My New eBike Build

  About 6 months ago, I decided that the money to run our second car, costing over $AU1500 per year, might be better spent elsewhere. Somehow I came across the idea of converting an existing bike into an eBike by just adding a few components (see some good communities that can help you get started […]

The story behind CommunityCPS and their ‘nifty app’

  This is a good example of a company using dubious advertising practices to advertise a product or service. Back in 2013, CommunityCPS (now Beyond Bank) developed and released and fairly mediocre iPhone app. It was bashed a lot because it was essentially nothing more than a little web app with a lame interface. Pressing […]

Musings on the Tassie Trip

  Musings on the Tassie Trip, the good, the bad, and the annoying… Friday the 8th of April 2010 We left Friday morning for Melbourne. On the drive, it didn’t stop raining for almost the whole 8 hour drive until half an hour from our stop at St Kilda in Melbourne. I remember at about […]

From Windows to Mac

It’s been a journey that many have taken. Migrating from a Windows operating system to Mac. The word Mac used to grit through my clenched teeth, I almost spat it out at the thought of using one. What has happened in the mean time has been interesting. I like to muck around with computers and […]

Atom 330

The Atom 330 is a Low power Dual Core/hyperthreading architecture destined for the Mini-ITX market. This market would be: People not wanting a super speedy machine and want to save power. People wanting a low power NAS. My plan is to investigate the possibly of replacing it with my main TV Recording box and see […]

McDonalds Angus burger is a heart attack in a box

  Introduction The McAngus burger is indeed a master deceiver of epic proportions. When you eat it, it tastes fantastic, you are sure that’s it’s doing your body good. Instead, this burger filled with sugar, additives of the unnatural kind, flavours, fat (of the saturated kind), and colours (over 100 ingredients in all), mark my […]

Ten things you may hear about Vista…

  Now that Vista is almost dead and the almighty Windows 7 is going to take over, we need some therapy to see it off. Here are some things your likely to hear about Vista over the next few months.   You laugh nervously when you see a computer tagged with ‘Windows Vista Ready’. That […]