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.

Cycle “Adventures” Volume 128

Only 4 days worth so a bit shorter than normal. No shortage of cockwombles though! I have a new camera. Finally splashed out on a GoPro Hero 8 Black. Excellent camera but no way to add timestamps. Admittedly this is … Continue reading

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Wedding Day Photos

While looking for something else I stumbled across my wedding photos, so I decided to scan them all and create my first gallery attached to WordPress. I’m using the Foogallery plugin, which is far less featured than the Gallery solution … Continue reading

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User Registration

I’ve made user registration a bit easier, though totally non-standard, which I hope will keep the spambots at bay. No need for a Captcha any more, just click the link under Blogroll to the right. I’ll keep playing when I … Continue reading

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Amiga 1200 Memory Expansion Repair

The other day I reassembled my Amiga 1200 in readiness for it to be sent away for replacing the capacitors (recapping). I took out the memory expansion and gave it a good look over. It appeared to have had a … Continue reading

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SQRL Support

This site now has preliminary support for SQRL login and registration. I’ve tested login, and linking to existing accounts, but I don’t know if registration works with new accounts yet, because I only have one SQRL identity 😉 Anyway, the … Continue reading

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Server Migration Complete!

In January I had a notification from my VPS (Virtual Private Server) provider OVH, telling me that the VPS platform mine was hosted on was being retired on April 30th 2020. They offered 6 months free on the newer platform … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 127

Things seem to follow themes in these videos; I don’t know why, but this volume’s theme is the return of the paint scrapers. There’s always the overriding theme of impatience. I think if people were more patient on the roads … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 126

A lot of impatience rears its ugly head in this video, and a new (to me) danger is becoming apparent: corner cutters in the small hours! One clip here stands out as a bit unusual for me, and relates to … Continue reading

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USB Arcade Joystick – Complete!

The spade – spade connections weren’t very secure so out came the soldering iron. I definitely need a better one because it took ages to get the brass spades up to temperature, but it all came together in the end. … Continue reading

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USB Arcade Joystick Project

Last week I purchased a custom USB joystick interface, and with the Amiga I had a broken Kempston style joystick (cable torn/bitten/cut) so this morning I did some testing. It won’t be tidy (until I can find a way to … Continue reading

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