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ByJohn Wuethrich

In Minnesota Its not Illegal to say (or enforce) Owning Someone

In Minnesota Its not Illegal to say (or enforce) Owning Someone 1

The headline minus the enforce part was actually a direct quote from an officer of the Maple Grove pd. fall of 2019. It was following up on being told “if we put on record that your parents have lied on reports the department might be liable”. This itself was following a second officer entering the room and the explanation that “im here just to make sure you don’t feel you’re getting one cops story” or something along those lines. Alternative motives should seem a reasonable possibility with what followed. 

I’ve been working since 16 years old. In 2017 I was 29 and (after 8 months of bleeding) the rental company decided not to renew a lease.

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ByJohn Wuethrich

Lightworks Video Editor / Frustrating Headache

I needed a basic video Editor; I found lightworks and to sum it up from the start/TLDR im still looking. The free version of Lightworks Video Editor does work and offer some features. but I’m so disgusted by it that I felt the need to share my experience and maybe save others the headache. The problem isnt can it do things, its how tight do you want to grip the mouse(white knuckle) only to have an unexpected or seemingly random command, alteration or selection of what you are altering and how long do you desire to search menus or the internet for basic functions like export. 

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ByJohn Wuethrich

Improving WiFi Speed in Apartments and Suburban Homes

This time there really is one simple trick to improving wifi throughput and latency (what most call speed). No im not leading you on! ill get into the how in a moment. there are a few additional steps to further improve your wifi experience but first lets look at the factors that can make wifi suck in urban and suburban housing.

Did you manually configure your wifi ap when you set it up? tell the wizard:

“fuck off i got this?

Do you know exactly how the physical layer of wifi operates? when I say layer are you thinking ogre or osi model? if you thought green and animated… you should probably keep reading. 

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ByJohn Wuethrich

At home Apartments, Park Place Estates, Cheri Johnson et all

Disclaimer:  what you are about to read (minus the official communications) is my personal opinion and or personal account/review of my experience with this company. I have no doubt (from what ive seen so far) this will likely trigger a C&D letter. 

Park Place Estates, St Cloud MN 56301

About 7 months ago the staff at Park Place Estates began entering a garage I rent with the apt. The issue was they entered repeatedly with no attempt to notify.  At lease signing I had discused the intended use of the garage space. I had just escaped a major mold issue and intended  to use the garage to clean up my stuff.

Their excesses for entering were smelling bleach (which only was used once) and then Ozone (which they admit they use in smoker units aka inside the actual building but me using it in the garage was cause to enter sans notification) 

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ByJohn Wuethrich

Car Key Transponder/RFID/Chip Key fried by Inverter Welder?

I’m relatively sure that I managed to fry a car key transponder (RFID tag) with a wirefeed welder.

A friend of mine was welding with his  harborfreight titanium 125 about 3ft from where my car keys sat and the next day I ended up stranded at a kwik trip station.  my ford fusion 2007 was rejecting the only key I had at the time.

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ByJohn Wuethrich

Vacuum Pull Down Uv Lithography Rig

Vacuum Pull Down Uv Lithography Rig 3
Vacuum Pull Down Uv Lithography Rig 4
In the Gap Above the pvc a celing can light bracket allowed positioning forward back up and down
4.1w uv led
ByJohn Wuethrich

Raspberry Pi NFC

In 2015 I was working on an idea with linux and nfc. heres a bit of messing around with a reader that was less than trivial at the time to get working.

ByJohn Wuethrich

How To Form A MN LLC in Roughly 4 Steps

A brief how to when it comes to Minnesota and LLCs (Limited Liability Corporations).   I’m writing this mainly to show that I had the ability and knowledge. If it helps anyone else thats great! Disclaimer: I am going to mix in some of what I recall from college business law course; but I’m not a lawyer and these words are not intended to be taken as legal advice.

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ByJohn Wuethrich

Kohler Tractor gets Re-Engineered Motorized Snow Plow Blade

Semi How To Guide for Motorizing a lift/lower on a 48in Snow Blade

Lawn Tractor Snow Plow Blade upgraded to raise and lower by motor

The lawn tractor plow repair and lift lower motorization is complete (for now). At some point I might make a proper howto and or motorize blade right left. Some searching helped me find the type of plow I was working on. Though Im about to link it by brand I would bet its actually a generic white label companies slap their name on. The color on this old one is wrong, everything else is/was identical. 

Heres the plow kit at lows:

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