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House model update

I’ve not had as much time as I would’ve liked but I’m still plugging away with my house modelling in SketchUp. The timber framing for the lower floor is almost complete. It’s interesting how many measurements I’ve managed to stuff … Continue reading

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Subsonic couch

You heard it right, a subsonic couch. As in inaudible. It shakes, rattles and rolls. This a view of the bottom of the couch where you see the two subsonic actuators bolted to the frame. Subsonic actuators are effectively speakers … Continue reading

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Sketchup love

I’ve been painting the shelves of the bookshelf unit I built a few months back. While the paint was drying it got me to thinking that it’d be a great practice model in SketchUp. Incredibly, 30 mins later this is … Continue reading

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SketchUp progress

I’ve been modeling my house in SketchUp. This is how far I’ve got so far and it’s mostly dimensionally accurate. I’ve found a pretty awesome channel on YouTube called The SketchUp Show. I’ve seen their lattern demo and think I … Continue reading

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Getting started with Sketchup – again

After a false start last year I found some renewed enthusiasm for getting started again with SketchUp after seeing a presentation at the Wellington Makers group by the new head of Ponoko‘s 3D production Rich Borrett. At the meetup he … Continue reading

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ERB569 stolen by a stalker

Some scumbag has stalked my mum from her car into Pak’n’Save supermaket Royal Oak, Auckland, New Zealand. They have then waited for an opportune time to steal her handbag from the bottom of the shopping trolley and then stolen her … Continue reading

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13 virtues

Temperance: Eat not to dullness and drink not to elevation. Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself. Avoid trifling conversation. Order: Let all your things have their places. Let each part of your business have its time. … Continue reading

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ESXi 4.1 install notes

This is just documentation for myself as I’ve lost almost 24 hours to this. Motherboard: M2N-MZ SE plus. This is the NVidia version and ESXI 4.1 doesn’t support this from the straight install. For some reason, it is missing the … Continue reading

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Design of things UI

I love designing and making things but have always felt a little let down by my organisation in certain design processes. Databases and code I’m totally down with and have no problems. I’m also adept at sketching wireframes and layouts … Continue reading

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The internet won’t stay US-centric

I like working with tools and unfortunately New Zealanders get absolutely reamed with the price and availability of tools here. So I often look overseas for sources. In doing so I discovered Harbor Freight, a large United States online discount … Continue reading

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