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…]

Encapsulated Sandisk CZ80

The Sandisk CZ80 is one of the fastest USB 3.0 drives currently available, at a reasonable price. It comes in capacities up to 64GB, and is so speedy it approaches SSD-like speeds, and is even recommended by some as suitable as a boot drive! However, while the case is reasonably sturdy, and the capless design handy, … [Read more…]

Supercharging Logitech R700 Presenter Remote

So, if like me, you were crazy enough to wonder… Can I buy a R700 Logitech laser pointer remote, a cheap green laser from eBay, and get myself a R800 for cheap? The answer is sadly no. The green laser pointers on eBay are great, BUT, the laser module inside is significantly (and fatally) too … [Read more…]

Myki Bits.

Saw an article in the news that I thought was amusing: what-it-feels-like-to-owe-27-million-on-your-myki-20150612-ghm1mh   The premise: someone has racked up a bill of $2.7M on their card. How? They helpfully posted a balance statement: That number is a bit special. Lets convert it to binary: 268435000 = 1111111111111111111000111000 Hey, look at all those ones? Wonder what happens if … [Read more…]

[Review] Aurora Z603s 3D Printer Review (Updated 5/10/15)

English Manufacturer Websites: Aurora Z603S and JGAurora Z-603S Z603S NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH Z603 3D PRINTER Z603S printer costs a lot more, but is MUCH better in every way than Z603. I’ll be updating this page with new info as I get time. If you have of these printers I would be really interested to hear your experiences too! In March … [Read more…]

Launch pad: warming oxygen tanks

This is it. I’m finally going to have a place to put those bits and pieces. To share those command line gems that are the result of endless google searches. That regex query that I perfected. The projects I have planned (very exciting… not telling yet though). The latest kickstarter I’ve backed. That photo that … [Read more…]