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Salvage Season: Pt 6 – Old I/O Boards & Fluorescent Starters

It’s new year’s eve, and I’m back with the last part of the salvage season posts. Just as well, since salvage season is coming to an end as the year is coming to an end. This post looks at some … Continue reading

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Salvage Season: Pt 4 – Lighting & AV Stuff

The salvages continue with lighting and AV related equipment. Of course, some of this isn’t that useful nowadays, but it’s more interesting from a “wish fulfillment” and philosophical perspective. Lighting (with Philosophical “Light-Bulb” Moments) It’s no big secret that LED … Continue reading

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Salvage Season: Pt 3 – Other Computer Hardware

After taking a short breather to prepare all the images for the upcoming few posts, the salvages continue. This part is concerned with “other” computer hardware that I managed to snag. Some of it remains untested, primarily due to a … Continue reading

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Video Glitching: DRM Encryption

I will start just by saying that I’m not a person that has practiced the glitch art form, but having been exposed to some examples of it, it’s not hard to recognize it. The difference is that this particular glitch … Continue reading

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Melb2016: Around the “Den” & Leaving Melbourne (Part 11)

After a long series of posts, my time in Melbourne is just about up. This part covers the tail end of the trip, namely where I stayed and heading out of Melbourne. The “Den” Even though the trip was mostly … Continue reading

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Big-Random: Public Transport, UNSW Electrical Upgrades & Vending Machines

It’s been ages since I put out one of these random posts filled with random observations. That hasn’t stopped me collecting random observations, although the pace of collection had slowed down as I wasn’t sure if I would ever get … Continue reading

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Opal’s New Top-Up Machines and Single-Trip Tickets

Sydney’s long march to a paper-ticket-less transport network just got one step closer with the announcement on 23rd March 2016 that they are trialing new top-up machines with single-trip tickets. While this was always considered as the next step, it’s … Continue reading

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Project FAX is now online!

I suppose readers by now would know that I do love old technology in general, and watching the slow demise of voiceband modems has led me to conceive of a small project I would like to call Project FAX. The … Continue reading

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Random Compu-Maintenance: Dusty PC & Stuck Power Button

Computers and their peripherals around my place are generally reliable, but occasionally some things do happen. As a result, I’ve grouped these two recent happenings into one posting. PC: “… help me!” Just last weekend, my brother barged into my … Continue reading

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Random: Opal Card Stories, Tips & Central Station Upgrades

The Opal Card is an automatic fare collection system based around NXP MiFare DESFire EV1 NFC cards and readers supplied by Cubic Transportation Systems (based on readers on the Oyster card network). It has been in use since December 2012 … Continue reading

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Rand: SSD Dying (or not?), Ankle CT, iMac Temp Sensor Hack, Fake Batteries, More Opal, etc.

It’s been a while since the last random post, so here comes another, which is jam packed with carefully curated observations and events that have occurred since the last posting. Gough’s “almost” heart-attack Before anyone gets too scared, no, this … Continue reading

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Random: Concession Opal, Storage Fails, element14 Blogs, etc.

It’s been an age since I last had the time to write up a random post. Normally, if I’m feeling well, I’d be happy to churn one out every fortnight or thereabouts, but lately, I just didn’t quite have the … Continue reading

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Random: Happy 2nd Anniversary to goughlui.com

In late December, I warned that the site might get a little bit quiet. That wasn’t an empty threat, as for the past month, there really hasn’t been anything new on here. Here’s a little update as to what has … Continue reading

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Mega Random: Merry Christmas, Site Updates, Transport Updates etc.

Gee, it’s been ages since my last random post. Since then, countless security vulnerabilities, mobile OS updates, world news events, scientific discoveries, scandals and wild weather events have happened – so many that it seems pointless to try and even … Continue reading

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Random: Sydney Trains Rail Observations, DTRS Sites, Opal & Other Thoughts

Readers have probably noticed that it’s been awfully quiet as of late. Unfortunately, that quietness coincides with the fact that I’ve been insanely busy with my studies and will be for the foreseeable future. Whenever the time permits, and I’m … 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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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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Random: Site Stuff, Sydney Trains Stuff, Raspberry Pi Fun, Permissions Creep, etc.

It’s been a while since I’ve made a random post, or any sort of post for that matter. Don’t worry though – I’m still here, and I’m still busy as always. If there was a picture that could describe how … Continue reading

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Random: Sunset, More Rail Stuff, Facebook Meltdown, Recovering an Arduino, etc.

Not that much random stuff to report on this week – I’ve been too busy with everything else, quite possibly. Lovely Sunset over Sydney On 28th July 2014, Sydney experienced the sunset that almost broke the internet. Too bad, all … Continue reading

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Random: Refurbished Asus Laptop, D-Link DDNS, AldiMobile Speeds, etc.

It’s been busy as always, to the point where last week, I didn’t even have the opportunity to put up a random post. As a result, this week, there’s quite a lot of “random” to talk about. Refurbished Asus Laptop … Continue reading

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Random: DWI RMA, Granville Upgrades, Uniwide Upgrades, Tech and the Elderly, etc.

It’s been a crazy busy week, so not much random to report this time around. DWI RMA One piece of good news arrived for me this morning – a replacement (new) Audio-Technica ANC9’s for my RMA. I’ve tested it, and … Continue reading

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Random: Computer Mayhem, Z97 Build Frustrations, Sydney Trains & Opal Stuff, etc.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a random post, so it’s about time I did another. In the “silence” in-between, life has been extremely busy and continues to be and the observations from my daily commutes continue to pile-up. … Continue reading

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Random: Opal Stuff, DTRS, Bus Advertising, Drive by Download, etc.

Another week of random, and this week it’s much of the same, focusing on topics such as our public transport network, what’s happening with some MVNOs and drive-by-downloading. The main difference this week – I’m enjoying a day off thanks … Continue reading

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Random: Granville Trains, Station Refurb, DWI RMA Problems, Cybersquatters, etc

Another week, another random post – another opportunity to vent and talk about the smallest and most insignificant observations. Unfortunately, I’ve been exceptionally busy … but hopefully there’ll be more time in the future. Granville Trains Campaign I’m a frequent … Continue reading

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Random: Hiatus, Opal, Station Upgrades, DTRS, CeBIT, Things Breaking

It’s been a long while since my last random post. While the site might seem quiet, the Gough never stops! Amongst the minefield that is my brain, there are many pages and posts which I’ve planned and have intended to bring … Continue reading

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Random Post: Transport Sydney Stuff, Webinar, AudioTechnica RMA, UNSW etc.

It’s been oddly quiet around here for a bit, but don’t think for a second that I’ve been slacking off. As blogging is a leisurely activity of mine, it means that I’ve been too busy for a variety of reasons … Continue reading

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Random Post: Railcorp GSM-R Rollout, Opal Stuff, and other observations

It’s been another busy week, but this time around, there hasn’t been that much “random” action to note. Part of the reason is the fact that I’ve been spending increasing amounts of time inside the microbiology lab where I’m doing … Continue reading

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Random: Site Update, Media Fails, TV Retune, Transport Sydney, Micro*sigh*ft, etc.

Another week, another random post! We begin this week with a quick site update – while I can’t say I have much faith in the scientific accuracy of Alexa’s ranking methods, after 13-14 months of being online at this domain … Continue reading

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Random: element14 Webinar, UNSW OWeek, Transport Sydney, etc.

I don’t know what it is, but the interval between these random posts seems to be getting more and more irregular. Part of the reason must be because of how insanely busy I’m becoming … it’s likely that blog posts … Continue reading

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