The temperature in my loft

I recently (mid October) moved my home server into my loft, as its constant noise under my desk was getting on my nerves. However I found that with a large area of roof exposed to the sun (even the weak Autumn sun), and practically no ventilation the ambient temperature fluctuates enormously. In October when it […]

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Building a bottle battery

If you read my blog, you’ll have seen my recent review of my RSP Asteri 2 bike lights. I talked about making a bottle battery, and now I have. Unfortunately I forgot to take photos after the first couple of steps but never mind. What you’ll need I used the following parts, but you can […]

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Review: Cat Eye Strada Cadence

Over the years I’ve had a number of cycle computers. Most have been Cat Eye, although some haven’t. It’s clear to me that Cat Eye make the best cycle computers – both in ease of use and in build quality (which is rather important when it will be subjected to rain, sun, vibration, heat and […]

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TEMPer USB thermometer on Linux

Some time ago I bought a cheap USB thermometer called TEMPer. I was disappointed to find that it didn’t work on Fedora. It would only work on Windows using a poor piece of proprietary software. I eventually found the blog of Tollef Fog Heen, who had managed to get his TEMPer to work. Unfortunately his […]

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Upgrading to an SLR. Perhaps.

So I’ve been playing with my new camera, a 35mm Canon SLR. I rather like it. For me, film will never win over digital for convenience, but I’ve enjoyed using the SLR so much that I’m strongly considering upgrading my Fuji Finepix S9600 to a digital SLR. Cost aside, there are several disadvantages in upgrading, […]

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Monophonic ringtones

I was just looking through some old (circa 1998) backups to see which ones were safe to throw away. I came across a text file containing some monophonic ringtones that have to be typed out on a Nokia phone! I don’t remember downloading them but presumably I obtained them for my Nokia 5210[1]. Of course […]

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