New House near Colorado Springs

Posted February 20, 2013 By admin

We’re closing on the new house this Friday (2/22/2013), and will begin a small rebuild of the current house before starting the first project of building an Earthship inspired shed.  As with the “Cincinnati House” that Dan Richfield and his crew did at, if we are building under 120 square feet, it doesn’t require […]


Italian Chicken Pita

Posted January 14, 2013 By admin

INGREDIENTS: 3/4 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Cut in thin 1″ slices 1 small Zucchini cliced 1 small carrot, grated 1 small Onion, slice in rings, then halve them 1/4 teaspoon each dried Oregano, Basil and ground Pepper 1 medium tomato, chopped 3 pita pocket breads, 6″, warmed & halved 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese […]


Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Posted January 14, 2013 By admin

Ingredients 3 cups chopped yellow onions (2 large onions) 2 tablespoons good olive oil 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (1/2 teaspoon dried) 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce 3/4 cup chicken stock 1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste 5 pounds ground turkey breast 1 1/2 cups plain dry […]


Raspberry Pi Case by James Zawacki

Posted August 3, 2012 By admin

This is my Raspberry Pi Case.  I started a kickstarter project here:  


Setting up Visonic PowerMax Pro w/ GSM

Posted July 11, 2012 By jzawacki

Well, I see why so many people complain about setting up Visonic units.. The manual is completely useless!  So, here are the notes I took along the way because.. DAMN.. it shouldn’t be this hard.   You should also already have mapped out your sensor locations and decided on the names/types/etc.  I’m installing this unit […]


This was a little video I put together showing how I test my SSRs using a Nintendo DS and the GameIO card that is/was available.  


Migrating Trixbox to new hardware

Posted May 22, 2012 By admin

Steps I took to manually migrate from Trixbox 2.2.4 to Trixbox on new hardware.   New Server (PBX2)   After installing Trixbox, I ran the following to get it prepped.   #setup (setup proper network IP) #vi /etc/resolv.conf nameserver x.x.x.x (DNS server IP) restart network with new IP #ifdown eth0 #ifup eth0 Verify […]


My Android phone setup

Posted March 9, 2012 By admin

Just a list of things I do when setting up a new phone, or flashing a new ROM to the phone, which wipes it back to factory defaults. FUTURE: If I have root, be sure to use Titanium Backup!!! It has the ability to backup game data.. so I don’t have to start over with […]


In this example, I’m going to use the mythtv@mythbackend account to access mythtv@superfast to transcode recordings on the superfast computer.  In this example, I will be pulling the video files from an SMB share on the mythbackend and saving them to a folder that is mounted on my data server. Source: \\mythbackend\recordings mounted as /mnt/recordings […]


Another Digital Picture Frame

Posted March 1, 2012 By admin

Notes on my latest picture frame setup.’, ‘A few years ago (like 5 or 6) I had built a digital picture frame for my parents for Christmas out of an old 233Mhz laptop. My brother had setup the OS using LFS (Linux from scratch) and everything was fine. It works perfect, and everyone is happy. […]