Bluetrait (Program)
                IBM N2200 8363

Fri, 17 Nov 2023 4:48 PM

3dfx Voodoo 5 Changeling AGP unboxing & overview

Michael Dale

When I get time, I've been doing various retro computer hardware videos on youtube. As the ads get worse and worse, I feel I should host them somewhere else. This seems like the best place, maybe not the best technically, but logically! I'm not sure if this will work, I may need to convert them.

If it works, time permitting, I might upgrade the site to handle videos better....

EDIT: It's not working currently, haha, now I need to find the repo for this site to fix it, It may still be running in subversion, need to migrate it to git, oh wow this just became a big job.

EDIT: Success! Repo was already moved to git so that was good, just needed to work out how to get video allowed in library I use to whitelist html. I've also used ffmpeg to convert to mp4.


Sat, 29 Dec 2018 5:42 PM

Victron MPPT BlueSolar 75/15 Over Temperature

Michael Dale

I have a small solar setup in the shed outside to power some lighting and a couple of raspberry pi's.

Normally if I go into the shed during the day and start using power the Victron solar charge controller will automatically feed power in to cover the load (where possible). I noticed today that it wasn't.

I did a bit of googling and connected the controller to my laptop and couldn't find any issues. The load output was still working but no power was being taken in from the solar panels. The lights on the controller still seemed to indicate that it was trying to charge.

I have an amp meter on the solar side so I knew there was no power going in.

So I disconnected the panels and battery to restart the controller and it just starting working again. I assumed that it crashed or something (which was disappointing as I really like it and want another).

After I left it to top up the battery I tried again and noticed the same issue.

Looking at the shed temperature I found it was just hitting 40c when the issue occurred.

This time I didn't reboot the controller and left it.

This afternoon once the temp dropped below 40c the charge controller automatically kicked in again without any intervention on my part.

So good news it seems that the controller didn't crash but simply limits the charging if above 40c. I'm happy with that and now know for future.

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 10:57 AM

Mass update SickBeard/Rage folder location

Michael Dale
  1. Stop SickBeard
  2. Backup .db SQLite file
  3. Get a SQLite viewer/editor. There is a Firefox plugin that can do this.
  4. Run this command on the database: UPDATE tv_shows SET location = replace(location, "/old_folder_path/", "/new_folder_path/");
  5. Done.

Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:13 AM

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 8:34 PM

I never have enough ram

Michael Dale


CPU is sweet, just need more ram........