Wednesday 6 August 2014

A day in

The weather forecast for today was for rain all day long, so I decided not to go out. Mistake! The weather was fine all day long. Bah.

I did manage a bit of an outing - I cycled to the doctor's to pick up some eye drops. THat's several kilometers and back.

I also managed to find the time to have a look at the new dual-speed motor, and with help from an expert on a pedelec forum, I took it apart (I want to put in better grease). It's a very interesting idea; if you rotate the motor coils one way, the axle turns, if you rotate it backwards, the axle turns the same way, but more slowly! Very clever; it means that by running the motor in reverse, you have a lower gear, just what you need for getting up a steep hill.

One of my battery chargers packed up completely; I've only had it for a couple of weeks. I did an RMA with Hobbyking, and they're going to replace it. I find Hobbyking's customer service very good, this isn't the first time they've done a replacement on faulty goods.

So today's outing will take place tomorrow.

Someone is trying to use one of my DNS servers for nefarious purposes; using it as a reflector/amplifier against a third party to do a DDOS attack. So I've tightened it up; now it won't do DNS service for anyone except me, It was trying to resolve names like and It's still trying, but my DNS server isn't answering.

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