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Yesterday was busy time at the house, with Cliff the builder, Jarrod the joiner, Jarrod2, Paul the plumber, Bruce the sparkie, Bruce’s apprentice, and myself. Thus lots got done – we have fascia on the eaves, wiring upstairs, most of the plumbing and gas in the walls, a stack of timber crib, and chases mostly …

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After seeming ages without much feeling like there was progress, this week the house took a jump towards feeling like done. The windows finally arrived. They are reasuringly solid, to the point where I spend so much time opening and closing them, just to feel the mechanism, that I hardly took any detail pictures. This …

Lithium batteries questions

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So work is continuing on the glow fans. I find myself wanting to run the next version off lithium batteries, but I’m a bit confused. Ok, overcharging them is bad, so I’ve a design for a proper charging circuit, based around the Linear LTC1734. And that’s all well and good. Discharging them is another matter, …

House pics for another month

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Err… yeah, another month between house pics. I blame the dire weather and that we’ve been doing thoroughly non-photogenic things. Come on, shoveling gravel into holes? Here’s a picture of some flat, well-drained ground, lots of work by lots of people might have gone into it, but it doesn’t look too fancy. Anyway, we have …

Random learnings from this weekend

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1) The diggability of the earth at our section varies from beautiful gravel to the devil’s own clay. Shoveling the gravel makes you think that all the world’s problems can be solved with a little hard work. It takes to a shovel, goes where you put it, and stays there. However, shoveling the clay involves …

And some vids, to summarise what I’ve been up to for a while

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I’ve been working away at some prototypes. The glow fans are motion responsive, with a 3-axis accelerometer controlling the colour and brightness based off how they are moved. 10 LEDs, so decently bright too. I’m working away at making these good enough to be sellable. Right now, the cost for each would be silly and …

Sea level rise – bonus impacts

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One of the extra impacts from sea level rise is that the spin of the Earth will slow down. The melting of polar ice sheets is already moving weight from the poles into the oceans, which generally are not at the poles. We’re losing about a gigatonne of ice per day, roughly a cubic kilometre …

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“The reality is simple and stark. Israel is the target of a massive information war, unprecedented in scale and scope. This war is being waged primarily by a massive consortium of the international Left and the Arab and Islamic worlds… This war is nothing new. It has been going on since the dawn of modern …