I commented on the large amount of smoke outside our kitchen window as my lovely wife was cooking sausages on the Webber BBQ. She said it was just some old marinade burning off the grates. It was that and so much more.
Author: David Dobson
I try not to let my age dictate how old I act
BT-50 Shock absorber install
We purchased a 2007 Mazda BT-50 to tow our caravan. One of the items required for the roadworthy was new shock absorbers so I purchased the cheapest ones I could find on eBay. An issue I found when I received the front ones was they didn’t have top rod covers.
Solar charger controller
We recently acquired a caravan and it had a cheap Chinese solar controller. I was curiously to what was is it so here is a quick tear down
Making Ashoka’s Lekku And Montrals
My daughter wanted to go to book week dressed as Ashoka. Just to clarify for all the Star Wars uninitiated, Lekku are the fleshy ponytails that hang down and
Montrals are the sensory organs that sprout from the top head.
Correct mounting techniques
My wife was complaining about the lack of WiFi reception when she was sitting on her outdoor lounge so I moved the WiFi access point in the shed up higher to give better range.
Lawn mower starting issues
I tried starting my good condition lawnmower I paid $2 for from the tender center 10 years ago and it just wouldn’t fire. I pulled out the spark plug to check for fouling but it looked alright to me.
Teenagers break everything
This is what happens when you ask your teenage daughter to cut some cheese.
Digital photo frame
Many years ago (circa 2005) I wanted a way of viewing all our digital photos so I came up with an idea of a digital photo frame. A laptop on the wall.
I was stuck in line for COVID testing so I thought I would pull apart my carcam that was not turning on because of a stuffed internal battery causing to to get stuck in an infinite power cycle loop.
Mask too small
My wife went to the chemist to purchase some items and also bought a couple of fabric masks to be prepared incase we needed them. When she got back to the car she showed our youngest 4yo son who asked who they were for. She replied “for myself and daddy”, to which she got a puzzled look and he said “but it is too small for you, it won’t cover your bottom”