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  • Limitless LED teardown

    Limitless LED teardown

    Here at Ice Moon Prison we are conscious of how much energy our facility uses, hence we are early adopters when it comes to LED technology.  Sometimes too early.  A couple of years ago Limitless LED released these inexpensive warm/cool white bulbs in the familiar B22 form factor.  They ended up being relegated to the […]

  • Speak the weather

    Here at Ice Moon Prison, going outside with insufficient clothing can be fatal. Hence we find ourselves checking the Bureau of Meteorology’s forecast often, even before we get up in the morning. Fumbling for a smartphone while still in bed is out of the question—LCD screens are off-limits in sleeping quarters—so we are experimenting with […]

  • Let it Snow Globe

    “Let it Snow Globe” Designed by Cherie Marie Leck, 2001 40-count silk gauze; Kreinik Silk Mori; Kreinik Blending Filament. Stitched by Tina Canton

  • Frankie

    “Frankie” Designed by Michael Boren, 2010 18 count mono canvas; Finca #12 pearl cotton; Kreinik #8 braid, Sundance size 11 beads.  “Monet” colour set. Stitched by Tina Canton

  • The Robertson screw

    The Robertson screw

    Here at Ice Moon Prison we are always looking for new instruments of torture. The subtler and more inadvertent the better. We recently came into an inheritance that included a complete set of Robertson Drive screwdrivers. These innocent drivers have the potential in their new home to be a source of great frustration to our […]

  • Map of Mordant from Stephen Donaldson’s “Mordant’s Need”

    Map of Mordant from Stephen Donaldson’s “Mordant’s Need”

    Here at Ice Moon Prison we have strong opinions about what constitutes a fantasy novel.  One aspect that is non-negotiable is that it has to have a map.  So we were disappointed while rereading Stephen Donaldson’s Mordant’s Need that it does not ship with a map.  This omission is peculiar, because clearly the author had […]

  • Tracking ADSL modem statistics with Nagios

    Here at Ice Moon Prison, we are blessed with an ADSL2+ lifeline to the Internet.  At the same time, we are cursed with degrading copper and have seen a gradual decline in our sync speeds over the last two years. To monitor the situation, and to provide ammunition to use when technicians doubt our sincerity, […]

  • Join the NTP Pool on IPv6

    Here at Ice Moon Prison we bill by the second. Hence it is important that we always have the exact time.  To this end, we are longtime users of the NTP Pool Project, a distributed network of Network Time Protocol-enabled servers around the world. As firm believers in paying one’s debt to society, Ice Moon […]

  • Recipe: Butter chicken

    Here at Ice Moon Prison, we like a good curry, especially that most British of curries, butter chicken.  Home recipes for butter chicken tend to be awful, and usually end up being given to the Ice Moon Prison Hound.  When we came across a recipe from MasterChef’s Jimmy Seervai, we were sceptical.  But it proved […]

  • The Wednesday Problem: Checking how many tuners EyeTV needs for scheduled recordings

    Here at Ice Moon Prison, inmates receive the Australian digital free-to-air broadcast, on the assumption that it is the least consumer-friendly television ecosystem in existence. Shows routinely run late, requiring those using PVR software to add at least 20 minutes to each scheduled recording Just In Case. Networks also collude and ensure that all the […]