Category Archives: Modify

How to Drill Glass

Drill glassHere is how to quickly and easily drill holes in glass.  In fact, you can drill a 1″ hole in a 10 gallon aquarium in under 3 minutes from start to finish!  I’ve tried several methods and the method I describe is by far the fastest and easiest.  All you need is an electric drill, some cheap modeling clay, and diamond drill bit.  I’ve also included a how-to video!  Read on…

Updated: 7 Nov. 2010

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Security Tag Removal

Security TagI got a dress shirt for my birthday but they forgot to take the security ink tag off of the shirt at the store.  This shirt was not stolen and I could have taken the shirt back to the store and had them remove the tag for me but, the store was far away and I thought I could remove it myself.  I will show you how I did it.  This general method should work for other types of security tags too.  Please, do NOT steal clothing.  Stealing is bad. Read on…

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Disable Touchpad – Quick and Dirty Method

TouchpadI got a new laptop the other day and installed Debian Squeeze (“testing” as of this writing) with Gnome 2.26 as a second OS.  As I began typing, the cursor would occasionally jump to random spots causing havoc to my typing.  I hate touchpads in general so I use a USB mouse for all my mousing needs.  There are software solutions to this problem but I could not get any of these to work so I came up with a quick and dirty fix.  Read on…

Updated: 12 July 2010 (Software method)

Updated: 7 Nov. 2011

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Replacement Ballast

ballast_rawSeveral years ago I needed to replace the ballast for the compact fluorescent bulb on a 13 gallon Nano Cube aquarium.  Looking around for replacement ballasts I discovered that they were quite expensive.  I had the idea to try to use the ballast from one of those screw-in fluorescent bulbs.  Well, It worked and since then, I have used this same process to power other compact and normal fluorescent bulbs.  Read on…

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