Thursday, August 27, 2009

Netbook - OS

I have had an Acer Aspire One fore some time now - linux of course and ssd. Limpus linux went after a few trials and some hacking. Tried everything - suse- mandriva - redhat- debian-ubuntu- lin4 one - all were -ugh. too heavy for a 500mb of memory.
Thought of upgradin g the memory - then I installed crunchbang linux. 8.10 first - then a custom kernal- all worked well. just moved to 9.10 still impressed. minimalist but great and quick. even runs endnote under wine. nice.
great work #!

/dlh.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Parking - Qbyn Style

The wonders of getting up at 4 am to find your local P plate has decided that the verge outside your place is a great place to practice ruffing it - Parking on the verge so as not to use mum and dads drive - tuff too - Pity he could not do it with out loosing grip and digging up the verge.
Bugger.
Next day we had a polite discussion with the "lady" of the house in which she politely told us to getfucked - all one word - slightly blurred.
Sooo an email to the council worked wonders - 9 pictures - and a letter back in less than 24 hours - that's hot - the letter to next door will not be quite as welcome - stiff - next time consider before you respond.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Dawes rebirthed - in continuance


Nice bike - 70's dawes - got as a frame and done up for number one son.
Yes it's not done in true 1970-s style but this is an object "in continuance" not a static restoration.
Both are imaginative processes.
8 speed.
needs another rear wheel.
but will be nice to ride.
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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Computers for the Shed



We have too many computers in the house for the two of us -four - so two had to go -So







The intel mac mini got a clean reinstall - discovered 60 Gig more - reinstalled nothing but GNU software - oh except OSX.


The old PPC got a dose of PPC Linux strange it looks just like the mac OSX - But now it's some what quicker - used Ubuntu 9.04 after trying opensuse and redhat. Micht eventually settle on Debian as then I can use a local AU mirror.
So now I can listen to stupid British radio stations in the shed, and blog and search and discuss and compare all with out leaving the hallowed grounds of the shed.
Every blokes got to have a shed - a connected shed.
All with my own electricity tooo.
See you round.
Back to figering out what most of the crap inhere really is--
/dlh

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bibliotobec

Bibliotobec.org :: Le Site :: Accueil

What a wonderful site for Motobecane Information.
Great Stuff - congratulations.
/dlh.




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Motobecane TL125

I've owned this bike since new I the mid 90 I decided to restore it but it was delayed by moving to Brisbane.
It dies after someone Pee'd in the tank at a party.
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This little bike was one of about 12 imported into Western Australia by Ron Loyns and his company Alron in the mid 70's as an addition to the bread and butter mopeds. A 350 triple and 500 triple were also imported. Its a 125cc two stroke twin running chrome bores on an aluminium base and electronic ignition. Early bikes ran on a petroil mix later models were oil injected (pumped). The little screemer ran through to 12000 rpm and had little under 9000 and nothing under 4000 rpm. It would "Cruise" at 65-70 mph with some working of the gearbox. Handling was fine but the shock absorbers were designed for smooth roads or light people. Rumour has it that Ron's brother rode one from Perth to Sydney.

Mine has not been used for over 10 years.
When I wrote to Motobecane (now MBK Industries)

Motobecane is now called
 

MBK Industrie
and is at 55 reu de Paris B.P.18 93000 BOBIGNY FRANCE

the fax number is (16.1) 48 45 17 61

Their spare parts stock is held by; ETS LE CHEVALLIER 57 BD de Grenelle 75015 Paris france

A letter would be better in french.

Other information on motobecane can be found at geo's page

Of course its in French!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Weee just combined all my "non- work" blogs into one so as not to dilute the content.
s tihis is just a test of the system not a real post!

Power back

Just got the first quarter winter power bill - apart for a mysterious error of 600k - revised - we ended up with a "bill" of $174 - meaning we covered the cost for the whole house even in winter.
I'm pleased.
nice to be self sufficient.
Come summer and the NSW feed in tariff we will also be making a "profit".
For this last bill it woould have been $900.
Wonder what the tax implications of this are :-) ?