Monday, 20 April 2015

Salute preparation 2

Saturday, 18 April 2015


The Meeples Sword and Spear episode has made it through epic trials and tribulations, and has finally been edited and published. (See previous entries on this blog for the gory details.) Kudos to Neil for finally getting it done.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Wifi security

A brief security digression: I was checking out a new tablet-driven audio mixer the other day, and was somewhat appalled to discover that its builtin access point only supported WEP for authentication (I.e. how your computer signs on to it). 

Heads up, if you run your own WIFi access points: WEP is trivially hackable by any script kiddie with a small fraction of a clue. If your access point supports it, for your own safety upgrade to WPA2. And while you're at it, disable WPS: it may be incredibly convenient but the "security" process it uses to connect is laughably insecure. 

Thursday, 16 April 2015


Eye infections suck. 

Fortunately, being married to a vet makes applying eye ointment much easier. And Siri makes posting to the blog much easier. 

Mike, listening to the Test match and realising just how much time he normally spends in front of a screen...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Too Fat Lardies/Warbases 28mm Garden kits

Lots of fun stuff in the run up to Salute: two of my favourite companies have teamed up to produce some rather nice scenery bits in 28mm.

What can I say? Looks great! Sign me up.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Kickstarter Watch - Tanks in Manchuria

There's a LOT of what I'd call 'small press' Kickstarters around at the moment. This one is by Trenchworx, the folks who produced the 3D printed Japanese tanks I mentioned a while back, for 28mm resin vehicles for the border conflicts around Manchuria from 1932-1945.

The Kickstarter's at $1700 out of its initial $3000, with 29 days to go...

Coming up:


T-26 Light Tank
BT-7 Fast Tank
T-26 Model 1933  [available at $9,500]
T-38 Tankette  [available at $12,500]
OT-26 Flame Tank  [available at $15,500]
T-34 / 76  [available at $20,000]
GAZ AAA Truck  [available at $32,000]
GAZ AAA Quad Maxim  [available at $44,000]


Type 92 Jyu-Sokosha
Type 97 Chi Ha
Type 79 Ko Gata  [available at $3,500]
Type 89 Yi Go  [available at $5,000]
Type 94 Tankette  [available at $14,000]
Type 95 Ha Go  [available at $17,000]
Isuzu Truck  [available at $38,000]
Type 97 Shinhoto Chi Ha  [available at $50,000]
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