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Audi R8

Posted on October 19, 2009 by

Took the TT in for what will probably be its last visit to the Audi dealer for anything, and they had an R8 there…fresh from having it’s uber-expensive carbon-fibre breaks replaced. Apparently they were mis-handled after a track run, and it was trailered back to the dealer. I sorta think that’s a design flaw. With […]

UPS Project nearly complete

Posted on October 4, 2009 by

The UPS project is nearly complete. The UPS and monitoring hardware arrived from eBay. The UPS was in its original box as advertised, and many of the components were unopened. The RBC43 APC battery pack, however, was dead. I expected as much — even if the whole unit was new, sitting idle a battery pack […]

bigger UPS mods

Posted on September 21, 2009 by

Since adding the 85ah deep cycle battery to the old conext900 has gone well, I’ve decided to move forward with the project and install and modify a larger UPS. I searched ebay and lost my first few auctions, finally I have won a dell DLA3000RM2U, which is reportedly new in the box, and so it […]

More UPS hacking

Posted on September 15, 2009 by

I ran a 60 odd watt load on the autozone powered UPS for 24 hours or so…no issues, and lots of run-time being reported via ‘nut’. So I moved it over to a bigger load. Here is what is being reported currently: root# upsc autozone battery.alarm.threshold: 0 battery.charge: 096.0 battery.charge.restart: 00 10/07/02 battery.runtime: 1320 […]

QNAP iSCSI with (snow) Leopard and global SAN

Posted on September 15, 2009 by

At the office we picked up a QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo, and loaded it with 8 1.5T drives. The QNAP is an interesting, if a little pricey device. Essentially it’s a mini-itx core 2 duo MB with 2 Gig-Es, some usb’s and lots of sata ports. 8 of which are in nice little hot-swap trays. In […]

The Production

Posted on September 15, 2009 by

In addition to dirving seperately to the mall whenever I need to go, now everybody and their brother also has a blog or five. Hence, it’s about time I start an online journal as well. For a long time I considered the whole concept somewhere between childish and uberdorky, however I’ve reconsidered. Though many (most) […]