Tuesday, 3 June, 2008

I had a choice last night of searching for news articles for this blog, or working on my Plymouth. I chose to work on the car.

The Service manual for the car lists a lot of special tools you are supposed to need to work on it. Like a steering wheel tool and a tool to remove and install door handles. I bought an $11 universal steering wheel puller and a small punch, and both of those special tool jobs were covered.

I am close to having the steering wheel ready for the epoxy treatment. The epoxy I will use is called PC-7 and it’s more like a paste than the slow running epoxy I have used before. It can be molded and its set time is measured in hours instead of minutes. I will take before, during and after pictures of the wheel and display them here when I get to the point of applying the epoxy.


I am working my way through a book called Eclipse Distilled. It describes how to use the Eclipse IDE when creating Java programs. I have already been using Eclipse for a while now, but the book will help me understand what Eclipse can do and will help me find better ways to use it to help me in my job.


Silly sign of the day:


Free/Open Source Software

RIAA/MPAA/IFPI/BSA/SIIA/FCC

Stupid Patent Tricks, Copyright and Other IP Nonsense

Liberty and Security/Our Rights

Other News/Public Stupidity