5 Jun 2020

Long-form Lockdown Project: Wired and Boxed

Long-form Lockdown Project: Wired and Boxed

That silly thing I was working on? Well, my extra buttons and LED holders and a step drill bit and a cheap box arrived (thanks, RS and eBay, especially RS for having a vast range of boxes that you can filter by dimensions) and so I got out my soldering iron and wired it all […]

31 May 2020

Long-form Lockdown Project: A Random Album Player

Long-form Lockdown Project: A Random Album Player

For the last couple of years, I’ve been trying to combat my shortening attention span, mostly by getting back into longer-form media. Books, for example: in 2019 I set myself a target of reading a couple of books a month, and actually managed to read 41 in the year. Based on that, my challenge this […]

21 Sep 2017

Counter

Counter

335/365 It’s been sitting in my hall for months; I’ve never got around to taking it to the militaria place in town who might want it. I bought it at some odd electronics shop in Lincoln, years and years ago. It needs an obsolete military 60v battery, from what I remember, so I’ve never worked […]

29 Jul 2017

Shuffle

Shuffle

281/365 The things you find while looking for those SD cards you put “somewhere sensible”. This came from one of a few boxes of “that might come in handy one day” that I’ve got in The Alcove Of Stuff.

10 Jun 2017

Storage

Storage

232/365 My latest hard drive, a 4TB Seagate portable. Four terabytes in the palm of my hand. The first drive I ever used, the Acorn Winchester Disk 130, needed both hands to lift it and stored 30MB. That means you’ve have needed more than 130,000 of them to give the same capacity as the drive […]