Monthly Archive: June 2004

Traveller MySQL databases now live and in color

Added the System Search and Library Data databases and I’ll be adding more data to both databases as time goes on, but there’s still plenty of info available now. These features basically give me an excuse to teach myself PHP/MySQL and how to build a decently performing dynamic web page.

Also finished up the third session of the campaign log.

Locust water cooling

A while ago I was messing around with some unused water cooling parts and decided to build a poor man’s Koolance Exos. One the one hand, it cost me less than $5 to build (since I had the water cooling parts handy) so the “poor man” bit was correct, but as far as performing like the Exos, Heh heh heh…

 

The $5 reservoir. Made from a plastic jar from Tap Plastic, two 1/2″ OD PVC barbs with threads for two PVC nuts. Add some silicone sealant and let dry.

 

 

The radiator – an oil cooler from an Acura, I think it was.

 

 

View from the side. I took out the elbow joints because they restrict flow. I originally had placed them to avoid kinking, but when I get this hardware (or something like it) into a rig, I’ll probably use some Swiftech coolsleeves to prevent kinking instead.

 

The ad-hoc setup.

 

 

 

The poor-man’s Exos in operation. What a waste. Heh. It’s quiet and keeps things cold. That’s about it.