Okay, Google. Start the Jeep!

So this happened:

Now let me tell you how I got all that to work.

Hardware: Raspberry Pi 2 w/Case 16GB Micro SD Card TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter 5db Antenna SainSMart 4 Channel Relay Module Wire Jumpers 2A Car Charger Avital 5103L Remote Start Car Alarm

Software: Tasker AutoVoice and […]

Smittybilt Cherokee XJ Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier: Initial Thoughts and Installation

A few months ago I posted my writeup on the Front Bumper. If you want to know why I picked up this bumper, go read the first section of that post. I’ll follow roughly the same format here.

Please note that there are literally hundreds of hi-res photos on this post. It will take a […]

Weekend Drive

Mrs. wizardpc got me a slot driving one of the cars from Gotham Dream Cars when they rolled into Nashville


Smittybilt XJ XRC Front Bumper: Initial Thoughts and Installation

I kind of accidentally bought this bumper so bear with me while I tell the story. Regular readers will know that I recently bought a 1998 Jeep Cherokee after chasing a guy down in traffic to buy it. It’s got a little bit of a lift and some 31″ tires. This one came from the […]

A lot has happened

I went almost a month between my last two posts. Hopefully that won’t happen again (although I’m two sentences in to this and have already had to stop a half dozen times to deal with either the tactical dog or lilwizard, or both).

Mostly I’ve been chasing down a problem at work that had a […]

New Jeep!

Ever since I sold my last one, I’ve regretted it. I’ve owned two cherokees (a 93 police package and a 99) and loved them both dearly. They both developed electrical problems and due to time, money, and storage limits they had to go.

For about 6 months I’ve been looking for another one. Jeep stopped […]

Daily Random

My wife is wanting me to take her to Pull-A-Part.

UPDATE: I’m being told that there is a correction to be made. This post should read “My wife wants me to go *with* her to Pull-A-Part.”

Well, that’s a relief!

On Monday, I picked up tags for the WRX. When I got in the car, it stalled out on me three times. Then I got a lean condition engine code (which I was able to read and clear using the ScanGauge II I picked up several years ago). No biggie.

Well, the P0171 kept coming […]

Scooby Dooby Doo!

Alternate title: I decided to go in a different direction.*

2004 Subaru WRX. Turbocharged boxer engine. All wheel drive. World Rally Blue. 30+ MPG on Premium.

Like the Excursion before it, I’ve wanted this car since it was new. Now I have it.

Also like the Excursion, I paid a little bit more […]

One Line Movie Review

Fast & Furious 6:

Longest. Runway. Ever.