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by jack
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11889
Views: 1153836

Re: Nothing In Particular

Went up to bed around 22:00 last night and SWMBO noticed this on the curtains....
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by jack
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: General Raspberry Pi stuff
Replies: 127
Views: 19122

Re: General Raspberry Pi stuff

Neal wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:38 am
Mission critical RPi?

You need a UPS....

https://www.tindie.com/products/pisugar ... pi-3b3b4b/
There's a few of these around, e.g.
https://uk.pi-supply.com/products/pijuice-standard
by jack
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 706
Views: 35065

Re: what are you doing ?

Feel the same way about car repairs Phil, though when it came to new front pads and discs and a new seat belt tensioner, which BMW wanted around £1350 for, I did those myself buying the parts from Ebay for under 300 quid. Ironically the discs and pads I got are made by the company that makes them f...
by jack
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11889
Views: 1153836

Re: Nothing In Particular

We had a Chinook for the first time in ages. Years ago, we had them going past the house at window level (we are on top of a hill) several times a day - they were Patrick Mayhew's taxi service in the days when he was Northern Ireland Secretary. He lived a couple of miles away in Kilndown, the other ...
by jack
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: The Other 13E1 SE-OTL
Replies: 223
Views: 31978

Re: The Other 13E1 SE-OTL

Ray P wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:54 pm
...Would have liked it in black but beggars can't be choosers!
Matt black spray? Stuff used for woodburners etc. should hold up well, but pretty much any decent quality spray should be fine.
by jack
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 706
Views: 35065

Re: what are you doing ?

The sauna project progresses. Hired a "slot trencher" for the day - this beast digs a 100mm x 500mm slot for laying cables. Dug a 45mtr trench and put in a 25mm MDPE water pipe, a 50mm data conduit and a 2/10 SWA power cable. Backfilled and drove over it lots of time to press it down. Also hired a C...
by jack
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11889
Views: 1153836

Re: Nothing In Particular

I imagine there will be some members here suffering hearing loss or having relatives with with the problem. If I recall correctly, there is an expert in the field amongst us. My elderly mother has a small amount of hearing left in one ear - around 100dB loss and a powerful aid enables her to hear s...
by jack
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: Squeezebox.
Replies: 23
Views: 1463

Re: Squeezebox.

To be fair, any decent DHCP server will give out the previously allocated IP to a known MAC (if it can), so getting the same DHCP-allocated IP address each time is not guaranteed, but given a decent sized DHCP pool and not too many distinct clients (i.e. less than the pool size) you are highly like ...
by jack
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: google sign-in popup
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: google sign-in popup

Pi-hole replaces your router as your local DNS server. It has block lists (which get updated) so that it will immediately block known spam/ad sites, returning NXDOMAIN. It's easy to use with a great web UI - if a blocked site needs whitelisting, it's simple to do. The Great thing about Pi-hole is th...
by jack
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11889
Views: 1153836

Re: Nothing In Particular

ToS;DR

Well, I found it interesting - DuckDuckGo uses it to rate sites.
by jack
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11889
Views: 1153836

Re: Nothing In Particular

If you use a DNS blocker, e.g. Pi-hole, you may want to block random stuff from talking to home (but not the important things). I can't speak for any Linux distros, but MS publish the following for Windows 10...: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/privacy/windows-endpoints-2004-non-enterprise-...
by jack
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11889
Views: 1153836

Re: Nothing In Particular

I shouldn’t get wound up about this but it sticks in my throat..... I give them two years before they ‘consolidate’ and cost reduce their business moving the UK operation to the states. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54142567 Hope I’m wrong. +1 Hauser is really downbeat about this too... Ano...
by jack
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Symmetric Reichert 300B push-pull
Replies: 82
Views: 2749

Re: Symmetric Reichert 300B push-pull

Very nice. What model libraries are you using for the valves and xfrmrs?