The Best & Worst Pots & Pans – Materials, Safety, Selection, Kitchen Needs & Capability – A 2020 Buyer’s Guide

As a Professional Chef for 30 years, being a health-conscious Chef for most of it, and now Vegan Chef for the last few years, I've tried most pans generally available on the market. I've used Non-stick Pans in Commercial Kitchens, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper, Carbon Steel, Cast-Iron, etc, and have used Ceramic, Glass, Diamond, Titanium, … Continue reading The Best & Worst Pots & Pans – Materials, Safety, Selection, Kitchen Needs & Capability – A 2020 Buyer’s Guide

Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Airfryer Review & How-To

We had originally purchased the Instant Vortex 4-in-1 before I discovered this. We got this Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 instead and just sent the 4-in1 back to Amazon before even opening it through an easy drop off at Kohl's. They refund the money before they even send it to Amazon, we had it in just … Continue reading Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Airfryer Review & How-To

Tuya Smart Life Custom One-Tap Light Scenes & Color Changes with LED RGB Wi-Fi Smart Light Bulbs

Here's a quick tutorial on how to set up your WiFi RGB Lights using the Tuya SmartLife App on your phone. I use the Smart WiFi Alexa 2.4 GHz SAUDIO LED RGB color changing bulbs. They were really the best ones I found, because unlike most RGB LED Bulbs, they have a dedicated White Function, … Continue reading Tuya Smart Life Custom One-Tap Light Scenes & Color Changes with LED RGB Wi-Fi Smart Light Bulbs

Dark Souls Ridiculously Low Covenant Item Drop Rate – requiring 30 drops in all per Covenant

https://youtu.be/VV02v3l2Q0g This is the problem with Dark Souls. These ridiculously low drop rates (think DS2 once per NG cycle with all mobs cleared) were intended to force people into PvP play. currently, as the game has been out a few years, there is really no more PvP to speak of. Players have all moved on, … Continue reading Dark Souls Ridiculously Low Covenant Item Drop Rate – requiring 30 drops in all per Covenant

Dark Souls III Vertebra Shackle (Mound-Maker Covenant) PvE Farming – Method 3 (Fastest)

https://youtu.be/u3LxKrf1kzM Well here's the fastest way for Farming the Shackle. It can get boring though, so you can switch to the other ways. This method is about 10-15 seconds faster though. But sometimes a run might feel like there are no more drops for a long time, so it seems hitting new enemies can sometimes … Continue reading Dark Souls III Vertebra Shackle (Mound-Maker Covenant) PvE Farming – Method 3 (Fastest)

Dark Souls III Vertebra Shackle (Mound-Maker Covenant) PvE Farming – Method 2

https://youtu.be/Q9CLmM40vgA Here is another approach to Farming Vertebra Shackles I did use Rusted Coins in this one, and also cast Hidden, but the times seem about the same. These two methods pair nicely, because If you get bored going one way, you can just switch and go the other way, knowing they're almost identical. It's … Continue reading Dark Souls III Vertebra Shackle (Mound-Maker Covenant) PvE Farming – Method 2

Dark Souls III Secret Weapon – Tailbone Shortsword

https://youtu.be/6tlTUdEvTcI Here is an awesome weapon I found that's not listed in the Dark Souls 3 Wiki on FextraLife. It's the Tailbone Shortsword, not to be confused with Tailbone Spear. It's actually a Dagger, and definitely the coolest Dagger in the game. It is Upgraded with Titanite Scales, and at +4 it has Physical damage … Continue reading Dark Souls III Secret Weapon – Tailbone Shortsword

Dark Souls III Wolf’s Blood Swordgrass (Watchdogs of Farron Covenant) PvE Farming

https://youtu.be/9XQvU7kIakc The easiest and fastest place to farm these is at the Keep Ruins Bonfire. I farmed these forever in early game with Fireballs, then I'd fire two arrows at two Elder Ghrus for souls from the far right, then fireball them each by the bridge as they started their return, then shot an arrow … Continue reading Dark Souls III Wolf’s Blood Swordgrass (Watchdogs of Farron Covenant) PvE Farming

Dark Souls III Sunlight Medal (Warriors of Sunlight Covenant) PvE Farming

https://youtu.be/p365i5pe0Ds I think most people probably ranked up to level 30 in the Warriors of Sunlight Covenant when they first arrived at Lothric Castle for Sacred Oath, then for Great Lightning Spear thinking it was as good as DS2s, I know I did. But Farming is boring and monotonous, and don't feel bad about not … Continue reading Dark Souls III Sunlight Medal (Warriors of Sunlight Covenant) PvE Farming

Dark Souls III Human Dregs (Aldrich Faithful Covenant) PvE Farming

https://youtu.be/rvQsqc6CaOA This is another clip about how you can use the Crystal Sage's Rapier & a Hollow +10 weapon. A run takes about 90 seconds, and farms a high volume of Murkmen I got lucky on this one and got a Dreg the first play through and didn't have time to play through until the … Continue reading Dark Souls III Human Dregs (Aldrich Faithful Covenant) PvE Farming

Dark Souls III Filianore’s Spear Ornament (Spears of the Church Covenant) PvE Farming

https://youtu.be/HMCI41lQC7g This is a pretty rare drop from the Ring Knights. By Far the fastest way to farm these is Ringed Knight with the Dual Ringed Knight Greatswords. Here's my method for farming these guys using the Hollow +10 and a Crystal Rapier (Along with Symbol of Avarice & the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring +3) … Continue reading Dark Souls III Filianore’s Spear Ornament (Spears of the Church Covenant) PvE Farming

Dark Souls III Vertebra Shackle (Mound-Maker Covenant) PvE Farming – Method 1

https://youtu.be/N9nchdQks-4 Just a quick video of another Farmed Item in PvE needed to rank up in the Mound-Maker Covenant. I made the run as quick as possible whilst still using the a Hollow +10 weapon in one hand and Crystal Sage's Rapier in the other, at the moment of each enemy kill, for max Item … Continue reading Dark Souls III Vertebra Shackle (Mound-Maker Covenant) PvE Farming – Method 1

Dark Souls III Late Game PvE Soul Farming – DS2 Giant Lord Equivalent.

https://youtu.be/2A_C5pPLw0U Here's a dialed-in PvE Soul Run in NG yielding 113,724 souls in about 90 seconds, give or take, depending on what goes on and how careful you are. Don't farm this area seriously until you have the +3 Rings, then come back before NG+ and get to the soul level you want. This is … Continue reading Dark Souls III Late Game PvE Soul Farming – DS2 Giant Lord Equivalent.

Installing & Updating WAIK & WinPE from 3.0 to 3.1 using the AIK Supplement for Windows 7

Install the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7: Download the WAIK for Win7 from the Microsoft site Download & Install the Portable WinCDEmu from wincdemu.sysprogs.org/ Open it & click on "Mount Image" and browse to your ISO File & mount it Let it Autoplay or Open the New Drive and click on the … Continue reading Installing & Updating WAIK & WinPE from 3.0 to 3.1 using the AIK Supplement for Windows 7

Setup & Basics of MySQL

Download MySQL: Go to mysql.com, click on "Developer Zone" then click on "MySQL Downloads", then click on "MySQL Community Server" .. or go to https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ Click on "Go to Download Page" Select the one labeled Web, for online, or the one without Web in the name for offline installation, ex: mysql-installer-web-community-8.0.17.0.msi You might have to … Continue reading Setup & Basics of MySQL

Create a Dynamic Pie Chart with Dynamic Legend in Excel which Doesn’t Display Zero Amount Categories, and Adds or Removes Categories & Updates Dynamically with the Entered Data

In the Screenshot above, this Pie Chart will adjust automatically to new values added into the Excel Sheet, adding or removing new categories as values are entered or deleted. I have something like around 80 different Categories, but each day perhaps only 10 or so get used, but they could be any 10 of the … Continue reading Create a Dynamic Pie Chart with Dynamic Legend in Excel which Doesn’t Display Zero Amount Categories, and Adds or Removes Categories & Updates Dynamically with the Entered Data

Custom Light Manipulation – DIY Soft-Box Covers for your Studio Strobes

Here's a quick & easy way to make your own soft-box covers to narrow or shape the light from your soft-box panels. It only takes 10-30 minutes, depending on what shapes you're making, and only costs anywhere from $12-25, depending on if you already have Gaffers Tape & Elastic Banding etc. I had two extra … Continue reading Custom Light Manipulation – DIY Soft-Box Covers for your Studio Strobes

Disabling Protected View in Excel Sheets for Trusted Documents Only – Office16

Sometimes you keep opening a sheet that you have on your computer and every time it opens it launches in Protected View. If you've tried going to File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Protected View > and disabling everything, you shouldn't. Make sure those all say "Enabled" for security, otherwise … Continue reading Disabling Protected View in Excel Sheets for Trusted Documents Only – Office16

Fighting for Clean Water: The Daily Battle for Your Health

Not surprisingly, more and more testing of neighborhood drinking water pops up in the news with findings of lead, copper, mercury and all kinds of other metals and pollutants. Here's what I've learned, living in developing countries, where the tap water is absolutely unsafe. I'll offer these tips, which we use today, in America. Its … Continue reading Fighting for Clean Water: The Daily Battle for Your Health

Casting Sport – Event 3 – Spinning Accuracy – Arenberg Target

If you're American, you've probably never heard of the Professional Sport of Casting, or the ICSF, but its quite Popular in Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, and Japan, among other places. As a Vegan I don't Fish anymore, but I always loved Casting more than Fishing, just like I've always loved Archery more than Bow-Hunting. These … Continue reading Casting Sport – Event 3 – Spinning Accuracy – Arenberg Target

How to Make a Movie Theater with Movie Screen & Overhead Projector in your SUV

This is a write up on how I made a Mobile Movie Theater in the Back of my Xterra Things you Need: 1 length of 1/2" PVC Pipe 1/2" PVC T-Connectors (x4) 1/2" PVC L-Connectors (x4) One piece of 1/2" Thick high-quality wood, about 5.5" x 8.5" 1/4" half-circle metal pipe brackets (x4) 1/2" long … Continue reading How to Make a Movie Theater with Movie Screen & Overhead Projector in your SUV