My Retic Just Died, Now What?

So a couple of weeks ago I noticed that my lawn was starting to dry out. We’d only just turned the system back on and I’d gone around and checked that it was all working ok. I went out to the box and noticed that it was displaying a FUSE message on the screen. Not...

Tidying up Home Network

My home networking equipment has grown over time with all sorts of new stuff, spread across a few locations. We connected to the NBN a few months ago and there were a few changes to how I had everything set up. What used to be our study is now our middle child’s bedroom, so the...

LED Display Shelf

Mr 5 loves lights! And I mean loves them. He has numerous night lights, grow clocks, torches, lanterns and garden lights around the house. Every trip to Bunnings involves a stroll through the lights section. A few months ago I thought it would be a good idea (my wife didn’t think such a good idea)...

Online Protection for your Family

Last week at our son’s school there was a Cyber Safety presentation for parents. My wife attended to see what information was being talked about. She came home with a page of notes and a few interesting points raised on the night. I’ve been online for over 20 years. I’ve seen the internet evolve from...

Sit-Stand Desk Setup

Here’s the setup of my new Sit-Stand desk in standing mode. Chair fits nicely underneath when standing and I have a good size Fatigue matt that can be moved when I want to sit. So far in the first 2 days, I have only really sat for lunch. The soles of my feet are a...

Sit or Stand, Let’s Find Out

If sitting is the new smoking, then I just quit. I have been reading for a long time that sitting in a chair in front of a computer all days is detrimental to your health. For a while I have been looking at expensive desk chairs, posture, fit balls etc… I’ve never really worked a...

What happens when Daddy’s away?

One of the hardest parts about being away for work is being away from my wife and kids. But sometimes that absence brings out small things in the kids that you wouldn’t see otherwise. This morning while I was sitting in a training session, I noticed a post on Facebook from my wife about what...

Weekend Project: Solar Powered Cubby Light

On the weekend, my son and I had some time to ourselves, so we set out to Masters to do a bit of hardware shopping. The goal was to find a birdhouse to hang in a tree, but we had a voucher so we spend some time looking around the shop a bit. In the...

And then there were two

After a few more months that the we were expecting, and a reasonably uneventful pregnancy, our family of three is now four. In early April my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Matilda. She surprised us by coming a little earlier than planned (only a week) and is the cutest little girl you’ve...

Please Excuse the Hicups

I’m in the process of moving this site to another server, so if you’re seeing this message then it means that it worked! Hooray for me!!