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Laundry rebuild part 1

A part the laundry rebuild report – mostly for the pictures.. Ceiling                   Floor

The updated coffee bench surface

New coffee bench surface In the last two weeks I have fixed up the coffee making bench with a new file surface… Here is some pictures of the process and of the final product. Overall I am very happy with the results, and the bench actually looks good and is very usable:

Note to self: configuring extra IP routes on a BiPAC 5200S RD ADSL2+ modem

This post is a sort of a “memo to self”, so I don’t have to look too far for a solution next time I need to do this. Sometimes one needs to add extra routes to the modem via the command line. The Billion modems have a relatively arcane command line interface built into them. …

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mysql backup script goodness

The VRL bolg server now has a new backup script that does: dump of all of the databases from a mysql instance sha256 checksumming of db backups sha256 checksumming tarballs of multiple db backups gpg encryption of the tarballs once they are assembled deletion of backup  files and other files older than 14 days

The keg of true soltice cheer…

I have found a 5 litre Keg of true solstice cheer: This is the “Jolly Miller” from the Gundaroo Cider Company… I am looking forward to this

recent events

Things that happened recently: Reorganisation at work. Seriously thinking of finding another job. Working on some new business stuff. More photography stuff. ohh… I also have ticket for the 2013 here in Canberra. All of these topics deserve a larger post, but with now I have to get a coffee and food into me, …

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converting music file formats

Today I needed to convert a whole pile of flac and MP3 files to ogg, and to rename them to match a certain naming convention. 2 small shell scripts and about an hour or runtime later, it is done. I will post the scripts here in the next few days

happy feet

One of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I have ever worn. Highly recommended.

Mr Whiskers

Somewhere in (or under) the warehouses, slums and tenements of the Long Shore there lives a certain “Mr Whiskers”. He is a quiet and retiring individual, who has given much time to study and experimentation. When out and about town, Mr Whiskers tends to do so at night, hiding his features deep in folds of …

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A new game after all

So those of you who saw/read this post about RP gaming, might remember mentions of DnD 4e. After a few sessions turned out that while enjoyable, the game mechanics really annoyed the DM… So we are of to try the Pathfinder system instead. Will keep you posted on who things work out