Nixie clock

At some point I bought a nixie tube clock from eBay but for whatever reason could not get my head around the setup at the time. Today I worked (most of) it out.

Nixie

Two issues I have to fix:
1. Get the time correct. It’s exactly two hours ahead despite Raspian having all the correct settings
2. Add the path to .bashrc so it autoruns

The device can be bought here

1Password

It’s on my PC and works okay.
It’s on my work macbook pro and works okay.
It’s on my phone and works okay.
But on my macbook air? Something happened – no idea what – “upgrade”? – it won’t work.

It insists I login to an account at 1Password.com that I do not have. Very very annoying.

So later I’ll copy the app from the pro, install that into the air and then see if that will get it working.

If it does, okay.
If it does not then I’ll go back to LastPass.

An email problem

I cannot send email from my romanticrobot.net address to my wife’s at romanticrobot.com. It fails with “retry timeout exceeded”. How to fix? She also cannot send email to me Yes she can. Mine is hosted here, her’s with Google Apps. Her (only with priority 0) mx record points at Google.

I can send to her from my live.com email. It’s only my own address. Mail servers seem to have a language all of their own. It’s hardly vital but it’s bugging me why it fails.

A Bike Headlight

When I biked to work and back every day I had one headlight. But I had 2 backlights, 1 reflector and 2 red flashing LED lights attached to my backpack. I figured that my front light was pretty bright and I could see where I was going. I took a lot of care in the dark. And the reason I was lit up like a christmas tree on the back was because I don’t trust car drivers at all. I’d be amazed if any cyclist does. I wanted them to be in no doubt at all that there was something in front of them. So this light looks good but it won’t stop you being hit from the back. Kickstarter: A Bike Headlight To End All Bike Headlights.

Oh, and roundabouts? Totally avoided, went on the footpath around it.