Month: December 2014

DashCamTalk website – great resource for Dash Cameras

If your interested in purchasing a Dash Camera, I would recommend doing research first to ensure you get the camera that suits your requirements.

I came across DashCamTalk website just today, and thought I would post about it, since it has great information.

It also has a good write up about the many different models of the G1W, which is one of the units I recently bought myself. I got a G1W-C, which is what I have used recently to capture footage.

The last day of 2014

I must admit, it’s hard to believe that today is the last day of 2014.

This year seems to have gone fairly quickly. Not sure what 2015 will bring, but I guess we will soon find out as it rolls around.

I am going to try and blog a little more during 2015, so you might see more posts from time to time.

I previously got rid of my Facebook account, and after about 7 months used the service again. However, I recently as of early December removed my account again, this time I am trying really hard not to go back to use it. I am not really a fan of Facebook and it’s use by others to data mine things about you. Recent privacy changes from Facebook scheduled to happen from 2015, was a deciding factor for me to delete it prior to new year.

Playing around with Jekyll

I was playing around with Jekyll and must say i really like it. I’d love to be able to process my blog into static html, and upload it to a web host where by it just gets served as static html.

However I was struggling with some aspects of the product. I wasn’t able to get the pagination working right, and subsequently I gave up at that point.

Decided I would stick with WordPress for a bit longer, and try to modify a theme to do what I want with my site/blog. I am not a designer, nor a web guy. So performing that kind of stuff is not natural for me, nor something I do lots of.

I wouldn’t rule out me moving to Jekyll in the future though.

A week later and someone nearly runs me off road again?

I was out driving again down the South Coast, this is the 2nd weekend in a row I had to go south, and I had the Dash Camera rolling again.

Of course, you can imagine my surprise when the following happened below; (be sure to watch on youtube at 1080P).

I cannot believe that it happened again. Drivers don’t seem to check blind spots and these actions are going to cause accidents and possibly death/injury to someone under the right conditions/situation.

Yes I was pretty annoyed to have this occur to me again only a week later from the last time it happened.

In addition, I also captured the following clip below of a car who ran a Red Light and nearly caused an accident. It’s fortunate that the cars in front of me were not hit by this encounter.

Might need to start reporting these to the local police station and filling out any required paperwork. Today’s near miss could be tomorrow’s major accident for some of these people.

A driver who has no regard for others.

Today the dash camera came in handy, as I had it installed in my car and running. Just as well as I captured this driver who has no regard for others.

You’ll notice at 100km/hr this driver pretty much just about wipes me out, and it was only avoided cause I jumped on the brakes and clutch immediately as they lane changed onto me that I avoided them.

No audio in the clip, as you could imagine I was pretty angry and said a few bad words. This could of been very serious had they actually hit me at that speed (considering the concrete wall diving the road).

People like this driver need to drive with more care, as a basic head check along with mirrors would of clearly saw me.

This person is going to cause an accident if they continue to drive in this manner.

G1W-C Dash Camera – Test footage

Finally got our G1W-C Dash Camera and took some test footage. I picked this footage, as the car in the shot appeared to be a possible undercover Police car, as I caught a glimpse of a blue strobe light on the dash.

Funny enough, when I went back through my footage from 15mins prior to the footage above, the same car is visible again, so I think they must of been cruising around the 50km/hr zones looking for people not obeying the sign posted speed limits.

Footage in my opinion has come out rather good if you ask me.

Music and Memories

Heard a song today that I haven’t heard in a very long time. Soon as I heard it I could remember one of the many times I heard it many many many years ago.

I can remember one of the many times we would be out driving in the car, and 2 the radio tuned to 2WS (now called WSFM). Being the 80’s you would of course get all the 80’s tunes. So hearing some of these now brings back fond memories.

The tune today that initiated a memory was Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen.

Other songs that come to mind from this period of my childhood are below;

Good times.

Lego Technic Container Truck 42024

Who doesn’t like Lego right?

I had a large amount of Lego as a kid, however I sold it in my teens. Yes, I know looking back on it, that this was probably not a wise idea. My kids love it and it’s something I could of gave them. Oh well.

Today we went into Sydney to check out the Lego display, and also checked out Myer, as they have some Lego displays in store too.

To mark the day, I allowed the kids to pick out a Lego item, and of course I thought might be appropriate that I also grab something too. I ended up selecting the Lego Technic Container Truck – 42024 for myself. I hate to imagine how much time this thing is going to take me to build. Will start on it tomorrow (or later in the week).