Vail Colorado 2011

Picture from hotal room when i went for a photo seminar in October

Portland, Maine 2012 Harbor

Dexter, Maine 2012

PortLand Maine 2012 LightHouse

READY for FUN

READY for FUN

New car, New Bike, New Kayak. Ready fur fun… oh ya can use a New Girl friend to. Anyone??

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New Hoth PC Build (updated)

New Hoth PC Build (updated)

well its been awhile and I got the itch to build a new pc. wanted to get into the new ddr4 and higher gaming speeds. since the case I used before was so sweet, the Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case I decided to use the same case but I bought the white case to keep it in my color scheme.  I decided to run this case as air cool to start off with. I liked the looks a of the GPU which Ill be using the new Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti GV-N98TG1 Gaming-6GD 6GB card which comes with a nifty lighting setup which if I went all out water-cooling I would lose that effect. if I decide to water cool ill just water-cool the CPU and not GPU but if I want to water-cool the GPU I think for the best bang for the buck I would get the new Asus Presidion hybrid card GeForce ti980 cards and not mess with the matching of blocks to a card BS. so here is the list of what ill be using in this set up. I finally bought the Wampa and Luke Skywalker to finish my build and added the pics of them enjoy

 

CPU: Intel Core i7 6700k SkyLake 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: ASUS Z170-AR LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000

Video Cards: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 Ti GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD 6GB

Main Drive: SAMSUNG E 500GB 850 EVO M.2 SSD

Storage 2: APRICORN Velocity Due x2 Pci-e to SATA 8Gb/s SSD adapter with CRUCIAL MX200 250GB SSD III and KINGSTON V300 128GB SSDIII in RAID 0

Case: Corsair 760T White ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro – 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)

Fans: 4x THERMALTA RIING FAN 140MM WHITE LED

CPU Fan: 1 x ENERMAX ETS-T40F-W  White CPU Cooler with Dual White LED PWM Fans

Other: NZXT LED CONTROLLER

Other: Star Wars Black Edition Wampa and Luke Skywalker

Sources of the Parts are gathered from various companies but mainly from my main sources Microcenter, Newegg, and FrozenPC. Here are pics of the build sofar.

T-Maxx to TE-Maxx to T-Rover

hey ya, will be posting updates on my little conversion project that i have started. i always wanted a robotic rover and was looking for years on what to get when i came across a frame that i liked and then after reading many articles i found out that i could take my old T-Maxx and convert it from nitro to Electric instead of getting a pre made ok unit. so first thing i did was get a bracket for an electric motor that fits my frame from How2RC.com. they have articles on how to convert your nitro T-MAX to electric.

 

 

 

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Blue Ice- liquid cooled PC build

Blue Ice- liquid cooled PC build

Here is my first liquid build. I call it Blue Ice. It has an I5-4690k Devil CPU on an ASRock Extreme 4 motherboard. I went all out and also paired it up with 2 Asus Poseidon GTX Video Cards and 16GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum Memory with Blue LED mod Added to them. I am running 2 separate liquid cooling systems. First loop runs thru a XSPC pump and 2 Bay Reservoir combo which is pared to a XSPC EX240 Radiator and running thru a Raystorm CPU cooler and back to the reservoir. The second loop runs through an XSPC Photon 170 Tube Glass Cylinder Reservoir / Pump Combo (D5 Vario) to a XSPC EX360 Radiator then trough both the Asus Poseidon’s and back to the Photon 170. All of this is put into a Corsair 760T Case. All tubing is PETG with PrimoChill 1/2″ OD Rigid Ghost Compression fittings. Here is a list of parts that I have used and pics of the build. Only two things that I ran into ii had to do a little mod to is I mounted the Photon 1700 to the back of the motherboard tray. There were two holes that fit just right but I had to use spacers for one of the mounting holes was in the way of the SSD HD Drive holder. I also had to trim one SSD HD Drive holder to pass by the bolt that held the reservoir. I Also had to bend the second row bay supports down out of the way that held the 5 ¼ drives in the second bay because the 2 bay reservoir would not fit. To make it easier to fill the 2 bay reservoir I had to trim the front cover so that I could pull the from cover off and not disturb anything else to fill the 2 bay reservoir when needed. Here is the list of parts

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866

Memory: 2x MEMORY COOLING CORSAIR CMDLBUK02B led upgrade kit

Video Cards: 2x ASUS PSDNGTX780-P-3GD5 GeForce GTX780 3GB GDDR5 PCI-e 3.0×16

Storage: 2X SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5″ 500GB SATA III TLC Internal (SSD)

Case: Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro – 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)

Cooling: Raystorm 750 EX360 water-cooling kit– includes bay reservoir/pump- EX360 rad

Cooling: XSPC EX 240 Radiator

Cooling: XSPC Photon 170 Tube Glass Cylinder Reservoir / Pump Combo (D5 Vario)

Cooling Tubes: 3/8″ X 1/2″ FROM FROZEN PC PRIMOCHILL 4 x 36″

Cooling Liquid: XCoolant x 3

Cooling Fittings: FROZENCPU BLACK ROTARY 90 ADAPTER

Cooling Fittings: PrimoChill 1/2″ OD Rigid Ghost Compression Fittings 4 Pack – Anodized Blue

Fans: 4x Corsair AF120 Air Series Blue LED Quiet Edition Case Fan

Fans: 2x Corsair Air Series AF140 Performance Series 140mm Case Fan – Quiet Edition

Other: PrimoChill 1/2″ OD Rigid Tubing Bending Kit

Other: SLEEVED CABLE SET EVGA 100-CU-1300-B9 R in Blue

Sources of the Parts are gathered from various companies but mainly from my main sources Microcenter, Newegg, and FrozenPC. Here are pics of the build.

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EVGA 1000 P2 power supply                      XSPC EX370 kit includes  2 bay reservoir/pump

raystorm CPU cooler and EX370 rad plus all parts

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2 bay resivour                                              raystorm CPU Cooler

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replaced with Corsair Blue led 120mm              tubing replace with PETG

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EX370 and EX240 Radiators

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this is where the 2nd bay supports had to be bent down to accommodate the reservoir

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EX240 rad installed with 2x 140mm Corsair blue LED fans

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760t came with built in fan controller but the wiring was a rats nest

i had to unplug 1 wire from each unit and rewire it to

make it more friendly to use.

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Z97 Extreme 4                                            2x SAMSUNG 840 EVO 500gb SSD

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Pimochill PETG                                          PETG bending kit works great.

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PrimoChill 1/2″ OD Rigid Ghost Compression Fittings 4 Pack – Anodized Blue

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XSPC Photon 170 Tube Glass Cylinder Reservoir / Pump Combo (D5 Vario)

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this is where i had to add spacers to the          testing all parts before any customizing to

reservoir to make room for the SDD holder             make sure everything works..air cooled

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had to trim the one on the right to miss the bolt again on right when mounted

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Raystorm CPU Cooler                                 PSU and wiring to it

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CPU cooler installed          attempt to paint the red

VGA power cables to blue

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paint the ugly red to blue on Asus Poseidon cards

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running fans only for testing                            my first(second) bend of PETG

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first pipe in                                                      first pipe to rad and Photon 270

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first pipe to Photon

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pipe from bay reservoir to EX240 Rad          An  Asus video card apart and repainted cover

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First loop Completed

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first 2 pics is first loop completed                         loop 1 test for leaks          loop 2 started

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Corsair Dominators  second SSD drive and  Blue LED kit

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1st and 2nd loops under leak test..

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back of pc rats nest

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Dominators are in and the system is up and running. testing for leaks

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well i just received my braded cables the last piece of my project

here is the old painted cables yuck                      and my new cables

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so here is pics of my finished project BLUE-ICE taaadaaa.  enjoy.

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Post from iPad

Post from iPad

Ok so I haven’t been on here for a while and thought I needed to see what’s going on. I have access to a iPad from work and thought I test it out. I am not a big fan of iPad or any apple products. I just can’t find the right programs to use that not only work with what I use now but don’t cost an arm and a leg!! Anyway I downloaded the WordPress app and am takin in gift for a spin. It’s ok. Seen better apps but it works. I have some other articles that I would like to write but when it comes time to write I just get lazy. Hopefully I’ll get into a better mood and start posting more… Until next time. ……
Wait I see a microphone so… Is it like this story actually talking to the iPad to see how well it translates my to this post yes… Not bad in fact some of it was better than my laptop using dragon. Hmm if only I can figure out how to do the voice with my story monologue …… Ok times up

 

UPDATE.

this post was straight from the iPad using WordPress app but one thing is that it didn’t ask for icon, or which category to add it to and to add tags. so I edit it online with the stuff I needed.

Again and Again

Again and Again

been awhile since I been updated. so here I am again. been going through all my pic’s and editing, deleting and juts organizing my pic’s that I have taken over the years. I juts recently finished my Colorado pic’s and my some of my Main pic’s. here a couple below. I have been pushing the new/updated pic’s out to my website http://rasphotostudios.com and also to my flicker account http://flicker.com/sirryche. came across another site called 500px. seem pretty cool if you want to pay for it. the free version would be a waste if you already have flicker. just my two cents. anyway here’s a couple of pic’s.

How to Register a Domain Name

How to Register a Domain Name

hey this just came up and I just spent some to creating this instructions on how to get a domain name. you can go to many different domain providers and the basic domain name registrations is just that a name registration. so a $9.00 domain name from godaddy.com to a $150.00 domain name from so over expensive provider is no difference. just the price. some might combine a hosting site or other special bullshit but never over pay for a basic domain name registration. as for now I made a quick and easy instruction using godaddy.com. me personally I use bluehost.com domain. the steps are the same it’s just I had to do this one for somebody thru godaddy.com. her we go.

 

Go to a domain provider and enter domain name that you are looking for. For work we use godaddy.com and for my personal I use bluehost.com. Registering a domain is about the same from any domain provider and only the prices will vary. So if we use godaddy.com you then will do as follows.

· Go to godaddy.com

· For single domain just type it in the box provided but for multiple domains click the link under the search box labeled ‘Bulk Search’

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· Using bulk search type a domain name one per line in the box provided and then hit go

· It will tell you the available names and you can check which ones you want to buy and register

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· Click proceed to check out when ready

· Next page just hit continue or if interested check mark the items of interest and it will be added to checkout.

· Review and check out. Next page is where you (new customer) sign up now and follow instructions. Create account and finish. Crating an account will let you control and manage all your purchases thru godaddy.com and allows you to get free webhosting thru them.

 

so that’s the basics.  hhmmm my arrows didn’t transfer right … oh well you get the idea..

NEW Skillet

NEW Skillet

hey skillet is coming out with a new album june 26 2013 called rise.  they have 2 signals out now ‘rise’ and ‘sick of it’  they also just released a new video for ‘sick of it’ i have it down on the side check it out.

Screwd by doctors office

Screwd by doctors office

Here is a story that is going on that I thought I will share with everybody. I usually don’t post too much personal stull on here but I have to vent some and I thought I tell you a story and see what you all think.

 

Earlier this year my company has made adjustments to our health insurance. I have found out that with this new insurance and also with our previous insurance that our health care provider, Humana provides free yearly physicals exams that are 100% paid for. After discussing this many times with my HR department and our Humana Rep I finally agreed to get a physical that have been long overdue. During this time I had to find me a new family doctor for my last doctor retired many years ago and I thought getting a physical with a new doctor would be good to get to know one another.

I have scheduled a physical on 2/11/13 with Dr. Reynolds for he was accepting new patients and my older brother attends the same practice (I have verified with the office 2 months later to see what I was scheduled for and I was in deeded scheduled for a complete physical). When I get to the office I told the nurse that I was here for a physical. When called in (after a long wait) the nurse took the basics, blood pressure, weight, height, etc. and asked why I was there. Again I responded I was there for a physical. The doctor came in, asked questions check heart, breathing and the basics, and then we sat down and went over the paperwork that I have filled out. In response to some issues that I had he told me that he would prescribe me some medicine for some issues that I had. I did not ask to be diagnosed or to have any treatments. He told me what I was to do and that I would need to come back in 30 days. With that in mind I was not even thinking of coming back at all. He then asked if I ate and yes I have had breakfast for my appointment around 11:00am. In response to that he said when I come back we’ll do the blood test for I needed to fest. Nobody told me to fest in the first place for the blood test so now I have to come back for the blood test.

For Humana to cover the physical a blood test has to be performed so I set up a second appointment telling the nurse that I have to come back for a blood test and that it would be a continuation of my physical for nobody told me that I had to fest. Waiting for me next appointment I receive a bill from the Christ hospital saying that the first visit was an office visit.  I checked in with my insurance and they are charging the visit because it was labeled as an office visit and not a physical. I also asked Humana about the second visit and they said that I need to call the doctor’s office and have the visits changed to a physical and then they would pay for my visits and blood test. Humana gave me the name of Bev as the office manager to talk to. After numerous calls I finally got to speak to her and explained the coding issue and that it need to be changed from office visit to physical so that my insurance would pay for like I was told.

On 3/13/2013 I went back the doctor’s office to get my blood test for my physical. Again when I get to the office I told everybody who asked me why I was there that I’m back to finish my physical and get my physical blood test. On 3/14/2013 Dr. Reynolds insisted that I come in to talk to me about my blood test. During his talk he told me what was going on and then told me what I was going to do.  First thing is I don’t like to be told what to do. I expect things to be talked about and then given options of what it is needed to be done. He went ahead and ordered me more meds. I still have not stopped by and picked those up and I don’t plan on taking anything. I would more than likely seek another opinion then do anything he tells me to do.

4/3/2013 I just received another bill for all three office visits. I log into Humana and still the visits are listed as office visits and not physicals.  To me this is some kind of bait and switch. You go in for one thing and then told that it’s another and you owe them money.  Humana has denied the blood test for it was not coded as part of a physical. I will take responsibility of the last visit when the doctor had to see me and discuss my results for I do believe that would be a diagnoses and not physical.

On 5/17/2013 I received a call from a Theresa that is the coding person for the office. I called her back and things did not go to well. Since I received a prescription (one I never asked for) for my nasal problem (I was using affrin for years and knew that it can be addictive but never asked to be treated for symptom or even cured) and for my asthma (which was just talked about but never diagnosed for no tests were ever done but again did not ask for treatment for symptom) that a physical was never performed so it was coded as an office visit.  Now understand the only reason why I went in the first place was for a physical and now I am being told that none was performed. I asked Theresa what a physical is so I can better understand of when the physical was performed and when the diagnosis has started. She could not answer the question. Of course they do not call it a physical, they call it a wellness program. So I keep repeating that I was there for a physical and nothing else and she kept cutting me down. I then kept saying that I did not request or wanted any treatments but tremens were performed her response to that was (can’t quote me exact words but along the line of) if you come into our office and the doctor sees that you have a heart problem and dose nothing about it. Then he lets you go home and you have a heart attack what’s going to happen… (I was speechless) you would come back and sue the doctor.

I’m like WTF. If the doctor did nothing I can see that, but most doctors would talk to you and let you know that there is a major problem and discuss (this is a magic word, for this doctor told you the problems and what he will be doing to fix them but not give you any say into what you want) the problem with you. She then told me that they were nice enough to charge me only for the office visit and not for both the office vista and a physical. I like so I didn’t get charged for a physical that I was there in the first place and she said yes that if I wanted I can come back and get one since I was never billed out to the insurance in the first place that I was still entitled to a physical and if I wanted I can go to a different doctor for it.  After a time we both started to raise our voices and I was pissed so I just told them that they can talk to the insurance company and my lawyer.

So after that very uneventful phone call I had my HR email our insurance company and the response is that they can only go off the coding of what the doctor’s office puts down. So let’s get this straight. The only reason I went was for a physical that was not a physical but I have received a rebate check from the insurance company because they think that I went for a physical that was not a physical. So in turn I and the doctor’s office just committed insurance fraud for it was to be a physical but the doctor’s office decided to use the office visit code to make more money. Beware for this doctor is here to make money and not to help you at all.

 

6/1/2013 I have just received another bill for all three office visits. I plan on paying the third visit for it was a diagnosis on my blood work and have considered maybe on paying the second one for I was stupid for going in and should have just say bite me in the first place but I will not pay the two hundred plus bill for the first visit because it was to be a PHYSICAL!! That is paid 100% from insurance.

 

Wwwhow sorry about the rant but I don’t like getting screwed so I normally don’t post much on Facebook but since I can’t get anything done to correct their mistakes I will just raise my voice and complain to everybody and tell them to avoid The Christ Hospital Outpatient Anderson Family Medicine .

Anybody have an opinion or comment please respond.

Added Train Vids to side bar

Added Train Vids to side bar

Added some Train vids from my new set up, Kato track n-scale setup . been working on it for a while more to come

office/library update

office/library update

well I have finished painting and installed my desk. but ran out of money to add the bookshelf’s. I want to make the one wall a built in bookshelf and have all my books and magazines that I have in them. I also have to install the floor. as for nowFile0093 I think I will paint the concrete a different color then when I have money and time I will put some plank flooring down. hmmm I just might put carpet if I can get it for the right price. here are some pics of the project ahhh dang my pics are on another pc. ill dig them up and add them later..OK here I am with some pics the first is when I had the whole basement open and had my pool table. since I have not played pool in many years I sold it and decided to make my office instead. this pic is also after I just installed my new drop ceiling and was showing off it off. the next pic is from about the same position but with the IMG_3131new walls and new hidden door installed. I have added my desks and finished painting the walls but I ran dry on cash and have to wait to get my floor done. I also added some pics of my desk and work bench and of the painted walls. I used counter tops and bought the legs from ikea. I have used counter tops for other desk in my house, they work great.

 

 

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Basement Makeover

Basement Makeover

well hello. it’s been awhile since I last blogged something. so as the title of this session states is that since I sold my pool table I have decided to divide my basement into more rooms. the first is that I put up a wall between my media/TV room and then created another office/library room.  since I have used my old computer room as my train room I decided that I needed another room to do most of my pc repairs and also thought that in this room I can make most of the walls with built in bookcases. hence the reason I was naming it more of a library then an pc room. here are some pics of the room in the first couple of modifications. since I already had my drop down ceiling installed I really did not want to tear it down and redo the while ceiling so I had 3 main beams extend thru the ceiling and mount to the main rafters but all the rest of the 2×4 would attached to a top board screwed between the main supports.  only thing I would need to do is to place a crown molding at top of the wall to hide the end of drywall that stops at the ceiling. this will make it have a nice looking line.

so far I have finished with the framing and also finished with the drywall. I have a couple of patches to finish and sand then the drywall will be finished. while I am waiting on a couple of spots to dry I started to trim the walls with primer. while I wait for that to dry I’ll have to finished the worst part.. cleaning up my mess. cleaning is one of the worst things I hate to do when I start my projects. but after I get it all cleaned up and I feel more satisfaction of completing my project.  next thing I will be doing is building my desk.  I plan on using counter tops for my desks. this is a cheap and very affordable way to have big hardy desks.  the fist desk will be on the back wall and I have some cabinets that would be the base of the desk. this desk would be 36” high and I will have some shelving between the cabinets under the desk. I also plan on building book shelves about the desk also. this desk will be around 10’ long. plenty of room to have as a work station to do all my pc repairs that I do for friends. from there there would be another 6’ table that stretches to the right of the 13’ . this desktop will be 30’” high and at the end have another 90* right angle 6’desk that will come out 6’ from the wall and be my main desk. the rest of the room will be bookshelves to hold my books and magazines.  I will post more pics as I finish the room.

Update

Update

Well here I am sitting in the parking lot of IKEA waiting for the store to open. I thought I jot something down since its been awhile since my last post.  I am in the middle of building a room in the basement and I just recently remembered to take some picture between the steps of building the room. I tend to get into the zone and build then forget to take pictures t
o explain what is am doing. So ill be posting a piece on that room or what I like it to be is a library here soon. Also ill be posting some reviews and some pics of my new Barbie doll that I just received. I have a lot of ideas to write about but I tend to get in the lazy side and then never do it. Whew stores open time to go.

UPdate

UPdate

wow I can’t believe its been this long since I have posted anything. time is just flying by.  with school and work my days just zip by and by the time I think about blogging or any kind of update months have passed by. so lets see what I can rant about.  I have just bought me a nas devices along with 4 3tb drives to hook up to my network so I can have backup without having to turn on a pc or to have an os screw up my drives. I have it in raid 5 config. mst of the time I don’t like to have raid for I always wanted the most space I can get and in this device I have 12tb of space. I set it up for a raid 5 and now I only have 8tb of space but if one drive goes out I just pull it out and replace with new drive and then everything keeps going. this way I have a backup of a backup. again time is short so I leave it as is.

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