HP Officejet Pro X – Printer Failure Investigation

Let me start by saying that I have a passion for technology – some might classify it as a love, others might call it techno-lust, but whatever it is, I really enjoy new gadgets, and I especially enjoy learning about what makes them tick. From a young age I’ve been pulling things apart, and I … [Read more…]

COMSOL: Problems with DXF imported geometries

If you’re like me, and prefer to use millimetre measurement units (MMGS) in your favourite CAD program you’re going to have a very bad time in COMSOL. By default, COMSOL will assume that a imported DXF file uses meters (MGS). The result will be that your simulation runs fine, but you may find that “nothing happens” or the … [Read more…]

Buying a Torch

I love learning about technology and gadgets, and a topic I have taken an interest in recently is torches. I’ve actually bought a whole bunch of torches lately… so I’ll probably be putting a video comparison and review together in the coming months. There’s a lot of great info out there already, but I distilled down what I’ve … [Read more…]

Nura Headphones: First Impressions

I was fortunate enough to get a try of the groundbreaking Nura headphones prototypes earlier this week – quite amazing! I love great audio, and have spent quite a bit (though by audiophile standards – barely anything) of money on finding the right pair of headphones – and DAC. Unfortunately for me, I have fairly … [Read more…]

Port Forwarding and UPnP not Working on Advanced Tomato Firmware

Edit 15/11/17: this issue has been reported to have been fixed in shibby build 140. https://github.com/Jackysi/advancedtomato/issues/284 Just quick quirk I learned today: if you’re having issues with port forwarding or UPNP not working on Advanced Tomato or Tomato Shibby firmware, and you are connecting to a bridged DSL modem over PPPoE, check that “Use DHCP” … [Read more…]

Mini Retina Display – Enclosure [PART 2]

I wanted to make myself a mini-retina display to accompany my iMac. I discussed the solution I chose, and both the electronics and software in part 1. Enclosure Design For the enclosure, I considered 3D printing, but instead decided to go with a laser-cut approach. I designed the case to be produced from sheets of material, … [Read more…]