DIY - Laying Hardwood Flooring

During the summer, I tasked myself with laying hardwood floors in our upstairs hallway and master bedroom. I've installed hardwood floors in the past, but I usually had help from my father-in-law. This time, I borrowed his tools and tackled the project myself. I did however have some help from my pregnant wife and mother-in-law (organized hardwood, vacuum, etc.) but all in all, I'd like to think that I successfully installed the flooring myself!

Master Bedroom complete

SecKC Speaker Badge - Name Badge Hack

Over the past year, I have gained a fascination towards hardware hacking, soldering and building. For anyone that doesn't know, I am an active member of SecKC, the world's largest monthly information security meetup in Kansas City. Every month attendees get together in a relaxed environment and learn about security via networking and presentations. Recently, a SecKC participant started making Speaker badges. I was lucky enough to receive one during a Red vs Blue panel discussion back in 2018. With this speaker badge in hand and my eagerness to learn more about hardware hacking, I decided to put the pedal to the metal and make myself a custom name badge! Below are things I learned along the journey of creating this badge.