Category: Do It Yourself

KFC Secret Herbs and Spices Recipe

Kentucky Fried Chicken is up there in terms of secrecy surrounding it’s recipes. the 11 secret herbs and spices have a ton of theories behind them.  A writer named William Poundstone has done a ton of research on the recipe from talking with employees to hiring cooks to reverse engineer some fried chicken. He says that he came up with THE recipe and he’s slanging it in his cookbook. Read more →

Fender Silverface Twin Reverb Schematics

Yep, The title says it all. These are the electrical schematics for a ’74 Silver Twin Reverb. In case you need to change any wiring, pots, resistors or tubes, this print will help keep it all organized for you.

100w RMS Twin Reverb

100w RMS Twin Reverb

MOST IMPORTANTLY, if you do not know how to properly discharge the capacitors on the amp then just take it into an authorized dealer and let them do any repairs needed.  These amps carry a ton of juice in the caps that can blow your amp and kill you if they discharge into you, just as bad as sticking a fork into an industrial (220) outlet.

Fender Amp Twin 100W Schematic

Fender Amp Twin 100W Schematic with Master Volume Control


Electro Harmonix Effectoloy

Here’s a link to a Electro-Harmonix’s “Effectology” page where they show you tons of ways to create all sorts of sounds samples using only a guitar and their effect pedals.  Click Here to check out all the different sounds you can make.

The Big Muff Pi by Electro-Harmonix

The Big Muff Pi by Electro-Harmonix

No Synths, computers, samplers, or midi controls, just old school strings and stompboxes.

Default Twenty Eleven WordPress Theme CSS

Here is the default styles.css file that comes with WordPress’s Twenty Eleven Theme.  I figured I’d post it more or less so I have something to pull from when I mess mine up after changing and playing with the coding. You can copy everything between the bars leading and trailing the code. Read more →

Monitor Your Site For FREE With Google Docs

I found this little tool for use with Google Docs that will automatically monitor and alert you on whether your website is up or down. Plus you can set it to alert you by the minute, hour day or even specific times. The document can be downloaded at the link below along with instructions for setting it up and using it.

Site Monitor with Google Docs

Site Monitor with Google Docs

Google Docs Site Monitoring Tool Spreadsheet


Survival Go-Bag

So I was browsing around and found this site, which is a pretty good resource for getting ready for any type of emergency situation where you will be out of your normal element for a few days.  After browsing around, I came up with a basic necessity list for what would be needed in a quick to grab Go-Bag that will let you survive a situation for up to a week if need be without losing many of the amenities that we’ve become so accustomed to.

Example of a Go-BagExample of a Go-Bag

A Go-Bag is just as it sounds Read more →