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My green server/NAS review has gone online.

For the last few weeks i was working on a NAS review/guide focusing on a low power but high processing power server, that could take the place of 3 machines i currently use at home, (The web server, the file… Continue Reading →

Chris Burden’s Metropolis II on Its Way to LACMA

Via Ha how cool is this art piece, nof if i could find a use for it and integrate it into my home, im sure the other half would love it. Maybe i could use it as an alarm… Continue Reading →

Head tracking 3D using a WII mote

Friend let me know about this via ( Thats pretty cool, and I cant wait for the new Xbox 360 Kinect to be used in a situation like this, more precise hopefully. 3D glasses can kiss my butt 😉

Idea for a recycled fence/wall that helps cool in summer.

This is just an idea i had today. What if you build a wall around your property out of tyres and rammed earth. E.g: Render to make it look like a mexican(spanish) wall (or look good). E.G: Inside the wall… Continue Reading →

VMware Server ESXi wont allow USB CDrom drive to map / mount

This is just a snippet of information i have found and solved about ESXi 3 and 4 with regards to mapping a USB device. ESXi can use ti as a USB device ONLY if the linux kernal supprots or realises… Continue Reading →

Initial prototype of CarPC

The 3M 7″ Capacitive touch overlay finally arrived. All I can say is I’m sure 90% of the cost of shipping went into the ridiculously large packing, but its in one piece and is sweet. So here is a mock-up So we have VGA to composite… Continue Reading →

Cheap but functional ITX NAS (Brainstorm)

So here is a quick brainstorm of a replacement of my server. It needs to be pretty functional (web hosting maybe ESXi) it also needs at least 4 hdd bays.  I plan on doing a full review and article based… Continue Reading →

Nissan Centrafuse Reversing System Plan.

Reversing system: So here are the plans for the Reversing sensors (actually more interested in having these on the front of the car). Basically we will need a few things: 1 . Device (Ebay link) Cost: $50 (will need two… Continue Reading →

Nissan V35 / G35 DIY 3rd Brake Light.

So today I was getting an Identity check so i could register the car down here in South Australia. Anyway it turned out that the 3rd brakelight (not that i even noticed i had one) wasnt working. So i needed… Continue Reading →

Shots of the new car (V35 Nissan)

So here are a few shots of my new car. There will be more internal shots as i start to work on it.

Brainstorming dump on V35 and its indash screen.

Info i have found about modifying the Nissan V35 screen and gps system to allow Originally from: Hello, Today i pulled appart the TV tuner located in the boot! I have already done this mod, and put the RCA… Continue Reading →

My new V35 Skyline freshly imported.

Here are the pics of the V35 i just got imported.

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