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VPN – Virtual Private Network

I had been quite happily using another VPN for several years, mainly to watch some european sports channels I subscribe to. However, one day it stopped working, and when I queried the help desk they were little use, basically telling

Posted in Computer Stuff

Another Unfortunate Scam

Its sad when someone tries their best to solve problems for them selves and get scammed by some lowlife. This customer of mine had a small issue with her log on to get her Yahoo Mail, just a bit of

Posted in Computer Stuff

New Home Computer

It’s not often I splash out on a new computer, normally my computers are Frankenstein machines rescued and upgraded using stuff abandoned by customers. However, the last computer I bought for home, about 10 years ago, was starting to show

Posted in Computer Stuff, Windows 10

Ebikes – DBMS issues with counterfeit parts

The DBMS worked fine for 50 or 60 km, but the behaviour of the various components – batteries, motor and controller and DBMS started to get erratic, and it started to get difficult to tell what was going wrong. I

Posted in Arduino, Computer Stuff, Dual Battery Management System, Electric Bikes, Other Technology, Yuba Mundo eV4

Ebikes – dual battery managment system more riding.

Two more days of testing, a week apart, building on the numbers from day one. Total kilometres over the three days 66.4  and total time on road 3h22m, giving an average of speed of 20kph or thereabouts. The bike was

Posted in Arduino, Dual Battery Management System, Electric Bikes, Programming, Yuba Mundo eV4

Ebikes – dual battery management system – first rides

I have waterproofed both the DBMS and the power meter, so am feeling a bit happier about going out for a ride or two. I did my first ride just after I finished the basic unit, but it was all

Posted in Arduino, Dual Battery Management System, Electric Bikes, Programming, Yuba Mundo eV4

Ebikes – dual battery management system – build and install

Build After a few months of designing, prototyping and waiting for all the components to arrive, I finally had enough to build a working, install-able prototype of my Dual Battery Management system. It is still a prototype, and like all

Posted in Arduino, Computer Stuff, Dual Battery Management System, Electric Bikes, Programming, Yuba Mundo eV4

Counterfeit Laptop Power Supplies

A few months ago, I supplied a Dell charger and battery for an older laptop. Because I wanted to get them at the same time, with a single postage charge, and the battery was quite difficult to find, when I

Posted in Computer Stuff, Other Technology

EBikes – Dual Battery Management System

The only commercial developer of dual battery electric bikes I have seen to date is Bosch, who do an optional Dual Battery kit, which one or two manufacturers have taken up. Being proprietary technology, there is not a lot out

Posted in Arduino, Dual Battery Management System, Electric Bikes, Programming, Yuba Mundo eV4

Anatomy of a scam

This post may take a few days, so keep coming back! Some background first. I repair computers, and a few customers (3 or 4) have been hit by the “Windows Corporation” scam, where someone thief rings up with a very

Posted in Computer Stuff, Windows 10