2005 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i – New Toy

Posted on the May 2nd, 2010 under Interesting,My Projects,Upstate by

After 10 months of looking I finally found the ATV deal I was looking for.  A 2005 Kawasaki Brute Force 750.  It has 33 hours on the clock ~170 miles, its basically brand new.  I spend about 8 hours today detailing the quad, it was pretty oxidated from sitting outside. I used a oxidation remover and then wax on the whole ATV.  Its coming out pretty good. I took off the racks and starting spray painting some of the rusted bolts and parts with Rustoleum.  The plow needs to be reconditioned as well, I’ll probably strip that down to bear metal with the wizzer next week.  Here are some pics:






My “spray booth”


Ruby on Rails Best Coding Practices Slide Show and Gem

Posted on the November 17th, 2009 under Ruby on Rails by

When browsing around today I saw quite a few sites talking about the Rails Best Practices presentation / talk that ihower did at the Kungfu RailsConf. Check it below, it really covers a lot of basic tips on how to clean up your code and follow some better coding practices.

Someone just released a gem that will analyze your code and check for “Best Practices” –  seems promising. Check it out at GitHub here: http://github.com/flyerhzm/rails_best_practices

Stairs are now done, finally!

Posted on the November 16th, 2009 under house,Levittown,My Projects by

These stairs are finally done.  First was the endless sanding, then the staining and polyurethane.  I put off painting the risers and sides because its a nightmare to prep, plus I had other projects from “The List” to get done.  I went through a roll of tape just getting everything ready before painting.  Primed with a good primer, then hit it with a semi gloss white from Benjamin moore.  (I went with the semi gloss because of durability, I used this on all my moldings and doors)

Anyways, here are some pics.  The flash from the camera makes it seem more shiny then it actually is, I think it came out pretty good.