Website Design the day job  update

Website Design the day job update

Posted Wednesday 04 January 2012 22:19 Page View Counter 38

I thought I should post an update to the About Me page on the site which hasn't been updated for a few years. Still building websites for my main business (www.apexweb.co.uk) and out taking photos for stock and clients websites. In 2011 started a...

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Fitting a Redbooster Clutch Servo kit to an TD5 Landrover Defender

Fitting a Redbooster Clutch Servo kit to an TD5 Landrover Defender

Posted Tuesday 08 November 2011 21:26 Page View Counter 108

The clutch pedal on my Defender is very heavy and causes a lot of pain with my knee problems. After seeing several recommendations for a clutch servo kit online, I ordered a Redbooster kit from www.redbooster.com who are based in Sir Lanka. The owner...

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QR Codes using Google Charts

QR Codes using Google Charts

Posted Sunday 06 November 2011 11:28 Page View Counter 20

Google have a very useful way of generating QR codes which can be scanned using a mobile phone. If you use http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=150x150&choe=UTF-8&chld=H&chl=http://www.apexweb.co.uk as your image url, it...

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HTC HD7 and Apple iPod Touch Wooden Stand

HTC HD7 and Apple iPod Touch Wooden Stand

Posted Monday 29 August 2011 15:15 Page View Counter 45

Following from the previous HTC Desire Custom Wood Dock project, I have purchased a HTC HD7 phone and also an Apple iPod Touch. The plastic ipod stand wasn't very well made and I haven't been able to find a suitable stand for the HTC HD7 so I decided...

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Mac Pro Tower SSD mounting brackets

Mac Pro Tower SSD mounting brackets

Posted Sunday 28 August 2011 16:19 Page View Counter 62

The older 2008 Apple Mac Pro tower computers use a crude and prone to vibration mounting bracket system to hold the hard drives upside down in the case. When I changed to use an Intel SSD drive last year I had to fix the drive into place with cable...

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Canon MPE 65mm to Sigma EM 140 DG ringflash adapter

Canon MPE 65mm to Sigma EM 140 DG ringflash adapter

Posted Thursday 30 June 2011 22:00 Page View Counter 27

We purchased the Sigma EM-140 DG ring flash a couple of years ago to use on the Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens. The flash mounts on the end of the lens using the supplied adapters but this leaves the flash lights around 30mm in front of the lens. The Canon...

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iPod dock in dashboard for Landrover Defender

iPod dock in dashboard for Landrover Defender

Posted Monday 07 March 2011 19:41 Page View Counter 83

After installing the Raptor dash I found I needed a new home for my Apple iPod which connects to my headunit. There are very limited spaces available in the Landrover Defender to keep things out of sight so i thought I would use the space which the old...

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PDF Printing from a Server using C#

PDF Printing from a Server using C#

Posted Tuesday 21 December 2010 23:11 Page View Counter 27

The code below allows you to print pdf documents which are on a web server to an attached or network printer. Under IIS 7 I found that you need to setup a user account with permisisons for Acrobat Reader and printing which is then assigned to the Application...

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Acuter Merlin Orion Motorised AZ Mount controlled by a Wii Nunchuk with remote zoom

Acuter Merlin Orion Motorised AZ Mount controlled by a Wii Nunchuk with remote zoom

Posted Sunday 17 October 2010 23:36 Page View Counter 218

We purchased an Acuter Merlin/Orion Motorised AZ Mount to use with our Canon 5D Mk 2 camera on a 50 foot telescopic mast fitted to our Land Rover Defender for high level photography for our new business venture (www.apexviews.co.uk) Initial tests using...

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HTC Desire Custom Wood Dock

HTC Desire Custom Wood Dock

Posted Sunday 02 May 2010 20:07 Page View Counter 64

HTC Desire Dock / Wooden Stand After buying an HTC Desire smartphone, I tried to find a suitable dock or stand for holding the phone while syncing and charging the phone. I ordered one from ebay over 3 weeks ago but the seller has let me down and hasn't...

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