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A Virtual Risc PC

by David Thomas on

I’ve been learning how to model 3D objects in Blender by recreating the Acorn Risc PC case.

Acorn Risc PC model

Read about it here.

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A LEGO® Wedding Arch

by David Thomas on

Last year I built a custom LEGO® wedding arch set to celebrate a friends’ wedding.

LEGO wedding arch closeup.

Here’s an article all about it.

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The Great Escape: The Write-Up

by David Thomas on

IDA Pro disassembling The Great Escape.

Finally after many years of work I’ve gotten around to writing all about my The Great Escape reverse engineering project. There’s a whole new section on the site.

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Fitting Replacement Risc PC Rubber Feet

by David Thomas on

If you have a faithful Acorn Risc PC kicking around you might have found that the rubber feet on the bottom of the case have started to crumble, like mine:

broken.jpg

In some cases the rubber feet can even liquefy and leave you with a wonky computer sitting in a pool of grey goo.

You’ll be pleased to know that you can lever off the old ones and replace them with a new set of Bumpons (that’s what they’re called) from 3M.

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PrivateEye 3.01 fixes a directory navigation issue

by David Thomas on

PrivateEye 3.01 is now available. This includes a fix for filing systems which don’t provide predictable sequence numbers. Previously using Page Up or Page Down to flip between images when using a filing system such as FAT32FS could bring them up in an unexpected order. PrivateEye now rescans the directory on each flip to find the previous or next image as requested.

Since it’s a minor fix I’ve not updated the PDF manual.

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