Author Archives: Ponder

About Ponder

I'm a train driver from Cardiff, have been married a long time and have 4 wonderful kids... all grown up now! Warning: I tend to lose The Game a lot.

This Took Too Long

I finally got around to making a couple of Ingress Resistance animated “badges” in readiness for the Bristol event next month. A bit of a hack job with the cases, and would probably improve with practice; cut with a cheapo … Continue reading

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More Success!

Fixed 99% of the problems. I ordered a new flex cable, which arrived this morning, and fitted that more carefully, re-seated the fingerprint sensor and the rear panel clipped into place more easily than yesterday, and is now cleanly fitting. … Continue reading

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Success! (Mostly)

Replacement volume/power flex cable fitted. Not an easy task, not perfect but working 100%! For how long I don’t know, but as long as it lasts until Mid April, when I can get a replacement, I’ll be happy πŸ˜‰

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That Was Quick!

Replacement part for my phone arrived this morning. I’m going to get some double sided tape before fitting!

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Sod It and Buggery! (Figuratively)

Today my replacement screen arrived. I got down to replacing it. I tested it at this point and it was all working! πŸ™‚The only problem was the buttons wouldn’t stick down. I tried replacing the back panel, pushing the buttons … Continue reading

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New Toy

“So what was the phone call about?” I hear you ask (I have very good hearing for things like this) πŸ˜‰ This had arrived. It’s a Bluetooth controller I’ve seen used in a Mamemeister video for playing via emulators on … Continue reading

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[Expletive Deleted]

Cycling to work yesterday I notice a missed call from my wife. My phone is kept in an arm mount while cycling, so I pulled onto the pavement, took it out of the mount to call back in case it … Continue reading

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Cable Modem Woes

For a long time I’ve been having ‘fun’ with the Wi-Fi on my SuperHub 2.0. On boot (or reboot) it would take ages for it to become enabled, then even longer before anything would connect. Devices would just sit there, … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 96

Here, for your delight and astonishment at the standard of road usage, is my latest collection of clips from my regular commute to and from work. Amazingly, even though it snowed during this period, nothing unusual actually happened! I could … Continue reading

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Since I’m making more use of this blog now, and I know it uses cookies, I thought I’d better make myself a bit GDPR compliant. I have no data harvesting plugins installed so a simple OK box will suffice πŸ˜‰ … Continue reading

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