Disabling middle mouse button paste in firefox

To disable the middle mouse button from pasting, just go to about:config and search for


Then change the value there from true to false, thats all there really is to it.

Info for this was found here:


Restoring Youtube to old layout

Ive seen alot of creative ways that people have tried to get youtube to revert back to the old layout, but the easiest way is just to set the setting in the cookies to make it think it’s still set to the old layout. This is handy in case you delete your cookies and it sets it to the new layout for youtube.

This is the guide for firefox, but if you can gain access to the cookie data in chrome, it should work just the same, just editing the cookie value. Here’s how I do it.

First, go to tools, web developer, and toggle tools.

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Go to the storage tab and look for cookies:

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You’ll need to find the PREF name and look for the value there:

Screenshot at 2018-08-17 08-26-57Screenshot at 2018-08-17 07-28-49Look for “f6=xxxxx” and double click on the value to change the xxxx in it to “c1008” without quotes. If f6=xxxx doesnt exist, just add it in with a “&” symbol before it, like “&f6=c1008”. From there, just press enter and refresh the youtube page. You should be set from then on until youtube changes this again, or until the cookies expire.

If you cant read the value, it may be easier to copy it all, drop it into a text editor to read it there, then paste it back into the value box.

Hopefully this helps someone, Ive tried it on multiple systems, and it’s worked every single time.

3 hour timer for fire

while 'true'
date +%I:%M:%S:%p && sleep 3h && mplayer ~/"alarm.mp4"

Steam Engine Castings and Machining Progress

I figured I would do an update, it’s been forever and anymore, I just record the stuff on making the steam engine and anything that Im really tinkering around with, then upload it to youtube. Its easier to just say and show the stuff than try to explain it through pictures and such. Here’s the address for the youtube page:


Here’s a bundle of pictures that I have so far.

Steam Engine Update

After much deliberation and driving myself nuts about the amount of steam needed to run a dual cylinder design, and trying to figure out how to make a mold for the O&S, I decided that I would just take a bunch of designs and piece them all together into a single design. I am going with a 3″ bore, 2 1/2″ stroke (faster engine but slightly less torque), and I decided not to do the box frame. I figured if Im going to make the engine, Im going to make it completely how I want it, and give me a good size and everything for building the O&S. I made it into an oversquare engine mainly due to a slight miscalculation in the patterns, but it works out better this way anyhow.

The part on the corebox is a pattern for the piston, which will be turned down to 1/2″ thick, that should easily give me enough room for two piston rings. I added a ruler next to the base pattern to show the size of it.


Soule Steam Festival Day2

Soule Steam Festival Day1

Neva-Clog Model S100 Stapling Pliers

American Stationer

neva clog s100 stapler sm wm

Arguably one of the most successful stapler designs ever, today’s vintage item is the Neva-Clog model S100 plier stapler. Billed throughout the 1930’s as the “first successful portable fastening device ever made”, the model S100 was an extremely high-quality fastener that was widely used in many industries and not just in an office setting. There are many examples of these being used in shops, farms, leather-working, florists, shipping rooms and such which showcases their utility and durability.

The model S100 measures 7.125″ L x 0.875″ W x 4″ H and weighs 10 ounces empty. It is made of polished steel with not a speck of plastic anywhere to be found. It uses special-sized A1000 or L1000 Neva-Clog staples.

A1000 Staples sm wm front and rear views of box of A1000 staples

The S100 was one of the successors to the model 100 which was made from approximately 1926 until 1936. The model 100 was…

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Algonquin Mill Festival 2016

Jim builds a metal lathe!

If you delve deep enough into the dark corners of DIY and metalworking websites, you’ll come across a name that’s either treated with hushed reverence, or outright derision, with very l…

Source: Jim builds a metal lathe!