Personal & Professional blog
My take on a traditional Sri Lankan chicken curry, with thanks to Raj from Colombo. Serves 3 – 4. Ingredients Method Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, add the mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds start to pop, add the rest of the whole spices – cardamom pods, cloves, curry leaves. Stir for half […]
As readers have probably worked out, the main focus of this site is to be an online portfolio for myself. So it might seem odd for me to post recipes here, however, after much deliberation, in the absence of a scrapbook (which I’d probably lose anyway) my personal site really does seem like the best […]
As I’ve been off work for a couple of weeks, I’ve had some headspace for working on personal computing projects. This project is something I’ve been thinking about for quite some time now, but also undertaken on a bit of a whim. After looking at the budget requirements ($60+) for launching a DigitalOcean droplet with […]
Unfortunately my train horn piano project is now over and done. The train horn piano was destroyed in a shed fire last Autumn, it’s beyond any kind of recovery and I have no intention of building another one mainly due to the expense and effort that it took to get as far as I did. […]
An as of yet unfinished project, introducing Big Z!
WordPress has come a long, long way since I started working with it some eight years ago. The introduction of the Gutenberg editor to the core was the last significant improvement to the core, albeit badly received in some circles. Now that full-site editing (FSE) is finally out of beta, it’s time to get excited!
I’ve now got all the parts for the Train Horn Piano and am finalising the build. The horn rack is assembled, all my compression chambers are assembled with the diaphragms cut and inserted, all that’s left to do now is bolt the horn rack to the frame and connect the pneumatics up – the tank […]
Here’s an iteration of a concept I came up with over the holidays. If you’re a web developer, you might enjoy this set of sixteen puzzles. Be warned! The difficulty ramps up significantly. The game starts as soon as you visit this link, and is timed. You can save your progress by bookmarking the level […]
Further progress is being made with the train horn piano. I’ve cut a pipe for the low E2 and for the E3 an octave above that and tested these out with the new battery and rig. Unfortunately, my E2 is overblowing at the moment. Upon plugging the original test tube (roughly A♭) back in, I […]
My train horn piano needs a frame on which the horns and other components can sit. I’ve grabbed some lengths of slotted angle iron and given them a lick of yellow Hammerite. I have a 12v 110Ah lead acid deep cycle battery, with a tray, and have got the compressor out. The arrangement of these […]