Sprint/Metro/Swift/Firefly Timing Belt Tensioner

How to replace the timing belt in a 1991 Chev Sprint

The process for removing a timing belt from an 89-91 Sprint/Metro/Firefly, since I’ve done this about a dozen times.

Remove brake drum cap

Replacing rear wheel bearings in a 1991 Chevy Sprint

If your car is making a lovely crunching sound, here is the full process with pictures. Rear wheel bearings for other cars are often similar.

Logitech Premium USB Stereo Headset 350 review

A look at Logitech’s headset, and some problems I ran into 2 days later.

Key broken in the ignition of your Sprint/Swift/Metro/Firefly? Here’s how to fix it.

How to get the broken key out of the ignition by removing the lock assembly. Burglars: Please don’t read.

Energizer CHDC-CA Compact AA/AAA NiMH Battery Charger Review

A review of the Energizer Battery Cooker. I mean… Battery Charger. No wait, I was right the first time.

Blast from the past: Mac OS X on a regular PC experiment in 2006

If you ever wondered what early hackintoshing looked like, hop in my time machine and take a look at one of the earliest installs in history. The 3 part series has been condensed into a single page for easy reading.

Gigabyte GA-8I915ME-GL motherboard review

A look at the GA-8I915ME-GL motherboard. Fairly spec oriented, though I do include screenshots of the BIOS as well.

Kill A Watt P4400 Review

A short look at the Kill A Watt power device – an item that helps you check the power consumption of each of your devices.

3 prong outlet jumpered neutral to ground example

Why can’t you connect neutral to ground to convert an outlet from 2-prong to 3-prong?

Another riddle (sort of). I suppose it could be a PSA too.


NITS M15AAA 15″ LCD Monitor Review

A look at a monitor that nobody’s ever heard about from a company that nobody’s ever heard about.

Wiseman Riddle 1

The Four Wise-men, the Angry King, and the Hats.

An interesting, and somewhat challenging riddle with a story attached.

Buying a printer? Consider the cost of ink!

Far too often, people compare the prices of printers at face value. Years later, they may have spent 10X the amount in ink.

You should use a UPS with your computer.

A UPS is one of those things that should be a no-brainer. No, it’s not an exciting purchase. Know what else isn’t exciting? Brownouts, power surges, blackouts, and fried computers.

Review – Fortron Sparkle ATX-400PN – 400 Watt Power Supply (PSU)

A solid $40 power supply without frills.

Why your next PSU should be a high-efficiency one

Spoiler: Less wasted heat, less money wasted on electricity.

Webhosting Review – asmallorange.com

A fairly standard webhost review of asmallorange.

The Chitika Experiment…

In part 1, I go over a few reasons for trying out Chitika to begin with, and the experiment itself. In Part 2, I’m faced with disappointing early results, and try making a few changes, hoping for improvement.

Wake up and find you can’t move, breathe, or cry for help..?

My encounter with sleep paralysis.

Could a linux-based Google OS compete with Microsoft Windows?

Pondering the possibility of a Google-based operating system. Maybe one day?

Wireless High-Speed in Rural Manitoba

A look at the current (and limited) High Speed internet options in rural Manitoba.