Saturday 29 July 2006

Amazing Stop Motion Video

Check-out this excellent use of stop motion video to create some amazing footage.

Friday 28 July 2006

33,333 Miles

Not a very good picture but I was driving when I took it.

Monday 24 July 2006

Car Stereo Problem

There seems to be something wrong with the sound system in my car. I realised this morning that I wasn’t getting any audio from the front speakers at all, only the rear speakers and subwoofer appeared to be working. I haven’t been able to track down the problem yet, but I’m hoping it’s just a loose connection on the amplifier somewhere and not a break in the wires somewhere between the amp and the speakers, or that the amp itself is broken. They’re not exactly cheap to replace and I haven’t got the money right now.


Update: Panic over. It was something very simple. Somehow the Low Pass Filter on one of my amps had been switched on. Took me a while to discover this though. I’m glad it wasn’t something serious!

Monday 17 July 2006

Upgrading A Sky+ Box

At the weekend I upgraded my parents’ Sky+ box, a Pace 3100 PVR2.

It normally comes with a pathetically small 40GB hard drive… I’ve replaced that with a 250GB Samsung V120CE from Ultratec. I also had to buy a special screwdriver set as the Pace box uses tamper-proof Torx screws (T10H).

I followed most of the instructions here, except for the Full System Reset, instead of that I used the awesome Copy+ software I linked to in my SideBlog.

It copied over all the recorded programmes plus all the entries in the planner for upcoming shows. Which saved a lot of time and effort having to re-add them all, and nothing was lost.

Now they’ve got 6x the space they had before… which means they can record a hell of a lot more than they could! No more running out of space all the time and losing stuff they hadn’t gotten around to watching.

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