Time: 2-3 hours
Last walked: Dec 2005
Left face B is a very pleasent alternative to Platteklip (which let’s face it, we all hate).
It winds up across the left face of the mountain, across sheer looking cliffs and rock bands - a truly improbably looking route. But the hike itself isn’t exposed, and only contains a pitch or two.
Start up Platteklip gorge, pass the contour path, and continue until the last left side corner before the path heads up into the gorge proper. This corner has a vertical section, with a large rock at the base
You know what happens with old phones, right?
The battery slowly dies, and it needs charging all the time.
So we modded this old brick by attaching the charger to the battery, increasing the phone’s usability by 1000%.
Now you never need to worry about the battery running out, just plug it in. AND because it has a 3-pin plug, you never need an adapter.
It is was in use everyday by Nicholas Abbot for a couple of years (although he had to enlarge his trouser pockets <grin>).
The ultimate mod!
Bashbot was originally an idea and bash snippet from Jonathan Hitchcock. I took it and bastardised it beyond imagination.
It’s a fully-featured, modular IRC bot.
The modules come in 2 types:
fooif it exists.
# ^(.*) is( also)? (.*)$will be executed if you try and set a factoid with “bot: Spinach is a vegtable”
Back in the days of using dial-up, I wrote this firewall & QoS script. All in one and relatively easy to use for my specific use case. However it only really works for single machines or small networks routers with no DMZ and only one router.
Mozilla Address Book exports pretty terrible LDIF. To add these LDIF files to an LDAP directory, you must first run it through this utility. It will turn the LDIF into schematically correct LDIF. If will (hopefully) not maul data that is already in the correct format.