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ronnietucker last won the day on July 19

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  • Birthday 08/24/1971

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    Linux, art and boats. In that order. :)

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  1. I tried doing a CCTV thing before using an old mobile phone (for wifi) and a USB camera, but that (I think) knackered my battery and had other problems. Anyway, this is version 2.0 using a solar powered Reolink 4G camera: It comes with a Vodafone 4G SIM card (£4/mth unlimited data). You register it using an app then pop it into the camera. Voila! You're online. You then install the Reolink app. Link the app to the camera and you're good to go. TALK - let's you send audio from your phone to the camera. Such as to frighten the bejeezus out of people PTZ - is to rotate the camera up/down and left/right PLAYBACK - to view footage. Footage is saved to the supplied SD card PIR - let's you set an alert if something moves QUALITY - let's you adjust the record (HD) quality and the 4G view (low) quality. Full screen (low 4G quality). Full screen with PTZ. Just fitted this. So we'll see how it goes. At least this set up can't kill my leisure battery. 😀 I got mine from Amazon.co.uk (~£230). Search for: 'Reolink 3G/4G LTE Pan Tilt Solar Security Camera' (Don't want to post a link in case it's against site policy and all that jazz)
  2. Thank you! Took a fair bit of sweat (manual sanding) and tears (rain as soon as I pause for a cuppa).
  3. Mission accomplished! Top half painted (that's the blue, light blue, and white). Leaving the bottom half to see what's under the flaking paint. Hopefully some nice gelcoat. Even cleaned the fenders and put new ropes on them!
  4. Yep it's a goner. Although, interestingly, it says it expired in April. Domain name:victory-narrowboats.co.ukData validation:Nominet was not able to match the registrant's name and/or address against a 3rd party source on 18-Apr-2019Registrar:Namecheap, Inc. [Tag = NAMECHEAP-INC]URL: https://www.namecheap.comRelevant dates:Registered on: 18-Apr-2019Expiry date: 18-Apr-2020Last updated: 18-Apr-2020Registration status:Renewal required.*** This registration has been SUSPENDED. ***
  5. I bought an electric bike a few years ago. Handy for helping with the odd hill here and there to/from work. The big problem I have with them is the weight. Most of them are around the 19kg mark. Not overly heavy, but you'll struggle to fold it and put in a bag to maybe carry on a train, or put in the boot of your car. Unless you really want a bad back (or hernia). Also, if anything happens to the battery and it's out of warranty then expect to spend about £200 (at least) on a replacement battery. Most only have 6 gears. So even in first gear it's still a struggle to get up some hills. Dropping from 12th to 6th (or less) on a bog standard bike is a big help, but you don't have the luxury of 18+ gears on an ebike. Six is yer lot. The battery will also charged almost every day/two depending on how you use it. Half a battery left might sound OK, but it means you get half the power from the motor. So that hill that's fine with a full battery is harder with only half power at your disposal. Anyway, that's my thoughts on ebikes. They're good, but they're just not there yet. Too heavy. Batteries don't last long and are expensive.
  6. Definitely curved and definitely perspex (of some kind) as I could do with a new front window too. Thing is: the side window frames on the DC22 are riveted in. There's no easy way to get the frames out (and no easy way to get the glass out for cleaning the overlaps). I think the front is the same. I've seen people on Fb groups who've done it, but say it was murder and they'd never do it again.
  7. You can do, but most people just install and go. Unaware of what it's up to in the background. I hate apps that do that. It's surely got no reason to need all those permissions? So why are they using them? Tinfoil hat at the ready...
  8. Don't know about Apple, but for Android it seems to want access to your whole phone. A bit suspect. This app has access to: Contacts read your contacts Photos / Media / Files read the contents of your USB storage modify or delete the contents of your USB storage Camera take pictures and videos Location approximate location (network-based) precise location (GPS and network-based) Wi-Fi connection information view Wi-Fi connections Calendar read calendar events plus confidential information add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owners' knowledge Storage read the contents of your USB storage modify or delete the contents of your USB storage Phone read phone status and identity Microphone record audio Device ID & call information read phone status and identity Other manage document storage receive data from Internet prevent device from sleeping view network connections draw over other apps run at startup change your audio settings install shortcuts control vibration full network access read Google service configuration modify system settings
  9. Not much has changed, but it's a different angle (and just a line drawing).
  10. Guilty as charged. The all-in-one units are the same as the other ones but just nicely installed in a case. Exact same bits. The exhaust in the all-in-one comes out of the bottom of the heater the same as the standalone units. I think the issue with the BSS is the fuel line? Not 100% sure on that though.
  11. The ladybird, the little animals and toadstools are little plastic ornaments that I stuck in there to brighten it up. I didn't make them. If I did try to carve something small like the ladybird, I'd probably slice my finger off.
  12. Muchos grassy-ass kind people. It (and painting) keeps me busy on cold dark afternoons on the boat.
  13. OK, so these aren't actually my boat, but I carved them while on my boat. Surely that counts? ? Some are just figures, some are pen holders. Funnily enough, they're the ones holding a pen/pens. I'll risk putting my Etsy here and hope I don't get slapped for it: http://ronnietucker.etsy.com
  14. Yep. Saw their email and filled in the survey. Let's hope they listen!
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