Tips & Tricks for Assigning Album Cover Art to your Music Library

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

While one might think that music streaming services are sending offline audio collections the way of the dodo bird, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Having a well-groomed digital music library is one of the grandest pleasures and possessions any self-professed audiophile can have. There’s no need to speak about audio quality and bit-rate – that topic’s already been beaten to death. But we’re still left with one of the most important facets of anyone’s catalog – Album Artwork. If you’ve postponed getting the tunes on your computer in order, take this opportunity to get the job done. Here are a few tips, tricks and recommendations for finding and assigning album cover art to your music library. A definitive guide of personal audio collection album art, of sorts. I bet you’ll have learned something by the time you reach the end.

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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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Tips & Tricks for Renting a Drain Cleaner Tool

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Got a plugged drain? It happens to the best of us. Regrettably, owning a commercial-grade drain cleaner just isn’t viable for the vast majority of people. Hardcore DIYers included. That’s even more true if you know you’re dealing with roots. As such, when my shower started overflowing, it was straight to Home Depot to rent a drain cleaner. They’re also known as drain opener, auger and snake, among other cute names. Here I’m going to go over some basic tips in case you are considering renting a drain cleaner tool. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks for Renting a Drain Cleaner Tool”

Electrical Repair – To Crimp or Solder?

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Most people wouldn’t believe how controversial this topic still is. Should I crimp or solder this connection? Ask this in any forum and you’ll find opponents willing to passionately debate the topic to death.

On one side you’ll find those who will quickly crimp a connection without giving it a second thought and go on with their day. On the other side you’ll find those more than happy to call the first group “hacks” or lazy. They will insist that a soldered connection is much more reliable and has better performance. But who is right? The truth of the matter isn’t that simple. This won’t settle the crimp or solder discussion, but it will provide valuable insight. Continue reading “Electrical Repair – To Crimp or Solder?”

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

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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 10th, 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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Lightroom Keyword Hierarchy – Tips & Best Practices

Lightroom Keyword Hiearchies are a very powerful organizational tool for your image catalog.

Last updated on December 9th, 2018

Keywords are a powerful tool. Especially in Lightroom. They are what allow you to sift through tens of thousands of images in seconds with a quick search. If you sell stock photography, it’s even more important. That’s how your clients will find your images. However, if your really want to maximize the power of keywords, you definitely should be using a Lightroom keyword hierarchy. If you still aren’t familiar with them, here are some tips and tricks to get started. Continue reading “Lightroom Keyword Hierarchy – Tips & Best Practices”