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Site Update: 2 Million Views & Site Future

Readers may have noticed recently that my posting schedule has become rather erratic and sometimes posts have been getting rather thin on the ground. This is because I’ve been extraordinarily busy behind the scenes, and a few things had happened, … Continue reading

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Modification: Manson HCS-3102 Power Supply Output On/Off Switch

Three years ago, I purchased a pair of Manson HCS-3102 programmable switch-mode power supplies. These were not particularly expensive supplies, and judging by some of the noises they made and the granularity of the programming and read-back, weren’t particularly high … Continue reading

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Failed: Cheap and Nasty SMA Right-Angle Adapter (& Site Update)

If you’re a bit of a radio equipment user like myself, you’ll find that you’ve always got an amazing array of different connector needs. For example, you might have some older TV tuners with a “PAL” connector, some satellite equipment … Continue reading

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Site Update: A Trip to Melbourne for OzWater’16

Readers may have noted the slight quieting down of the site over the past weeks – indeed, this is a sign of my continuing busyness. As I like to say, what people see is the results, but only you know … Continue reading

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Site Update: Celebrating 1 million+ views (25 Jan 13 – 3 Sep 15)

On 23rd January 2013, this site (i.e. goughlui.com) was officially born out of the ashes of gough.ath.cx, formerly served from home on an ADSL2+ link with a humble Raspberry Pi Model B with WordPress, and before that, a Pentium III … Continue reading

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Site Update: Major Downtime at 29/07/2015 1044UTC – Cause: GoDaddy

I was going to spend some time in the evening (here in Sydney, Australia) doing some blogging when, to my surprise, I got an e-mail from my uptime monitor saying I had been downed for over 20 minutes. The downtime … Continue reading

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Project Adverpising: A Wi-Fi Beacon with Raspberry Pi

Privacy is a major issue, especially as we continue to gear-up and carry various wireless devices which emit signals which can be used to track our movements, be it just a smartphone with Wi-Fi turned on, probing for access points … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday: Facebook Post Experiment & SSH Honeypot

Another birthday, and it’s a reminder that yet another year has passed. Time seems to pass by quickly, even when you do your best to make the most of every day without overloading yourself. That’s just how life is, I … 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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Site Update: The Camel’s Back is Well-and-Truly Broken!

As this site slowly steams towards its second anniversary at the http://goughlui.com address, and (nearly) half-a-million views, this week has been a week of terrible service. The site was down or intermittent for the better part of the past two … Continue reading

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Random: Site Stuff, LG D686 Fail, Shellshock, Transport Stuff, etc.

It’s been a few weeks since my last random post, and many things have happened in the tech world. Unfortunately, because of the amount of work that I’ve had to do, I haven’t been able to take a break to … 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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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: 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: Happy CNY, DASH, Drive-by-Download Ads, Zoom H1 F/W Upgrade, etc

I’m not sure it’s that appropriate given the circumstances surrounding my extended family, but today is the eve of the lunar new year, so an early “Happy Chinese New Year” to all. Technically, it is more like “Happy Lunar New … Continue reading

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Random Post: Happy New Year

First and foremost, Happy New Year to everyone! Gee, didn’t 2013 go by really quickly? I suppose time flies when you’re “having fun” or “otherwise occupied”, and I’ve definitely been occupied a lot. This is probably the largest random post … Continue reading

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Random: Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow …, Acer Iconia W3 and Windows 8.1, Site Update

It’s been an even slower week than normal. Somehow, after having ridden my 40km as I “normally” try to do last Saturday, and going through Sunday without any problems, on Monday I started to limp. My right ankle started to … Continue reading

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/dev/random: Trains, Aus Post, Sick Seagate, and other amusing thoughts

Well, that was quick. Another week is over, and chances to blog have been slim. I’ve been keeping myself busy with my now very-involved PhD project, but in-between, I’m also doing a little spring cleaning around here. I’m just sitting … Continue reading

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Analysis: DVB-T Freeview in Sydney, NSW, Australia

It’s probably been clear from my “new year’s” piece that I’m not too much a fan of the free-to-air TV in Sydney (or Australia) at the moment. Ultimately, it delivers quantity but not quality. As I noticed the recent “launching” … Continue reading

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Random Post: Trip to Canberra, Dr. David Suzuki Lecture, Sydney Trains “Upgrades”, etc.

It’s been a while. I know. I’m sorry, but things (as usual) has been hectic. It’s so hectic, that I’ve had no time to ride bike for the past three weeks! Trip to Canberra Last Sunday (22nd September) and Monday, … Continue reading

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Weekend “Soup Pot” Post – Politics, Rail Observations, etc.

This weekend has been a little bit different from the others – for one, I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had a chance to ride at all, but instead, I’ve been doing a little work for the PhD and also … Continue reading

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Weekend Assorted: Photowalk, Sydney Trains Rebranding, Opal, etc.

Hello readers! Long time no blog. Lets start off with a bit of an assorted post with just a few random things. CNET Photowalk Last week, I only had the time to churn out a post about my photowalk day … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: Still no ADSL2+, More Southern Star “Adventures”

It seems like it’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to write. Things have been getting very busy with the PhD – we’re finally turning in some results, although not necessarily the ones we have been looking for. … Continue reading

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An Update on the Situation at Home

While I have a little time to post, I thought I’d just update on the situation at home (and I suppose, in my mind) at present. ADSL2+ Internet It’s now day 13. The line is still dead as a doornail. … Continue reading

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