From a thought to reality

Well, it was tuesday last week when i had the idea of the anonymous SMS texting system.

The idea behind it being that a user could sign up, purchase credits, then send a SMS from my website to anyone and make it appear as if it was from anyone.

The requirements i had;
– Easy to navigate site.
– Safe your users details
– A secure log in system
– An SMS provider
– Incorporating paypal to deal with money transactions.

With these ideas in my head i knew how it was going to work and what it was going to do. Alls that i needed was the time to code it and get it up and running.

Wednesday night i got to work on the very basic. I created a MySQL database and created the tables and fields i would need to get the basic site up and running.

I knew i was going to implement the site into the default Bonxy Network theme which is so easy to do using CSS and a simple ‘header’ and ‘footer’ page.

The usersystem, which i love making. I have about 5 different ones from over the years so i took bits and bobs and started to complile them.

I struck a problem when editing the registration system and then i decided to stop and take a break.

Saturday. After a long night of drinking and camping, yes camping in september (We are a bit mad) we drove back to @Cadab’s house hold to make some breakfast.

I took out my laptop and we were both browsing the net. At about 12.00 he decided to come up with a challenge of creating something (APP, program, website) that we could use in roughly 2 hours time.

I couldnt really be arsed with this and decided id just carry on with the SMS program. I did get most of it done and it is very nearly ready to go online. With Paypal integration is where we stuck problems though.


We did manage to battle through it and in the end we came out trumps. Not all that is needed is a few more tweaks on the UI and then the site will be ready to go live.

Ill update more when i can.

Paintballing

Had a mint day paintballing with @Cadab at pointblank.

He went and bought the paint yesterday and decided to try out some better paint to the normal unbranded paint that we usually run with. It cost us £5 more than normal but was definatly worth it. You can tell it makes a difference using the good stuff although i did have a few break in my barrel (I have a feeling the barrel may have a slight kink in it 🙁 ).

We did the normal routene which included missing out on speedball but playing alimo and trenches, followed by lunch then VC.

@Cadab ran with the camera on his gun today (Will get the videos sorted later).

Our first game was Alimo which we started on the attacking team. They where 2-0 down at this point.
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Cliosport – Convert Hubs To Studs

I had a few people ask me about it so i took some pictures just to show you.

I bought all my gear from: http://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk in case you wanted to know.

This is how i started. I wanted to put 20mm spacer on so i get the correct studs which could account for this, remember that you need enough to go through the spacer and the wheel and have enough thread for the nut to tighten onto.

Before putting the studs into the hubs, i put the nuts on the end as this makes it easier to put them in.

The nuts and studs can get cross threaded like any other so you need to take your time and be careful when installing them.

2 of the studs with the nuts on.

The spacer that will sit on the studs.



The cap/ring which makes the wheel sit perfectly on the spacer and stops it from wobbling or anything else.


Right, after putting the nuts on the studs, i got some locktite to secure the nuts into the hub, as i didnt want them coming out everytime i tried to take a wheel nut off. Once i put some locktite on i screwed it into the hub as tight as i could.




Then i repeated the process for the others!



After i had screwed them into the hub tightly, i left them there for about 20 mins. Depending on the locktite you use you might have to leave it there longer. Read the back and it should tell you how long it will take to go solid.

Once i had left them for the recommended time, i used my power bar to take the nuts off the studs, which then left them like this ready for the buts to go on!



There is a ring that you buy to go in the back of the spacer so they sot perfectly on your old hubs and aligns them correctly.

This goes on before the spacer.



Picture of the spacer on the hub ready for the wheel.



Then it was ready for the wheel to go on, and to start putting the nuts on. It is easier if you put all the nuts on first so the wheel doesnt move about when trying to tighten.

As you can see in this picture also is the other end cap/ring that goes onto the spacer to align the real correctly.



Then i put my center cap on and you cant even tell



Any questions ill happily answer.

Also, thanks to hutchie for the help he gave me and the ideas!

Thanks, Sam!

Paintballing Video

We used our new GoPro camera yesterday when we went paintballing.

My mate Cadab made this quick video.


Sam Paintballing from James Coverdale on Vimeo.

A short clip of an attack on the bridge.

Its really good quality on the camera especially with it being such an active sport. Shame its on the gun as it does spend alot of the time pointing at the floor but we may buy more cameras to place elsewhere.

What you think ?? Leave us a comment.

Sam!