Author Archives: David Klaverstyn

SolarRiver, PVOutput and the Raspberry Pi

I originally had my PV solar panels and inverter installed on the 12th August 2012 (15 months ago) and since then I have always wanted to get all the statistics logged.  I was originally planing on logging to a local database … Continue reading

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6 Foot Track. Katoomba to Jenolan Caves

3 Days, Over 51 KM hiked, in excess of 4600 calories or 20,000 kilojoules burnt and 1.7 kg  (3.7 pounds) lost. I managed to complete the trek from Katoomba to the Jenolan Caves, camping in overnight temperatures of 2 degrees … Continue reading

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Fianally ADSL2+. I was lucky just to get ADSL1 when I first moved in.

When I just moved into my place at Springfield Lakes in January 2012 I rang Telstra to get Internet connected and they said it was unavailable, not enough ports available within my local DA (Distribution Area).  I’m on DA96 connected … Continue reading

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CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) and the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000

I have previously written about CM9 and how well I have enjoyed using this custom ROM on my phone.  I’m compelled to write once more about CM10.  If it wasn’t for the CyanogenMod team I would not be able to … Continue reading

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Solar Panels. Are they worth it?

I purchased my solar panels on the 6th June 2012 and had them installed on the 12th August 2012.  The 12th of August was the completion of the installation.  It was when Energex finally came to install the meter into … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi and Asterisk. A PBX for Under AU$75.

Well how about this, a fully functional PBX system for under $75, now that is crazy.  My PBX was running as a virtual machine, I have now installed a Raspberry Pi and I am one happy chappy.  The unit draws … Continue reading

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CyanogenMod 9

Some time ago I wrote about CyanogenMod 7 or CM7 as it is know as.  I was not all that happy with it at the time.  My phone was not performing at its best so I decided to give CM9 … Continue reading

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Kia Rio; Known Problem

Well, on the 31st of December 2010 I bought a brand new car from Ipswich Central Motors.  From the time I drive off I noticed that the air bag light on the dash would not turn off.  So I called … Continue reading

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CyanogenMod 7 on the Galaxy S I9000

Over the last month I have been going back and forth between the CyanogenMod 7 custom ROM and the stock Samsung ROM.  I get full of enthusiasm towards a ROM that promises fast speeds and wonderful customisations only to be bitterly … Continue reading

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Gingerbread 2.3.3 is now on my Samsung Galaxy S I9000

After totally screwing my phone a couple of weeks ago by trying to rollback from CyanogenMod 7 to a stock install, I actually bricked my phone. I managed to take it in for repairs and they re-flashed the OS for … Continue reading

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