Category: Geeky Stuff

Do you remember the Amiga computer?

When I was a kid in the mid 80’s, I had a friend named Gerald. He was a couple of years older than me, and therefore much cooler by default. We had two major things in common: Legos and Computers. We both had legos, but he had a much cooler computer. I had a┬áTRS-80 Color …

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So I built an AC Welder from Microwave Oven Transformers.

When I tell people that I built my own welder, I usually get mixed responses. Some people say “Wow, COOL!” and others look at me and probably wonder where the bodies are hidden. Truthfully, my quest to build my own welder started when I didn’t have the money to buy one and desired to learn …

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This is why you should run your own DNS

It would seem that for a couple of major west coast cities (Seattle, San Francisco), things weren’t so Comcastic, as hardware failure caused Comcast’s DNS services to fail. This overloaded the remaining DNS servers, causing DNS resolution failure. This means that any DNS lookups failed or just timed out, and that nobody could get to …

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Build A 70 Amp Arc Welder

In this post my intent is to show you the original tutorial that I used to build my 70 amp arc welder (pictured left). I built it myself using Microwave Oven Transformers. I intend to build another one this year and will use these instructions again. Since the original site, aaawelder.com is offline, I utilized …

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