My car exhaust was rattling and making noise for quite some time. I finally fixed it, and it sounds much quieter, and even feels better.Continue reading post "#3880"
After about a week and five days without my car (Subaru Impreza), I got it back with a “new” transmission.Continue reading post "Impreza transmission replacement"
One of my larger fears when I bought my Subaru Impreza with a CVT transmission was that the transmission would fail early, but not early enough to be covered by warranty. I saw talk online about reliability problems with the tech, which was fairly new to cars, with the Impreza only being in its second year with them I believe. On last Wednesday, my transmission did fail, but luckily it is going to work out alright, as Subaru of America (SOA) is going to help me out.Continue reading post "Impreza transmission death"
My furnace stopped working again yesterday. Luckily I was able to get it running again myself this time.Continue reading post "#3566"
rsync for backups, site deployments, and other purposes where I need to sync two folders. It took a little while to figure out, but has been great for those purposes since. Every once in a while, though, I run into issues with it. Recently, I set up an
rsync script to back up most of the files on my entire computer. Since this takes a while and the computer is actively running during the backup, things can change while it is still running. This can lead to some errors like “rsync warning: some files vanished before they could be transferred”. Even though this is a warning, and the sync works perfectly fine, it returns a non-zero exit code. This caused my script to stop and thus the rest of the backup activity didn’t finish.
I looked for an option or simple solution to allow it to go on without complaining.Continue reading post "Rsync and dealing with “some files vanished” warning"
My furnace was fixed on Monday, just a few days after stopping working. I called Echols because of a sticker on the furnace and the fact that they work on Carrier furnaces. They came about an hour later.Continue reading post "#3547"
I replaced the brake pads, and the front calipers and rotors on my car this weekend. It ended up being a much longer and more tiring project than I thought, with some problems to deal with, but I made it. I’m glad I was able to with my health situation. I did struggle at times and thought I wouldn’t be able to make it, but I pushed on and did. I’m thankful my dad helped with much of it. My car is going and stopping much better now.Continue reading post "Impreza brake job of 2020"
I spent $900 to get my car’s AC running again.Continue reading post "#3473"
I replaced my nearly eight year old car battery with an Interstate from Costco today.Continue reading post "#3196"
I may have fixed my jacket zipper with a heated nail.Continue reading post "#3132"