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Timer function to roof

Posted on : 08-10-2013 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized

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Car stuff

Posted on : 20-08-2013 | By : Mark | In : Car Stuff

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Just posting up some images from my phone to use on TRn

 

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Display port adaptors part 2

Posted on : 10-06-2013 | By : Mark | In : Computer/Gaming stuff

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We I finally received the Dell/Bizlink Dual port DisplayPort to DVI adaptor and Sapphire mini DP to DVI adaptor and both functioned out of the box with no Gremlins.

 

I then went on to make a couple of stands to take up the height difference between my IIYAMA and Viewsonic (in the centre) monitors.

A simple piece of 10mm perspex cut to shape to allow IIYAMA monitor stands to sit on top, with addition of a row of tapped holes into which I fitted M4 perspex screws to facilitate heigh adjustment, this was illuminated from the rear by 3 LEDs to give a little glowing finishing touch.

 

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Duff Duff and Duff

Posted on : 01-06-2013 | By : Mark | In : Computer/Gaming stuff

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Ordered a Accell mini DisplayPort to Single DVI Active connector from Amazon

 

to get my third display running from my Gigabyte HD 6950, diddly squat not a dicky bird not even the bios screen, tried various combo’s of display port and monitor types and DVI leads but no joy, sent it back and promptly the replacement arrived.

 

To be greeted with exactly the same – checks everything including manf’ website yup is correct type ie ACTIVE but no joy. At this point I begin to worry that graphics card display ports don’t work? eek that’ll be heckspensive! so I order a mini DP to DP lead and haul my PC to work where I can test it with a friends DP monitor, in seconds its working fine and from both display ports.

Was I likely to get two duff adaptors brand new? it seems so, unless ACCELL are mislabling them at the factory and actually packaging passive ones by mistake?

 

Anyways have now ordered a Startech and Dell equiv, we will see how they fair. I want to get my system running 3 monitors for gaming and more mundane desktop stuff you’d be surprised how handy the extra space is.

Things to do

Posted on : 03-05-2013 | By : Mark | In : Car Stuff, The Hound

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Not much to write about as of late!

 

Bit lazy!

 

Going to look at my trip computer some time soon see if can track down why clock looses time. So off to Maplins get some connectors etc see if I can power it up out of car.

 

Stuck Blaupunkt Bluetooth module in Audi, see to have lost my GALA control will have a head scratch on that one. May even get round to cleaning cars etc inbetween brushing the hound and gardening etc.

 

Must get on and do clutch guide for TRn, keep putting it off!

tiny update

Posted on : 14-04-2013 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized

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Nothing much to add but fixed the plot my posts bit.

 

May get around to adding something soonish?

Elite Dangerous KickStart funding a Success

Posted on : 04-01-2013 | By : Mark | In : Computer/Gaming stuff

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With hours to go the KickStart funding of the Elite Dangerous project is a success!

Later in the day we’ll see just how far we have managed to stretch above the initial goals.

 

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Call me cynical

Posted on : 03-01-2013 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized

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I made a jibe about about celebs on Elite Dangerous Kickstart 12 hours back as to status of celebs and their intelligence!

I changed my KS name due to to many Marks

Cmdr Noogillim of “The Lamentation” about 12 hours ago
Re getting celebs on board even the ones who appear geeky on the whole are pretty thick tbh, they wouldn’t "e inTerdsted in a none scripted world they would be out of their comfort zone.
Now if that isn’t a slap in their collective faces with a large gauntlet!
Feel free to chase me to the edge of the known verse and prove me wrong :-P

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Bil Irving [Planetoid] about 12 hours ago
@Mark Milligan: Dara O’Braian is anything but “thick”.

Just after a tweet appears

Dara O Briain ‏@daraobriain
Lots of gamers getting excited by this. Nearly at the dealine! RT @DavidBraben: – The Elite Kickstarter is here: http://kck.st/Qj52py –
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Mildy amused me

Who said I was talking about him ;-)

Probably a coincidence but funny all the same

Cheers To Dara for the exposure

I’ve been busy elsewhere as of late

Posted on : 12-12-2012 | By : Mark | In : Computer/Gaming stuff

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Clutch change day 3

Posted on : 14-11-2012 | By : Mark | In : Car Stuff

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Bit more progress today.

Removal of Intercooler pipework

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Removal of Throttle body

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Intercooler fan removal

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Intercooler radiator and checked for pressure wear damage that can lead to loss of boost, I will bond some steel plate over the alloy which should be harder wearing.

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Air intake to Filter housing removed to allow easier access to intercooler scoop clips and screws

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Clutch actuator removed to allow removal of scoop lower portion.

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Gearbox connections removed

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Parts stored in Roady store room

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May take a break tomorrow spend more time with hound and catch up with TV

Quick bit of tool modification
Just finished shortening a 3/8″ 17mm socket for the flywheel bolts, I will see if it fits with torque wrench tomorrow (first attempt I hadn’t shortened enough!) prepping stuff saves me headaches later – I hope – credit to Sackis site for the socket idea.

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