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A Jeep in a box

I'd love to own something like this, what a great project this would be to take on with my son or with my dad (or both). Although I found engines a little dull in my youth, I have fond memories of taken them apart and servicing cars with grandfather. This would take me right back to those days.

Posted 7th Sep 2020 @ 13:01

Teaching a six year old about cyphers & how to encrypt and decrypt messages using a private key

It's been a very long time since I've looked at doing anything like this manually. I just tried it using the details found here and even though the tutorial specifies that the key phrase should be the same length, repeating the key phrase again and again lets you do longer messages.

Not sure my 6 year old will get it but I'm gonna put a list of messages together using a few different techniques and will see if she can unscramble them on the weekend.

Posted 7th Sep 2020 @ 10:22

Pandemic changes we might want to keep

I've worked with remote team mates for the past 8 years and it's never really been a problem. Of course, it's great to meet up and socialise in person but the time you get back from not having to commute is huge.

I much prefer working in the office but I have the luxury of a short commute. If I was still trapping across London I'm sure I'd feel differently about that.

Posted 6th Sep 2020 @ 16:47

Winamp Skin Museum

What a blast from the past, I spent many hours in my youth creating some pretty average WinAmp themes. I'm sure I created more than two, but that's all I could find in the archive. One for Liverpool and another for Roma.

Posted 4th Sep 2020 @ 14:28

Siri watch face data sources

I really like the Siri watch face for the Apple Watch, but it drains battery faster than others and recently the data sources seem to be a bit odd. I knew there was a way to adjust it, but it's not exactly where I thought it would be. Bit of an odd place to put it, but at least I can tune it a bit more to my tastes now.

Posted 4th Sep 2020 @ 13:16

Volvo P1800 Cyan

Volvo's offshoot, Polestar, is making some great looking cars and you can see where they've got some of their inspiration from in Volvo's history.

Posted 3rd Sep 2020 @ 12:00

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