SolarStorm X2 LED Bike Lights Mount Modifications

SolarStorm X2 LED Bike Lights Mount Modifications

Posted Tuesday 18 March 2014 23:03 Page View Counter 74

I am trying to get fit again after a long wet winter of not using my bike and I decided it was time to replace my old halogen bike lights with a modern LED system so we can go out for night time rides after work. My old lighting kit which was made...

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The end of the Google Adsense and YouTube adverts

The end of the Google Adsense and YouTube adverts

Posted Monday 24 February 2014 14:02 Page View Counter 34

I have decided that I will no longer have any google adsense adverts on my blog or my virtual-swanage.co.uk website or on my YouTube videos via their monetise system. In the past I have never had any complains about the videos I have uploaded to...

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Metcal SP200 Soldering Station Repair

Metcal SP200 Soldering Station Repair

Posted Tuesday 14 January 2014 23:01 Page View Counter 64

While soldering boards today one of our Metcal SP200 solder stations stopped working with a quiet pop and some magic smoke* came from the case. We removed the case of the power unit and found that the internal fuse had blown. The fuse was soldered...

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Mach3 Control via C Sharp Winform Application

Mach3 Control via C Sharp Winform Application

Posted Monday 25 November 2013 00:02 Page View Counter 100

This demo app allows the user to send Gcode commands to Mach 3 to control a CNC mill, lathe or other cnc hardware. The application was made using Visual Studio 2013 and the demo app can be downloaded here. First create a new Windows Forms Application: Under...

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When hard drives crash

When hard drives crash

Posted Saturday 17 August 2013 15:10 Page View Counter 40

We recently had a hard drive failure on our Synology Diskstation NAS drive and the drive was making very nasty scratching noises so we decided to remove the lid and found that the hard drive heads had crashed into the platters while it was spinning leaving...

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Google Apps for Business and Analytics Login problems

Google Apps for Business and Analytics Login problems

Posted Friday 12 July 2013 16:19 Page View Counter 35

One of our clients uses Google Apps for Business for his email and he used to have a Google Analytics account using the same email address as his new Google Apps for Business primary login email address. It seems that if you have an existing Google Analytics...

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Yaesu FT 817 Cat Control Headaches

Yaesu FT 817 Cat Control Headaches

Posted Wednesday 23 January 2013 10:49 Page View Counter 56

After treating myself to a new Yaesu FT 817 HF, 6m, 2m & 70cm transceiver, I also ordered a CAT to USB control cable from Radioarena (Yaesu USB Programming / CAT Cable for FT-100 / 817 / 857 / 897) which arrived 8 days later. After struggling to...

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550 SC001 Errors with Windows Live Mail and Hotmail

550 SC001 Errors with Windows Live Mail and Hotmail

Posted Monday 05 March 2012 22:36 Page View Counter 35

After one of the people who we host a website for had a virus infection in December 2011 which resulted in several thousand emails being sent via our main mail server, we have had problems sending emails to hotmail.com and hotmail.co.uk domain names....

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Using the Metaweblog API on Blogenginenet with Flickr

Using the Metaweblog API on Blogenginenet with Flickr

Posted Saturday 16 July 2011 13:36 Page View Counter 21

The BlogEngine.NET blog system has a very useful Metaweblog API which allows authorised websites to post blog entries to your blog. On previous versions of this blog I had used this to post photos from Flickr to the blog but didnt add it when setting...

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