Posts by Jesse Torres

Optimizing Blue Iris

Blue Iris enables you to create a private, powerful, and economical video surveillance server – capturing video, alerting on motion/sound, and more from your IP and web cameras.  But without the right configuration, your Blue Iris server can slow to a crawl.  This article will give you some tips on...

Repairing the BMW i3 Backrest Fabric

The backrest of the BMW i3 driver and passenger seats has a thin, glued on fabric center that’s vulnerable to staining, ripping, and disconnecting. This article will show you how to repair the BMW i3 Seat backrest fabric. Get yourself some molding and trim removal tools if you do not...

Android and iPhone Mirroring in your BMW i3

BMW’s iDrive system provides one of the industry’s best in car access to entertainment, navigation, text messaging, and more.  Despite its advancements, it is no match for the power of a cell phone which is able to run an endless library of navigation apps like Waze or Google/Apple Maps, media...

BMW i3 Gear, Upgrades, Modifications, and Hacks

The number of accessories, tweaks, hacks, upgrades, etc to the BMW i3 seems endless.  This is an extremely tweak able car with a large community of enthusiasts behind it. Here is a collective list of various accessories and tweaks I’ve found and may complete at some point:   Accessories ☐...

BMW i3 Terms

This is a directory of terms specifically for the BMW i3.  Hopefully it be useful to potential or new owners.  Feel free to submit a new term/definition by clicking on the “submit a name” link.

Setting Up ZWave on Home Assistant

ZWave is wireless technology used in home automation products like lights, switches, sensors, and more.  It works by pairing ZWave devices to a ZWave controller.  This article describes how to setup ZWave on Home Assistant (setup the controller, pair devices, control devices, and renaming devices). Parts: Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Z-Stick, Gen5...

Setting Up a New Raspberry Pi

Here are some quick steps to setting up a new Raspberry Pi: Format your SD card with MS-DOS (FAT) This is a critical step if you are on a Mac or if you have an SD card larger than 32GB. Download and extract the Noobs offline and network installer Copy...

Fixing Aspect Ratios for MP4/M4V Videos

A squished or stretched video can ruin one’s viewing experience. Normally correcting bad aspect ratios involves manually changing your TV, computer, or application’s aspect ratio or at worst case re-encoding the entire video. This article describes how to permanently change the aspect ratio of any MP4/M4V video within seconds. Download,...

iPhone 6 Dock Mod

This video shows you how to use and modify an iPhone 5 dock to fit your new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with any case.

Unlock Your Cadillac CUE

The Cadillac User Experience (CUE) system is a highly advanced, in-car entertainment system from Cadillac that consists of onscreen navigation, weather forecasts, satellite radio, climate control, and more.  The article outlines how you can unlock your CUE system  to enable text messaging, navigation in motion, video in motion, and more. Unlock...

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