Author: Jim Collison

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13 Years of Home Gadget Geeks and Mike Wieger with Organizing his HomeLab – HGG594

A very special Home Gadget Geeks episode! Celebrating 13 years with Mike Wieger. Mike shares his home lab insights. Using a self-hosted git repo for documentation, he's into Proxmox clusters alongside Unraid. He explores the merits of multiple servers, tried a Ceph storage cluster for high availability, and is diving into ZFS. Stay tuned at… Click for more / Podcast Player>
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Jay Franze with Chat GPT Follow-up and Tech Regrets for 2023 – HGG593

Jay Franze is my guest this week. Jay continues to use ChatGPT and finds it helpful for drafting documents from bullet points. We talk about some limitations of ChatGPT and how prompt engineering could help improve it. The discussion then shifted to failed gadgets of 2023. I regret buying an Oculus VR headset that I… Click for more / Podcast Player>
Harnessing the Power of the Sun: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Generators

Harnessing the Power of the Sun: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Generators

Solar generators are a great way to harness the power of the sun and generate electricity. They are portable, easy to use, and environmentally friendly. In this blog post, we will discuss three popular solar generators: Bluetti, Jackery, and EcoPro. We will also cover battery technology, home installation, and UPS functionality. Unveiling the Power of the Sun: Solar Generators as the Gateway to Clean Energy In a world increasingly driven by sustainability, the spotlight is turning towards solar generators as an innovative and accessible means of tapping into the boundless power of the sun. These devices, designed to harness solar

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Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 2000 Plus

Powering Up on the Go: A Comprehensive Review of the Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 2000 Plus

In the ever-evolving landscape of portable power stations, the Jackery Explorer series has consistently stood out for its reliability and innovation. Among its notable models, the Explorer 2000 Plus is a powerhouse that demands attention. In this in-depth review, we’ll dissect the Explorer 2000 Plus, comparing it to other Jackery models and presenting a comprehensive chart of pros and cons to help you make an informed decision. Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus: Unleashing Power on the Move Design and Build: The Explorer 2000 Plus (on Amazon) boasts a robust yet sleek design, embodying Jackery’s commitment to quality. The durable plastic shell

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BLUETTI AC70 Portable Power Station | 1000W 768Wh

Comprehensive Review of the BLUETTI AC180: Unveiling the Power Beast in Portable Solar Generators

In the ever-growing world of portable solar generators, BLUETTI has established itself as a prominent player, consistently pushing the boundaries of innovation. The BLUETTI AC180, with its robust features and impressive specifications, stands out as a power beast in the realm of portable power stations. In this detailed review, we’ll delve into the intricacies of the AC180, comparing it to other models from BLUETTI, presenting a comprehensive chart of pros and cons, and concluding with a recommendation for potential buyers. Full Disclosure: I have purchased and currently use this unit. BLUETTI AC180 Overview: The BLUETTI AC180 is a high-capacity portable

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EcoFlow Delta Pro Portable Power

EcoFlow Delta Pro Portable Power Station Review: Powering the Future with Efficiency

In the seemingly always-changing landscape of portable power stations, the EcoFlow Delta Pro emerges as a powerful contender, promising an efficient and sustainable solution for various power needs. As a technology enthusiast and a former Microsoft MVP with a keen interest in gadgets and innovation, exploring the Delta Pro aligns seamlessly with your passion. In this comprehensive review, we will delve into the intricacies of the EcoFlow Delta Pro, comparing it to other models from the brand, and providing a detailed analysis to assist you in making an informed decision. Overview of EcoFlow Delta Pro: The EcoFlow Delta Pro (at

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