Darkling Designs http://darkling.poppameth.com Project Portfolio Sat, 03 Jun 2017 15:32:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 41764960 Custom DVD Shelf Build http://darkling.poppameth.com/custom-dvd-shelf-build-2/ http://darkling.poppameth.com/custom-dvd-shelf-build-2/#respond Sun, 24 Apr 2016 02:35:10 +0000 http://darkling.poppameth.com/?p=1054 Custom DVD Shelf Build DIY Project I have a rather large collection of DVDs, Blu-rays, Playstation One, Two, and Three games. I had a DVD shelf or two on the walls at the old house. When I moved last year all these got boxed up and left boxed up for the past year while I […]

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Douglas Ceramic Tile Installation http://darkling.poppameth.com/douglas-ceramic-tile-installation/ http://darkling.poppameth.com/douglas-ceramic-tile-installation/#respond Mon, 25 May 2015 15:08:21 +0000 http://darkling.poppameth.com/?p=954 Douglas Ceramic I’ve recently finished up the Douglas ceramic tile installation for a family member. We used Schluter Systems, Dal-tile, Mapei, and Laticrete products on the job. Results were very good. These are a few photos of the job during and after completion. We used an epoxy grout for stain resistance. Overall the job turned […]

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Windows Update KB3033929 Update Loop http://darkling.poppameth.com/windows-update-kb3033929-update-loop/ http://darkling.poppameth.com/windows-update-kb3033929-update-loop/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:47:53 +0000 http://darkling.poppameth.com/?p=937 Windows Update KB3033929 is causing some issues on some computers. Overview So Windows Update KB3033929 is being a pain yet again. This is another attempt by Microsoft to issue an update that was already issued and rolled back with numerous problems before. This update is not essential and does not have to be installed. Basically what […]

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Bing Rewards – Free Amazon, Hulu Plus, and XBOX Live http://darkling.poppameth.com/bing-rewards-free-amazon-hulu-plus-and-xbox-live/ http://darkling.poppameth.com/bing-rewards-free-amazon-hulu-plus-and-xbox-live/#comments Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:05:35 +0000 http://darkling.poppameth.com/?p=784 Bing Rewards – An easy way to score free Amazon Gift Cards, Hulu Plus Subscriptions, XBOX Live, and more. Ever heard of Bing Rewards? No? That’s too bad. Even if you don’t like Bing you can still spend a few minutes using it each day to quickly rack up rewards points that can be cashed […]

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Making Your Own Instrument Cables – Part 2 http://darkling.poppameth.com/making-your-own-instrument-cables-part-2/ http://darkling.poppameth.com/making-your-own-instrument-cables-part-2/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:00:25 +0000 http://gideond.wordpress.com/?p=276 Updated Information I had a chance to go through another instrument cable crafting session and used the traditional method for clamping the ground lug to the cable and shielding braid this time.  This method makes for a stronger connection since the lug is clamping to the tough outer insulator of the cable instead of the […]

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Making Your Own Instrument Cables http://darkling.poppameth.com/making-your-own-instrument-cables/ http://darkling.poppameth.com/making-your-own-instrument-cables/#respond Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:00:13 +0000 http://gideond.wordpress.com/?p=248 Overview This project is a continuation of the Homemade Pedal Board project. Once a pedal board is constructed you need good quality patch cables to hook all of your pedals together with. You can buy these pre-made, but finding good quality cables can be tricky. To avoid this I decided to make my own with […]

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Relining a Guitar Case http://darkling.poppameth.com/relining-a-guitar-case/ http://darkling.poppameth.com/relining-a-guitar-case/#comments Mon, 05 Aug 2013 04:55:59 +0000 http://gideond.wordpress.com/?p=691 Overview Relining a guitar case can be a lot of work, but don’t let that scare you off. The results can be worth it as you are about to see. I recently bought an old 1986 Ibanez RG530 Roadstar II. It came in a generic TKL chip board case. These cases aren’t that great but […]

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Kubuntu 13.04 Black Screen After Login Fix http://darkling.poppameth.com/kubuntu-13-04-black-screen-after-login-fix/ http://darkling.poppameth.com/kubuntu-13-04-black-screen-after-login-fix/#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:41:16 +0000 http://darkling.poppameth.com/?p=238 Kubuntu 13.04 Black Screen After Login Fix Recently I upgraded my Kubuntu 12.10 install to Kubuntu 13.04. I had been told this was a fairly smooth upgrade and since I waited a couple of months after the release to do the upgrade, I figured I was in pretty good shape. I was wrong. The upgrade […]

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Ibanez RG530 Roadstar II Rebuild http://darkling.poppameth.com/ibanez-rg530-roadstar-ii-rebuild/ http://darkling.poppameth.com/ibanez-rg530-roadstar-ii-rebuild/#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:07:01 +0000 http://darkling.poppameth.com/?p=152 Ibanez RG530 Roadstar II Rebuild Project This is a compiled project portfolio originally found on GideonD’s private blog. In this project we took an old Ibanez RG530 Roadstar II and upgraded the guts of it while leaving the aged ascetics alone. Enjoy! Introduction I stumbled across this bad boy on Ebay late one night when […]

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Ibanez RX170 Project http://darkling.poppameth.com/ibanez-rx170-project/ http://darkling.poppameth.com/ibanez-rx170-project/#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:59:47 +0000 http://darkling.poppameth.com/?p=107 Ibanez RX170 Rebuild Project  Some Background This Ibanez RX170 is another guitar a friend of mine wants worked on. (Same friend that owns the RG470) This is a real low quality guitar from Ibanez’s Korean made RX series back in the 90s. This is an RX 170, featuring an all maple neck and plywood body. […]

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