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Tim Hoffman
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Tonight we went to a traditional Lionese Bouchon in the heart of old narrow streets. We sat in the street. All of the Bouchons have the same menu and the trick was picking menu that you could avoid the calves head, tripe and trotters. The duck and pork where seriously over cooked. The dishes all had the same salad, dressing and pumpkin puree and at nearly 100€ definitely over priced, but worth the experience. We didn't go to Les Paves but to Au Comptoir which is opposite.
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Here is my newest project. We have around 12000 feet (79 reels) of super 8 film taken by grandfather from 1969 through to 1985. in the process of having this scanned (frame by frame) 
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Cool, Mr Squiggle is today Google Doodle  - http://www.google.com/doodles/

Once again the FESA ( +DFESWesternAustralia ) web site can't handle the load.  There is a lot of smoke around this morning in Perth and their site has been unresponsive since 7:00 am.  Surely such an important  site should be capable of dealing with the load. (And use twitter to follow them isn't a sufficient alternative).  This happened last time there was a fire in the Swan Valley.  They really should lift their game.

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Our most recent new visitor, a White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica). Much bigger and bulkier than the White-faced Heron, and no doubt could do a lot more damage.
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Sacred Kingfisher at our place waiting for a feed.
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Ahhh - my desk.  Actually it always looks like this ;-)  The box in the middle is my filter level monitor and controller ( #arduino   #freetronics     based) .  I have been using a Milone liquid level sensors to monitor water level in our filter for the last few years. Unfortunately these only seem to last about 9 - 12 months outdoors in the elements.  I have gone through 2 of these, and recently purchased a third which was DOA.  So now I am trying a Maxbotix MB7389 Ultrasonic Sensor in an outdoor enclosure.  This is supposed to have a resolution of 1mm between 30cm and 5m.  
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The #atmega 1284p based Goldilocks  http://tronixstuff.com/2013/08/28/review-goldilocks-arduino-compatible-atmega1284p/ looks like a  pretty sweet #Arduino   Uni  compatible board. I have been using #Freetronics Eleven in my projects when I need more real estate than the #JeeNodes provide with an #rfm12b board from #jeelabs  for my 915mhz sensor network.  But this is a step up and much easier to use the prototyping space. 

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Frog eyes are amazing
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