Category Archives: General

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Crypto Update

The story so far: Joined Brave Rewards in December, started with other Cryptocurrency in January. £10 initially put into Bitcoin via Coinbase using debit card, some sent to Bittrex, some sent to a home hosted wallet. Another £10 in Bitcoin … 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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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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Ko-fi

Definitely not going to spam this. Let’s see how much attention it gets from ambient visibility 😉 https://www.ko-fi.com/ponder

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LBRY and Cryptocurrency

Thanks to Dave Jones of EEVBlog I discovered the blockchain based content platform, LBRY so have been giving it a try. I signed up and went through the verification process for the rewards programme. The reason for this was because … Continue reading

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8x8x8 LED Cube Complete!

I can’t believe how smoothly this build went. The component board was almost problem free, just the usual socket/IC pin alignment issues but of course untested so I completed one grid, as shown in the previous post, to test and … Continue reading

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8x8x8 LED Cube Build – WIP!

My Christmas present from my good lady wife this year was a Hobby Components 8x8x8 LED Cube Kit. Today I started to build it. I was originally going to live stream on Twitch but had a feeling I’d be interrupted … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 102

The theme of this volume is, “Impatience!“ So many drivers who have to get in front. So many drivers who think 20cm is enough room. So many drivers who need to get a fucking clue and realise that’s not just … Continue reading

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Smart Watch

On a recommendation from a friend, I decided to give the Smart Watch scene another go. I know what the form factor is capable of so I set my sights very low and bought a Q8 Smart Bracelet from Amazon … Continue reading

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A Short Story

Since G+ is now gone, and this was primarily posted there, I thought I’d resurrect it here. A short story I wrote some time in 2015, with a hidden message. “Yes, I’ll do it!” he exclaimed enthusiastically.Once he’d heard of … Continue reading

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