Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:38 PM
Some say we'll see armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will.
I sure could use a vacation from this
Bullshit three ring circus sideshow of freaks
Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 7:47 AM
Recored Distance: 108.5km
Race distance: 100km
Ride time: 7:06:41
Course Time: 7:46
Avg Speed: 15.25kph
Max Speed: 52.59kph
Friday, January 02, 2009 at 6:25 PM
Monday, December 08, 2008 at 8:05 AM
The base response sucks but I want one of these.
Saturday, December 06, 2008 at 4:07 PM
at 4:01 PM
WOT - Web of Trust, warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam.
Ctrl-Tab - Ctrl+Tab navigation and "All Tabs" pane
FoxyProxy - FoxyProxy is an advanced proxy management tool that completely replaces Firefox's limited proxying capabilities. Handy for work.
Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 12:21 AM
N95 with original case.
Helmet fixture for bike head light.
Put them together and you get something like this.
There are two other important things to take care of. The first is the screen and buttons of the phone. Anyone who has tried to use the case that came with the N95 will have relieased it was a piece of crap because the lid would press on the buttons. We obviously don't want that when taking a video. Also the end of the bolt would press straight onto the screen and would damage it quickly. The solution there is to get some think cardboard or foam and cut it to the size of the screen. It has to be thick enough for the lid to bow slightly and clear the buttons.
The second thing to take care of is camera stablisation. You can get enough pressure using the bolt to stop the whole case from spinning. The solution to that is some good old rubber bands.
And there you have it. After that its just a matter of putting it on the helmet and firing up the video camera. As far as helmet placement goes I found further to the back of the helmet is better and point the camera upwards when look at the helmet from the side. I was surprised how far forward the top of my head is when I ride.
Anyway here is the result after I got it right. You will notice that the rubber bands aren't evenly matched so you will have to tilt your head a little.
Next stop The You Yangs.
Labels: n95 mtb video camera
Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 12:34 AM
Draped in sun, hands in sand
Earth acid cleanses me, it cleanses me clean
But the world it never comes, it never comes
Friday, September 19, 2008 at 11:38 PM
You hang in there sunshine.
at 11:38 PM
But I'd like to see you live without it,
You think you can keep on going living like a king,
Oohh babe, but I strongly doubt it,
Very hard to drink,
Very hard to drink,
You gonna wait too, fat boy,
fat boy, wait til tomorrow.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 7:36 AM
I find lights on bike wheels so hard to resist. Not surprising these ones have come out of Instructables.com which was there the last ones I wrote about came from.
Found the link to MonkeyLectric on Boing Boing.
(Its morning can't type more fingers to cold)
Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 10:10 AM
Monday, July 14, 2008 at 10:49 PM
Not since the Blue Devil (my first BMX with the yellow Tuffs) have I ridden a single speed. But, I must say it was a refreshing experience, banging around on an SE Lager. Ended up doing about 40kms today, but since it wasn't my bike I ended up using Sports Tracker rather than my bike computer. All the trips are here:
It is nice being able to sit at high speeds but I defiantly know I hate toe clips. Apart from having aching feet they are a bitch to get out of. Give me clipless pedals any day.
So now its a matter of find a single speed of my own.
Monday, June 30, 2008 at 10:17 PM
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 7:38 AM
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 at 10:00 PM
An example of an information terrorist (sans Calendering software).
Subject: Review on the 02/02/2002
Make sure you have all read the documents before the review tomorrow.
Simple reminder what could really go wrong. But wait lurking is the information terrorist, minutes later they strike.
From: firstname.lastname@example.orgWithout a quick counter response the terrorist has manage to just add confusion, did they just note the meeting down wrong or was it really on the first and there is a typo in the subject. No one knows and a flurry of emails ensues while the really time is established. Now my inbox has many extra emails that don't need reading.
Subject: Review on the 02/02/2002
My diary says 04/02/2002
> Make sure you have all read the documents before the review tomorrow.
at 9:50 PM
Trying to get a Billion 7401VGPM to talk WDS to A Billion 7202GA would work on with both routers on the latest version of firmware. Turns out you have to downgrade the 7202GA to get things to work. The thread on whirlpool (with the very heplful reply is here) is here.
Imbos idea of trying a Buffalo WHR-G54S and changing its firmware to DD-WRT which allows it to connects to my main unit as a client and I can use WPA2 wireless security instead of WDS/WEP sounds like a winner. In a way I hope the 7202 dies sometime soon.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 9:54 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 9:38 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 10:35 PM
Left: All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc. Right: All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density. Shown on the same scale as the Earth.
Read the rest here.
Monday, January 28, 2008 at 5:31 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 6:57 PM
Saturday, January 05, 2008 at 2:17 AM
Friday, December 21, 2007 at 12:23 AM
If your not a nerd your not gonna get this stuff......
Would there be any resistance if I asked to take you ohm?
Emma Byrne, London, UK
I love the way you smell so different from my dad.
Toshi Knell, Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
Would kissing you increase global warming and damage the Arctic irreversibly, or is it just enough to break the ice?
Andy McCready, Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK
I've had my ion you.
Gary Duffala, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, US
Baby, you must be a start codon because you are turnin' me on.
Jessica Swanson, Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Canada
I don't wish to brag, but in several parallel universes I invented the internet, warned the world about global warming, ran for president and won the Nobel peace prize.
Yonatan Silver, Jerusalem, Israel
Hello, I've just taken part in the clinical trial of a new drug to help memory loss; could you tell me, do I come here often?
John French, Wellington, Somerset, UK
You are definitely the woman of my REM phase.
Giuliano Aluffi, Milan, Italy
Er... hello... um... er. Oh look! Our shoes have similar spectral characteristics.
Jon White, Rampton, Cambridgeshire, UK
Kirstie Brogan Grace, Grays, Essex, UK
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 10:15 PM
Give the discussions on the change in firmware for the N95 to include A GPS. I decided to ru my own tests. The post here describes some "zig zag" introduced by the new firmware. So what I decided to do was try recording a track in Sports Tracker using 2 N95s side by side.
My phone still has the V11.0.026 firmware (the blue'ish color) the other phone (green'ish color) has the 12.0.0.014 version on it. The test took place driving a car over a few kilometers at speeds between 20kph and 60kph. The route wasn't past any large buildings. Also both phones had the GPS filtering in Sports Tracker set to Medium.
As you can see there isn't any zig zag. However on the lower of the two east-west legs there was some difference the track. Interestingly on the top most and shorter east-west leg the difference is much smaller. So I'd say there isn't any zig zag present at car speeds.
I'd like to check this at bike/run speeds but I don't think my mate will lend me his phone to go mountain bike riding with. Either way I am happy enough to try the new V20 version firmware out.
Labels: n95 gps
Monday, December 03, 2007 at 12:16 PM
I'm pretty lucky, it looked like it wasn't going to happen for a while. Up until the Tuesday before I had no team. I posted on the FGP forums and found a team. Managed to slot into a team with some guys that were in it for the fun and which made it a good experience. We didn't do to badly considering broken bars and lights failing during a lap.
The tracks out at Forrest would have to be some of the best I have ridden. Marriners Run with the long downhill stretch of berm after berm, cutting up and back the sides of a small gully, left me with a grin ear to ear. The colorless night lap which I had not been looking forward to I really enjoyed only being able to the next few meters of track is a little zen and some weird shit goes thru your head during a late night lap. I had the Sinnead O'Conner song, Nothing Compares to You, going thru my head.
I do another one. Nothing like being at an event thats all about my favorite type of bike. Its bike bike porn, lots of awesome bikes in the one place, touching each other, getting dirty together.....
Seriously the though the size of it was good, lots of riders while still maintaining a sense of community and no long massive queues for stuff. Everyone knew who broke their bars on the first lap.
Monday, October 15, 2007 at 10:53 PM
To describe how it feels to ride down perfectly banked, twisty forested singletrack on a cool autumn morning: "It's like that scene from Return of the Jedi where Luke and Leia are zooming on their flying motorcycle things. Except you're the one powering the flying motorcycle. And you're not being chased by stormtroopers. And you don't have to tolerate the constant chattering of Ewoks."
The rest is here.
What can't you explain with the use of Star Wars. Metaphor for life.
Thursday, October 04, 2007 at 2:55 PM
NOTE: Install dep.sisx first.
Friday, September 07, 2007 at 1:48 PM
"Smover" bicycle has automatic gears and adaptive suspension, all of it electronically powered from the hub dynamo.
Nerdy yes but also impressive from the tech side of things. I wonder what riding a bike with an automatic gear shifter would be like.
Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 11:23 AM
Labels: bike cycling