Saturday, 31 December 2011

Backup Home folder on Ubuntu onto a USB drive for upgrades on Linux

It is that simple, before a upgrade:

rsync -a -u  /home/ /media/you_usb_drive/your_backup_folder

Copies all hidden dotfiles, preserves permissions.

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[solved] How to run manage multiple ebay / gmail accounts on firefox

If you want to log into multiple ebay accounts on firefox for shill bidding / selling etc,  it is simple.

Just create multiple profiles, the example below is for Linux

Copy these instructions before going any further.

Close firefox

In the command line type "firefox -P"

Click "add profile" and call it "default2", don't overwrite your existing profile or your bookmarks will be lost.  Create as many profiles as you need!

Close off the profile manager

Now you can create a shortcut for you new profile
"firefox -no-remote -P default2"

So your original firefox shortcut will open the "default" firefox profile and your new shortcut will open the profile called "default2", notice that profile default2 has no bookmarks etc.

You can now change the appearance / settings of the profile default2 to match whatever.  I made mine look like a different colour.

Works for multiple gmail accounts, twitter, facebook the list goes on and on.  It will never work for accounts that rely on IP addresses like file download sites i.e oron or rapidshare.

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Bankwest AU Deposit ATM's are nowhere to be found in PERTH

What a pathetic bunch of pricks Bankwest (BWA) is.

There is a lack of deposit ATM's, yes the money used to put money INTO the bank in Perth.
This is because they have quietly closed branches or moved services to Australian Post offices or places called "Community Branches".  None which are open outside office hours.

Have a look for yourself, there is only one BWA Deposit ATM in the Perth CBD and none in East Perth.

And before you can say "aren't Commonweath (CBA) ATM's the same as BWA ATM's", well they are not, no deposit option is available for a BWA customer using a CBA ATM.

Bankwest is Fail - Believe it

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Monday, 26 December 2011

Australia Post Calculator is FAIL on mobile devices cannot enter height

Why cant these fuck's get it right.

I cannot enter height dimensions for sending a parcel.  If you cannot get you core business right than you should move onto selling cheap rubbish like crap DVD palyers and Set top boxes - oh wait, nevermind

Fuck you Austpost!  Your prices are too high and your retail model is inefficient.  Get rid of the stupid staff and have customers post in their own parcels.  The technology is there to measure / weigh boxes automatically at a point of sale environment.  But knowing the way you guys go about things, you will just fuck it up.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

DODO 3G is slow as hell in Perth 2011

Dodo Prepaid

Long latency time (waiting over 1 minute occasionaly)
Frequent drop outs
Constant retrying (3G, 3G, 3G, 3G..... then H)
Full Signal Bars but noting, even in the CBD and tried with multiple modems

Fuck Dodo and Fuck Optus.  What used to be good is now Shit!

Complaint to the shitty tech service, asks for them to log into to your dashboard, but they can't because the connection never connects....

Forget it, try someone else, no more DODO.

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Operation Repo TV Show FAKE

Kill it with Fire

Everyone probably knew this one already.

Some of the acts were unbelievable and somewhat staged.  Then came the day when Matt was Tasered.  The Taser was shot at him, the wires went past him and hit the ground.  Then in the next scene, he was convulsing on the ground but with both wires attached to his chest.

Then he claimed he pissed himself, showing off his piss stained jean shorts.  So if it was a re-enactment, it was very realistic.

So, some google research later, many people are stating that the show is a fake, sighting the disclaimer at the start of the show - "The stories that are portrayed in this program are based on real events. The names of the characters were changed in order to protect their identities... and some honor".

Fake, Fail, and no longer watching.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Holden Commodore Key fob immobiliser central locking pics circuit board

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Australia Post stuffs up again, ebay satchels

I decided to buy some ebay satchels from the Australia Post ebay shop...
One week ofter they promised to send them, nothing...
Now I get this email from Auspost saying they are comming in late.  Hate Australia Post, they are cunts.

Thank you for your interest in the Australia Post/eBay flat rate satchels.
It has been brought to my attention that some of the orders dated the xx/xx/xx were not included on the download from eBay for some reason.

Because it is unclear how many users were affected, all orders have been resent today, and should arrive to you in the next few days.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the delay, and for any inconvenience caused, I am working with eBay to find the root of the problem, and to make sure it does not occur again.
Kind regards,
xxxxx/x | Australia Post
eBay Store Manager

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[solved] Google Search Redirects, cant copy links greasemonkey

I hate the way google redirects it links.  If I want to copy a link for a email or something, I get some garbage that is no where near the direct link.
If you are using firefox, install Greasemonkey and then get this script from
No more redirects, and the browsing experience looks good.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Tower LCDI 30386-0 Safety Switch Disassembled Pictures

Pictures inside another safety switch, this time it is a American 110 volt one.  I found it weird that the main power cables were braided. WTF.

This one is activated using mechanical means and using discrete components.

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Pictures inside a Click RCD Safety Switch

Here are some pics of the insides of a Click Safety Switch.

The switch failed because the reset button latch worn out.

Shown is the current coil to measure earth leakage, relay coil to disconnect.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

DIY telescopic expandable baton

These things are cool, but are banned/expensive in some areas.

I would like to make one, some day.

Here are some ideas to make a expandable baton from everyday things.

1. Use the leg from a tripod.  Perhaps not the strongest way, epically if it is aluminium.  But you will get a good idea of how to make them.

2. Use a gas strut from a car hatchback or similar.  These are usually worn out and have no gas when they are old.  A sharp flick of the strut will produce the inner part and ready for whacking.  Be careful drilling into these.

Any other ideas are welcome, no one else has produced a 'how to' in the making of a a real expandable baton.
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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Mobile Paypal Sucks, Crippled, Ugly, Stupid and FAIL

Why the hell do idiots make mobile sites that are fuckin shit!

Mobile Paypal is the stupidest site ever.  You cannot do anything on it and worst of all, they is no way you can opt out and go to the full site!

I already hate the way paypal fingers sellers on ebay so I am not pulling any punches here. 

Every paypal transaction incurs a fee to the seller, it is like a 3% tax, then there is the ebay fees to follow.

For ebay sellers, the best thing to do is avoid using paypal altogether.  Advising buyers that they will have their money refunded or the postage of their item will be seriously delayed if they want to use paypal service.

Fuck Paypal

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Sunday, 2 October 2011

Hidden Black lamp in LG Fridge [solved] FIR

I was investigating a condensation buildup in a LG GR-282MF fridge. Removing the cover housing the light and thermostat, I discovered something interesting. A second bulb which was painted with a black coating.

Immediately, I thought this was a spare bulb, but realised that the socket holding the bulb had electrical contacts.

The fridge door lamp was rated at 240V 15W and the black coated lamp was rated at 240V 10W
Doing some research, I found that the black bulb was called a FIR (Far Infra-Red) lamp.

From a LG fridge manual, it quoted:
Far Infrared Rays emitted from Far Infrared Ray Lamp restrains the dryness of the foods and keeps its original form without transforming.
By increasing the nucleic acid, Far Infrared Rays also keeps the aroma and the smell of the food for a long time.
When the refrigerator begins to operate, F.I.R Lamp turns on. During the refrigerator's operating, the on and
off of the F. I. R Lamp is automatically controlled by the refrigerator inner temperature.
Therefore it is not necessary to handle F.I.R Lamp.

F.I.R Lamp is coated with special materials for the best results of F.I.R Lamp's effect decreases.
If F.I.R Lamp is veiled or covered, the F.I.R Lamp's effect decreases.

If you store the foods wrapped in the vinyl or wrapper, not in the vessel with lid, the foods will get more effective F.I.R results.
Some times it pays to read the manual.

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