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25 JUNE 2020

Back Pain with Sciatica during Lockdown

As I cannot currently do any new projects or work in the loft workshop at the moment, I thought I would write about what has been happening during the Covid 19 lockdown here in the UK for me. Normally in the summer months...

02 MAY 2020

Wahoo Kickr stripdown and clean

My 2014 Wahoo Kickr 1st Generation smart bike trainer developed a strong smell of burning electronics after my second ride up the Alpe Du Zwift earlier this week. Normally I only use the smart trainer in the winter months...

21 APRIL 2020

Virtual Swanage Tourism Website and Coronavirus Covid-19

It has now been twenty four years since we started our local tourism website Virtual Swanage www.virtual-swanage.co.uk . At the start of the year we had over 800 local events in the website for 2020 and over 15 local festivals...

17 MARCH 2020

When lightning strikes

Today whilst sorting through my old 35mm film negatives, I found some photos of the damage our home suffered when we had a direct lightning strike to the aerials on our roof in September 2004. On the night, we all went...

10 FEBRUARY 2020

Commercial waste and an ecommerce business

When we started our AB Electronics UK ecommerce business eight years ago we found that we had the problem of generating a small amount of waste / rubbish every month from our PCB assembly. We had never had to deal with...

16 DECEMBER 2019

Oculus Rift CV1 V12 update stuttering workaround

Last week my Oculus Rift software auto updated to a new version 12 release and straight away I found that all my games were unplayable due to frame dropping and stuttering problems and also motion tracking issues when on...

29 NOVEMBER 2019

Developing a new product to sell

Since launching our AB Electronics UK shop in 2012 we have expanded from our first Raspberry Pi analogue to digital converter to over 40 custom boards and accessories we sell online at  www.abelectronics.co.uk/. This...

24 OCTOBER 2019

Difficulties trying to promote local businesses

In 1996 we started a local tourism website called Virtual Swanage which over time grew to have over two thousand pages of local photos, events, business listings, local attractions and much more. I posted about the twenty...

04 OCTOBER 2019

Trying to Save Power and Lower our Energy Bills

This is a very text heavy post but I thought I would share our efforts to save on our energy usage in our home. With the constantly rising costs of energy we have always tried to use as little electricity and gas as possible...

02 OCTOBER 2019

Workshop Tool Storage Rack

In our loft workshop we have many electrical hand tools and screwdrivers which we use often, and these have all been held on the wall using plastic pipe clips and magnetic tool holders. The magnetic tool holder did not...

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