How to Back Up and Restore your Music Library Album Artwork

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Last updated on December 9th, 2018

If you’ve ever been a victim of the ‘Windows Media Player destroyed my high-resolution album artwork’ problem,  you know how frustrating it is to lose years of accumulated art covers. Though finding album artwork is now easier than ever, automated tools are still far from perfect. If you want to guarantee the preservation of your album covers for years to come, your best bet is to make redundant copies of them. Here’s how to back up and restore your music library album artwork using MediaMonkey.

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Windows Media Player Album Cover Art Problem Fix Using MediaMonkey

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Last updated on December 7th, 2018

I’ve spent hundreds of hours pruning and perfecting my audio library. And there’s always been one issue that has driven me crazy since forever. For some reason, my high-resolution album art covers always got replaced by one or two low quality copies. After years cluelessly dealing with the issue, I finally found out the problem – Windows Media Player rewrites all high-definition album art with 200px and 75px copies! Even if you don’t use WMP! Thankfully, you can stop it from happening again. Here’s an album cover art problem fix using MediaMonkey.

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Permanent Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair Kit with Dynaplug

Permanent Roadside Motorcycle Tire Repair with Dynaplug Kit

Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Nothing sucks more than the feeling you get when you hop on your bike, start the engine and give it a few revs…only to notice something feels odd when you try to back it out. Yup, you’ve got a flat tire. As much as that will ruin anyone’s day, thankfully it’s pretty quick and easy to take care of. Here’s how to permanently repair a flat motorcycle tire with a Dynaplug Tire Repair Kit. Let’s start!

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Amazon Fire 7 5th Gen Custom ROM Install

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Last updated on December 9th, 2018

Installing an aftermarket operating system is one of the best ways to extend the life of your device. Given how today most devices have hardware that is pretty good, really it’s up-to-date software which makes all the difference. Here I’m going to go over, step-by-step, how to pull off an Amazon Fire 7 5th Gen custom ROM install. We’ll also be rooting the device in the process. Let’s start!

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Motorcycle Detailing: How to Clean a Motorcycle

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

I’m a stickler for motorcycle detailing, so I’ve spent a lot of time trying out different motorcycle cleaning products until I’ve found what I like best. Be it a bike wash shampoo or motorcycle wax, use them enough and you’ll develop a preference. While motorcycles don’t have all that much paintwork, they have more surface types and materials than many cars. Be it chrome, rubber, vinyl or plastic, you shouldn’t treat them all the same. That’s why here I’m going to go over how to clean a motorcycle for the best shine and longevity.

Keep reading to see how it matches your washing routine, or if you use the same motorcycle cleaning products.

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Phoenix Arms Upgraded Safety – HP22A/HP25A

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

While the HP22A & HP25 is one of the best rock-bottom priced .22lr pistols out there, its safety features are awful. Though I’ll admit that isn’t too surprising for a pistol designed in California. However, the excessive safety features can pretty much make this firearm unsafe to handle. At least in the opinion of gun-enthusiasts like me. Thankfully, it’s a pretty easy problem to solve. With a Phoenix Arms HP22A/HP25A upgraded safety (Ebay) you can quickly and easily make your firearm work like the majority of firearms out there. Plus, it will also work on other weapons in the family like the Phoenix Arms HP22, HP22A, HP25, HP25A, and possibly more. If you want to see what the part does and how to install it, keep reading. Continue reading “Phoenix Arms Upgraded Safety – HP22A/HP25A”

Motorcycle Chain Maintenance – Cleaning & Lube

Motorcycle Chain Maintenance

Last updated on December 9th, 2018

So it’s time to clean and lubricate the chain, huh? It might not be the most glamorous job, but motorcycle chain maintenance is necessary if you want your chain and sprockets to live a long life. Sure, it’s a pretty basic job. But for riders new to DIY motorcycle maintenance this detailed how-to can come in handy. Here are some tips and tricks for cleaning and lubing your motorcycle chain. Today we’ll be working on a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650/Z650.

Project Specs

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: 30 min
Cost: ≈0$
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How to Teach a Friend to Shoot – Free PDF Booklet

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Last updated on December 9th, 2018

If you’re vocal about counting firearms and shooting among your hobbies, eventually someone will ask you to take them to the range. Or if you’re like me, you’ll try to bribe a few skeptical friends to give it a try. Regardless of how familiar you are with firearms, how to teach a friend to shoot is a whole different skill, compared to shooting. Regardless of how many decades you’ve been a firearm owner, consider taking a look at this guide on taking someone new to the firing range. You might even learn something new.

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DIY – Portable Table-Mounted Mag Vise for AR-15 Rifle & Pistols

If you frequently take multiple rifles to the range, you might want to consider how useful a portable table-mounted mag vise could be.

Last updated on December 9th, 2018

I found myself longing for some way to keep my AR-15 rifle or pistol sitting pretty whenever I wanted to do some work on it. Without having to drill through the table or take up a lot of space. If you frequently upgrade your Barbie Doll for Men™ at your computer desk while browsing tutorials, you know what I mean. I needed a portable table-mounted mag vise, but I just couldn’t seem to find one commercially available. Eventually, I decided to make my own, and the result was pretty good. Here’s how I did it.

Project Specs

Difficulty: Intermediate
Tool Requirements: Intermediate
Time: One day
Cost: ≈45$ or less

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How to Clean a Hayward Pool Filter

How to Clean Hayward Pool Filter

Last updated on December 9th, 2018

In this comprehensive DIY we’re going to go over how to clean cartridge pool filters. In this case, I’ll go over how to clean a Hayward pool filter. Also, we’ll review which are the best and cheapest off-the-shelf product for cartridge pool filter cleaning. Keep reading to find out how to keep your pool in the best working condition without having to spend a fortune on new filters!

This How-To will work for virtually any pleated cartridge pool filter on the market. It will also work for jacuzzis and hot tubs with the same type of filter.

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: Between an afternoon and a weekend
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