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Got home from my holidays today. Only ended up staying a week as I got all the essential tasks done on one day and all the optional tasks done on two separate days.
The suit fitting that I had to get done was surprisingly easy. I only needed to have the legs taken up on my pants as the rest was a perfect fit. I also visited one of the markets on that day and picked up several good but cheap shirts and pants for general use so I am pleased with my self.That was the first Sunday.
On the monday and tuesday I attempted to put out a call over a couple of nearby repeaters but the rubber ducky antennas shipped with the wouxuns are useless. I managed to get to Jaycar to get the parts to build an antenna only for them to not carry SMA to PL-259 addaptors so I was unable to use any antennas with my hand held. That was annoying.
During the trip I also visited a supplier for the laser engraving industry and am in the process of deciding what items will be worth ordering. I am already planning on getting a bulk lot of blank pet tags and blank nametags to be engraved to client’s requests.
The worst part about the trip home was the train being delayed due to trackwork but that was not too bad. The next worst part was when my laptop battery went flat. Normally that would not be too bad but I am hooked on a new indie game called Towns. http://www.townsgame.com Expect a video of this game in the next few days once I get settled in to routine again. Expect a hardcore survival minecraft video within a similar timeframe too.
It’s late and I should have been in bed hours ago so bye everybody.
I have to go to Sydney for a suit fitting in preperation for a couple of weddings later on this year so insted of making several 6 hour trips back and forth in between fittings and adjustments I decided to go for a holiday for the two to three weeks and stay with relations for that time.
I’ll be taking a hand held dual band 2M/70CM radio with me for the trip. Chances are good for my being able to access the VK2RLD repeater with my hand held but even if they are not I’ll have easy access to components in the area to home brew a 2M antenna. All that is neeed to build antenas after all is a Jaycar and a Bunnings and some time to experiment. Heck I’ll probably build a couple of antennas while down just for that reason.
On another front I am seriously considering setting up a public Tekkit modde Minecraft server. I’ll be doing that on a spare computer that I will be setting up so that I can have remote access to my network here at home. Biggest problem with such a server is a lack of players. I don’t want to set it up if it won’t get used but I if I don’t set it up then I won’t know if it isnt being used. I could set it up on antlair.com but that comes with another limitation which is RAM. 100/100mbit is useless if you only have 2GB of ram after all. But antlair will probably hold the server until I decide what to do properly. Besides it isn’t my home connection so won’t go down if things fail and I am not around to fix it.
Well it is late and I am rambeling a bit so I’m signing off now. Bye
Chocolate making is a new hobby of mine that I have recently taken up. I have a chocolate making kit with several moulds and I can get bulk milk, dark and white chocolate locally. Once I get good with doing it this way I will try my hand at making it from scratch to see how I go with it.
Just a quick test from my iPhone to test out the iPhone wordpress client.
I’d work on my arduino temperature and humidity datalogger but I’m both tired from work and the pachube documentation sucks badly.
A quick note to all you comment spammers out there: this blog has no traffic, is nofollow, heavily moderated I delete all comments not in English.
Ive been meaning to do this for a long time but I have been too lazy do remake my blog. I lost it ages ago when the server it was on had a HDD crash and I have not bothered to rebuild it until now.
I’ll post about my various projects on here as I work on them. I am working on various projects in Minecraft, Second Life/OpenSim as well as several electronics projects using the Arduino platform.