Arduino, Geeky, HACMan, Physics, Science, Tool October 26, 2014 Skippy 3 comments

Building a Geiger Counter

A while ago I bought a DIY Arduino Geiger Counter kit from ebay and a SBT-11A Russian Geiger counter tube. The SB-11A is a very sensitive alpha tube, comparable to the LND 7317 in some ways. It also seems sturdier and is certainly cheaper. The data sheet gives: 44-49 cps/uR/sec, so the CPM to uSv/h conversion ratio becomes 318 […]

Geeky, Hosting, Wordpress October 17, 2014 Skippy No comments

Speeding up WordPress using Jetpack Photon – Without Jetpack

What is Photon? this is a question I asked myself when I went looking for the name of the Jetpack app that does Image CDN (Content Delivery Network). Photon according to the documentation: Photon is an image acceleration and modification service for Jetpack-connected WordPress sites. Converted images are cached automatically and served from the […]