Jun 27
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Well it has been a while hasn’t it? It’s been precisely a year in fact, since I last posted here. Tedious  ISP hosting excuses aside, here we go again… [sigh]

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Nov 17

New Job

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Point-to-Point wireless Ethernet bridges operating in the 2.5, 4.5, 5.4 and 5.8 GHz bands at speeds up to 300 Mbps.

Point-to-Point wireless Ethernet bridges operating in the 2.5, 4.5, 5.4 and 5.8 GHz bands at speeds up to 300 Mbps.

Today I started a new job at Motorola in Ashburton. I’ll be working on the embedded software for point-to-point fixed wireless products like this one. It’s an all-in-one antenna, radio tranceiver and digital platform that lives up a mast or on the side of a building, with a singe CAT5e cable connection to carry data and provide power. A pair of these units can form a transparent, wireless ethernet bridge at up to 300Mbps data throughput even without line of sight, and across huge distances. For more information about Motorola point-to-point wireless bridges see the PTP web site.

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Oct 16

Moon Rings

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I’d heard about this effect before, but I hadn’t seen it for real. Well tonight we got a pretty good view of this halo effect around the moon. As the sunlight reflected from the moon passes through the clouds, hexagonal ice crystals refract it into a halo with a 22° radius and even a second one at 44°.

Here’s my attempt at a photograph of the effect. There are some prettier ones at http://www.lumis.com/pictures/Moon_Ring/.

Moon Rings over Horrabridge

Moon Rings over Horrabridge

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Aug 09
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Hello cruel world. It’s me, and this is my blog. Don’t expect much from here on. In fact, you might as well just surf off right now.

Still there? Oh, fine. Now I feel pressurised into writing something intelligent and interesting.

First off, why do I suddenly manage to get round to creating a blog today? I’m not exactly an early adopter, so now that blogging is old hat. here I am finally getting going. Actually, the answer to the question is that I’ve just finished my second ride on my new bike and I like it so much that I feel the need to write it down so that the whole world can know, and this blog is clearly going to meet that very objective. Well you’re still reading, right?

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