Turning the Corner

Rio Tejo, Sagres, Sailing, Sesimbra, Sines

We exit the Rio Tejo, misunderstand a cargo ship, visit three anchorages starting with an S, turn the corner and solve an unexpected rudder problem.

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Exploring Lisbon

Lisbon, Sailing

We explore Lisbon for a few days.

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Cruising Portugal: Viana do Castelo to Lisboa

Aveiro, Berlenga, Cascais, Figueira da Foz, Leixoes, Lisboa, Nazare, Peniche, Porto, Portugal, Sailing, Viana do Castelo

Northern Portugal from Viana do Castelo to Lisboa. This is a long one.

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OpenCPN in practice

Computers, OpenCPN, Sailing

What our OpenCPN chartplotter setup looks and works like.

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Escaping Spain

Baiona, Barra, Portugal, Sailing, Spain, Viana do Castelo

Our last stop in Spain. And first stop in Portugal!

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Fiesta del Agua, Vilagarcia

Fiesta del Agua, Sailing, Spain, Vilagarcia

Turns out sailing isn't the only way to get wet and sleep deprived.

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Rias Bajas

Boiro, Corrubedo, Muros, Rias Bajas, Sailing, Spain

We visit sandy beaches, awesome anchorages, less awesome ones and Hiper China.

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Nanobaro NMEA barometer

Arduino, Barograph, Barometer, Electronics, Hack, NMEA

A simple boaty hack for a very easy to build digital barometer with NMEA 0183 output. Also reports temperature.

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Rias Altas

Muxía, Rias Altas, Sailing, Spain

A fountain in the heads and getting stuck far too long in Muxía.

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Spanish Rias, A Coruña

A Coruña, Cedeira, Corme, Rias Altas, Sailing, Spain

We explore some Spanish Rias and some tapas madness.

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The Bay of Biscay

Biscay, Falmouth, Galicia, Passage, Sailing, Spain

We sail for four days straight across the Bay of Biscay.

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The Isles of Scilly? Not really.

Anchor, Cornwall, Falmouth, Mullion Cove, Sailing, Scillies

We aim for the Scillies and end up back in Falmouth, with some adventures in between.

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Falmouth

Falmouth, Repairs, Sailing

Preparations for Biscay and fresh burn scars.

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Plymouth, Repairs and Upgrades

Plymouth, Repairs, Sailing

We stop in Plymouth for a few days to repair and resupply.

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Catching up

Cherbourg, Portland, Sailing, Torquay, Weymouth

Where the hell we've been and what we've been up to since Cherbourg. Includes treehugging.

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Cherbourg

Cherbourg, Sailing

We boost around the corner into Cherbourgs Port Chantereyne, acquire some bread and fondle some nuclear missile launch tubes before scrubbing our own bottom.

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Fécamp to Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

Anchorage, Sailing, Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

We escape the swell in Fécamp and sail through the night to a nice quiet anchorage outside Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue.

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Dieppe to Fécamp

Fécamp, Normandy, Sailing

We motor from Dieppe to Fécamp, find many merry fishermen and more french food.

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Channel Crossing Brighton to Dieppe

Brighton, Channel, Dieppe, Sailing

Our first channel crossing and the real start of our cruising life.

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Eastbourne Shakedown

Eastbourne, Sailing, Shakedown

Shakedown sail to Eastbourne.

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Wanky Startups

Startup

Wanky Startup ideas.

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Meanwhile...

Boat

Picking up blogging again. Probably.

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FreeBSD and the Apple USB SuperDrive

Apple, FreeBSD, Hack

How to get a Apple USB SuperDrive to work with FreeBSD.

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Starting Hydroponics

Plantology

How to start with hydroponics, indoor gardening and growing your own food.

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Skype is compromised - Replace it with ZRTP and OTR

Security

How to replace Skype functionality with open source software and open protocols to regain privacy in instant messaging and voice/video chat.

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Cisco 877 as ADSL modem

Network

How to configure an old Cisco 877 as ADSL modem in PPPoE bridging mode. Retaining the ability to manage it over the network, of course.

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Major PostgreSQL vulnerability

Security, SQL

PostgreSQL remote vulnerability warning.

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Making Firefox behave on OS X

Apple, Web

Switching to Firefox without losing Safari's useful integration with OS X.

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Drilling a new router

Hack, Hardware, Network

How I built my own router using an old Atom box, FreeBSD, a power drill and some Wifi parts.

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FreeBSD images for Raspberry Pi

BSD, Hack, Raspberry Pi

Early disk images for FreeBSD on the Raspberry Pi.

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