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Fried Turkey How-to and AAR

24 November 2012

Fried turkey taste like bacon flavored turkey. No kidding, once you've tasted fried turkey, you'll probably never care to eat a baked turkey again. This is my second year frying a turkey. Most of what I learned last year I forgot this year, and to make matters worse, I lost the instruction manual for my turkey fryer. However, these notes and AARs will likely help me remember what I need to do to make a fried turkey for next year and improve on the process. I decided to post so you (the reader) can have a consolidated fried turkey how to.

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Turn a Webcam into a security camera with Dropbox and iSpy

16 November 2012

I used Dropbox (http://www.dropbox.com/) to provide online storage for iSpy (http://www.ispyconnect.com/) to capture pictures and video when motion is detected. iSpy saves the pictures and video to my online web storage so if the computer that is taking the video is stolen, I still have the evidence offsite. That and I can monitor security from outside the house.This shouldn't cost any money as long as you have a webcam and a persistent internet connection. It's great for dorm rooms or home office security.

Home and Family File Cabinet Labels

12 November 2012

Filecab.jpg Need to organize your paper work at home? Want a good start on making the labels for your file cabinets? Then you've come to the right place. Tactical Tech has already done most of the work for you, all you need are the labels (Avery 8167), a printer, some hanging folders, your filing cabinet and paper work and your all set!