Category: Home
Posted by: AntiChris
We've had several burglaries in my apartment complex lately. Lowlife scumbags breaking in through windows, or kicking in the front doors of apartments and running off with whatever they could grab. Since I live on the second floor, it's pretty unlikely anyone will break in through my windows, but the front door is still vulnerable. So I decided to fortify the entrance in hopes that I won't get burglarized.

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Category: Home
Posted by: AntiChris
My bedroom has a real nice bay window. It's nice in that it gives me a little more room in the bedroom, but it also has a serious downside: It faces North, and in the Winter it can get really cold in there.

I used to just have a blanket that I hung up over it for some extra insulation, but this year I added some real insulation.

08/17/13: TV Stand Upgrade

Category: Home
Posted by: AntiChris
I've got an old TV stand that I bought about 15 years ago. It's made for up to a 27" CRT TV, but my 32" flatscreen fits almost perfectly. The only problem is that I have so many things hooked up to it, there's not enough room on the shelf below it for everything. I've got a blue-ray player, a dvd recorder, a digital converter box, a Roku, a Raspberry Pi, and an HTPC. Yes, I had to get an HDMI splitter to connect all this stuff, but it doesn't take up much space, and it's behind the TV, and the HTPC is on the floor next to the TV stand.

So anyway, I've got all this stuff, and not enough space to put it. So I had to build a shelf for over the TV.