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by DrF
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Tech regrets
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Tech regrets

Was thinking after looking at prices of stuff now what did you throw out when you couldn't get a £1 for it if you tried. Amstrad CPC 6128 with monitor loads of other stuff, needed a drive belt that was it, could not give it away, had to move so it went in the bin, about 2005 that was. About 100 to 1...
by DrF
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: ST-COMPUTER MAGAZINE
Replies: 22
Views: 1961

Re: ST-COMPUTER MAGAZINE

I think id buy one, just because it's the last one in actual print, that's something right there :) That could be a film "the exxos years" who would play me though :) Probably double up as a zombie movie to re-enact most people on the internet :lol: Can see it now, exxos working in a dark room build...
by DrF
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: AMIGA HARDWARE HELP
Topic: a500 PSU caps
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: a500 PSU caps

but I don't have the wire for the 520 😔 so unsure about video, but the lights work and the drive does the appropriate clicky seeking type noise... Very Happy For a test could you not use the mono composite video out instead? Just remembered the A520 does colour composite out too, might be a option ...
by DrF
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Smonson's poorly-thought-out toaster oven reflow experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 1032

Re: Smonson's poorly-thought-out toaster oven reflow experiments

What about getting one of those controller kits? They were quite the fashion a few years ago, I suspect they have come down loads now with the masses of cheap micro controllers all over the place. To control the oven? I'm expecting it to be a lot quicker and cheaper to scratch-build it. Plus, I don...
by DrF
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Smonson's poorly-thought-out toaster oven reflow experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 1032

Re: Smonson's poorly-thought-out toaster oven reflow experiments

What about getting one of those controller kits?
They were quite the fashion a few years ago, I suspect they have come down loads now with the masses of cheap micro controllers all over the place.
by DrF
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Is anyone happy with their chair?
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Is anyone happy with their chair?

I'm too cheap, I been using garden chairs or what ever I can get my hands on, they all seem to break in the same way oddly, if you dont move there ok, i've been wearing out the floor from moving them about though and discovered a old floor under my floor, slum lords always going that extra mile... :...
by DrF
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Because I live in a valley...
Replies: 24
Views: 970

Re: Because I live in a valley...

Some mooching about and it seems everyone's slapped a good £100+ on the things in the last week :o Totally the wrong time to be buying if you want one cheap!! I am going to see if anywhere has a sale on in the winter :lol: Yeah but then we be moaning it's too cold and there wont be none for sale :lo...
by DrF
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Because I live in a valley...
Replies: 24
Views: 970

Re: Because I live in a valley...

32/33c This is brutal, I was looking at evaporative cooling instead of full on a/c, don't know how effective it is though. Now sitting in inner city traffic in this :shock: I wouldn't bother, where I was working 18 months ago the AC died and the buildings operators had to wait for parts, and short ...
by DrF
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: EORI number ?
Replies: 9
Views: 477

Re: EORI number ?

Had this with some stuff from China before was a right hassle, was a car seat belt... personally I would not trust a seat belt off Aliexpress but that's another matter.
by DrF
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Because I live in a valley...
Replies: 24
Views: 970

Re: Because I live in a valley...

32/33c

This is brutal, I was looking at evaporative cooling instead of full on a/c, don't know how effective it is though.

Now sitting in inner city traffic in this :shock:

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