Archive for August, 2010
Aug 29th 2010
Left on Thursday night on a tramp with WTMC. Caught the ferry down and slept in St. Arnaud near the water taxi jetty. Arrived at Cupola Hut on Friday afternoon. Saturday, the weather was a bit too rubbish for a safe climb, so I just went for a wander with Phil and David, which was…More >
Aug 21st 2010
This is about as simple a thing as you can possibly make so barely worth mentioning, but I just rigged some plugs for measuring the power consumption of the Vaio. The more interesting bit is the results, which are on a separate Power Consumption page.More >
Aug 20th 2010
There was a 3 and 6 hour option for this rogaine, which was a good thing. Magnus was testing a new headlight though, and didn’t think there would be sufficient power so we just went with the 3 hour option. It was a Friday night too… Magnus and I did the rogaine, but decided not…More >
Aug 20th 2010
I decided it’s time to set up a new web site to replace an old and outdated site. I registered simonmcauliffe.com on a whim. It seems a bit self-obsessed, but I noticed it was free and figured I should take it before one of those other Simon McAuliffes stole it. So then I had this…More >
Aug 18th 2010
I made a couple of little penny stoves to test out.
It weighs practically nothing (8.9 grams in fact).
Aug 14th 2010
This is a design for a sonar module. It’s something I’ve been wanting to play with for some time, and I finally had an excuse so I whipped something up.
Aug 8th 2010
I spent the weekend with some nice folks from WMTC up Mt Taranaki. Unfortunately we didn’t make the summit due to bad weather.More >
Aug 1st 2010
This weekend I did a run from the Marchant Road end. I was intending to head over the main range and meet up with Rowena, Ross, Gavin, Steve and Jenny at Totara Flats. Just as I was coming around the Dress Circle a nasty front poured over the tops and I found myself flat on…More >