Project Gearbox, part 2

The gearbox rebuild finally continues! Though I have done some stuff since part 1. Mostly degrotting most of the parts removed and I also came to the conclusion that instead of finding an overdrive (because they go for silly money and would probably need a costly rebuild as well) I…

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Talking in modbus

At work we have a datacenter, so we have things that require monitoring like generators, air handlers (industrial aircon to keep the servers cool), and uninterruptible power supplies. Our building monitoring system was originally written by a colleague that has long since left and the responsibility of maintaining it has…

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Krumpi (Paprikás krumpli)

If you like onions, potatoes, and (lots of) paprika then this recipe is for you. This was originally taught to me by my Hungarian friend. It's a very easy and a very tasty meal to make. Lots of leftovers make for great work lunches. For originality you should use hungarian…

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Tank

Meet tank, my favourite car I thought I'd never buy. He's a VW Polo, with a 1.9SDI engine. Yes, that's a non turbo diesel. Which is where his name comes from. He sounds like a tank and is about as fast (with his 64bhp). He came into my life…

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Project Gearbox, part 1

My landrover series's gearbox is a bit ropey, it's definitely seen better days and judging by the blue instant gasket that has oozed out between the mating plates at least one previous owner has been inside it. Everything else I have discovered that's wrong with the landy has been due…

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Project Daylight

Adding a LED lightbar to pugly. Overview My daily driver is a Peugeot 1007. It's pretty nifty and unique which is one of the reasons I love it so much, However it's illumination is somewhat lacking, even with the full beams on and with decent bulbs. So I came up…

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Toad in the hole.

My tried and tested toad in the hole recipe. Ingredients. 8 regular sized sausages (I used 6 large ones this time) 225g plain flour 300ml milk 4 large eggs (supermarket sized*) Salt/Pepper Olive oil * I used 3 eggs, but as they are from our chickens they are quite a…

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Crispy roast potatoes.

I tried my hand at "proper" crispy roast potatoes at the weekend and they turned out brilliantly, so I will document the recipe I used here. Ingredients. 4 medium roasting potatoes * ~100ml vegetable oil 1 Tbsp plain flour 2 tsp turmeric Salt/Pepper Rosemary * I used 'King Edwards'…

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My "Desert Island Discs".

My friend tagged me in a post on facebook, which is a nomination to list the top 10 albums in my life. I actually find this pretty hard to do as I don't really listen to just albums, I much prefer to listen to lots of different tracks by different…

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Baked Basa with veggies.

This is pretty much my go-to meal for when I want something yummy that only takes about 30 minutes (prep and cook time). It's pretty healthy and there is no set list of ingredients, just throw in what veggies you feel like. Ingredients. 1 Filet of Basa (frozen). Veggie(s)…

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