Mailbox, Fixit Feedback, Uber Events, Security Drones, DakBoard and Home Grilling Geeks? – HGG362

Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #362 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network



Join Jim Collison / @jcollison for show #362 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network


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Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Uber Events, Dakboard, computer, smartphone, tablets, iPad mini, SSD, YouTube, Network, Networking Issues, Switch


Email – Hey Jim

Sorry I missed the live show of HGG 361 but watched a few hours later. Enjoyed the conversation on what you are comfortable fixing things in the house. I too go to YouTube for issues.

I love to work on the computer, smartphone, tablets, etc. I had an iPad mini where the screen broke. In combination with YouTube and Google to find parts, it was painful but cheap fix. Painful because you have to get through all that adhesive.

Recently bought an older MacBook as a backup and installed a new battery, upgraded RAM and to internal SSD. All thanks to YouTube.

The next project will be upgrading the iMac with an internal SSD.

I just have to make sure I don’t fall down the YouTube rabbit hole and watch unrelated content.

Thanks and keep up the great work!



Nice show today. I too find YouTube to be a great source of fixit wisdom.

I for one hate working on engines and anything I have to crawl under or get upside down to work on. Unfortunately, our hill mower seems to demand lots of attention ;(

Thanks for the show and your diverse view of the world!




I never really write to the podcasts I listen to; when I have thoughts.  However, a few things have come into my mind. And, I actually have some free time.  Firstly, I have really been enjoying the new format. It is more along the lines of what I always hoped the show would be.  I hope that you will continue to get good ideas from the audience to carry it forward.

The main reason I wanted to write was in response to your discussion at the end of last week’s show.  You and Mike were discussing engaging young folks in coding/ technology. The discussion turned to transportation.  You had floated the idea of Uber. I wanted to let you know about an Uber feature called Uber EVENTS. I have never seen an advertisement for it.  However, I have used it a few times for work events; where I want to ensure my staff has safe transportation. It allows you to setup a window of time the credit is available with a limit on the ride cost.  You can enter a list of people and it will send out unique codes or you can have it generate one code. It also lets you setup a limit on the entire event. I think it is an outstanding service. I wish more people knew about it.

Thanks for the great show.  Keep up the good work.



Mike Wieger shared a link.

20 hrs

Jim Collison looks like people agree with your idea!

Home Security Reaches New Heights with Drones


Chris Townsend shared a link.

July 2 at [10:29] AM

Has anyone used this product? It seems pretty neat…but not quite there yet when it comes to integrating with digital assistants.


Jon Biggs shared a video.

July 2 at [9:20] PM

Perhaps hgg should just become a grilling show.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken


Home Grilling Geeks Maybe?


Mark Robson

July 2 at [10:17] AM

This might improve the audio on my next bbq podcast:)



Major network fail today! – Lessons Learned:

1. Labeled everything

2. Manual IP for everything

3. Spreadsheet of IP addresses



Product Updates


Crypto update –


Big boost from Ken B. this weekend

Took 3 x 3TB drive from Drobo and moved it to a new mining box (core i3) using the Icydock Fatcage I put in there a couple years ago.

Built out the HP N40L a few smaller drives.  Added 12TB total to the Network. Using CreepMiner to mine on multiple machines and look like one

Total Burst Build Out now:

  1. i7 Burst Box – 80.65TB
  2. i3 Burst Box – 30.02TB
  3. AMD Burst Box – 14.53TB
  4. HP N40L – 4.15TB


Nice hash payout – July 2 at 55%

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