The SilverStone KR01 low-profile air cooler had served me well for the last 18 months. But it didn’t keep my AMD Ryzen 7 2700 processor, overclocked to 3.7GHz, as cool as I would like. My kneecaps got toasty underneath my desk every time I played FortNite or transcoded 4K video. I recently replaced the KR01 with the Be Quiet Pure Loop All-In-One (AIO) 240mm liquid cooler. Idle temps dropped from 45C to 36C and load temps dropped from 85C to 55C. My kneecaps are no longer toasty.Read more “Be Quiet! Pure Loop AIO Liquid Cooler Review”
The Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) previously held their annual three-day Glass Pumpkin Festival at Santana Row in San Jose, CA, for the last few years. Hundreds of glass pumpkins of all sizes for sale and daily glassblowing demonstrations of turning molten sand into glass pumpkins. That all changed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival is still on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. But spread out over six weekends from October through mid-November. Held inside the BAGI building at the History Park. Alas, no daily glassblowing demonstrations.Read more “How to Attend BAGI’s Glass Pumpkin Festival 2020”
The Bay Area Glass Institute held their annual Glass Pumpkin Festival at their building in the History Park (San Jose, CA). The three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) is spread out over six weekends from October 9th through November 14th. Reservations are made on their website. Unlike past events at Santana Row, there were no glassblowing demonstrations. This montage video was recorded on Sunday, October 11, 2020.
Apple will announce the new iPhone 12 on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Here’s what to keep in mind if you do buy the newest iPhone from Apple.The new iPhones were made in China after the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Apple uses airfreight to deliver iPhones direct from the factory to U.S. Apple Stores in three to five days. Three to five days is how long the coronavirus can survive on various surfaces.
Will the iPhone 12 have coronavirus in the box?Read more “Will The Apple iPhone 12 Have Coronavirus In The Box?”
I recently received my Interactive Maker Workshop bundle from SiliCon With Adam Savage. The bundle is for the 90-minute live workshop on October 17, 2020, at 1:00PM Pacific Time. I explained the workshop and the bundle in my previous video. Let’s unbox the box and check out what we got.Read more “Unboxing Interactive Maker Workshop Bundle – SiliCon With Adam Savage”
SiliCon With Adam Savage had their first virtual panel this week, “The Inner Workings of Space Suit Design.” Astronaut Cady Coleman, author Mary Robinette Kowal, and moderator Adam Savage talked for an hour about what goes into making a $20 million USD space suit.
A lot of interesting tidbits about space suits of all sizes for men and women.
- The Apollo-era space suits were made by a bra company that knew how to apply fabrics to soft bodies.
- NASA’s “one size fits all” mentality have limited the number of women astronauts who can do spacewalks.
- The first all-women spacewalk didn’t happen until a woman astronaut brought another small-sized space suit to the International Space Station.
But the panel didn’t get off to a smooth start since some viewers—including myself—had trouble finding the livestream link. I have updates on the Interactive Maker Workshop, the location of the livestream link, and two clips from the panel that I thought were interesting.Read more “Inner Workings of Space Suit Design Highlights – SiliCon W/Adam Savage”
Shake Shack opened to a long lines at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, CA, on December 15, 2018. A new Shake Shack store was to open at Westfield Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, CA, during Spring 2020. The coronavirus pandemic shut down the malls for six months. The San Jose Mercury News announced that Shake Shack would open at Valley Fair Mall this past week. I did a walkthrough on Sunday, 9/27/2020, looking at the new store inside and the promenade outside. The strawberry milkshake was great!
SiliCon With Adam Savage announced the Interactive Maker Workshop for Saturday, 10/17/2020, at 1:00PM Pacific Time. The 90-minute live workshop will have Savage building a fantasy cardboard helmet in his workshop. Registration limited to 200 people, and cost $60 to $65 USD plus service fees, shipping and handling, and tax. Includes a Maker Workshop Bundle valued at $200 USD. Sponsored by Amazon and Monster Energy Drinks. What exactly do you get in the Maker Workshop Bundle?Read more “Interactive Maker Workshop Bundle – SiliCon With Adam Savage”
On Monday, August 31, 2020, the State of California updated its coronavirus guidelines to reopen indoor retail stores at 25% capacity. I did a walk-around at Pacific Retail Eastridge Mall in Silicon Valley on Sunday, 9/20/2020. Most stores were opened. None were really busy. This is the third video in this playlist.
On Monday, August 31, 2020, the State of California updated its coronavirus guidelines to reopen indoor retail stores at 25% capacity. I did a walk-around at Westfield Oakridge Mall in Silicon Valley on Sunday, 9/13/2020. Most stores were either closed or empty. Apple and Target were the only busy stores. This is the second video in this playlist.