Archive for the 'Miscellaneous' Category

Getting sma-bluetooth working with SMA SM5000TL-21

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Getting sma-bluetooth to connect to my inverter, and upload to pvoutput proved to not be an exactly trivial exercise. In brief overview the below are the steps I took to get it working. It does however, now work well for auto uploading of data. So after much fun and games, I finally managed to get […]

Affleck Wines – (23 Apr – CD tour)

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

[ Key ]: B = Purchased S = Smelled T = Tasted W = Wishlist for another day (most of the wines are want’s at some point but given limited budgets, the ones I really want to come back and grab a couple of).   Riesling 2013 [S+W]:  Chalky shite flowers, Pear Apple combo on […]

Frustration thy name is google

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Just having a whine about google changing the way they’re doing google apps for your domain. I’m sure that there are a lot of organisations out there for whom this is relevant, but really, would it have very nice to have been able to at the very least merge all my domain management accounts (eg […]

Original Starcraft – Graphics Fix – Win7 64bit

Friday, May 4th, 2012

If you like me had a hankering to play the original StarCraft and ended up with odd colour (color – for those from the USA) artifacting the following reg file fixed my issues (a fully patched to 1.16 at time of writing) Just copy the following text into a new text document, rename it to […]

Andalucian Lamb Stew with Saffron

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon saffron threads 4 cloves 8-10 peppercorns 1/2 teaspooon ground cinnamon 4 cloves garlic 2 tablespoon flat leaved parsley 6 tablespoons olive oil 1.5kg lamb leg cut into 1.5″ cubes 1 green capsicum 1 yellow capsicum 2 onions 2 carrots 2 tomatoes 4 potatoes 200ml dry red wine Method: Place saffron, cloves, cinnamon, […]

Customer Service Open Comments – July 2010

Friday, August 13th, 2010

It’s time for a customer service update – and I have two experiences to share this time, I’ll start with a positive. Beiersdorf: Recently I had my Nivea for men shaving cream can malfunction from new. I let them know and they listened to my feedback, treated my concerns with respect and sorted the situation […]

Kindle 3 – WiFi

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Amazon have announced the kindle available in 6″ with WiFi and WiFi+3G models. Some of the key features of the Kindle 3 that may interest you is the higher contrast screen for that even more paper like visuals, even lighter and smaller than before, a new colour (graphite) which I personally find significantly more appealing. […]

Finally some sense

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Hopefully patents on gene’s will not long be completely invalidated 😀 http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2010/03/decision-over-breast-cancer-tests-hammers-gene-patents.ars . Common sense from a US court, I’m sure that’s one of the signs of the apocalypse.

Excellent Lamb Roast

Friday, September 25th, 2009

This is how I like to cook my lamb roast. Night before – cover roast in garlic and leave resting in the fridge – this will give ample time for more than just the immediate outside to get some flavour into it. Day of cooking – add mint, rosemary or what ever other herbs you […]

Vaccinations

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

It seems that there has been a great deal of scaremongering going on regarding vaccinations and autism. While there may be some people/babies who have reactions to vaccinations there has been no link found between vaccinations and autism, and any reaction when taken as a whole are rare compared to the risks of not vaccinating […]