Category Archives: Wish List

Custom shoes – about time!

As a size 16, buying shoes has been the bane of my existence for a very long time. Most stores here in Australia stop at size 13, which seems crazy as we have one of the tallest populations in the world.

How I have longed to be able to have shoes made for me, at an affordable rate – something close to what the ‘normal’ folk get to spend on footware in retail stores. Alas, this is not the case.

Thankfully the 3D printing revolution is upon us and the world of generic, ‘one-type-suits-all’, mass manufactured goods is being turned on its head. Finally people are recognising that we are all unique have have specialised requirements, some moreso than others. So it’s not too hard to imagine my excitement at hearing about Feetz – a company who 3D print perfectly fitted footware based on just a few photos. So. Freakin. Awesome.

No more buying shoes sight unseen off the internet with the risk of them not fitting properly – which is often the case. Hooray!

Hopefully I can get in on their beta program. As a 3D printing enthusiast (and professional service technician) and a giant with special needs this is a service I have long been waiting for.

iPhone Gizmos

Originally Posted: February 21, 2010 4:19 PM

I admit it, I’m an iPhone fanboy and there’s a few things that I’d like to take my fandom to the next level.

Lately I have been playing with iTimelapse (the name speaks for itself), but it’s quite difficult to position the phone where I want it and get the best angle. Thankfully there is a company that has come up with the solution to that.

http://joby.com/gorillamobile/3g/

There’s also the AR.Drone, by Parrot. Is it useful? No. Not at all. But who wouldn’t want a chopper they can fly around with their phone?

http://ardrone.parrot.com/parrot-ar-drone/en

Computer Thingies

Originally Posted: October 28, 2010 12:37 PM

RAID NAS

Ideally up to 10Tb would be good. Something like a Drobo should do the job. Or this one is pretty good too…

http://www.synology.com/enu/products/DS1010+/index.php

But it’s prohibitively expensive…

or there’s this one..

http://dlink.com.au/products/?pid=DNS-343

But it’s probably expensive too… Here’s a link with reviews of various NAS setups that could be useful for an informed decision

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/feedback/mac_NAS_and_wireless.html

so a custom build jobbie would be kinda good too. See the following:

http://www.diynas.com/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Build_an_inexpensive_Ikea_NAS/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-a-Commodore-1541-into-a-RAID-server/

or for Mac oriented build (as I have an old G4 lying around and everything else house is Mac)…

http://tinyapps.org/docs/install_and_optimize_leopard_on_unsupported_macs.html

apparently I’d need on of these sort of RAID controllers and to link up those older IDE drives I’ll probably need a few of these…

2.5″-3.5″ Drive ATA IDE to SATA Converter Adapter

To go with the NAS drive(s) I’d logically need a good way to pipe all that data around the house, so then I’d need a whole bunch of CAT-5 or CAT-6 cable and do this…

http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_Wire_Your_House_With_Cat_5_or_6_For_Ether/

And I’d then be needing a decent gigabit ethernet switch with lots of ports to hook it all up to and control the traffic flow.

http://www.netgear.com/Products/Switches/DesktopSwitches/GS116.aspx

Naturally, I’d also be needing a whole bunch of cable…

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Wow-300-Meter-Roll-Cat6-Network-Cable-/320602227493?pt=UK_Computing_CablesConnectors_RL&hash=item4aa561c325#ht_500wt_1156
or

http://www.cablechick.com.au/cables/305m-cat5e-unterminated-installers-cable.html

and some newtwork cable crimpers…

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Lan-Network-Tester-RJ11-RJ45-Cat5-Cable-Crimper-Tools-/120628107011?pt=AU_Computers_Networking_Accessories&hash=item1c15fed703

Once I have all that stuff, I’d need some CAT5/6 patch panel(s) to hook everything up. One of these to go in the cupboard…

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/KRONE-16-Port-CAT6-Patch-Panel-/250717668812?pt=AU_Computers_Networking_Accessories&hash=item3a5ff005cc#ht_500wt_1156
or
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/PATCH-PANEL-CAT6-24-PORT-NEW-25-YEAR-WARRANTY-/170555020049?pt=AU_Server_Accessories_Parts&hash=item27b5df1311#ht_1992wt_1141

and general CAT6 wall panels for throughout the house.

Stuff that I want

I put things I want for Birthday/Christmas here. You can disregard this old post. That link will be kept updated.

Originally posted: February 21, 2010 4:19 PM
Things. Stuff. Material possessions. I wants them. I needs them…. my precious’.

Well, they will be when I have them. Or if someone gets them for me (*wink*wink*).