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Just this…

Complex Conjugate

So, “zedstarr” eh? What’s that about you may ask…



Z*. Zed star. Zedstarr. Of course it is. Told you it was real. Well, imaginary. Well…. oh never mind.


Sleepy. 19:33 local time. 01:33 home timezone time… bleah

Bicycle Dynamo…

A modern dynamo – who knew they still existed and were so cool. From the 1980’s style, tyre rubbing demons, to this 🙂

Just dug the old T39 out of the drawer – still works, but have to charge the battery off the phone, and battery won’t take a full charge, but apart from that I love the form factor… Perfect just for making calls 🙂

Adventures in Solar

The smaller "trickle charger" looked like it would manage just over a watt

I need to test these on an overcast day to get more or a realistic idea of their capabilities…

Ideal for camping – assuming there's soe sunshine!

Car hacking


Some CAN data got via mbed, geo-logged to SD. That is all.

Just getting into – rapid prototyping using NXP's microcontrollers

Specifcally like the RFID to twitter build that was featured on Wired.

Hmmm. Similar technique to how I created "Bra Hair" by Japanese Spam Hammer back in the day…

Try this:

1 – Go to Wikipedia and hit random article. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 – Go to The Quotations Page – Your Source for Famous Quotes and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 – Go to and click on “explore the last seven days”. Third picture no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 – Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

Can't believe it, back in 1997 Winamp was THE media player, mp3 files were just becoming popular… I remember running winamp on the first laptop I ever bought, a hulking big AJP 6200, running win95. Winamp on a portable device is what I longed for in 1997 – imagine winamp on a Psion Series5! I remember my portable digital music back then was on minidisks. Big big big shame the MD & MP3 were incompatible. Anyway, I'm off to load some 1997 mp3 music on my android phone and pretend I'm back working for Steve Dunwoody at GPT…. 🙂 The QR code should take you to a link to get winamp on your android device… or try

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