November 29, 2018

Butchering a BMO

Forgive me, BMO! Tonight, I extracted an MTR Octopus card NFC thingamajig and implanted it in a purchased-for-this-purpose hollow BMO figure from,
October 11, 2018

Today’s pre-soldering photo

The seller included the pin headers but yours truly had to stump up the 2P screw terminals. Today's recreational soldering: some breakouts for Si4599
October 5, 2018

And just a few decades later…

Two lemon batteries, connected in series, can (just barely) power a red LED. Making a lemon battery was one of the sciencey activities I encountered
June 1, 2018

Bedhead systems

From left: call button receptacle, call button plugged in (button itself dangling) with red reset button overhead, and a red triangular emergency-pull
May 11, 2018

When Goop goes bad

It had been a year or more since I'd needed the cleaning power of Goop, but need it I recently did, so I dug out my mostly-full 14-ounce container of orange-scented
April 27, 2018

You Need Cry, Dear

You Need Cry, Dear sort of, very loosely, sounds like the characters printed in Chinese beneath the nonsensical English. The Chinese translates to something
March 30, 2018

Back in the cut: WEAR HELMET

It was a public holiday and so we spent the afternoon back in the cut, crawling through promising-looking industrial buildings in a corner of the New Territories.
March 29, 2018

Best fuel I know!

Rad sign, eh? Workspace Search 2018 seemed to be inching towards a satisfactory dénouement, but it was just one of those pesky false endings. The