Author Archives: The Elite Geek

Car Stereo in the CJ

I had bought a bargain of a stereo off ebay -https://www.chinavasion.com/china/wholesale/Car_DVD_Players/2_DIN_Car_DVD_Player/2-DIN-6.2-Inch-Universal-Car-DVD-Player/ The reason for buying is the newer CJ Lancer I bought (we had another smash- which wrote off the CH Lancer – that car was a great car, towed … Continue reading

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54320001

54320001 is the 54320001 xml. Backup so it can be found for later uses. Hard to come by, considering the licence states it’s a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ file..    

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Long time, no update

The last update here was back in October, after we got the Lancer. It’s not that I don’t want to maintain the blog, but it’s a reflection of how busy I’ve been with work and other stuff. My most recent … Continue reading

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My First Lawn Mower

After messing around with it for a few hours this morning, the lawn mower finally starts and the grass is finally cut. The problem turned out to be the spark plug, which would work but go crappy after the motor … Continue reading

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The Pulsar suffers from a Hilux on it’s rear.

Today, I pulled out of my driveway, stopped at the end of the street. Waited patiently for the never to be seen gap in traffic on the main road. Whilst waiting for the gap, I see behind me there’s the … Continue reading

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“Over Thinking”?

Seriously.. I spend too much time putting thought into what I will end up doing… Just recently, contemplating a method to monitor the actual roof sensor on our hot water system, I wanted to avoid any effects on the circuit … Continue reading

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Hot Water Pipe Insulation

Hello world!

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The Calendar – In Code

It’s not so hard to look at and work with when you are looking right at one. It becomes a different thing to work with when you are trying to calculate dynamically with it. It’s not overly difficult, it just … Continue reading

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Why should the government fund Holden?

Holden is a private company. They employ Australians to manufacture cars in their Australian factory. They therefore provide jobs to Australians by maintaining the factory here. Holden, and their parent company, General Motors are fully aware they can get labour … Continue reading

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NewSoftSerial – Adding a baud rate

I was continuing testing with the Arduino to get communication happening with the car – there is a requirement to test data against known values to confirm findings. I was aiming to use the hardware driven serial on the Arduino’s … Continue reading

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Eureka! Those 5 bytes are found.

I spent the last few weeks attempting to determine what 5 bytes are necessary to initialise the connection to the car ECU. I tried a few methods of discovering just what the ones and zeros were telling me, and tonight, … Continue reading

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Some success

I had a look over the garden / backyard farm this afternoon to see how all was after the large amount of rain we’ve had and to see if there was anything wrong. I looked over the Granny Smith apple … Continue reading

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The Calendar – In Code

It’s not so hard to look at and work with when you are looking right at one. It becomes a different thing to work with when you are trying to calculate dynamically with it. It’s not overly difficult, it just … Continue reading

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Moving Data Wirelessly

I’ve got a few sensors I’d be keen on moving data wirelessly between. The first is the Solar Hot Water system, which is where I wanted to start – wirelessly read some temperature sensors, and send them to the server … Continue reading

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Finally Licensed

Yesterday I went to go for the final test to get off the provisional licence (it was due to expire in 14 days). I drove out to Gosford to get the car registration sorted, and then I went over to … Continue reading

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A drainage trench

We had an issue with water pooling on the side of our house, we originally thought this was related to the neighbours driveway – it was caving this way, but after they replaced that recently, we’ve still seen water pooling … Continue reading

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My First Lawn Mower

After messing around with it for a few hours this morning, the lawn mower finally starts and the grass is finally cut. The problem turned out to be the spark plug, which would work but go crappy after the motor … Continue reading

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A Lawnmower

The grass is growing a lot of clover, so during the week we decided to seek out a second hand mower (the person originally doing it has been slack, I wonder if our storage arrangement also got slack if they’d … Continue reading

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Fruit Trees are growing

I don’t get much time in the afternoon’s after work to go check on how the fruit trees are going, so the weekend is pretty much the best opportunity to have a look at them individually and see what’s happening. … Continue reading

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Nissan Consult II – Protocol details

I did some more digging to decide how I was going to approach the protocol used. I came across the Consult II hand held scanner manual which specifies 3 protocols used of which ISO9141 and KWP2000 are specified as using … Continue reading

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Creating a limited access network.

We have my partner’s sister staying out the back in the flat for a short while, and she wants to have some access to the internet. We have plans to eventually remove that building, so paying Telstra $300 plus wasting … Continue reading

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Cisco PPTP VPN

I wanted the ability to access resources such as my LAN POP3, SMTP and files from another location. I was getting tired of setting up SSH port forwards and thought about using VPN, given I have both a Linux server … Continue reading

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Time wasted!

I had spent the last few weeks fishing around for details on the protocol used in the Nissan.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download After much, much, much Googling and some testing, I concluded that there is no OBDII … Continue reading

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A flat battery already!

.. I left the damned interior light on, trying to get the MP3 player remember the “Random” setting when playing from USB. I didn’t see it was on as it was raining last night and I was too focused on … Continue reading

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Low Rolling Resistance Tyres

After doing some poking around into tyres, I’m still largely unclear on which of the low rolling resistance tyres are going to deliver results, and what kind of results to expect. I understand the key concept – a tyre with … Continue reading

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When it stops raining…

.. I’d like to give the car a wash and remove the leaves that have been hiding up near the windscreen. It stopped enough today but I took the time to get the radio working (only CDs were working, and … Continue reading

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Our new car

I picked it up on Sunday, it’s nice to drive. The few things that I immediately noticed was – the headlights are much brighter than on the other car. The ability to see the road at night is a welcome … Continue reading

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New Job, New Car

I start my new job this week – which isn’t the one I first applied and received an offer for, it was another that followed up whilst I was waiting. I like the description of the new job, it’s integrating … Continue reading

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Carduino Installation Progress

We’ve just finished getting the cable installed for the Carduino, so I can get it installed in a more permanent manner. The last two tanks of fuel had the jumper wires that were jammed into the connector, come loose, and … Continue reading

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Buying Touch Up Paint

I was going to get some touch up paint to fix some of the scratches and marks on the car. I figure if it’s cheap enough, it’ll help cover up a lot of the rust converter and give it a … Continue reading

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