Category Archives: Hobbies

More Fun with my NEST Thermostat

NEST has rolled out a nice software update for their NEST thermostat that gives you a 10 day history of your energy usage, that you can drill into in order to graphically display some pretty granular information. Below, you can … Continue reading

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OT: Amateur Astronomy

Back in 1997, when the Mars Pathfinder bounced down on Mars on July 4, releasing the little Sojourner rover to move around the Martian surface, I became interested in Astronomy. I was living in an apartment in Foothill Ranch, California, … Continue reading

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Spring Planting 2010

Spring fever is running hot here in Parker, Colorado, after a long winter. Last year, I put in a Square Foot Garden, and I added a few small containers with tomatoes. This year, I have added a second Square Foot … Continue reading

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Memories Of PanzerBlitz

Back when I was a small tyke, I vividly remember playing an Avalon Hill board game called PanzerBlitz, which was a game about tactical armored combat on the Eastern Front in World War 2. This game was originally published in … Continue reading

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Italian Semovente M41 75/18

Here is a series of photos of an Italian Semovente M41 75/18 self-propelled gun that looks like it was recently restored by Oto Melara. This was a pretty successful vehicle that was mainly used in North Africa in 1942. I … Continue reading

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Recovered WWII German Panther Ausf A

There is quite a debate going on among the modeling and armor enthusiast community about the fate of a heavily damaged Panther Ausf A that was recently recovered. It is currently on display at the Sinsheim Auto & Technic Museum … Continue reading

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Very Nice M60A1 Rise/Passive Tank Model

There is a featured model on Armorama showing an M60A1 Rise/Passive tank in Marine Corps service at Camp Pendleton in 1982. The tank was in Bravo Company, 1st Tank Battalion, which was at Las Flores on Camp Pendleton in 1982.  The … Continue reading

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Avion Indoor R/C Plane

Megatech now has the Avion FAF3000MP Biplane, which only weighs 8.4 grams. This looks pretty cool.  

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Hamster Powered Paper Shredder

The Core77 Blog has a story about a hamster powered paper shredder. That’s right, put that hamster to work! Maybe I need something like this for my minature dachshund, Roxy!  

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Life Size Car Model Kit

Boing Boing has a link to a story about guy who made a full size model of an old AMT car kit (complete with sprues and an X-acto knife). Pretty neat. I wish someone would do that with a WW2 … Continue reading

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