New Washboards

15 Dec 2015


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25 Apr 2017

Ubuntu 16.10 LXC host on ZFS Root, with EFI and Time Machine

Still completely unrelated to boats, but I needed somewhere to put this. Here is a blow-by-blow guide to installing a minimal Ubuntu 16.10 to a ZFS root, booted from EFI, which as used as a LXC host to act as an Apple "Time Machine" destination.
mike 25 Apr 2017 at 17:20
14 Mar 2017

How to connect any serial device to the internet

A completely generic script that will proxy serial devices over HTTP, turning USB-things into internet-things.
mike 14 Mar 2017 at 23:00

The washboards from Multihulls Direct are made of 6mm Acrylic, and slot into a 6mm groove fashioned into the companionway. The trouble is 6mm acrylic has quite a bit of flex, and a good kick would easily dislodge them. So I made some new ones.

In order to fit the existing 6mm slot, I epoxied two sheets of 5mm foam together with an offset around the edge. A layer of glass tape where the overlap protrudes, a layer of 600gsm glass on each side, the edges routed out and backfilled with epoxy, and I have an extremely sturdy panel. Also, unlike the acrylic, it floats.

The lock is a Mobella which was not expensive, fairly easy to fit and the smooth edges mean it would be very hard to pry open.