Computing…

Flicker lights – C14 – The making of…

Prompted by earlier night-fall as we go into winter, and the prospect of travelling home in the dark for the next 4 or more months, I felt the need to become more visible on the motorway at dusk. Particularly in the heavy traffic heading north from Albany up to...

Photos from the iPhone 12 Pro

Here are the full sized photos recently shared on Facebook. Click through to see original photos.      

Custom building our own NZ based OSM maps…

Download links for the finished windows basecamp file, and garmin map files are at the bottom of this post - you don't need to work through what I had to... By custom building our own, routable OSM based maps for NZ, we can do things like set speed adjustments for...

Spark Sport – ad-hoc IT support.

So, this just happened:

RWC 2019 – Rugby game is back online!

Good news if you're a Rugby fan, and if you've enjoyed our RWC game in the past! - It is back! Head on over to http://rugby.wiltshire.net/rugby to join in the fun! 🙂 Time until kick off:

Renaming multiple video files from Dashcam footage

My new dashcam on my bike creates a heap of 5-minute video files as it records. Depending on whether or not I have hit the 'Save' button on the handlebars, the filename will start with a different pre-fix. Embedded within the middle of the filename is the date-time...

Fun with haProxy, SSL and CF web services.

Background: We're shifting from an environment which used to use ldirectord for our load balancing to haProxy, predominantly because it can perform SSL termination, layer 7 filtering etc. It's far more flexible in terms of how it can cater for multiple SSL sites...

The joys of bcrypt

I had the joy of coming across Bcrypt the other week, a pretty neat way of storing individually hashed passwords within a single table, each with a differing salt. The salt, algorithm and number of hashing iterations is stored, written within the outputted hash, so...

Flicker lights on R1 changed to use MOSFET

This builds on my previous post: http://www.wiltshire.net/2017/10/29/flicker-lights-for-the-r1/ The auxiliary lights project on the R1 continues, tonight I've completed the transition from the physical relay unit to a MOSFET power transistor - the relay was limited in...

Fun at HINZ

Ok. So our first night in Rotorua this year happened to be Halloween. So there were a few people in fancy dress out tonight. Guess who I spotted?? You might need to open the full sized original image (click) and zoom in to see 🙂 My Facebook post of this was a Fail...

Flicker lights for the R1

So. Watching the Iron Butt Rally riders depart on their huge rally earlier this year inspired me to want to build an electronic controller for my auxiliary lights which I had already fitted to my R1.  In prep for my Saddle Sore 1600k ride in March this year I...

Progress with 3d printing…

So it's been a couple of weeks since I first assembled my 3d printer and I have to say, it's been a heck of a lot of fun, it has the capacity to  become slightly obsessive. 🙂 It's so captivating watching something new being formed.  I have ended up thinking...

NAS storage plans for my home network

I'm considering replacing my Desktop and / or NAS... Here's my thought process. Current state: I have a very old Desktop Machine which was somewhat replaced in function by this NAS a while ago. The desktop is used for Scanning purposes (only now). Netgear READYNAS 104...