Beer & Anvils

The homepage of David Hall.
This is the blog of a digital janitor
and will detail some of the projects
which I've done in my own time.

This is not necessarily a good thing.


    Diceware Password Generator

    This post is about a Diceware password generator I wrote after watching this video by Computerphile: For those less inclined to

    Sunday, September 16th, 2018

    ANet A8 Printer Upgrade Gallery

    Here is a gallery of some of the updates I have done to my ANet A8 printer so far… You

    Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

    3D Printer Basics

    3D Printer Basics – A General Overview

    This is a summary of 3D Printer basics giving an overview of some of the different types available. 3D Printer

    Friday, March 17th, 2017

    MS SQL On Ubuntu 16.04

    How to install MS SQL Server on Ubuntu 16.04

    Install MS SQL on Ubuntu 16.04 To install MS SQL On Ubuntu we need to install the mssql-server Package on

    Thursday, November 17th, 2016

    A better CO2 generator for £25 – or £35 if you’re fancy.

    I decided some time ago to make my tropical aquarium a planted tank.  They’re just better. So I needed a

    Sunday, November 13th, 2016

    Eric the Green Spotted Puffer eating a clam (Video)

    Eric the Green Spotted Puffer Fish His name’s Eric and he’s a Green Spotted Puffer Fish (Tetraodon nigroviridis). He’s a

    Monday, October 17th, 2016

    Eachine Racer 250 – One hell of a drone…

    Umm… Flying a Drone – Where the hell did that come from?  Why the racer 250?

    Monday, May 2nd, 2016

    Raspberry Pi Scripts

    Here is a collection of Raspberry Pi scripts that I’ve put together over the past few months to make running

    Thursday, December 24th, 2015

    MS SQL On Ubuntu 16.04

    A Script to set up Mapped Drives with error checking

    So… Having trouble with mapped drives? I have a Plex server on a Windows 10 machine at home which has

    Sunday, October 18th, 2015

    My 110L aquarium

    CO2 generator – a DIY for a tropical aquarium

    I decided some time ago to take my tropical aquarium a planted tank.  They’re just better. So I need a

    Saturday, March 14th, 2015