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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
05 Jul 2015

Electrics, part 1 of ∞

Design Overview I gather there are two approaches to boat electrics, minimal and complex. It's fair to say I've gone for complex. I had several goals at the start of this project. I want to be able to get as much data as possible in an open format and crunch it. At the time that meant NMEA0183, as the protocol was easy to work with (and extend) with relatively ...
mike 05 Jul 2015 at 23:20
17 Oct 2014

Let There Be Lights!

I have lights! A good thing too because it's suddenly very dark outside, and worse inside the boat. I've been tinkering with this one for a while and I'm pleased enough with the latest design to go public with them. Here's what I've got: 1 x strip of 5050 warm-white LEDs from eBay - go for the "300 leds/m" variety, you want as many as possible. A 5m st...
mike 17 Oct 2014 at 16:40
18 Aug 2014

Bow pole

I've been working on lots of sub-projects at once, most of which are still semi-incomplete. However one which is now complete is the bow-pole (or the "boats nose" according to my 2yo daughter), so I thought I'd document that. Hardware The pole as delivered by Multihulls Direct didn't need much, just two U-bolts for the Screecher and Spinnaker attach...
mike 18 Aug 2014 at 17:10