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Belt Hacks

As a refugee you can expect to lose weight, and as such a belt it very useful. After having spent money on a cheap belt that turned out to have 2 month life span, I decided to remove the buckle from the broken belt and replace the fake worn out leather with canvas strap. No more pants on the ground nor will I ever be famous.

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Raspberry PI hack

Many argue that at 25 dollars the raspberry pi is the cheapest computer on the market. A common mistake is thinking the the raspberry pi is a computer. The PI is a motherboard and needs peripheral devices for it to work driving up the cost exponentially.  Well I do not own any HD screen that is  needed for the PI so I simple adapted it to work on an old black and white meccer VGA.

I love the system, as it reminds me no matter how small the world makes you feel, you can always be packed with power.

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Winter Flowers Hack

As I sit on my iron throne of unemployment and look at the game of life through my refugee lenses, in the back of my mind I hear winter is coming. A friend asked if there was anything she could to with her garden. In this hack I advised her that she could put artificial flowers in her garden. This is the picture she sent below, a wonderful hack to keep the spirits warm during the winter.

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The Onion Hack

While many hacks kinda come about through trial and error, there is a scientific method to how trials are conducted and the right mindset to deal with error. In this hack I simply cut an onion in half, added some H2O and there we have some useful ingredient for salads . Even if  you do not like onions I would still suggest that you use the onion browser to navigate the waves of the internet.

 

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Portable Speaker Hack

Life in Africa can be very depressing, and even though there is a hack for depression , sometimes one needs a little music. Most of us listen to music on our phones. With this hack, I connect phone to portable speaker powered by USB power bank, just so I can have more sound to drown out the negative voices of truth in my head.

 

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Beat the Heat Hack

African faces extreme heat and climate change is here to bring us to new level heats, in this hack I use a portable USB fan and power it with a power bank. Many a time when I am sitting at my unemployment desk, the fan has brought a welcome relief from the heat. In addition one can use the portable USB fan and power it with a car radio USB port. Why not use the car air con you ask? What air con I ask, this is Africa, we have not even managed to get onto Maslow’s table yet.

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Cement Ornament Hack

I wanted some garden ornaments. So I simple bought a few cheap masks, and filled them with cement , and Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate.

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Swimming Pool Hack

A friend asked me if I could come up with a hack, that could help him save water on his swimming pool. So I suggested he use a wheelie bin to catch the back wash water and waste water. I fitted a tap to the bottom of the wheelie bin above sediment level. So when he back washes his pool or runs his waste  it collects in the bin. He lets the water sit in the bin for an hour till all the waste sediment sinks to the bottom, then simply opens the tap and the water is returned to the pool .

He also uses the bin to collect rain water to top up pool water level. Of course as is expected with friends and family any hacks I provide for them I don’t expect compensation and while they know I am unemployed they never compensate.

 

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Corsa Lite revs on its own Hack

A friend came to with a revving problem on his corsa lite, many mechanics had tried to fix it and failed. They all knew the problem was the throttle position sensor, how ever they are two types of generics that one can use  to replace the problem sensor. If you face the same problem make sure you use the sensor at the top of the picture, the one at the bottom will not solve your problem.

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DSTV Hack

A friend of mine asked if I had a way of hacking his DSTV so that he could get good free content. After explaining to him that I am a white hat hacker and even though his request was possible, I could provide him with a better hack.

If an ounce of intelligence existed at DSTV they would simply figure out, that there is a great deal of money to be made, by simply giving everyone explora boxes free and allowing them to connect to box office without subs, there by making money from box office content…… blah blah they wont listen to anyone.

This hack has actually gone viral on whatapp, so if you tired of 2 and a half men, tired of friends, and big bang theory or all, the murder only documentary(Give us some Science) provided to our country, the murder capital of Africa, this hack is for you.

 

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