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Nvidia multiple displays crashing in Windows 8 or after Windows 8.1 Upgrade Solution

I recently upgraded my main workstation to Windows 8.1 and shortly afterwards my computer started locking up and blue screening.   I traced the issue to new Nvidia drivers that were installed automatically during the Windows 8.1 upgrade (Drivers  I tried rolling back to the Nvidia 327.23 drivers and the 320.18 drivers  from earlier this […]

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Random VPN Error 812 Solved

For the past 6 months I have been periodically receiving an error connecting to one of our VPN servers of: Error 812: The connection was prevented because of a policy configured on your RAS/VPN server. Specifically, the authentication method used by the server to verify your username and password may not match the authentication method […]

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Kenya Home Roasted Coffee

A friend who does missions work in Kenya recently returned to Canada and brought me some local small farm hand picked green coffee beans.  I roasted a batch up tonight and was in for a real treat.  I put a couple pictures below of the green and roasted beans.  I typically buy my green coffee […]

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Red Mulch Tomato Experiment

This spring I picked up some red mulch plastic for use under my tomato plants.  The claim is that the red mulch reflects a spectrum of light that helps tomatoes grow.  I was skeptical, but since the claim was being made by Lee Valley, which in the past has never steered me wrong, I thought […]

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Quick and Easy Ocean Container Electrical and Lights

A couple things that worked for me to install wiring in a sea can without having to drill holes into the metal. Cut 1/2″ plywood into 4X4″ squares and paint grey (or other matching colour) Use PL Construction adhesive (I used the “Fast Grab” version) to glue the plywood strips to the ceiling.  I matched […]

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Easy Ocean Container Shelving

I recently picked up a single use ocean container (aka sea can) for some extra storage and needed to build some shelves.  I didn’t find much information on shelving that didn’t require additional frames or welding so I thought I would post the design I used.  My neighbor across the road, Myles, came up with […]

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