Thunderbird + browser

In case anyone else has wasted too much time trying to figure out how to change the browser that Thunderbird uses to open links in emails, it’s here:

  1. Go to Preferences (Menu Edit → Preferences).
  2. Click on the Attachments tab.
  3. In the Content Type and Action section set HTTPSHTTP, and FTP to Use google-chrome (or other desired browser).

Carry on…

Blowing my battery

So I’m building a tongue box for my teardrop trailer, that will contain the battery, power center, and charging station from the solar panels. I’ve been concerned about heat in that box, and was kicking around the idea of putting an Arduino controlled fan in there to keep things cool when necessary.

Yesterday, the maintenance guy at the library walks up to me, holding this big ass blower, says he found it in a pile of crap, and asks me if I could use it.

Hell yes, I can use it.

I ran the model and serial number passed Duckduckgo, and couldn’t find a datasheet on this thing. It says right on it that it operates on twelve volts. It only took about fifteen minutes of tinkering to figure out how to control it. It moves a lot of air, and should work perfect.

I’ll have that Arduino Micro, a temperature sensor, and a relay in there, and set this thing to kick on automagically when it gets to a certain temp inside that box.

Yay for old shit.