style contrasts
[ published on Mon 26.09.2011 18:26 | filed in brainfarts | ]

(with apologies to any non-Austrian readers for the utterly untranslatable title...)

Today we turned this:

 old bed before

into this:

 bed finished

and here's the story.
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[ published on Fri 23.09.2011 00:15 | filed in interests/tinkering | ]

Saw this ludicrously impractical toy in the IKEA carpark two days ago, and thought 'now that's not your typical IKEA customer...'

 lambo at ikea lambo at ikea
[ published on Wed 21.09.2011 18:22 | filed in brainfarts | ]

The laundry and the water heater are renewed and I'm declaring the renovation work in this place done, finished, over. (I know, I know, famous last words and all that - but at least I don't plan any further biggies). Here are some photos of the exercise.
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[ published on Wed 14.09.2011 01:55 | filed in interests/au | ]

Not bad: since the new meter went in, I consumed electricity worth $81 - and received $43 credit for the energy my solar panels created.

[ published on Wed 14.09.2011 00:30 | filed in interests/au | ]

but then that's maybe a good thing? Because Tron = pretty cool for 1982, but Tron Guy = doubleplusuncool, anytime.

Recently I bought some pretty cheap LED strips (5050-type, 60 LEDs/meter, flexible, waterproof and self-adhesive, can be cut every 5cm, cost $72 for ten meters) for overhauling the under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen. One old laptop PSU went into the range hood casing (displacing the trashy light sockets that thing had) and the left side is powered by a low-profile LED transformer. Mounting the stuff is a breeze: cut to size, cut and peel back a little of the silicon waterproofing, solder on wires, then peel off the backing paper and stick it in place, done.

 kueche mit leds kueche links leds kitchen leds left kueche rechts leds kueche wie tron

I think it looks great - I'm pretty sure my sisters will say it looks like an abattoir... It's certainly very nice for working and it's also pretty frugal for the amount of light (about 2A at 12V on the left side, a bit less on the right).

[ published on Sat 03.09.2011 23:25 | filed in interests/tinkering | ]

Look, a leak - quick, get a plumber!

IMNSHO the cablegate-gate serves assange right, after dribbling out just some of the cables and in homeopathetic amounts over a year.

Information wants to be free after all:-)

[ published on Fri 02.09.2011 16:08 | filed in interests/humour | ]

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