Somehow I don't think I'll run out of caps anytime soon.
As I've been tinkering a little bit with electronics and microcontrollers
recently, some more components were required. I dislike wasting money.
And I like bargains.
Somebody sold off his stuff by the kilo, after retiring from an electronics
All bandoleered, also mostly labelled and well mixed: a few
strips of transistors and filters/ceramic resonators, resistors, a pile of
chokes/inductors, some tantalums, a pile of ceramic caps, a big pile of
film caps and a bloody huge pile of electrolytics. I said well mixed: all
common values well represented. Ah yes, and more fuse
holders than I'll ever need.
4.7kg of gear, for a whopping total of AU$80. I'm pretty pleased.
But the sorting is a pain.
[ published on Sat 30.06.2007 19:40 | filed in interests/tinkering
1.1.13 is available here
apt-get install kuvert in debian
Changes: the pgp-signature part is now tagged a bit more extensively
with a content-description and the "canonical" filename; while the filename
tag was there in an earlier version (and got removed for reasons lost in time),
the content description might help the more...suboptimal mail clients out
The prod to do this came from Andreas Labres.
[ published on Sat 23.06.2007 13:25 | filed in mystuff/kuvert
Kuvert is a tool that automatically signs and/or encrypts outgoing
email using the PGP/MIME standard
(RFC3156), based on the
availability of the recipient's key in your keyring.
click here for the rest of the story...
[ published on Mon 28.11.2005 10:40 | filed in mystuff/kuvert
It's not an eagle but a hawk, but it serves as Eagle Airlines for
some nasty blackbirds.
Photos by Alan Stankevitz,
whose webshite sucks (flash-infested eye cancer) but whose photos rock!
(via the OZ report)
[ published on Thu 21.06.2007 20:50 | filed in interests/flying
Just came back from a trip to Ikea, and I'm pissed:
They have discontinued 60cm wide Billys. WAAAAAH!
The most essential size for a book shelf and they just
dumped it (40 is too narrow, 80 is too wide)...Dimbulbs.
[ published on Sat 09.06.2007 00:06 | filed in interests/au