Poor man’s router with wedge fail

Poor Man's router with a wedge

I tried making a Paul Seller’s style Poor Man’s Router plane. It worked quite well but I couldn’t get the chisel’s blade edge to be really perpendicular to the surface of the wood. As an alternative I thought I’d try cutting a slot into the piece of timber and making a wedge to fit it… Continue reading Poor man’s router with wedge fail

Xero’s Paypal feed is crap

I’ve been setting up a new paypal account and I thought it would be nice to get the feed of transactions directly into Xero. Unfortunately Xero’s PayPal feed doesn’t understand how PayPal initially puts your transactions on hold until your account is fully verified. This leads to having your transactions incorrectly imported twice (with incorrect… Continue reading Xero’s Paypal feed is crap

Uniquify your Buffer Names in emacs with use-package

Recently I have been working on projects that often have multiple files of the same name. By default emacs doesn’t give much information to help you switch between the buffers of open files of the same name. At the same moment that I was thinking I need to find a solution to this Pragmatic Emacs posted… Continue reading Uniquify your Buffer Names in emacs with use-package

FreeTDS is a bag of razorblades use, Microsoft ODBC Driver for Linux instead

According to @mst FreeTDS is a bag of razorblades. That’s right folks, don’t use it. The new way to go is Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server on Linux. Unfortunately its a nightmare to install on debian. Luckily some very smart people wrote a lovely little howto: Install and Configure the MS ODBC Driver on… Continue reading FreeTDS is a bag of razorblades use, Microsoft ODBC Driver for Linux instead

Letter to the minister for small business about slow Internet in Australia

Today I wrote to the minister for small business complaining about the crap Internet in this country. I urge you to write to your MPs also if you think the lack of NBN is a problem. Dear Mr Billson, I’d just like to express my concern over the woeful state of Internet in Australia. As… Continue reading Letter to the minister for small business about slow Internet in Australia

Clock Part 3

Finally finished the clock case.

I finally finished the outer case of my clock. Only 19 layers of 3mm acrylic stacked on top of each other. I built a finger slot into the back of the clock so it’s easier to carry, but also to house the barrel jack for┬ámounting the clock flush to the wall, allowong me to hide… Continue reading Clock Part 3