Friday, July 13, 2018

Nitecore LR10 first impression

Call me crazy, I got another camping light.


It's a bit heavier than the Helio (42g) but its brighter and features a better battery.


It's slightly bigger too.

The Nitecore has no moving part and it feels more solid.  The Helio has a hinge joint which does not feel very strong.  Both of them couldn't be used while charging.  However, the Helio does allow turning on the light with direct supply from the USB port by opening the hinge joint.

The Nitecore has a wider spread of light, wider range.  The Helio is more focused but yet wide enough for most purpose.

I shall write a full review after trying them out more.  I shall also double check the battery issue of the Helio which I mentioned before.  Stay tuned.

Why one more?  I dunno...

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Changing Toilet Seat 換厠所板 (淘寶)

其實之前換過一次,原身個厠所板係舊式,一方手就跌落嚟,又大聲,又容易爛,見淘寶有平貨,仲話係緩降型,即係放手唔會立即路落嚟,仲平過香港買好多,就買返嚟用,結果一用就幾年。

嗰塊確實係緩降版,但升都係緩升,意思係你拍返上去要用少少力,仲要 hold 多一陣,否則佢又會跌返落嚟,好煩。

過咗兩、三年後,佢仲唔緩降,但升卻繼續緩升,所以索性再換。

買廁板要度幾個呎吋,仲要知係方型、 U 型、還是 V 型,但其實好易分既唧,度就度以下既呎吋:




今次我買咗呢塊,都係幾十蚊,佢緩降但不緩升,一推上去放手就停低!咁之係嘛!

另外,後面有個快拆制,一推一拉就可以拆成件野出嚟,更方便徹底清潔!正!


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Sega Master System

Great old days...  youtube got them all...  just for my own record:

The very first game, built in the system:


Second game, with a card shape cartridge:


My first cartridge, my all time favorite:



Lord of the Sword, I placed a dictionary along to play:


I doubt if this is the last Cartridge:



Probably the very last Cartridge I bought, Altered Beast, my memory about this game was the very serious lag!


Monday, June 25, 2018

Flextail Gear Max Pump Plus


My friend got the Max Pump and I placed it side by side for comparison.  The Max Pump is slightly smaller, but the Max Pump Plus is actually lighter.

兩兄弟放埋一齊,新版大少少,但又輕少少喎。


And as you can see, the Plus has a better interface for pumping air out.  This could be very handy.

另外入氣地方有個正式既接口,抽氣方便好多。

Other improvement include the switch, as well as the covered USB charging port... it's also more powerful.

此外,開關制都明顯改善了,而充電位亦有個蓋,廠方話防水咯,但氣泵又何需防水?舊版容易意外開著,個開關制都易跌出嚟,新版無咗呢啲問題

Once fully charged, the LED turns green from red.

充電慢到暈,說明書話六至八小時無誇張到!


The charging takes so long that my friend said he never saw it fully charged.  The manual states that it took six to eight hours and it is accurate from my experience.

The Plus comes with three interface adapters, and they are capable to match with all my devices at home.

新版有三個接口,連埋本身即係有四個,我屋企所有氣墊都夾到喎!





Pumping air in is very fast!  I didn't count but it could be less than or around one minutes.  It's noisy, and so, make sure you did it before sleeping time.

呢隻野相當堅,勁快,當然都大聲,我無正式計但一分鐘左右一定已經滿氣!

正因為佢好嘈,所以建議一起營就泵氣喇,咪等夜媽媽瞓先嘈住人!

Finally, this pump holds it charge pretty well... unlike the Helio light from the same vendor.

最後呢個泵仔舊電唔錯,差滿咗唔會好似同系既 Helio營燈咁,充滿電之後幾日就自動無晒電咯

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

水袋背囊

最近身痕買咗個,呢種袋好貼身,通常都唔太大,方便跑山用,原來諗住去紅石門,但結果只係行頹山。

我平時飲水唔多,但用咗呢種袋呢,因為方便隨時可以飲,結果就飲多咗水。

我行山多只帶一個包,一支飲品,水同埋可能帶多包即食糖水之類,剛好都仲塞得落。

行出杖要外掛,另外前面仲可以有位放手機,充電器,仲可以放多一 set 18650 俾芭蕉扇添!

不過銀包係唔知放邊好,仲有太陽眼鏡,帽... 外掛?買咗之後,先發現有啲有埋腰包功能,用爛咗先換!

淘寶平野,呢個水袋都算係最簡單,我諗住用埋佢嚟裝濾水器,露營用!買咗另一個有 28mm 接口既水袋入溪水,然後經 filter 之後,再經條軟喉駁入呢個水袋,等佢慢慢漏過去。


揹帶前兩邊都有袋,有拉鍊可以放手機,另外有個網袋可以放多兩支水,或者其他雜物。 我就一邊放手機,網袋放充電器,額外電池供替換。

另一邊放鎖匙,同埋一支飲品。


大格夠放水袋,仲有少量食物,都夠晒行十個鐘。

Monday, May 7, 2018

紥營小貼士

最近同班小學生露營,第二朝大雨,剛好試吓各人既工程喇!落

呢兩張相都夠晒代表性!第一張,見到外帳有個扣位,呢個位平時唔落營釘都無大問題,但若雨勢大的話,唔落就會出現外帳貼實內帳,結果就容易水滲水!


另外呢張,都係完美示範點出錯:


1. 風繩角度落錯,應該同條營骨一致,咁落法失咗作用
2. 外帳既骨同營骨亦不一致,又係會外帳貼內帳懸兇

結果當然又係滲水,最後俾返張正確示範:


當然,小學生要求咪咁高喇,佢地第一次去露營唧,都算係咁!


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Going ultralight: Carbon fibre poles (DIY) 碳纖維天幕桿

天幕係一件好正既野,但天幕杆卻係相當重,幾乎等於帶多個營既重量!

最起初貪平,走去買套裝天幕,不過原來係跟鐵桿,鐵桿好重,又唔夠硬淨,用咗唔夠五次已經開始出問題,節與節之間既回開始爛,其實唔影響操作既,不過就令人心思思想換。

後來買咗兩枝鋁桿,三峰出品,每支 350g (鐵桿兩支加埋近 1kg),輕唔少,兼且實淨啲。其實起心買多兩支,另一個目的係四枝桿齊開,面積會大好多!不過咁耐都未試過,除咗有次同朋友仔一齊,每人帶兩枝,先會咁樣開法。

後來用癢癢想輕,買咗兩支副桿,得 11mm 粗,試過帶上山,有一次彈性,風頗大都無斷,但臨瞓就收返埋,始終怕出事。用 11mm 呢種桿,一定係搭細天幕,就算 3x3 都應該好易爛。

為咗輕,其實亦可以用樹幫手,好多時一枝桿都夠喇。

最近見人地玩碳纖,當然想試。坊間有現成既賣,但只得 13mm 粗,又好貴,覺得唔值!何不 DIY 呢?買齊兩支既材料,都只係貴過現成一枝少少咋!更重要係可以整返粗啲!

結果,買咗四枝一米長既碳纖維桿,賣家免費切開,變成半米長:


然後用塑鋼土裝上接口,因為啲接口係 20/18,而我啲桿只係 16/14,所以塑鋼土正好填返滿空隙!唔知實淨無,要出去試吓,屋企略略試似乎唔錯:


最後拉橡筋,上埋頭頭尾尾...當然無咁順利喇,啲頭尾配件話適合 16mm 桿,但結果頂針係 perfect fit,但底腳係要沙紙磨完入勉強入到!


製成品一枝 219g,相比起三峰鋁桿,每枝輕咗 130g,正!


我只係整咗兩枝,就算造齊四枝,都仲輕過兩枝鐵桿。

材料連結,給大家參考:

接駁件 (18mm /20mm 铝合金管连接器),一枝需要三套接口

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.419b2e8dJVpZdG&id=563849321643&_u=pmnemopfd64

天幕桿頂針/腳 (天幕铝杆专用铝针+尖锥头 天幕杆配件),一枝需要一套

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.419b2e8dJVpZdG&id=25109096029&_u=pmnemop5df5

碳纖管:

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.419b2e8dJVpZdG&id=524550457690&_u=pmnemop3ce7