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Military Models Font / Color Charts and Markings

This is a repository of Fonts, Color/Colour Charts and Vehicle Marking sets. These were originally hosted on the now defunct simmerspaintshop.com website (http://www.simmerspaintshop.com/forums/dlcat-military-fonts-19/). These files almost vanished into internet history, so I am uploading them here to make them easily… Continue Reading →

ROK 33CC Petrol Brush Cutter Manual

Abotu a year ago i purchased this 33CC brush cutter from Stratco on sale. Shes not the best but she works ok for the odd use. I couldn’t find the manual online, so I scanned it so if someone else… Continue Reading →

Get nClone working with Synology DSM 6

Firstly nClone is a great disk imaging tool, once installed on your nas you can boot your PC and ghost/image the hdds from and to it. So Synology released a new DSM and with it came new security. As per… Continue Reading →

Allow ASUSWRT AiProtection send emails via Google Apps or 3rd party SMTP

This is just a quick post to show how to make the asus wrt routers (for me the dsl-ac68U) send emails to non gmail domains, like google apps. I tried various things, like editing the email.conf and then editing asp… Continue Reading →

Quick hack, Printrboard working with Arduino IDE and using stepper motors in own sketch.

This is a quick hack and slash to capture what i did and used to get this printrboard motor controllers working with the Arduino IDE Things you need to get started, Printrboard, USBTinyISP (or use an arduino to program (http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Arduino-Into-an-ISP/),… Continue Reading →

The Pink Roadhouse – Oodnadatta Track Tyre pressure guide

This is the Oodnadatta Track Tyre pressure guide hand written by the late Adam Plate from the Pink Roadhouse. Or download the original PDF: tyre-pressure-pdf This file used to be located at http://www.pinkroadhouse.com.au/Pink/graphics/docimages/tyre-pressure-pdf.pdf . but they appear to have a broken site now…. Continue Reading →

Synology NAS DSM 5.2 nClone and php json_encode.

Just a quick one. So I use nClone to image my computers using the Synology NAS and PXE booting. In lamens terms its like ghost or clonezilla, however it boots via PXE and backs up directly to the Synology NAS,… Continue Reading →

Land Rover Series and Perentie Kangaroo Logo.

Yes I am still alive, and i have today something a little different. I few months back i purchased an old 1962 Series Land Rover, heavily modified with a lot of parts form the Australian Military Perentie. When i was… Continue Reading →

How to Root your $150 Kogan Agora 5 Phone.

So 24 days after my first Agora was dead on arrival, I finally got my Agora 5 replacement. First thing that i noticed were the apps installed by default, Skype (not the standard version from the marketplace another one :S),… Continue Reading →

Bye Google Reader :( Hello Tiny tiny RSS (on Windows)

So google reader is dieing or dead. There are several alternatives out there fever rss reader, looks cool but im not paying $30 for something i cant play with, Then there are a few pay ones at around $10 a… Continue Reading →

Nissan 2003 V35 / Infinity G35 No Radio and no climate AC controls BOSE.

We had a few scorchers the other day (+45C), and the radio began to play up, turning off when i slowed down or cornering, it got to the point where it would just turn off and stay off. I saw… Continue Reading →

Lets make Windows 8 usable with original Windows 7 start button and gadgets.

So your a power windows user, or just used to what you h ad. You made the stupid move to upgrade to Windows 8 and while its faster and has cool features it also has the annoying part of no… Continue Reading →

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