Volvo V70 Dyno test

By | August 5, 2016

I’ve decided I want the Volvo/Polestar tune installed in my car, so to ensure I am getting what I pay for (Edit: Yes, I am!) I put my car on the dyno to see what the baseline values are. While I didn’t know to remove the cover to allow access to the #1 coil/plug for… Read More »

Disable IPV6 from Windows 7 command prompt / DOS prompt

By | May 16, 2016

UPDATE: I’ve been told that disabling the Teredo/ISATAP/6to4 adapters might not be the best way to go. The better way is to use the NVSPbind utility from an elevated command prompt to do it, which is effectively the same as deselecting the IPV6 checkbox in the Network Properties. The command I’ve used for our Wireless adapters… Read More »

P2 Volvo V70 (and S60) buyer’s guide

By | May 8, 2016

The P2’s are the 2001-2007 V70 & XC70 wagons and S60 sedans. These are mostly identical save for the body style. This guide is very basic, so I will probably forget/omit some details. My aim is basically to be able to point to this post when someone asks “what should I keep in mind when… Read More »

ReadyNAS NV+ frugal power supply replacement

By | February 25, 2016

My 2006 Netgear (then Infrant) ReadyNAS NV+ finally stopped working. I had turned it off during a thunderstorm after which it failed to turn back on. Opening it up, I found that it LOOKS like a regular Flex ATX (ITX) power supply, but comparing connectors revealed that there were two pins that had to be… Read More »

WD Sharespace NAS new HD installation

By | February 23, 2016

I found an old Western Digital NAS in a box and decided to clean it up, test it and sell it.  I had a few small WD drives to install in it and couldn’t get them to work and the NAS to initialize. First, the NAS requires WD drives!  This isn’t a fact that was… Read More »

Volvo V70 headlights

By | February 17, 2016

It was time to replace the headlights and during my trip to Europe, I stopped at a friend’s place in the Netherlands and paid for a set of S60 headlights for my car. For a little contrast, I opted for the S60 headlights with the black plastic accents inside instead of the silver in the… Read More »