Episode 104: Camera Pen, Lock Pick, and Car Charger

3-in-1 unboxing.  I unbox a lock picking gun, spy camera pen, and a cup holder car charger.

Tao of politics

Taoism is symbolized by the Yin-Yang.  A joining of opposite forces in a swirling pattern, the positive and the negative, but there also is a dot of the opposite in each.  A positive in the negative and a negative in the positive.  Why would these dots be there?  From what little I know about the Tao it is to represent something bad can come out of something good and something good can come out of something bad.  Sounds a little paradoxical, but let me explain my logic.

Something bad come out of something good?  That would be hubris or the saying no good deed goes unpunished.  Examples would be the anti-abortion movement.  They believe they are fighting the good fight because they are saving babies, but they don’t figure in other factors.  They don’t think about the mother’s life or the baby was conceived by rape or incest.  Other examples are the Reagan revolution where cutting government programs will help the people because money will trickle down, thou it never will.

Something good come out of something bad?  That would be non-violent revolutions like the color revolutions like the Yellow Revolution in the Philippines around 1986 that took Marcos out of power or the Bulldozer Revolution in Yugoslavia in 2000.

Now lets look at the USA with the current political climate.  Since Donald Trump taking office has made some historically bad decisions.  I believe in his mind he is doing something good only it is doing something bad.  From something bad the people are rising up to stop him.  I am glad this is being done from day one because this is the good that is coming out of something bad.  This is USA’s color revolution.

Out of the Box Episode 103: Runeaudio

Find out what you need to build a nice way to play mp3s that isn’t on your phone or PC but easily on a dedicated device?  Let me show you how to make a touch screen jukebox with a Raspberry Pi and HiFiBerry DAC+.
Raspberry Pi 3: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b/

HiFiBerry DAC+: https://www.hifiberry.com/products/dacplus/

Raspberry Pi Touchscreen: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-touch-display/

It is about the dash

If you ever have looked at my last name I have a dash or hyphen in it.  If you ever had questions about how it got there, I am going to tell you.  It is a clerical error when my great-great grandparents were getting U.S. citizenship in 1874 at Cortland, NY.  Originally the name was spelled Horstkötter and when getting citizenship it got changed to Horst-Kotter.

Out of the Box Episode 102: OTT TV Box

Looking at the OTT TV Box and Kodi installed on it. I am going to unbox it and give a review of it.

Out of the Box Episode 101: Ancestry DNA

Ever wonder what those DNA tests entail? I will be opening the AncestryDNA kit by ancestry.com. Show you what is included and what my results are.

My T-Shirt Shop

I have a t-shirt shop on Zazzle.com. Made some interesting designs that are geek centric.  Check it out at https://www.zazzle.com/radicalgeek.

Out of the Box coming soon

I want to give you an update on the new web show I am putting out called out of the box.  I have 2 episodes ready instead of 1.  The reason I have 2 is because to there was some old footage I had saved for what I shot last summer.  Hope to have them up soon.

New Web Show

I have been looking to get back into making videos.  The new show is called Out of the Box.  I am going to be doing unboxing videos on gadgets and review them.

Crash, bang, boom!!! My Accident Part 3 – New Wheels

Tonight I picked up a new car.  This ordeal of the car accident is over.  I look forward to take many trips on my new 2017 Hyundai Elantra.