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Archive for May, 2015

Nepal Unicycle Tour: Relaxing

Here is another fantastic picture of my Nepal trip by Dawa Sherpa from Himalayan Trails Adventure Travel.  I’m sitting admiring the mountains, while Michele is checking something out. Our other local guide, Ankit, is looking off into the distance. I hope to do a writeup on my trip at some point. Partially for myself to remember, and also to share my trip with others.


Nepal Unicycle Tour

Photo by Dawa Sherpa, the wonderful guide on my Nepal Unicycle Tour through the Himalayas.  


How much money does my YouTube channel pull in?

I’ve wondered why my YouTube payments never show up in my Google Adsense payments. I finally realized that it is because they have never hit the $100 minimum threshold for payment issuing (ever!). I enabled ads on my videos starting in 2012; mainly just to see if I could make any money from it. I really don’t get enough video visitors to actually get anything; although I’m pretty close to the $100 minimum! Here is a screen grab of the estimated earnings and stats for each video I have with ads:   I have gotten a few $100 payments from... [read more]


Plug Bug: Transmission / motor removal in an electric conversion

I was still having trouble with my transmission. My last post talked about how I got it back in — this was months ago, in October 2014. I drove the car about 20 miles, and while coasting in 3rd downhill it made some bad grinding noises, so I put in the clutch (which didn’t stop the noises) and pulled over on the notoriously dangerous Highway 17 by Scotts Valley. The transmission was spewing oil everywhere! I had to get towed home. I wasn’t sure what was wrong, and I took the motor/transmission back out. Oil was everywhere in the clutch, and... [read more]


Plug Bug Videos

I made a playlist of all the videos I have on YouTube to more easily find them. Here they are:


Unicycle handlebar: Inverted V

In my last unicycle handlebar experiment I did a simple T, slightly bent forward. This design was too close to my knees, didn’t feel very good on my hands, and felt a bit unstable.  I made a new handlebar with a slight inverted V, and a more forward position. I also put some comfy handlebar grips on them from REI, sort of similar to these ones from Amazon for $6. I think I paid more at REI, and next time I’ll get a set from Amazon as I can get free Prime shipping. Here are a few shots of the setup on... [read more]


Photography: House in Nepal

House in Nepal, Himalayas Nepal. April 2015. 5 exposure HDR Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-70mm lens. No tripod; supported on the edge of something. HDR image made with Photmatix. Buy it on Amazon: Photomatix Pro 5 on an Apple iMac.


Downloading WordPress Content – “Maximum execution time of 30 seconds” error

I occasionally want to download all my blog posts from WordPress. This is easy to do in the web config – go to Tools -> Export and “Download Export File”. The download would max out at about 8 MB and just stop, probably because I have a relatively slow connection at home. I’d get a fatal error at the end of the file: Fatal error:  Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in... on line ... To fix this, I need to change the “max_execution_time=30”  to something higher (like 500), and then lower it back down to make sure the... [read more]


Portable solar panels

I do a lot of adventures. My last adventure was unicycling the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. I wasn’t planning on having a lot of access to electricity, so I wanted to get a portable solar panel for the trip.  I’ll share my notes and research in case you are looking to do the same. Goals:  12 volt output (for my DSLR batteries) Minimum 5 watt output (7 watts or more ideal) Fairly durable Ideally regulated voltage (but not essential) Ideally waterproof, or weather resistant Some type of battery system would be nice Optional: USB outputs The lighter the better The... [read more]


Repairing a “Stuck Brush” error on Neato XV-11 Vacuum

May 2018 Update: Issues with the latest Botvac: http://www.corbinstreehouse.com/blog/2018/04/neato-botvac-a-neat-idea-that-will-eventually-break/ I have a Neato XV-11 Vacuum that I bought quite a few years ago when it first came out. The initial version had quite a few glitches and bugs, and I had it replaced a few times within the first few years. Neato is a great company in how they support their product, and they offered free shipping and returns of the vacuum. I really liked this kind of top notch support. The XV-11 is now superseded by the Neato XV-12 and costs around $270 on Amazon (you can also find it on... [read more]


Website statistics

Here are my website statistics: http://www.seethestats.com/site/corbinstreehouse.com I just ran across SeeTheStats — a site that imports Google Analytics data and turns it into some cool graphs that anyone can see. I’m hoping to slowly grow visitor growth on my blog by providing some sort of useful content.  Here’s a screen grab of my current stats today:



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