Roast your own….

coffe that is…piece of cake really, until the beans explode into flames…well not quite, but darn they get hot…

This runt mix was left for a week and it was not too bad, roasted in two batches, the first alittle bit under done and the second go was pretty spot on.

Typical temperatures ast this point at 450-500 degrees.

Counterstrike History

Plenty of history here!

Halflife Timeline

This timeline goes over all the major events and plot points of the saga, from before Half-Life 1 to the end of Half-Life 2. The HL1 manual indicates that the Black Mesa incident occurred on May 5, 200-, implying by the “-” that the incident could take place during any year during the decade. For simplicity’s sake, I assumed it happened in the year 2000 and went from there.

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Tripod Case – DIY

I did see this done some where, but cannot put my finger on it…maybe dslrusers.com.

Tired of risking the tripod in the baggage? yes, I have seen first hand the damage that can be done to baggage – unfortunatly you cannont rely on getting the tripod on as carryon luggage, hence the need for a sturdy scarifical case. Whilts this was rather expensive, prolly since I went to bunnings, you could do it a bit cheaper.

Cost of stuff….

1.5m long, 100mm diameter AS/NZS 1260 SL19 – ~ $13

Qty 2 Endcap adapters to suit 100mm diameter (Vinidex) AS1260 – ~ $4

Qty 2 Endcaps 100 mm diameter – ~ $5

Adhesive stuff, went the hardcore pressure stuff (green) cost the same but assumed it is stronger due to pressure rating – ~$4.50

Now, measured this up to suit my Manfrotto 190XPROB and 486RC2 head and what do you know…it don’t fit.. crapper, so after a few tweaks, ie a scallop out of the tube it just squeezes in there, anyone owuld have thought they manufactured the 100mm diameter dunny tubing just to make tripod cases…perfect fit there!

So..its pretty easy really, just chop to length, probably the key part cause if ya mess this up our buggered…then glue the ends on, in my case a bit of filing to make the scallop and done…just wait for the glue to dry.

So, pictures say a thousand words…

Mareeba Tropical Savanna and Wetland Reserve

The Mareeba Tropical Savanna and Wetland Reserve is located only an hour’s drive from Cairns or Port Douglas, yet offers the visitor tours and activities that are an authentic Australian experience in the heart of the outback.

Set within the savannas of North Queensland, it is a gateway to Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Savannah, and provides an excellent base from which to visit the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforests and Great Barrier Reef, as well as the Cairns Highlands and Atherton Tablelands.

The Reserve, known locally as the Mareeba Wetlands, protects over 5000 acres of savannas and wetlands, providing a sanctuary for much of tropical Australia’s savanna and wetland flora and fauna, and cultural heritage.