding Project

I’ve post­ed here quite a few times on the escapades of Gilbert’s Auto Repair, but of all that we’ve done in the shop, we haven’t yet tried weld­ing.  Par­tial­ly, that’s been from a slight fear of the unknown and/or lack … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Walking on the Ground: GPU Foolishness an Wookieepedia

I was watch­ing a tech­nol­o­gy demo for a new graph­ics card today — not that I can afford a new GPU, but I like to keep up.  We’re quite for­tu­nate right now that the gam­ing con­soles suck — it means … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Tailpipe Repair for the Jeep Part 2

With much grunt­ing, the jeep’s tailpipe is final­ly repaired.  I had to use my rotary tool to buff down the excess rust from the old clamp before I could force the new sec­tion of pipe onto the muf­fler side of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Tailpipe Repair for the Jeep

The jeep is up on a jack stand again and it’s not to start in on the pin­ion bear­ing fix.  When we fixed the oil pan, we had to cut the exhaust and while that repair is still good, it … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Taurus Drum Brakes Again

Time has come again to attempt work on the Tau­rus brakes.  My wife phoned from her work park­ing lot to say that there was an unusu­al squeal and she had also been com­plain­ing about some mys­te­ri­ous grind­ing.  This is not … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Windows 7 Shadow Copy Backup Can be like Time Travel

Today we’re going to cov­er a geeky tech­ni­cal bit that can give every read­er with Win­dows 7 an easy back­up for their files.  I think this might work for vista and it may par­tial­ly work for XP, but it’s not … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Quick Taurus Fix: 134a A/C Recharge

It seems to me it wasn’t all that long ago that any­thing to do with an A/C sys­tem was heav­i­ly reg­u­lat­ed and out of reach for the home shop repair­man.  I’m not even sure when this changed.  It obvi­ous­ly has … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Taurus and Jeep “No Start” Round 2

My father and I regrouped the next day (Mon­day) to try again.  I had pushed the Tau­rus out onto the dri­ve­way the pre­vi­ous day, so the Jeep was still on in the garage — to be tack­led first.  Since there … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Taurus and the Jeep: No Start.

This is just a quick note to update the Jeep and Tau­rus “no start” sit­u­a­tion.
We start­ed the day focus­ing on the Tau­rus sit­u­a­tion.  For those that remem­ber, we got the new com­put­er for the Tau­rus as that was the result … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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