Category Archive: Ramblings

Apr 16

In the water

Aqua Vitae is in the water at last, as of Saturday. It was an extremely busy day, with around 70 or so yachts being moved from the top of the pier into the two harbours at Capernaum Point and Brucehaven. Fortunately, there was a great turnout of club members mucking in and the whole process …

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Apr 10

Imminent Dooking

Extremely busy week ahead in preparation for crane-in on Saturday. There’s a little bit of painting still to do above the waterline – the anti-fouling is all done now. I imagine this idyllic scene is going to look an awful lot busier on Saturday. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are going to be spent doing last …

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Apr 02

All things move towards their end, of that you can be sure.

Sunday afternoons are perfect for those little bits of maintenance needed to get everything ready for crane in. One of the oars for my tender had a bit of a screw malfunction which was preventing the sheath for the handle fitting snugly, so a judicious bit of turning, adjusting, and finally battering with a hammer …

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Mar 26

Hello? What’s this then?

Oh dear. I haven’t really been keeping my blog very current, have I? I guess things have been a bit strange over the last few months. I think that’s what the Chinese curse about interesting times means. It has certainly been interesting. But one door closes and another eighteen open. Sometimes you just have to …

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State of the Synth

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Current Modular

 

Updated 19/11/15, on account of these things having a habit of… growing.

So, ModularGrid.net is a handy site. It allows you to populate standard sized cabinets with modules you own or are planning to buy. This is as handy as a handy thing for a number of reasons – mainly because it’ll let you see how much rack space a module takes up and – importantly – it keeps a running total of the amount of current your setup is drawing which is useful for avoiding stressing the power supply.

Anyhoo – here’s my current setup. Click for bigness.

 

 

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Dec 29

2014 in review

Well, it’s that time of the year, folks. That time where I blab on endlessly about my favourite stuff that I discovered in 2014. As ever, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s stuff that was actually released in 2014, just that that is when I discovered it. Though obviously some if it actually is new. First, though, the year …

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Sep 17

Spicy Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker / crockpot

[EDIT] So, I’ve found that it’s generally easier to get a 2kg chunk of shoulder than a 3kg one, so I’ve tweaked the recipe over the last few months. It turns out that the only thing that changed, other than the pork-weight, was the amount of salt – reduced from 3tbsp to 2tbsp. Results are …

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Sep 12

Still think the BBC is impartial?

So, at a presentation for the international media yesterday, Nick Robinson of the BBC asked Alex Salmond a question. Not only was it answered comprehensively, but it must have made some slightly uncomfortable listening for Mr Robinson. Here’s what happened. As state broadcaster, the BBC obviously had to cover this. Here’s what they broadcast.   …

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Jul 28

A New World

So, with the demise of my previous Dwarf Fortress due to an unexpected flooding and all the carp-related issues that brings, it’s time to generate a new world to try out all the shiny new weirdnesses that 0.40 brings. Here’s the world in question. Wish me luck – I’m going to have “fun”.

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Jun 17

OUTAAAAGE!

So, nelefa.org fell off the internet last night, for the first time since 1997. This was thanks to the company hosting the domain screwing up the renewal process by, well, not renewing :-/ As their tech support department are only around during UK office hours, this resulted in the domain vanishing until lunchtime today. This …

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