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2011-10-26

Parcel a coming.

Caught Sandy the parcel contractor pulling up today, saved her the bother of getting out, pity the delivery was nothing special, a cable that still waits for the thing for it to plug into.
We get a much better delivery service than most Aussies, but I think a smile goes a long way.

Now after that quite useless post I must advise anyone who ever logs into our webcam that the URL shall be changing in about a week, the new address to be advised when Jimmy has a clue to what he's doing.

Different at least.

Spotted yesterday, different but didn't change my pulse rate a bit.
Black helmet, I suppose daring to be different can only go so far.

2011-10-13

Charming.

I think this one gives me a friendly welcoming look, I might use it on Facebook.

Now I can ride a pushbike too.

This mask was cheap too and also gives me the chin I never had, good enough chin to let me ride the Tour-de-France if my legs (heart actually) were up to any hill steeper than dead flat.

It also has the toothbrush moustache that I'd grow if I could ever be bothered.

Teeth again.

Since my mouth looks like an old piano these days, some yellow, some black, and some missing, I saw this online and thought it would give me a nice toothy smile again.
It works, cheaply too!


2011-10-11

An interesting little issue.

I've changed all of Artie's lamps to LED (except for the headlamps) and an intriguing issue was when applying the brake my parking and instrument lamps lit up. Not a big issue but Jimmy got to thinking and (I think) it was due to the brake/tail light using a clever circuit that just lights all the LEDs in a dimmer fashion for the tail light part, this was feeding voltage back to the park light circuit.
Solved by placing a diode in the tail light wiring, or in this case two of them due to it being easier to access the wires at the lamp. I just used a couple of salvaged old 1 Amp  diodes but they could be marginal if I placed an olde style lamp back into the circuit.


BTW the headlights are not easy to change, I've yet to find LEDs that are anywhere near as good as the halogen ones and also Artie's H/L circuit switches the earth rather than the usual 12V line, this would mean having to wire an adapter anyway. HID are frowned upon as well as being arguably illegal, so I'll just leave them for now.

I must get active again.

My health has returned, possibly better than it's been for a good while too, fingers crossed.

Anyway I saw these in Coles today, would have bought a pack too except they were too expensive, can't see them ever becoming popular in the USA though.