Easily Put New Drawstrings into Waistbands of Pants & Shorts

Since you probably can't go out shopping right now, or because you have a favorite pair of shorts or sweatpants you don't want to get rid of, here's how you can fix a lost drawstring really easily. If your Drawstring doesn't pull all the way through, it's sewn together in the back of the waistband, … Continue reading Easily Put New Drawstrings into Waistbands of Pants & Shorts

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

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

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

Book Binding

Tools and Materials Sheets of paper for binding into a book Bone folder StudioTac double-sided adhesive Heavyweight papers for end pages Pencil Jade glue Paint brush Headband tape Craft knife Binder's board (acid-free) Book canvas Iron-on transfer paper (optional) Binding a Book How-To 1. Collect all the sheets of paper you wish to bind into … Continue reading Book Binding

Working with Shellac for Decorative Applications, Creative Compositions, Artwork, Etc

Things you Need: Neutral / Natural Premixed or Dry Shellac Black / Dark Premixed or Dry Shellac Powdered Pigments in Various Colors Denatured Alcohol Metal Putty-Knife Rubber Gloves White Chalk or White marking Chalk Pen Square Sheet of 1/4" Glass, used as a Palette Detail Paint Brushes Fine-Grit Wet/Dry Sandpaper, 600, 800, 1000, 1200 FFFF-Grade … Continue reading Working with Shellac for Decorative Applications, Creative Compositions, Artwork, Etc

Some of my Google Earth Overlays for China – GDP Map, Population Map, & My Updated Province Map, with Legends

These are my own KMZ Overlay Files I created for Google Earth, for China My China Per Capita GDP Map Overlay I Created for Google Earth, with a Color-coded Legend Download Here: Kalani's China GDP Overlay My China Population Google Earth Overlay, also with Color-coded Legend Download Here: Kalani's China Population Overlay My China Updated … Continue reading Some of my Google Earth Overlays for China – GDP Map, Population Map, & My Updated Province Map, with Legends

How to Assemble & Attach the New Internal Laptop Cable Connectors

The new small black cable connector assemblies are quite difficult to assemble if you havent seen them before, or how to connect them They are very fragile and can seem impossible to put together, especially the wider ones There are 2 types: Wide & Narrow Removal Carefully lift the black piece up 45 degrees, and … Continue reading How to Assemble & Attach the New Internal Laptop Cable Connectors

Manual Monitor Color Calibration with Professional Results, without Expensive Calibration Devices

Step 1: Prepare a Photographic Grey Card with White on the other side. Find Some stock images, one with mostly Strong yellow colors, one mostly strong red colors, one with mostly strong green colors, and one mostly strong blue colors. Also find some nice Ansel Adams Photographs in the Grey Ranges Ideally, you can have … Continue reading Manual Monitor Color Calibration with Professional Results, without Expensive Calibration Devices

How to Create your own Custom Icons & .ICO Files

To Make your own Custom Icons:  - You can use a graphics program like GIMP or Photoshop to create your graphic PNG file You can also import an existing Icon for editing, as such: Extract the Icon from the DLL or EXE file first,as described here: http://classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=302 Then import it to your graphics program and edit … Continue reading How to Create your own Custom Icons & .ICO Files