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Author Archives: cyrilrose

3D Pumpkin Sculptures – Halloween 2017

Here’s what our family did with some pumpkins this year.

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DIY: How to make your own Smartphone Tripod Mount (iPhone or Android)

Looking for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own smartphone tripod mount, like the one shown in the 2 pictures below? Well, look no further! On this page you will find instructions for my version of a smartphone mount. I cannot/will not claim to be the first person who came up with the idea […]

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DIY: How to make your own Smartphone Stand (Samsung Galaxy Note 3) – It’s as easy as 1-2-3

Are you thinking about (or perhaps even getting ready to) buy or build yourself a stand for your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (or any other smartphone, for that matter)? If yes then you may find this post helpful, since you need to spend very little (if any) money, and not too much of time in […]

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Easy way to Install Arch Linux (with a GUI frontend – XFCE or Enlightenment) on an old Laptop (uses AUI script)

Disclaimer: First things first! Be fore-warned that the steps outlined here will erase everything off of your computers’ hard drive. Proceed at your own risk, and only if you know what you’re doing, and indeed have every intention of achieving this objective. I will not be held responsible for any loss or damage of data […]

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DIY Tutorial – How to modify and use an Egg Timer for Time-Lapse Videos and Panoramic Photographs

The first five pictures below show you what you can expect to achieve, on completion of this how-to: This is how the modified egg-timer looks with only a camera mounted on the top tripod-mount screw. Parts List #1 (with picture below): First things first: You’ll need an Egg-Timer – duh! The one I went with […]

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DIY Tutorial: How to make a Mini Digital Boombox (sans speakers) for cheap – using a Lepai Amplifier & a Behringer DAC

Okay folks, in this tutorial I’m gonna show you how to make an ultra-portable, mini, digital boombox (sans speakers). The idea here is that you can very easily carry this (boombox) around and connect it up to any set of speakers and a digital source such as a tablet, smartphone, Raspberry Pi (running XBMC or […]

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Tutorial: How to setup an Awesome-Sounding, More-Portable, Open Boombox using a Raspberry Pi and Squeezeplug (v2)

This tutorial is almost identical to my other one – http://cyrilrose.com/?p=214, the only difference being that I’m now using a smaller set of main speakers (Realistic Minimus 7) – see picture below – which in turn makes this setup a lot lighter and therefore more portable. Needless to say, the sound quality of this setup […]

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About Me:

I’m an IT Consultant, specializing in: Business Analysis, Business Systems Analysis, Business Intelligence Analysis, Enterprise Reporting & Automation, Business Process Improvement, Microsoft Office Training & Automation, Sage ACT! (CRM) Implmentation & Training, CMS-Based Web Development, Android Automation You could also say that I’m an Audiophile, with a special interest in tweaking and collecting Vintage Audio. […]

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Stress Busters – 80’s Retro Games

Play PacMan now! Play Space Invaders now! Play Snake now! Play Asteroids now! Play Frogger now!

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Tutorial: How to setup an Awesome-Sounding, Semi-Portable, Open Boombox using a Raspberry Pi and Squeezeplug (v1)

In this post I’ll show you how to setup a somewhat-portable, open-style boombox which (to say the least) will “blow-your-brains” (as well as that of your friends and neighbours). As the saying goes, “a picture speaks a thousand words”, so here’s what you’re trying to achieve: Assumptions/Prerequisites: In this tutorial I’m assuming that you already […]

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