Nearly a year ago, I called for the panic of Donald Trump being elected to subside and give him a chance to fill his cabinet with knowledgeable people that he could call on. I thought that if he didn’t directly run the country, we would be fine.
Boy was I wrong.
Continue reading Trump’s America : 1 year in review
I actually meant to post this 2 days ago when I hit my 100 days, but alas, I got busy and it slipped my mind.
As of 1/11/17, I’ve been 100 days without nicotine of any kind. My journey started Continue reading 100 Days
If you’re part of Hyperboria already, you can access this site by going to h.dentonmelvin.com
This has been a multi-day process.
Continue reading Live in Hyperboria!
Before you go up in arms about the title, and the featured image… Chill out a bit, and read a few lines. This post is probably not going to go the way that you think it is.
Continue reading America in Distress : Post-Election 2016
With all of the videos, and jersey burnings, and outcries of “kick him out of the country,” I’ve decided to give my 2 cents to this.
Continue reading Colin Kaepernick
About a week ago, I moved my solar panels at my garden shed to get a bit better sun coverage… thinking that a primary line casting a shadow across 2 of the panels was causing my wattage output to plummit…. I was wrong; after some investigation, it’s going to be time to perform some more solar panel surgery. Same panel, same joint, just on the other side. Hopefully this is the last surgery that I’ll have to perform on this array.
While testing and moving the panels, I also found that I had a bad battery in my battery bank, so I’ll also need to start looking for a replacement set of batteries. I’m going back and forth on this, as I’m not entirely sure how I want to approach my next battery bank.
Check back for the surgery update!
About 3 months ago, I started looking for a fitness tracker. I knew there were 3 things I wanted. I wanted it to be a fitness tracker first, and have some abilities of a smart watch as well. I also didn’t want to spend my paycheck to get one. And so I finally, after months of deliberation, settled on a Fitbit Blaze.
Continue reading How Fitbit has changed my life.
I left Rock Port around 6PM, and headed to Kansas City for an exciting, fun-filled, and drunk weekend. I went to the parade, and then consumed large quantities of alcohol.
Continue reading Snake Saturday – Kansas City
I’ve owned this bowling ball for nearly 2 years now. At no point in that two years had I ever heard of baking the oil out of the ball. I had a friend of mine mention it to me a few weeks ago, so I did some studying, and decided that it was way past time for me to bake my ball.
Continue reading Bowling Ball Bake
So. I have a small off-grid (for power) garden shed at a property about 600 feet from my house. I decided a couple of years ago to cut the utility power to it and make a full solar setup. I started with a pair of Kyocera KC120-1 panels, and then the following year, doubled it to 4 panels. At the end of last summer, I realized that my output was half of what it was after I added the second set of panels, and didn’t worry about it. Today it was 72 degrees out, and I decided to investigate.
Continue reading Solar Panel Surgery