October 1, 2022

Intergrain Heavy Duty – previously known as Doors Windows Decking (DWD) Water based paint that forms a ‘thin fleece’ on top of material.  Initially gummy when drying.  Dries hard but remains somewhat elastic like silicone.  Full sun protection requires thicker ‘fleece’ and need multiple coats. [!] Do not apply in full sun and/or when timber […]

Pressure cleaner

September 20, 2022

Careful – vinyl siding hardiboard fibro exterior cladding (Primeline) is easily damaged. To clean outside of house: sodium-hypochlorite (bleach) diluted in water (2%) and splash of dish soap (no ammonia).

Silicone caulk / mold

September 10, 2022

The trick is to resist the temptation to touch caulk with your fingers. The other trick is to spray soapy water lightly over the bead so when you scape off excess it doesn’t stick to anything.  Soapy water should not get underneath the bead of silicone. To remove old silicone: use a scraper to remove […]

Layer 2 networking

August 18, 2022

OSI Layer 2 traffic MAC address level awareness only (managed switch).  Uses VLANs.  Injects / strips VLAN tag from packets as needed. OSI Layer 3 traffic IP address level awareness (router).  Supports routes, ACLs, etc. VLAN The primary function of a VLAN is to separate layer 2 traffic. Hosts in one VLAN cannot communicate with […]

3Com 5500-EI 28-Port + Airport Extreme

August 17, 2022

3Com For reference the default console only (!) credentials for 3COM/HP switches: user: admin password:<empty> user: manager password:manager user: monitor password:monitor Serial console connection 19200 baud <CTRL-B> 7 – Skip current configuration file (Y) 0 – Reboot Switch will boot from default boot option (firmware) but skip the startup config.file. This will allow administrator user […]

Protected: 2012 Nissan Navara D22 Dual Cab ST-R (4×4) 2.5 CR

July 23, 2022

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July 15, 2022

  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. […]

Agile / Servant Leader

July 4, 2022

“The focus in an agile project is on continuous learning and improvement.” Fail early Fail often Revise Learn Agile – Values PRIMARY Individuals and interactions Working software Customer collaboration Responding to change SECONDARY Processes and tools Comprehensive documentation Contract negotiation Following a plan Agile – Principles Satisfy the customer Welcome change Deliver software frequently Work […]

Program car key fob (Toyota Kluger / Prado / RAV4)

May 29, 2022

Note: To check correct key for your car you can pop open your existing key case cover and check number stamped be on remote part number should be “50171” and “42050” Remote Programming: STEP1. Open Driver side door STEP 2. Put the Original key in and out of ignition for 2 times STEP 3. Close […]

Clear coat repair

May 29, 2022

The proper way to do it is sand back all the clear coat of affected panels. Use wet 800 or 1000 grit. Keep sanding until your sandpaper starts getting some of your car’s colour on it, then you know to stop because all the clear coat has gone. You will need to spray at least […]