Climate Considerations

Posted by Benjamin Close on January 29, 2009 under Country Living | Be the First to Comment

Australian Climate Zones

A list of decisions we’ve made when designing our new house, to maximise thermal comfort for our climate zone.

jhbuild using a git branch

Posted by Benjamin Close on under FreeDesktop | 3 Comments to Read

Recently I’ve been playing around with jhbuild. I wanted to jhbuild to use a custom branch from a git repo I’ve setup.  Sadly the documentation on how to do this is a little lacking. Added to the fact that the jhbuild code drops an argument and there’s a lot of fun at work. The solution, [..more..]

Submitted to Council, though problems persist

Posted by Benjamin Close on January 23, 2009 under Country Living | Be the First to Comment

Access Track for our block

After having the day off yesterday, Carly and I did a lot of ringing around to try and find out the state of things. Turns out that the second lot of engineering has now been done. Talking to Amanda at Format Homes, we were told that all had now been submitted to council – Which [..more..]

Welcome to Lot 723 One Tree Hill Road, Gould Creek

Posted by Benjamin Close on January 21, 2009 under Country Living | 4 Comments to Read

Lot 723 One Tree Hill Road

Welcome to the first in many articles about the creation of Carly and my dream paradise at Lot 723, One Tree Hill Road, Gould Creek, South Australia, Australia On the 29th of August 2008, Carly and I became the proud owners of 16.8 acres of land at Gould Creek,  South Australia.  The block is located [..more..]

Raid Status Script

Posted by Benjamin Close on under Other | Be the First to Comment

One thing that has always bugged me about the free operating systems is a lack of notification when things go wrong. In particular I run a FreeBSD server at home that has a SATA RAID 1 using a Promise controller in particular: atapci0: port 0xc000-0xc03f,0xc400-0xc40f,0xc800-0xc87f mem 0xde031000-0xde031fff,0xde000000-0xde01ffff irq 11 at device 1.0 on pci1 the [..more..]

www: gstreamer moves from gabe -> annarchy

Posted by Benjamin Close on January 13, 2009 under FreeDesktop | Be the First to Comment

Just a note that the gstreamer website has shifted from gabe -> annarchy. Added to this, moin has been upgraded to 1.7 and text catchpas have been added. DNS is now filtering through. Let me know if you find any issues.