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About igeighty

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  • Birthday 07/09/1970

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    Croydon, Victoria, Australia

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  1. igeighty

    A hard day at work

    Now I realise that small things amuse small minds, but I found a video from a mate that sums up my day at work.
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    new buggy spot near Barwon Heads.

    Going back through google earth historical imagery, it looks like it seasonally empties and fills ? the petroglyph seems to have been carved in 2017 Id be guessing though it is on private land.
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    Sandy Point 1st Run for 2019

    lets see what we can do after Labor Day
  4. I noticed this while trolling google maps. https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Marcus+Hill/@-38.2611135,144.5776916,784m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad4384c4ea6d9b1:0x541179d8e720ab2d!8m2!3d-38.2607986!4d144.5800272 A dry lake behind Barwon Heads ?
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    Videos from Facebook

    most likely me being sneaky with pi-hole and blocking facebook through DNS F#ck facebook in my house
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    First Builds

    Hi Matt, any machine can be fine for sewing ripstop, I recently bought a singer heavy duty 4423 from spotlight for around 300, and on my latest build has not missed a beat. Easily sewing through multiple layers and Dacron. I also bought a walking foot for it for around 60 and this has helped immensely when doing the appliqué. Many stitches but I use mainly straight and triple step zig zag. A brilliant machine for the money. regards Doug https://www.spotlightstores.com/sewing-fabrics/sewing-equipment/sewing-machines/singer-4423-heavy-duty-sewing-machine/BP80304571 $299 currently
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    @Steve if John is still around, perhaps you could coax him to come and post here. I haven't seen him since parting ways after World Cup at lakes... last heard he had moved south to Forster tuncurry to continue his locksmithing. I do miss that crazy but loveable old dodger.... the workshop used to be in the underneath the house at Flynns beach in Port Mac but that was under the 'superb flying devices' moniker back then. I have left many messages with the seller and even phoned her but am still waiting for her to TAKE MY MONEY.......!!!
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    Sandy Point 1st Run for 2019

    @roblukin asked me if there was a labour day meet up. now rosebud falls on labour day this year. what do you melbourne tax dodgers reckon about getting down to sandy again soon ?
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    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    You need to get a pi-hole. makes all those ads disappear https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balmoral/other-electronics-computers/raspberry-pi-3-model-b-plus/1206307381. (just to keep it on topic)
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    Sand in Your Undies at Kingston SE 2019

    Gday Mark. Actually buddy, I am SO glad you stayed till the very end. I put that in there especially for you.. purposely left with a long pause of black, most people would hit 'Next Video' long before then. but you my friend, you found the golden Easter egg !! Thanks Michael, It was a good holiday, much more low key than the last few years, Kingston is such an extreme environment, especially in January. And great to catch up with other weirdos. This year I explored it from the air with the drone, it is amazing how rugged and harsh the environment is Over there. Next year we will get a powered site so I can keep the drone batteries charged. It was a real juggle with power and SD card storage this year, I have 5 batteries that get about 25 mins each from, an iPad and the controller, each night id plug them into the 12v in the camper and hope for the best. its amazing how much juice these things can eat. It was a juggle between keeping the drone going and keeping beer cold in the fridge. I didn't take the computer with me, so dumping the 4K footage which really gets large quickly was a bit of a problem, I had fillled about 60Gb in the first day or two. Chook came to the rescue though and let me use his laptop to transfer stuff to usb sticks. Hope you are doing well, regards. Doug
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    Hobbies - the definitive list

    buy something cheapish first, and see if you will get into it. we bought several thousand worth of Meade lx200 and used it a handful of times in 4 years. ended up selling for same as we paid,, but I had grand plans for doing astro photography, but the sky here in croydon is not the best at all. and a 50lb telescope isn't the simplest to lug around I got into the drone flying a bit recently and that is pretty good, and scratches the itch. but I guess in Britain, you can't fly drones anymore without royal authorisation but astronomy in the right conditions would be amazing.. its not for the city though
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    Sand in Your Undies at Kingston SE 2019

    after much procrastination, here is Lionel's view of Kingston. enjoy. (I uploaded a 4k file and all I see is 360 ?) not sure what the go is there.
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    The things you find at jaycar

    Make sure you lube the froo froo valve when connecting the flux capacitor.
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    Sand in Your Undies at Kingston SE 2019

    Here is an auto generated clip from the foreshore, I am posting links from iPad and the embedding isn’t working the same as a computer, link below .fixed now I embedded it on the computer
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    Sand in Your Undies at Kingston SE 2019

    Had a look at the clay pan this morning with John and it is very good. We had a tiny bit of rain overnight and the surface is only slightly tacky in places. Over 100m out and I only have clay one one thong. Give it a day or too and it should be rock hard. The beach is super smooth and the wind is onshore.
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