Kawasaki KZ750 – galvanised fuses

Who remembers the old Kawasaki KZ750 twin with low end torque figures just short of miraculous and the first Jap bike that could actually handle like the Brit classics?  An engine that would never quit but never died on me, ever, except…. 

Active versus Passive Crossover Systems

Anyone whom thought that slapping a home brewed filter together to act as a loudpseaker crossover was a simple task should have his head read. Loudspeaker design is a science with very little fiction.

Recently I got caught up with building two loudspeaker cabinets for some odd drivers I had lying around in the garage. Having built the cabinets I was then caught up in the age old debacle as to whether to go active or passive crossover. This was actually a no contest, I had three amplifiers lying around as well, a Proton 60×60, an Akai 25×25 and a no-name brand home theater 60×60.  Now just to make the filters. Initially I thought it a great idea to buy a 3x active crossover but sadly this time of the year most of the shops don’t stock or can’t get stock. Now to the drawing board – why go active?

Energy Saving Awards

It’s an undisputed fact that as we become more and more aware of the effects of greenhouse gasses we have become more technical in our ability to become more efficient, from the control of landfills, usage of electricity and gas and of course the way we generate power. Interesting to note that Pella has won the ENERGY STAR partner of the year for the 5th consecutive year.


In downloading an application recently I picked up the Sirefef.K virus. How ironic, the very intention was to block spyware and I picked up a trojan. What a mission it was to get rid of this bad, bad boy. Microsoft Security Essentials detects the virus alright but within 10 seconds it would pop up again, after a removal.



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