Thursday, 12 June 2008

Firefox3 / google / UK

When I'm roaming I'm fed up with the default google search plugin redirecting me to google.ch at cern and thus providing me with german pages.

Simple enough fix on osx - vi /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/searchplugins/google.xml and change

<Url type="text/html" method="GET" template="http://www.google.com/search">
into
<Url type="text/html" method="GET" template="http://www.google.co.uk/search">

Tada!

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Fizzicists

Y'know what worries me? I'm out in Geneva just now at CERN - sharing a flat used by the Glasgow ATLAS scientists. Supposedly a rather smart lot.

...except the batteries in the TV remote control were the wrong way round.

Solar off-grid cabin

We have a small cabin on the site that used to have a 200w panel, 65Ah deep cycle lead acid battery, el-cheapo PWM charger to power some LED...