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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 fried by proximity to inverter welder?

I havent Confirmed beyond reasonable doubt that the harborfreight titanium 125 is the reason my ford fusion 2007 was rejecting the only key I had at the time. Rejecting as in not accepting What is usually called a chip or a transponder.

The actual name for the chip is a DST tag and its made by Texas instruments. It operates at 134mhz and outside the car world would be refered to as an RFID tag/chip rather than a transponder

 

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ByJohn Wuethrich

Vacuum Pull Down Uv Lithography Rig

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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:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Husqvarna-48-in-Residential-Snow-Blade/50430028

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ByJohn Wuethrich

Lawn Tractor Update: Linear Actuator Wired

the lawn tractor linear actuator controlled snow plow is coming along .

A dual pole dual throw switch utilized to connect or reverse connect the lawn tractors battery to the linear actuator and drive it up or down respectively. 

I still need to properly attach the piston to the arm. 

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ByJohn Wuethrich

Clearlinux KVM Host Nvidia graphics(PCI-E) pass-through

40 inch beaver (ubuntu 18.04)

here you see a 40 inch beaver in 4k (phrases not to google at work or at all(40in)) It wasnt perfectly straigt forward but I eventually managed to get Intel’s ClearLinux (playing hypervisor/kvm host) to let Ubuntu 18.04 take an nvidia 1650 with out the ACS override patch. 

This article is a work in progress but im going to try to put some roughly formatted things that worked for me before i worry about making it pretty

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