It turned out that I had 4 too many large links (or 8 links in total) on my new chain. It was a fairly easy swap as there's nothing particularly special about the pins. The joining pin has a snap-off extension simply to make it easier (possible) to join a new chain. I also increased … Continue reading A few mods before cycling today
MapMyRide is a great little app. I can keep track of what I do and compare with others who have ridden the same paths. However, there are two settings that can cause issues and confusion. Oversharing? I like to share my bike rides, because it suggests something favourable about me and it is friendly competition … Continue reading MapMyRide suggested settings
Today was a second attempt on the 'widowmaker' climb out of Bonner. Last week I managed to climb the concrete path (average 5%, probably 8% in parts) without dying. However, the grassy climb (well over 5% and probably 10% average) was well beyond my abilities. Pedalling was hard enough but I simply couldn't stay balanced … Continue reading Saturday ride – new pedals = new legs?
Since cleaning the PC and tweaking the BIOS I haven't had a single unexpected shutdown.
Having an indicator to show the charge level of the battery has been a boon. However, its location is not very convenient. In order to charge the battery I had to open the hatch and keep it from closing while the charger was plugged in. It was not easy to position the charger. Another trip … Continue reading 12 Volt battery woes – Part 2
Two weekends in a row I had to get a jump-start from the Allianz roadside assist. Either the less-than-1-year-old battery is on its last legs or the something is quickly draining the battery. Unfortunately it is not easy to analyse the battery using the otherwise sophisticated piece of kit because it isn't easy to rev … Continue reading 12 Volt battery woes – Part 1
What does it take to change mobile networks with an iPhone?
The Huffington Post cites a study by the Electric Power Research Institute into the cost of powering various household devices in the USA. Charging a the latest version of the iPad cost USD1.36 for year at the average power cost of 11.49¢ per kW/h. I pay about 16.6¢ per kW/h plus a daily supply charge … Continue reading How much to charge an iPad for a year?
My 60GB monthly download limit ha always be sufficient. Despite downloading quite a lot of podcasts, iView and similar from TV stations' websites, I usually hover around 20-40GB of data each month. Some years ago I reached my download limit (might have been 20GB) and had to suffer with a slight slow down for 3 … Continue reading ISP Shaping – feels like early 2004!
My results for a load in the dryer Hoover 5050ED:2.0 kW/h1.6 CO2/kgMaximum power 1992.4 W and 1760 W when runningTime 42″cost of electricity used 12.9¢When stopped it beeps for a short time and then moves to 0.9w on standby.Compared to washing a (slightly larger) load with cold water, the dryer is responsible for:10 x the power9 … Continue reading Watts Clever? Not using a dryer for a start.