Helmet ejection system

Shockdoctor - http://www.shockdoctor.com have released a new product that can helps remove helmets in the advent of a serious accident.

http://www.xlnk.me/p

It is so simple, but so effective. If any sort of spinal injury is suspected, it allows the Helmet to be pushed off by the internal bladder.

Like a lot of great inventions, its very simple, and yet very clever, and very well priced as well for something that could save your life.

Already major teams and Manufacturers and even the AMA are adopting it as standard equipment http://www.xlnk.me/o

Jetfire Heater

As we're living in a shed at the moment, and we needed a heater, I thought something a bit "industrial" would be ok. After some research, we purchased a "Jetfire" heater, which sure does throw out a lot of heat!

Trouble is, our shed is like 3.6metres high, so lots of warmth is a the top. Still, a HEAP better than no heater at all, with the nights getting closer and closer to 0C

Road trip

Had to travel yesterday for my Uncles funeral, 960km in a day isn't bad. On the way we stopped at a park and walked the dogs around for a bit, and found these massive moths on the back of the toilet block.

They look big and scary enough to make up quite a story:

Here you see the Australian vampire moth, known to suck blood from other less dangerour Australian animals like Kangaroos, Koalas, Tasmanian Devils and more.

List of files changed within a range of svn revisions

Today i needed to get a list of files changed within a certain range of svn commits for ftp'ing across to a server and knocked up a quick bash script to do it. Maybe it will help someone else in the future.

for i in `seq 7 30`; do svn log -v -r $i | grep \/ | cut -d' ' -f5; done | sort | uniq -c

 

Which roughly breaks down to:

Bricks!

Thought i'd better put up a post with some bricks on it.

Stuck in a pic I took at dawn as well, cause it was cool.

Ban on the sale of youth off-highway vehicles

I've posted on my dirt bike website about this, but its worth promoting more (please crosspost, link, retweet etc).

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has made available a video public service announcement (PSA) regarding the current ban on the sale of youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs), which includes motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, intended for kids 12 and under.

Please view the video here, and take action if you are an enthusiast!

http://www.dirtbike.ws/content/ama-public-service-announcement-regarding-youth-bike-ban