Saturday, November 02, 2013

My GTA V endgame

After finishing the main story line I picked back up with Trevor to complete MY game story. Trevor, newly rich from the big bank job, went online and ordered a tank. I got the feeling Trevor wasn't in it for the money so blowing 3mil on a tank sounded like the right thing to do. Once he found where it was delivered he climbed in and blew up everything until his death about an hour later. Somehow the police force managed to destroy the tank with their service revolvers, well maybe the train had something to do with it. All I know is he went out in a glorious psychotic meltdown. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

To do list

Research adding an AND gate to the relay that turns my headlights on so they turn off when the car is off.

Build a secondary network mainly to keep the high traffic of media streaming from causing conjestion on the main network.

Learn more about mesh networks and the ways they could help during a natural disaster. This is on the list because I recently moved to the area that was devestated by hurricane katrina.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Generational Differences

It's amazing the advancements that go along with new generations of gaming hardware.  Way back in the day I got a copy of Dragon Warrior for the NES and loved it. Here's a look at how it compares to Dragon Quest 1 for the next gen, both running on emulators.


 Dragon Warrior for NES


Dragon Quest for SNES or Super Famicom

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Forking pickles

Just took a trip to Harbor Freight looking for a ball joint separator and they didn't have one in stock. Looks like we're heading to sears when my wife gets home.

The parts man cometh

It looks like the parts have all come in so I can start working on my suspension in the morning. Well maybe not morning since it's so late, but definitely tomorrow sometime.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I have many things to be thankful for in my life, and my family and friends top that list.  Even if you're not in the US I hope you and yours are having a wonderful day.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Uplifting

I recently got around to replacing the worn hatch supports in the CRX, finally.  The supports Amazon said fit weren't an exact replacement so there was a little bit of modification to be done.  The OEM supports had a 90 degree eyelet on the tube side to mount it to the car.  That eyelet had to cut off and a hole drilled through it before I could mount them on the new supports.  All in all it took about 30 minutes per side because the saw didn't have a proper metal cutting blade.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My CRX upgrade path

I'm trying to put an upgrade path down for my little 89 CRX DX as far as the engine bay goes.  This is what I've got so far, I'm not going to be racing the thing but I would like a bit more power and having an automatic doesn't help things either.

#1 make it a manual
I'm going to grab the shifter, tranny, and ecu for a manual DX and stuff them in.  The first thing most people do is go from dpfi (2 fuel injectors that act more like a carburetor) to mpfi(4 injectors, 1 for each cylinder) so the ecu should be easy to find at a very cheap price.  This will let me do things slower and at my own pace while making troubleshooting any problems a ton easier because I'm pretty much working on one system at a time.

#2 dpfi to mpfi
Depending on which engine I finally decide to swap in I'm either going to use the intake manifold from a CRX si or a del Sol.

#3 swap time
While i'd like to put a k series in there I've never fabricated anything so I'll likely go with a gsr swap at most.  Sticking to a b series engine will let me keep the ac (with a Hasport bracket) so that's my current plan.

Outside of the engine bay there's not a lot that needs done.  I want the rear window spray nozzle, antenna hole, and rear wiper arm shaved for a cleaner look and a fresh paint job.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Braking Down

Ah it feels good to have been working on the car lately.  This time around I did a full front brake job on the CRX.  It was pretty easy, no major hassles once I got the penetrating oil out.  Soon I plan to tackle the rear brakes, it'll be more fun though.  I've never really dealt with drum brakes, always took them somewhere to have the work done.  That'll all have to wait though because for now I'm just doing an oil change.

Just like at work, the key is to do proper maintenance and things will, for the most part, go smooth.  Before I got my trusty CRX the car had seen some rough days for sure.  I know a previous owner had damaged the front end and did a piss poor job of fixing it.  It has also been repainted at one time but it was an extremely cheap job because it's starting to fail.  I have a friend at work telling me to buff it out and wax it but I don't really see the point.  To the trained eye it's still going to be a crappy paint job and I'd rather not look at a polished turd as the saying goes.

There are also a bit of engine issues that scream out that she's been abused at one point or another.  The timing is off a bit so the car has to have premium or I get detonation.  On a car with high compression I can understand it, but this engine shouldn't require more than the cheapest fuel.  As I get in deeper and deeper I'm replacing gaskets as I do repairs to stop slow leaks.  You know, if I'd have had time to properly search for a car I would have gotten one in better shape to start with but I didn't have the time and the price was right for what I was getting.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Losing my ass

I am proud to say I've finally found a weight-loss routine that works for me.  I wake up and have breakfast, I try to keep it to 600 calories or less.  Then I go to work, normal stuff until my break when I do my exercises, same for my afternoon break but I'm skipping ahead a bit there.  Lunch is my big meal, I have what I want but I make sure I don't eat enough that I feel stuffed.  As long as I eat just enough to feel satisfied I'm good, then it's back to work and the exercise break I mentioned earlier.  When I get home I just have a bowl of soup.  That's really the only massive change I've made, well that and moving my big meal to the middle of the day.  It's just me here so I usually make and eat a whole can, a can is usually 2 servings per the can but I'm still coming out way light on dinner calories.  There are even some light soups, the one I had tonight was 160 calories for the can, so keep an eye on that.  The only downside is I start to get hungry again if I stay up later than 11pm.  Once I'm asleep though I stay asleep but if this bothers you have a handful of plain mixed nuts, just avoid honey roasted or extra salty if you're trying to get healthy.