Apr 24

Projects… Too Many Projects.

I don’t know if anyone reads this blog of mine except googlebots and the like, but anyone who might would know I don’t post much. Anyone who knows me personally may or may not know why. I’m a very quiet person, I rarely say anything and pretty much never call anyone. This is not because I don’t like them and certainly not because I don’t care about them. Even my poor family rarely hear from me and whether or not they know it I do care a great deal about them. The reason is I never feel like I have anything good or interesting to say. For some reason I feel I need to have something REALLY important in order to tell anyone about it. Just how I am. Even making this post is a huge step out for me, I’m doing it because I’m starting to feel like I need to get myself out there more. I’m 42 and still working low-end jobs because I’m no good at talking myself up or “Selling” myself for exactly the same reasons.

The other reason people don’t see me much is that most of my spare time is consumed in many little projects and that too is something I need to focus on, not the projects themselves but the number of them and their priorities. I basically have so many in my head right now that it causing issues in itself. Part of writing this post is to start getting myself to communicate better and more often, to get my project listed and managed into priorities, to track them and their progress better as well as show and record all the things I can do. Purely for myself and my own reasons but if anyone else gets something out of it then even better.

So I’m going to attempt to make some lists of Projects I’m working on and also have completed over the recent time. I want to document their progress, make available where possible any hardware or software references as well. I’d like to see if there are any WordPress plugins that may provide some sort of Project Tracker or the like as well. Have to see what’s out there.

Off the top of my head right now, and this list will need fleshing out:

  • Current priority one: The work shed – aka Man Cave or Geek Shed. (Will explain in another post) (in Progress)
  • Version 3 of the Automated Tracking Telescope. (will also need its own post)
  • Private coding project involving embedded android – specifically U-Boot coding. (in Progress)
  • Hardware camera and image processor for the telescope using an FPGA.
  • Rebuild my home web-server that hosts this and other Blogs.
  • Design and build a Pick-n-Place machine – possibly based on the OpenPnP Project. (in Progress)
  • Design and build Version 2 of my own 3D-Printer.
  • “The Game” MMORPG game I was working on previously (on Hold)
  • Sort, clean and recode my large collection of videos/photos/music/e-books.
  • Build a pergola onto this house – then build it into a “Qld room”.
  • More TBA…

Some projects I’ve completed – some need to be documented:

  • The Chook Cage & Coup.
  • A portable chook pen.
  • Version 1 of my 3D Printer. (and lots of prints…)
  • Versions 1 & 2 of a tracking telescope.
  • Rebuilt the controlling hardware and software inside a “cheap” 40W CO2 Laser cutter. (still have more ideas in plan but it is working enough that I could leave it as is).
  • Back end work for various WordPress Blogs and Forums for my partner and some of her groups.
  • other various things

That will do for now. More will come later.

Thanks for reading.

— Radan.

Jun 28

Frosty morning…

Damn it was cold this morning, had to get a jug of water to wash the ICE off the windscreen of the car so I could go to work 😕

The Dashboard display read 2 Deg C as I left for work… sure is winter!



Oct 28

Meaning of Life?

Do you believe in the human spirit? The life-force of a person or object? Either way, read on because what follows could change the way you look at the world, or maybe reinforce what you already believe…

Most people believe that positive is good and negative is bad, for energies I believe the opposite, that negative is good and positive is bad. For example, an energy source such as a battery, the negative terminal gives out electrons which are negatively charged, while the positive terminal takes them away. Free energy devices work on the theory of doing away with the positive terminal and reusing these electrons over and over. Positively charged air ions hold dust, smoke and other contaminants up into the air we breath, they cause us to feel drowsy and breath in these particles, causing asthma etc. A negative ion generator gives out electrons into the air, neutralizing these positive ions and cleaning the air by causing the particles to fall to the ground, making us feel better and breath cleaner. It is also known than a atom is made up of a nucleus (a collection of positive protons, and neutral neutrons), and negative electrons. If the number of neutrons and protons are not the same, we have an unstable atom with is usually radioactive, dangerous and eventually burns-out. If the electrons are added or taken away we have a positive ion (less electrons than protons) or a negative ion (more electrons than protons).Now the Belief:-

I believe there is a infinite force of “spiritual” energy that surrounds, binds and is the whole universe. This “life-force” of the universe holds all things in existence, from the tiniest atom to the largest galaxy. Like all forms of energy it exists in three states, Positive, Negative and Neutral. Lesser life forms such as plants, animals, birds, etc., even humans, each have their own life-force that is simply a concentration or “focus” of the universal life-force. When a human life is created, a small amount of this life-force is taken from the planet and focussed to form a new life-force. This child then absorbs more spiritual energy throughout it’s life from new experiences. This energy can be negatively charged in the form of good experiences, positively charged from bad, or neutrally charged. When a person is overbalanced in bad energy, they may be overcome and turn into a bad person, possibly causing other bad energy. A person with good energy may become a good person, or a neutrally experienced person could be simply stable. Autonomous life-forms such as us can also convert this energy by our thoughts, actions or emotions. A good person can decide to do something bad, resulting in bad energy being given out, and vice-versa. When we die, this life-force is released and is absorbed back into the planet to be used over. Sometimes a persons spirit remains in focus after they die, usually because of an unrest causing the focus to remain intact. This results in a wandering spirit or “ghost” and because this ghost is the collection of the persons experiences , it often still remembers its past life. When the cause of the unrest is removed, the spirit is then released back into the life-stream. Past-life experiences or memories could be a small amount of a deceased persons life-force, absorbed into a new life before it is fully broken down. People with the ability to predict things that they wouldn’t normally know, such as the past of a stranger, or even the future, are simply those who can tune into the persons, or even the planets life-stream, just like a radio, and interpret these vibes. Controlling events by simple thought is a matter of focusing this energy to your will. All forms are created, exist and die in a similar way, all with this universal life-force, even planets, stars and galaxies.

I believe that if this energy of our planet becomes too much positively charged by bad energies, the planet itself will become overbalanced, resulting in an explosion of all its life-forces, even those in use, just like a nuclear bomb, causing the death of all life, maybe even the planet itself. This could even be what happened to the dinosaurs, the planet became overbalanced and died, all its life-force exploding, dissipating and eventually reforming in a new, neutral existence, starting life all over again. All in a natural cycle, birth, life, death and then starting over again, on all scales beings, planets, stars, even galaxies, think about it.

With this in mind, as we look around the world, with all it’s wars, violence, hate and more people losing sight of love and happiness, we see that more people are becoming overwhelmed by all this bad energy, and slowly becoming influenced by it, often turning them also into bad people and adding to the problem. More and more adding a positive charge to the life-force of our planet, maybe eventually causing an imbalance and a disastrous result of death. The end of the world. Judgment day, as some people call it, causing all bad energies (or as some say, people, sinners) to be destroyed (punished?). Think about it.

For those who believe, do not despair, there is a way. All we need to do is live a little happier, love a little more and believe in hope. By doing this we can create good energies, just like a negative ion generator does to the air, neutralizing the bad, positive energy and stabilizing nature, even helping to influence others to do the same. So as you can see, a little bit of love, happiness and hope can go a long way to fight evil, and maybe we can all live a little happier and live a little longer. It is obvious to me, that if enough people can be happy and love each other, we can create a happier world as we convert others to do the same. Maybe, eventually, stopping the wars, the violence and hate which, one way or another, will cause our demise.

– Radan 19th February, 1998. From a dream.