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Nick Brooks

It's Monday morning and you lot have posted 594 messages since Friday.
Haven't you got any DIY to do?

Nick Brooks
 
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BigWallop

Nick Brooks wrote to uk.d-i-y:
It's Monday morning and you lot have posted 594 messages since Friday.
Haven't you got any DIY to do?

Nick Brooks
It's all done. Fixed the starter motor in the car. Laid some beading
timber around the gap in the new laminate flooring. Fixed and cleaned the
windows. Done an alarm call-out at three in morning.

And still had time for a kipper at breakfast. :))
 
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Lurch

It's Monday morning and you lot have posted 594 messages since Friday.
Haven't you got any DIY to do?
For a change, no. I have been working Saturday though, but spent most
of yesterday in a pub. I've got to finish cleaning the van to go up
for sale today, and finish off the phone\tv\sat nav setup in the other
the van as well, so my diy starts today after a well deserved rest!
 
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Dave Plowman

I've got to finish cleaning the van to go up
for sale today, and finish off the phone\tv\sat nav setup in the other
van as well, so my diy starts today after a well deserved rest!
I hope you're installing a PABX in it too...
 
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Lurch

I hope you're installing a PABX in it too...
Now there's an idea! I had thought that the next project for mobile
equipment would be to build a PC into the van somewhere, with RF
keyboard and mouse and feed the video into the TFT monitors AV input.
With a spare mobile and GPRS I can keep up with the newsgroups when
I'm working away, as I can't find a decent free newsreader for the
PDA, and web browsing is easier on a PC than the PDA.
I suppose I could incorporate a mobile VoIP device into that, and a
software PABX of somesort!
 
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Andy Hall

Now there's an idea! I had thought that the next project for mobile
equipment would be to build a PC into the van somewhere, with RF
keyboard and mouse and feed the video into the TFT monitors AV input.
With a spare mobile and GPRS I can keep up with the newsgroups when
I'm working away, as I can't find a decent free newsreader for the
PDA, and web browsing is easier on a PC than the PDA.
I suppose I could incorporate a mobile VoIP device into that, and a
software PABX of somesort!
You can get embedded type PCs for companies like Advantech that work
pretty well for that. Small box, no fan, option cards to do the
interfaces.




..andy

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Huge

Nick Brooks said:
It's Monday morning and you lot have posted 594 messages since Friday.
Haven't you got any DIY to do?
It was my birthday weekend. I was too busy drinking champagne to do DIY.
 
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Nick Brooks

Huge said:
It was my birthday weekend. I was too busy drinking champagne to do DIY.
Lucky you. I converted a ton of sand, six bag of cement and 300
reclaimed bricks into a garden path
 
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Dave Plowman

It was my birthday weekend. I was too busy drinking champagne to do DIY.
But are you young or old enough to still celebrate birthdays?
 
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Nick Brooks

Dave said:
But are you young or old enough to still celebrate birthdays?
Any excuse to sit in the garden in glourious weather drinking champagne
and you can count me in
 
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Huge

Nick Brooks said:
Any excuse to sit in the garden in glourious weather drinking champagne
and you can count me in
Who are you and what are doing in my garden?
 
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Mary Fisher

BigWallop said:
Nick Brooks wrote to uk.d-i-y:


It's all done. Fixed the starter motor in the car. Laid some beading
timber around the gap in the new laminate flooring. Fixed and cleaned the
windows. Done an alarm call-out at three in morning.

And still had time for a kipper at breakfast. :))
Did you cook it yourself though?

Mary
 
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Mary Fisher

Dave Plowman said:
But are you young or old enough to still celebrate birthdays?
I celebrate all the birthdays I know about.

I go through a lot of bubbly ...

Mary
 
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Lurch

You can get embedded type PCs for companies like Advantech that work
pretty well for that. Small box, no fan, option cards to do the
interfaces.
Not seen those, I was looking at the mini itx type boards but I'm
always looking for new ways to do things, cheers.
 
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Mary Fisher

BigWallop said:
Hee Hee :)) That I did Mrs F, that I did. Along with a lovely slice of buttered
bloomer and a squirt of lemon. Booteefull.
You can come round here any breakfast time. Spouse doesn't like kippers ...
:-(

Mary
 
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Andy Hall

Not seen those, I was looking at the mini itx type boards but I'm
always looking for new ways to do things, cheers.

I have some mini-ITX machines that I use for firewalls etc. These are
mains run but low power.

Then I have a small Advantech PC-104 type board that I'm using to
provide various things such as a serial console to various routers and
servers and to control equipment cooling.
This runs an embedded Linux and currently runs from a 2.5" HDD of
notebook type. Shortly it will all be shifted to flash drive
because the board will accept one of these and treat it as an IDE.
Not fast, but not needed for this application - equivalent to a 200MHz
P3.

They make faster machines for use in cars etc. but they cost rather
more. Still small footprint though.

For car use, before now, I've used an old notebook hooked up to an LCD
display and that works pretty well.


..andy

To email, substitute .nospam with .gl
 

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