Geeky, HackSpace, HACMan, Mac, Tool March 20, 2017 Skippy No comments

How I make a Screencast

I have been playing with Fusion 360 again… and as part of that I have been finding cunning tricks that I am thankful that I now know. Since I think I have a blog or something, I shall share those I find to be useful. And for this I shall use the medium of interpretive […]

Geeky, HackSpace, HACMan, Tool, Work April 7, 2016 Skippy 12 comments

Cheep Chinese Camera

I picked up this 50H10L (HI3518E_50H10L_S39) based cheap POE CCTV style camera as a test for replacing the cameras we use at work to view EUTs (Equipment Under Test). the cameras we normally use are wired CCTV cameras. The (professionally done) CD comes with a number of applications and PDFs on it… The one useful set […]

HackSpace, HACMan, Maker, Tech, Tool December 2, 2014 Skippy No comments

Cadsoft’s Eagle on Multiple machines

I have a MacBook Pro, and a Windows XP Virtual machine, and use Eagle at work on another windows machine, The work machine and my mac are both sharing a Dropbox folder, (Alex Lang has instructions on how to install Eagle on Windows). (If you use Eagle 7.1.0 you can unlock it a bit using […]

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 […]

Leaving WordPress

I have been thinking about moving Skippy.org.uk and my 365 away from WordPress, as WordPress is a bit overpowered for myself as a lone user, and causes my server to run hard when hit with a lot of users. I am poking my 365 at the moment with a view to making it more automatic. I am looking […]

Hosting, Mac, Projects, Tech, Tool, Wordpress December 13, 2012 Skippy No comments

Artisteer for Mac Review, and Why no Version 4?

A fair while ago I picked up Artisteer for Mac, it looked like a useful tool: Artisteer is the first and only Web design automation product that instantly creates fantastic looking, unique website templates and blog themes. Design awesome blogs and cool web templates in minutes Export to Blogger, Joomla, WordPress and other CMS products […]

Geeky, Laptop, Mac, Tamarisk, Tool October 17, 2012 Skippy No comments

Review – Black Speck SeeThru Satin for 13″ MacBook Pro

At the same time as I was sent the Ballistic Hard Case (which I have reviewed here) I was a received a Speck SeeThru Satin for 13″ MacBook Pro in Black to review from GearZap.com. When I bought the MacBook Pro I looked at slip cases and couldn’t really see the point of them, and to […]