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Weekend project: Ping pong ball cannon

I spend a few hours this weekend putting together a ping pong ball cannon. No real reason to do this other than I thought it would be fun. Here is the outcome: With a few sprays of hairspray into the breach (the cardboard tube) it will shoot a ping pong ball about 75 feet and…

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Water heater repair

Our water heater quit working on Monday, the water was getting warm but nowhere near hot enough to take a shower (Andrea found out the hard way, sorry babe!). Rather than calling a plumber I decided to give this fix a shot myself, it was a learning experience but in the end I got it…

Forbes Fictional 15

Forbes has an interesting write up on what they are calling the “Fictional 15â€?. They have taken 15 fictional characters that have been elevated to the status of real people in terms of popularity and wealth. Some of the names include Santa Clause, C. Montgomery Burns and Cruella De Vil, good stuff. Link to the…

Comment spam killer

Over the past several months Mercwear has become a victim of a fast growing blog epidemic: Comment Spam. We all think “Oh it wont happen to meâ€? or “A little spam never hurt anyone!â€? well, it’s time that you open your eyes – comment spam is a headache causing, time wasting problem that is here…

Tag & Rename

Shortly after getting my ipod and transferring some of my mp3s to it I noticed that the ID3 Tags of my songs were in total disarray. At first glance many people would say ?so what? well once you have the files transferred to your ipod you will discover what a nucance this is. These are…

My new project

www.Worldofwarcraftblog.com is a new site I am working on that will provide players of the Blizzard game World of Warcraft with free blog hosting space so they can write about their character and in game experiences. I have already setup some user accounts and everything seems to be going well, feel free to signup if…