* Posts by Pete 31

10 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Apr 2010

How many keys can one keyboard have? Do I hear 200? 300? More?

Pete 31

Or you could just have 2

2 keys are plenty - I hacked together this mini mechanical keyboard using an adafruit trinket and some cherry MX keys bought off ebay:


MYSTERY Nokia image-mangling mobe spotted in public

Pete 31

If it was an android i'd have bought one already

more or less sums up how I feel about Nokia. The phones are nicely made, have really good cameras, but run an operating system I've no interest in.

Fried-egg sarnies kick off Reg man's quid-a-day nosh challenge

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Good luck

Slightly peeved I had to donate a round number. Perhaps it's sad but I like it when people raise XXX pounds and 13p...

Ad-titan Google blocks Adblock Plus in Android security tweak

Pete 31

Raspberry Pi Adblock

I've been using my Raspberry Pi as an adblocker running Privoxy - only works on my home network but it's still handy for the various ios / android devices I own.


I did get a bit of a backlash from Reddit from techhie bloggers who run ads on their sites though.

Motorola whacks laptop-like phone dock

Pete 31

love this dock - shame to see it go

Gutted to see this go - I've found this dock really useful as a portable battery powered screen and keyboard for my Raspberry Pi -(via a home-made adapter box) when I first blogged about it you could get one for about £60 on Amazon: http://kimondo.co.uk/raspberry-pi-modmypi-case-motorola-atrix-lapdock-raspberry-pi-laptop/ now they're over £100 which perhaps indicates how useful they are!. I think you can still pick up versions with hebrew keyboards for less.

Works with the playstation too, which is handy when the misus wants to watch X-factor.

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control review

Pete 31

Try the WiiMote version

There's a wiimote sonic screwdriver available for less than a tenner on amazon at the moment - with DarWiin remote on the mac it makes a nice powerpoint / anything you like remote control. Built in usb chargeable battery, bluetooth and motion sensitive as well.

It doesn't light up or do the whirring noise though.

LOHAN spaceplane project starting to shape up nicely

Pete 31

Space planes

I've got a Spitfire in the loft constructed from balsa wood covered with tissue paper which I made years ago at school if you want a prettier aircraft design (and a rocket powered spitfire in space would be cool)

On a slightly more serious note, the instructions (it was a very old kit) mentioned the use of a Jetex rocket motor. These don't produce a lot of power but burn at lower temperatures which might be useful if building the model out of burnable materials. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jetex_engine

Coming soon: Die Hard 5 - The Zimmer Frame

Pete 31

The originals weren't exactly realistic either

Yes Die Hard 4 was silly, as was Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.

But have you watched any of the originals recently? they're full of plot holes, impossible escapes, improbable stunts and creaky bluescreen effects, and we love them for it.

Tory MP's email fail stirs up bloggo-fury

Pete 31

What are MPs for then?

MPs are paid to represent their constituents - if this MP is getting a lot of mail it's quite simple for him to create some filters.

Most MPs are quite open with their email addresses, twitter accounts and facebook pages.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 smartphone

Pete 31

hmmmm this of the HTC Desire or an Iphone?

Well upgrade time is upon me - Orange are pushing this heavily but android 1.6 is a bit lacklustre - so do i go for a HTC Desire or finally get a bit more value of out my mobile me subscription with an iphone...