Amazing LED work on a model

I have been toying with the idea of LED work on some of my gunpla but to be honest, I really dont think I could ever replicate or even remember the basic electrical and soldering skills I learnt at school as a part of the 'Electronics Group' (yes, I was that nerdy at school).

Then I see something like this and those ideas get absolutely hammered and smashed into the ground, never to be heard from again (until next time I entertain the idea…….. 😉 )


Another link in case I'm feeling brave

or even this lin may be helpful


Or I could be really silly and try this (and probably burn the house down)

Mac App Store Cracked Open for Piracy

The Mac App Store's security has been cracked. This means that, by installing a software called Kickback, you will be able to pirate any applications in the store. However, the crack will not be available until February 2011, according to Dissident:


We don't want to release kickback as soon as the [Mac App] Store gets released. I have a few reasons for that.


Most of the applications that go on the Mac App Store [in the first instance] will be decent, they'll be pretty good. Apple isn't going to put crap on the App Store as soon as it gets released. It'll probably take months for the App Store to actually have a bunch of crappy applications and when we feel that it has a lot of crap in it, we'll probably release Kickback.


So we're not going to release Kickback until well after the store's been established, well after developers have gotten their applications up. We don't want to devalue applications and frustrate developers.



Dissident is a member of Hackulous, the community that cracked Apple's Digital Rights Management system for iOS.


While I don't support piracy, I understand the need to allow people to try apps for free, especially when there's so much crap out there. However, this opens the door to wide piracy, which is not good for anyone, developers and users alike in the long term.


That's why Apple should provide a test mode for all apps. Lite and trial versions don't cut it. It's cumbersome and not universal. Storewide 24-hour testing would be perfect, allowing users to quickly purchase or delete at any time during the trial period.


And they should do the same with iOS.


[Via Gizmodo]






Well, that didnt take long given it has just been released!

Ezra on the move

Server issues precluded me from posting these up when they happened but my little boy is now mobile!

21/12/2010….he starts turning circles when seated

27 or 28/12/2010….he is now fully mobile (albeit very slow…..)


Damnit….now have to Ezra proof the place!

2011…a new start

Well, this was a rude way to start the year.

Something happened to my server (again) and I lost the database that essentially runs my site. That means I have lost nearly 10 years of memories including the birth of my two kids, random thoughts, projects and comments. I’ve worked for the past two weeks trying to resurrect the db but to no avail. I might be able to go back and re-post a lot of the blog and back date it but that will be a lot of work and it may not work at all.

Still have a bit of work to do on as my wiki is not connecting but I’m hoping that its a simple job ie less than a couple of days work!!

Hope this is not a sign of the year ahead…..