Headlamp

Headlamp

A couple of years ago I picked up an old Niterider trail headlamp from the CCC (used; $5 w/o the battery pack), lopped off the proprietary battery connector, then set it aside for later poking at. Later happened today, when a couple of little lipo batteries arrived for my home dns+dhcp server (a NextThing chip) and I unearthed it when looking for the stack of spare chips (at $8/computer it was worth getting a couple of warmswap units, though I need to pull a -current disk image off the running one and flash it onto the other two. But I digress…) and used one of the batteries to see if light would come out.

It did, and now I’ve got a headlamp for a dust mite (and also a floodlamp for the next time I do a nighttime mountain descent.)

Posted by Tysasi on 2016-12-10 06:02:47

Tagged: , fdmb , dust mite , headlight , niterider

The last rack (with bonus dust mite)

The last rack (with bonus dust mite)

The pile of computer junk in the basement has been reduced a great deal. All that’s left is a shelving unit full of vintage junk (C64, Apple II, IBM PC, HP portable Unisaur, IBM Series 3, and a handful of ancient Apple notebooks,) a stack of proper IBM keyboards (which will outlive me now that I’m using a notebook as my primary computer) and this, the sole remains of my once large and watt-sucking server room.

"this" is a homemade low-power server (in a homemade case), a dsl bridge, an Apple wireless switch, an (unplugged) Mac Mini that’s was used as a Minecraft server when my children played minecraft, another wireless switch, and a Sun (remember Sun? They were run by a man who was toothier than Tony Bliar) IPC.

Posted by Tysasi on 2012-01-28 03:03:49

Tagged: , hardware , server vanity farm , Apple , Sun , IBM Keyboard , Dust Mite , FDMB