Category: Blog

  • It looks like you are using an ad blocker

    How to remove stupid “It looks like you’re using an ad blocker” message from websites, and why they’re a stupid idea in the first place.

  • September Solar Usage

    Looking at how my home solar battery installation is performing now the weather is less sunny.

  • Solar battery usage

    Some observations about my whole house solar installation and how it performs under different weather conditions.

  • DIY VGA Serial Terminal

    I use a Raspberry Pi Pico and turn it into a serial terminal for my RC2014.

  • Shut up you noisy inverter

    The inverter I have for my DIY Solar setup is a noisy thing. It has two little 60mm fans that come on to cool it down. And they roar like a wannabe rackmount server. Today I swapped them out for some quieter ones off Amazon. Apart from making the inverter quiet it was also a…

  • Federated Madness

    You know this Mastodon thing everyone’s going apeshit over? Well it runs on a technology called ActivityPub which is something everything needs to support. It implements social media style following and so on using a protocol that anyone can use. So, as is my way I’ve been playing. I already run a Mastodon instance that…

  • Gamedev, music, art and being creative

    I am not a creative person, and I’d quite like to change this. There’s a bunch of creative skills I’ve never put the effort into improving and I think I might have some ways to overcome this. Let’s have a look… When I say I’m not creative, what I mean is coming up with ideas…

  • Chat GPT pretending to be a BBC Micro

    I have a go at making ChatGPT pretend to be a BBC Micro. It goes … not entirely wrong!

  • Samsung SDP-860 Document Camera Thing

    I go eBay shopping and buy something that might be useful in future videos.

  • How to disable Chrome’s ssl and hsts warnings

    tldr; type in ‘thisisunsafe’ into the browser window to switch the warning off. Use with care.