Author: Simpleton

  • Kia ODBII Codes P0171 and P0174

    Kia ODBII Codes P0171 and P0174

    So I ran into this problem on our 2006 Kia Sedona, it had been running a little off and was hesitating at idle. The check engine light came on so I pulled the ODBII codes. I got two codes, P0171 (Bank 1 too lean) and P0174 (Bank 2 too lean). Now since this issue is […]

  • 60W Chinese Laser Fraud – Buyer Beware

    60W Chinese Laser Fraud – Buyer Beware

    60W Chinese Laser Cutter/Engraver Scam I am writing this post as a warning to anyone wanting to buy a 60W Chinese laser off of Ebay, Amazon or anywhere else.  I purchased one a few months ago and have recently discovered that it is definitely not a 60W laser. If you have bought this supposed 60W […]

  • WordPress Custom CSS Image Class

    Looking for a simple way to add a custom CSS image class to WordPress thumbnails without adding another <div> or wrapper around them? Maybe you have multiple WordPress loops on one page and you want to be able to style your images separately in each loop. Maybe you just like complete control over your naming […]

  • DIY Arduino Powered LED Under Bed Lights – Details

    DIY Arduino Powered LED Under Bed Lights – Details

    This post currently shows Version 1 of the build.  Since then, I have made numerous changes and improvements.  These will all be incorporated into a new post in the very near future. DIY Under Bed LED Lighting with an Arduino This post contains the details for the DIY Under Bed Lights for my kids loft […]

  • WordPress Jetpack Photon – SEO Loss

    Use WordPress Jetpack Photon with care! I just wanted to write a quick warning based on an actual situation that arose on my Wife’s website (…go ahead and check it out, I’ll wait…) Her content ranks really well in a lot of Google searches.  Almost always the images of her mouthwatering food show up in […]

  • LEGO Robotics & Kids

    LEGO Robotics & Kids

    As a parent of three young boys, I have learned the hard way that LEGO’s can be a parent’s worst nightmare.  I spend hours picking up LEGO’s and sound like the proverbial TV dad yelling at his kids to pick up their LEGO’s.  I have also seen the important lessons that LEGO’s can teach kids. […]

  • Choose Your New Web-host

    One of the more important decisions you will make when starting your own blog or website is deciding which web-host you will be using.  You have many choices but like anything else in this world, results may vary. All I can do is give you my opinion on companies that I have used myself and […]

  • WordPress Child Themes – Simple

    A WordPress child theme is something absolutely marvelous that you really might want to think about implementing!  Do you like to play around with the style of your WordPress site?  A WordPress child theme is just the thing for you. What Is A WordPress Child Theme? In simple terms, it’s basically a sandbox where you […]

  • What is an Addressable LED’s?

    There is a lot of commotion lately about Addressable LED’s, they seem to be appearing pretty much everywhere.  This is most likely due to the fact that they are very useful, cheap and most importantly to me, just plain fun to work with!  I thought I would take a few minutes to explain the difference […]

  • Power Arduino UNO with 5VDC

    On a recent project for DIY Under Bed LED Lighting I found myself in a bit of a power conundrum.  I had a strip of 5V LED lights that required around 7 amps to run at full brightness.  I didn’t want two separate power supplies powering the lights and the Arduino UNO and I didn’t […]