Added project DIY Milling Spindle
, detailing construction of an economical belt-driven spindle for the Rabbot.
Added project The Rabbot
, detailing construction of a quick-and-dirty CNC router for minimal financial outlay.
Added project Behind The 8-Ball
, detailing construction of a quill handle for a classic Delta-Rockwell 15-017 drill press.
Added Machine Tool Projects section with project FlashCut CNC IB462 Driver Repair
, detailing diagnosis and repair of this stepper motor driver.
Added project Amy Time! Nixie Tube Clock
, detailing the development and construction of a compact nixie tube clock.
Biennial site update: Added article Notes on DIY Nixie Tube Sockets
, discussing a source of PC-mount contacts suitable for IN-12 and other tubes with 1 mm pins.
Updated version of Rabnail
available, to account for recent versions of convert
which broke height and width tags again
Added projects: Electronic Cat Repellant
and PCB Drill Press
. Cleaned up various legacy pages.
Radical near-biennial site update. Entire site reorganized according to anarchistic principles; that is to say, minimizing hierarchy. This was entirely inspired by yaml.org
, the best-designed site on the Web regardless of one's feelings toward Yet Another Markup Language. Any pages requiring extensive modification were rewritten using XHTML 1.0 and CSS. Legacy pages are expected to continue rendering superbly.
A small note on fonts: in the interests of grace, interoperability, and accessibility, this site defers to your browser's default font settings. If the text has an unpleasant appearance, you may wish to adjust those defaults. I would not presume to assume that responsibility for you.
Missed the biennial site update, but still in business. Developments under
the Engram Enterprises umbrella proceed with such speed and ferocity that
documentation must be relegated to the distant future. Like it or lump it.
Released an updated version of
, which generates
all of the picture galleries on this site. Updated the
Tales of Capacitor Failure
. Gradually transitioning the page footers
away from my long-defunct firstname.lastname@example.org email address in favor of
"reboots at g-cipher.net". (Address harvesting bots probably know what to
do with that; and so may you.)
Time once again for the biennial site update. Hosting moved from CCSI; now courtesy of our friends at g-cipher.net
Radical update of the Projects
a gradual migration to HTML 4.01
I've come to realize that I have a dense, conversational prose style which
may not be appropriate for the more purely technical articles on the site.
Too bad! I write for my own entertainment.
Cleaned up and updated just about everything; changed the
page to reflect the state of
various current projects. After lengthy consideration, added an
I had intended to restrict all line-art images on the site to
format; however, this
image was intended to convey technical information and I didn't want to
limit its potential audience.
Updated the Projects
Updated the News
all updated pages
against HTML 3.2 spec.
Note that the BVWAB
button on the front page is a LIE:
this site is all kinds of messed up in Netscape Navigator 3.04 Gold,
because that browser doesn't support PNG
Redesigned most of the site for bold, new look. I realised that
monochromatic shades, i.e., those with identical RGB values, have
the highest contrast attainable on a color monitor, with its physically
separated color pixels. The sites I've found most legible and easy on
the eyes are invariably those which stick with the browser's default
font, on a plain white or neutral grey background. Here's an
, though it be
disfigured by some absolutely hideous graphics; I hope I've done a little
better in that department. I have no explanation for all the white and
goldenrod along with the grey, that just sorta came out of nowhere.
First update in a very long time; converted some of the graphics to
Contact: reboots at g-cipher.net
XHTML and CSS compliant