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GE Dishwasher parts nightmare!

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We have a GE dishwasher. Model number: PDWT380R10SS. It’s one of those that has “touch buttons” on the lid.

New Blog!

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I decided to say good bye to Wordpress today. Let’s see if I will regret this decision in the long run. :)

Apple watch radio

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If you’re like me and you have the radio app not working and your Apple Watch is saying: “Sign in to your Apple ID in General in the Apple Watch app on your ...

Run pihole without raspberry pi

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I have few 24/7 running linux boxes at home. I wanted to try pi-hole. But I really didn’t want to add another computer (raspberry pi) on my network.

shadowsocks auto deploy

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I wrote a cloud-init script to automate the deployment of a shadowsocks server. I shared it in a gist here. Features: Creates a non-privileged user Uploads...

Air Quality Index Bot

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After the devastating Northern California wildfires, I found myself looking at AirNow multiple times a day. Also at work, like many Bay Area tech companies, ...

iCloud Photos, Meraki and Traffic Shaping

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I turned iCloud Photo Library on this week. We have close to 250 GB of photos, videos in several different computers and mobile devices. You might have guess...

Yaesu FTM-400XDR and Chirp

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I use Chirp. I love it. It's the only way to program my Baofeng UV-R(+) radios... Period. Also I love that I can download repeater settings according to a zi...

No timer in Mac OS X? No problem!

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Mac OS X doesn't come with a timer installed by default. There are bunch of timers in the App Store, you can definitely install one of those. But here is how...