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Blog post for Back Pain with Sciatica during Lockdown

Back Pain with Sciatica during Lockdown

In March I damaged my lower spine when working on our allotment resulting in a herniated disk at the base of my spine pressing into the nerves causing bad pain with sciatica during covid lockdown

Blog post for Record Vise No 1 and No 2 Restoration

Record Vise No 1 and No 2 Restoration

See how I restored a pair of old Record Vise No 1 and No 2 models from rusty to shiny

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Social Meta Tag Generator

Some code which maybe useful to someone else, a Social Meta Tag Generator for your website to generate all the different social meta tags for social media sharing

Blog post for Importing Apple Watch workouts into Garmin Connect

Importing Apple Watch workouts into Garmin Connect

Find out how you can import your Apple Watch workouts into Garmin Connect using the HealthFit app on your iPhone to iCloud

Blog post for Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K Heatsink mod

Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K Heatsink mod

Trying to make our Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K quieter with a new heatsink modification

Blog post for Phone cradle with Garmin Quarter turn mount

Phone cradle with Garmin Quarter turn mount

Making a custom mobile phone cradle with Garmin Quarter turn mount to use with the bike on the smart trainer at home

Blog post for Yaesu VX-6 New Data Cable Fix

Yaesu VX-6 New Data Cable Fix

Modifying a new eBay USB data cable for a Yaesu VX-6 radio which was sending wrong voltages to the radio and other missing parts from the circuit

Blog post for PartFinder component inventory manager

PartFinder component inventory manager

After spending far too long looking for components and parts, I wrote a component inventory manager called PartFinder and released it as open source for anyone to download and use

Blog post for Amazon Echo Flex Teardown

Amazon Echo Flex Teardown

Teardown of an Amazon Echo Flex smart plug which listens for your commands via the Alexa service and replies using a very tiny speaker

Blog post for When lightning strikes

When lightning strikes

Antennas vaporising, telephone sockets launching across the room. What happens when lightning strikes a house.

Blog post for Pioneer SX-N30 Stereo Receiver 12V Remote Output Mod

Pioneer SX-N30 Stereo Receiver 12V Remote Output Mod

Modifying a Pioneer SX-N30 Stereo Receiver to add a remote control 12 volt output

Blog post for Synology DiskStation DS411II Repair - Blue Flashing LED

Synology DiskStation DS411+II Repair - Blue Flashing LED

Fixing a blue flashing LED problem on our Synology DiskStation DS411+II NAS drive due to a bug with the Intel Atom C2538 processor

Blog post for The importance of checking your data backups

The importance of checking your data backups

Check your data backups regularly. Don't wait until you need them and find out your backup system has failed

Blog post for Sony Bravia 55XE90 KD-55XE9005 Teardown VR Damage

Sony Bravia 55XE90 KD-55XE9005 Teardown VR Damage

An an unfortunate VR accident involving my 55 inch Sony Bravia TV created a perfect opportunity for a tear-down.

Blog post for Collecting old photos of my hometown of Swanage

Collecting old photos of my hometown of Swanage

Keeping history alive by collecting old photos of my hometown of Swanage