Do it Yourself

Bring Fun Film Cameras to the Party

While it is most common to have a delegated photographer for your wedding, it can be equally as enticing to have your guests photograph the event, and to do so yourself.

Creative Ideas for the DIY Image Maker

If you are about to be married and you’re an avid tinkerer, dabbler or hobbyist—and you are looking for some creative and fun ways to shoot, or include, photography at your wedding—you will be interested to know we have a bunch of ideas right here for the do-it-yourselfer in all of us.

Convert an Old Hard Drive into an External Unit

It’s quite common to have an old computer die on you and not have it repaired, especially if it’s more than a few years old. But what can you do with the old carcass? If a computer dies for any reason other than a dead hard drive, you can always convert the old drive into an external unit, and grab important files off the drive in the process.

How to Piggyback Ethernet on Cable-TV Wiring

As more TV sets and source components such as game consoles, Blu-ray Disc players and media receivers require Internet access, the unavailability of a nearby Ethernet jack in your home theater or bedroom can stymie installation—especially when Wi-Fi isn’t an option.

Caring for and Repairing Optical Discs

Optical discs have been common for more than 30 years now, and scratched discs have been common for just as long. Just about everyone has experienced a CD that skips or a DVD that freezes. Optical discs are read by lasers, and a little scratch or splotch of grease is all it takes to interrupt the reading process. Sometimes you can simply clean or polish a disc and it will work like new.

How to Keep Track of Your AC Adapters

Spaghetti is a tasty and cost-effective meal; however, if you're not careful, your wires and cables have the potential to turn into it. When you acquire multiple pieces of equipment, you can end up with a messy tangle of AC adapters before you notice. It's always a good idea to keep them organized with Rip-Ties, but I've found it can be even more helpful to label them with tape and magic markers.

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