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.

Let’s Recall…the 2016 Presidential Election.

Jill Stein has been raising money for a recount in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.  The current electoral votes are Trump’s 290 to Clinton’s 232.  The electoral votes for the three states are as follows:

  • Michigan: 16
  • Wisconsin: 10
  • Pennsylvania: 20

So what if the recall over turns all three states from Trump to Clinton the total will be as follows:

  • Clinton – 278
  • Trump – 260

That is more then the electoral votes then on election night.  (That’s a big if.)  What after the recalls only some of the states changed to Clinton.  She would need to win all 3.  The break down with her winning only 2 of the 3 states would be following.

Clinton wins MI and WI

  • Clinton – 258
  • Trump – 280

Clinton wins PA and MI

  • Clinton – 268
  • Trump – 270

Clinton wins PA and WI

  • Clinton – 262
  • Trump – 276

Now look at the popular vote totals right now are

  • Clinton – 62,523,126
  • Trump – 61,201,031

That is a narrow margin with is why we need to get rid of the archaic system of the electoral college.  To do that will require an amendment that with a 2/3 majority in both the house and senate and then 3/4 of the states.  With the Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, so they won’t pass it.

There is a campaign to change that with in the Constitution called the National Popular Vote that changes the electoral vote to be covered over the whole nations votes and not a winner take all of the states.  Check that out.

Progress(?), car accident part 2

Friday I called my insurance company and I am glad then did.  They are able to send a claims adjuster to look at my car and was able to get my a rental.  I have a rental for a few days and hopefully I can get it fixed or replaced.