How to install NetBeans 8.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 with OpenJDK 8

May 19th, 2016 by

I recently tried to install NetBeans 8.1 on my fresh installation of Ubuntu 16.04, and I ran in to some difficulties. The first of which is that OpenJDK cannot be easily found in the new Ubuntu Software application. To install OpenJDK 8, you will need to open terminal and use the command “sudo apt-get install…

Making a 12AX7 substitute from two subminiature 6247 triodes

November 6th, 2015 by

I have a handful of these 6247WA subminiature triode tubes that I bought way back when I was getting interested in tube electronics. They were very cheap, and thus good for experimenting with when I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Now that I’ve graduated to more common and more expensive tubes, I’m…

Custom 1×8 combo tube amp: build log #3, finished!

May 26th, 2015 by

I’ve started putting together the electrical parts of the amp. This is where the real fun begins! This log is going to be rather picture-heavy if I can help it, with explanations placed where pictures are worth too few words. First comes the power input section. The power transformer gets mounted in its holes, as…

Easily root Samsung Galaxy Proclaim with Framaroot

May 7th, 2015 by

I’ve been searching for an easy way to root my Samsung Galaxy Proclaim for some time now. There used to be a way to do it using ODIN and some custom ROMs, but the links I found through Google using this method have gone dead. Luckily, I came across a one-click-root app today that worked…

Custom 1×8 combo tube amp: build log #2

October 13th, 2014 by

The transformers for my amp project arrived a couple weeks ago, enabling me to move forward with construction. The first thing I did was find a suitable location to mount the power transformer. This turned out to be exactly on top of where the old power transformer was mounted. The hole the old transformer lived…