Monthly Archives: September 2014

Quick Review: Tenma SMD Rework Station Bundle

Have to say I’m on a bit of a roll when it comes to bargain chasing, because my shopping at element14 continues. One tool which I don’t have, and had always wanted, was a hot air rework station. I’m no … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Tenma Insulation Resistance Tester 72-9400

After my stint at ElectroneX 2014 on behalf of element14, I was rewarded with a gift voucher to spend with them. That’s not a problem, as there’s always something to buy. In the spirit of a bargain-hunting uni student, I … Continue reading

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Site Update: WP Super Cache Active

So far so good. It seems the use of CloudFlare CDN hasn’t broken anything critical yet, although as CloudFlare only caches static content, the slow response time of Ziphosting’s servers is still a problem. So far, I have found that … Continue reading

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Site Update: CloudFlare Active

Well, I guess it was a long time coming. Despite having initial reservations about running CloudFlare, it seems that I have little choice but to do it to help improve load times and reduce loading on my already ailing web … Continue reading

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Review: Fractal Design Node 804 Micro ATX Computer Case

Fractal Design Node 804 Micro ATX Computer Case Review Thanks to Lihan Wang of Fractal Design and Overclockers Australia for running the “Need Your Voice” competition and choosing me as one of their lucky ten recipients to review and keep … Continue reading

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Random Post: Another Sydney Trains Meltdown, TfNSW E-mail Blunder, iOS8, Opal, etc.

It’s been another busy week, but there’s really not that much variety of things to report on. The mind is still clouded with many observations and rants, so lets get them off my chest. Another Sydney Trains Meltdown It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Power Bank Endurance Test – Hillo Power Jin Gangxia

After the trouble with endurance of the Orzly power bank which utilized Li-Poly cells of unknown reputation, I became quite suspicious of many unbranded or unknown Li-Poly based power banks. Unfortunately, as endurance tests require manual cycling of power banks, … Continue reading

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Project: Extracting & Geographically Plotting DTRS Site Information

As a radio enthusiast, and highly observant public transport user, I’ve made many notes about the deployment of the new Digital Train Radio System (DTRS) sites. This new system is based upon GSM-R in the 1800Mhz band, and is intended … Continue reading

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Random: Site Update, Sydney Trains & Opal Stuff, Tech News, etc.

It’s been a rather busy week, so I think it is understandable if the random post is a little more limited in scope than usual. Site Update It seems that my content is being more and more widely discovered each … Continue reading

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Visited: ElectroneX 2014

ElectroneX is the premier trade show for electronics design and assembly in Australia, and is held in Sydney and Melbourne in alternating years. This year, they were back in Sydney at the Australian Technology Park at Redfern, making it easy … Continue reading

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Random Post: Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, ElectroneX, Train Stuff, Site Updates, etc.

It’s been another long break from my last random post, and it’s no co-incidence that I’ve been extremely busy. In fact, I’ve been so busy that the blog hasn’t been able to get the time it deserves – so I … Continue reading

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