Collin’s Weir motorbike ride

March 16, 2019

Sat 16 Mar 2019 Open map in Google Maps Download as [*.kmz] file for use in Google Earth The plan was to drive to Watsonville from Collin’s Weir.  The GPS coordinates show where you leave the bitumen at Springmount Road.  I was by myself and brought water, canned fruit and phone charger in small backpack.  […]

Quaid road gate + Springmount road motorbike ride

March 9, 2019

Sat 09 Mar 2019 Click here to open in Google Maps Click here to open in Google Earth (*.kmz file) I was all by myself.  I was outside of mobile phone coverage.  There would be nobody else travelling on Quaid road.  Nope…  

Carport

March 4, 2019

Click on photos for larger images. Our current side carport looks like this:   Current carport (6 meters x 8 meters) with footings added: We were thinking of changing the side carport like so: We would re-use 2x existing windows.  We would need to add 1x concrete floor with foundations and walls, 1x sectional panel […]

Lake Tinaroo motorbike ride

March 2, 2019

Sat 2 March 2019 Open in Google Maps Download as *.kmz file  (Click on photos to enlarge).

Triumph Tiger 800 XCx 2015 maintenance

February 22, 2019

Cleaning Here are some of the things I do to clean my motorbike. Chain cleaning Yoghurt or ice cream container Kerosene Lithium grease Toothbrush Scrubbing brush Cloth rag The finer the brush, the quicker it wears out and the less scrubbing it does.  The coarser the brush, the better it cleans but the downside is […]

Traccar on Koozali SME server

December 30, 2018

To install Traccar on Koozali SME server: wget https://github.com/traccar/traccar/releases/download/v4.2/traccar-linux-64-4.2.zip unzip traccar-linux-64-4.2.zip   Archive: traccar-linux-64-4.2.zip   inflating: traccar.run   inflating: README.txt rm README.txt traccar-linux-64-4.2.zip ./traccar.run –help mkdir traccar ./traccar.run –target traccar cd traccar java -jar tracker-server.jar conf/traccar.xml In puTTY add a tunnel 8082 to localhost:8082 to your SSH connection In your internet browser, type in “http://localhost:8082” […]

Strategy

November 15, 2018

  Alice came to the fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat. “I don’t know,” Alice answered.“ Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.   Strategy is a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty. […]

Yamaha Tenere luggage carrier plate designed in Fusion 360

October 7, 2018

Designed in Fusion 360.  Machined using 6mm thick aluminium on a CNC router.  Click on pictures for larger images. Design:   Small plate:   Small plate was custom designed to fit existing bag:   Large plate:   Large plate was custom designed to fit existing bag:   Bag fits in two directions:   Large plate […]

LibreElec boot from USB – Error after upgrading

July 4, 2018

Raspberry Pi 3 or Raspberry Pi 3+ Use LibreELEC USB-SD Creator to write libreelec-rpi2.arm-8.2.4.img.gz to SD card. Use LibreELEC USB-SD Creator to write libreelec-rpi2.arm-8.2.4.img.gz to USB memory stick. Add “program_usb_boot_mode=1” (without double quotes) to config.txt on SD card just once and boot your Pi to flip a bit in a write-once register to enable USB […]

Inkscape – Path operations & alignment

May 27, 2018

Inkscape has a number of commands to form new paths from two or more preexisting paths. The z-order of the paths is important. It does not matter if you click object A first and then object B, or vice versa – it is the order of the parts i.e. which part sits on top that […]