How to Clean a Stainless Steel Coffee Maker

We’ve brewed several tens of pots of coffee in our Farberware Electric Coffee Maker.  We’ve found that without regular cleaning, this stainless steel appliance can become stained brown, and that unsightliness can be hard to take off if allowed to accumulate.  So, wanting to preserve that silver, new look as long as possible, we looked for procedures … Continue reading How to Clean a Stainless Steel Coffee Maker



Original Google Home Smart Speaker Assistant Setup Instructions, Tips, Procedures, Help

This post details what you’ll need and how to set up a Google Home smart speaker assistant device with Google’s voice assistant service. What You’ll Need Before Starting A Wi-Fi internet connection.  None of the Google Home devices manufactured thus far has an Ethernet RJ45 port.  So, your only choice is to connect them to the Google Assistant service via your internet-connected wireless network.  Note that the … Continue reading Original Google Home Smart Speaker Assistant Setup Instructions, Tips, Procedures, Help



How to Shut Down Windows Without Applying Updates

When Windows updates are pending, as when some new ones have downloaded since the last time your computer started up, they generally wait to install until the next time the computer shuts down.  During shutdown, the first stage of installation takes place, which can take many minutes to complete before the computer boots again. Sometimes, you … Continue reading How to Shut Down Windows Without Applying Updates



Hard Drive Does Not Spin Up, How to Fix

When a hard disk drive does not spin up (whether it be PATA, SATA, SCSI, IDE, USB, internal, or external), retrieving data from it is almost impossible.  If you experience this situation, and determine that the problem is in the drive itself, then your mission should be to recover any data if you can, and … Continue reading Hard Drive Does Not Spin Up, How to Fix



Fixing Squeaky Wooden Glider Rocking Chairs Tips

The glider rocking chair is the Cadillac of rockers, as it features a smooth and quiet, to and fro motion that is far superior to the spring type rocker recliners; that is, when it’s working correctly.  However, as gliders age, and accrue hundreds of hours of pacifying baby, jamming to music, and watching suspenseful high-action television shows where … Continue reading Fixing Squeaky Wooden Glider Rocking Chairs Tips



Installing Hand Held Massaging Shower Heads Tips Advice

We installed our new hand held massaging shower head, in less than fifteen minutes.  No tools or supplies were required, except for when removing the old shower head.  For that, we used a Crescent adjustable wrench.  Here’s how it was done.   Remove Old Fixed Mount Shower Head Probably the hardest task in installing a … Continue reading Installing Hand Held Massaging Shower Heads Tips Advice



How To Activate A PC Desktop Computer Power Supply

You can use a desktop personal computer ATX-style PC desktop switching power supply as a fairly well-regulated, well-filtered, and high current source where 12 and 5 volt applications require it.   The Problem But the issue is: How do you turn on the power supply?  Unfortunately, you can’t just plug it in to an AC … Continue reading How To Activate A PC Desktop Computer Power Supply



How To Change A Bathroom Sink Faucet

We recently changed  our  bathroom pedestal sink faucet  due to the last one bursting apart and spraying water all over the place.  We bought a self-contained, two handle replacement.  However, the installation procedure for the one handle varieties is virtually identical to the outline below.  This can be a simple procedure; the hardest part was getting down underneath the sink to loosen and … Continue reading How To Change A Bathroom Sink Faucet