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Color MFA

Further to the retro fitting of the RNS-E and MFSW (see my blog post here…Retro fit in the S3) I wanted to update the DIS in the cluster as I was starting to get the […]

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So…. this happened…

Been a while since I have posted so apologies for that… been a bit of a busy year so far and I have not really had the time or the enthusiasm to do much photography […]

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Water cooling a Vega 56 graphics card

I recently upgraded my PC (last big upgrade was 2013 with a GPU upgrade in 2016)… its the first MMO focused spec I have gone for as I traditionally prefer single player games like Far […]

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iPod++

As my 2 or 3 regular readers will know I have a long standing love of my iPod (despite being an Apple product)… My original iPod video that I bought when they first came out […]

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Retro fit in the S3

One of the nice things about VAG group cars is the relative ease that you can retro fit equipment from the newer cars in the range… I retro fitted an RNS-E Audi sat nav unit […]

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Upping my Moon game….

As avid readers know (all two of you) I am partial to a taking a picture of a moon or two (tags: moon) but this time I tried something a little different… A clear night […]

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Joys of film

Being a serial hoarder and nerdy gadget freak I have a few cameras… my two favourites being a 1980 model Canon AE-1 and a 1986 model Nikon F-501… the Nikon was given to my by […]

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Stick a fork in it… I’m done!…

Following on from ‘another milestone for the S3’ I recently changed the turbo’s compressor housing (right) to an anti surge one (left)… Below is a log where you can clearly see where the surge affects […]

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Castle Combe Finals 2018

Last race of the season and I was not having much luck with 7D2… I had being playing with the focus points, going full manual rather than Av or Tv as I normally do and […]

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Splash art… the story continues…

Grabbed a week off work… was hoping for a clear night to grab a last minute milkyway shot but alas it wasn’t to be… so I dusted down the drip rig instead 🙂 Been meaning […]

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Another milestone for the S3….

So have spent the last few weeks driving the car, making tweaks and driving the car more… she does quite well MPG wise on the commute to work all things considered… 30+ indicated on the […]

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Castle Combe TCR UK race weekend 2018

It was a very hot and sunny day… rather sticky too as I was plastered in factor 50… Was looking forward to this race weekend… BTCC (of sorts) at my local track and of course […]

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Retro Gaming part 2

…following on from my previous post (Retro Gaming) I have done a little more to the console… I wanted to be able to turn the console on and off using the PS1’s power button… the […]

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Retro Gaming…

I am a serial modifier and like my games too so using kit supplied by Pi Retro Gaming I decided to combine the two 🙂 Armed with the Superior console package (based on the Odroid […]

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Progress with the S3

So a couple of months on from breaking the car (The joys of modifying cars…) and she up and running again… I stripped the replacement box to check it was all ok… …then cleaned it […]

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Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Race 2 I hear you cry?…. what happened to race 1!!!?… well… I didn’t go… simple as that :)… it was wet, there were some crashes and Tony Hutchings had a wardrobe malfunction which resulted […]

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The joys of modifying cars…

For the past few years I haven’t really done too much work on the S3 since the engine rebuild… she hasn’t really needed anything more than ‘servicing’ but one thing that did need a bit […]

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Editing astrophotography

As a follow on from yesterdays first dip into astrophotography I went and did some proper processing this evening… Astrophotography introduces a whole different level of complexity when it comes to capturing images and processing […]

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First attempt at some proper astrophotography

I have had a tracking mount for a while now but not used it beyond a couple of images of the moon… the tracker really helps keep the fast moving moon in frame while I […]

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Site Update – Minor Issues

It was brought to my attention that the light box wasn’t working very well on mobile devices… I have spent a couple of hours tonight trying to work out what is going on but the […]

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