Quick update on the blog

I installed a while ago a plugin on my blog named WordFence to try to prevent spam and other nasty thing that some people try to do on website around the world. In a recent update (not sure when exactly) it seems that the way I set it originally, it become a bit too aggresive.

I’ve tried to loosen it a bit without making is less protective. So please if you get any problem because of it, you are more than welcome to report it to me, my Discord server being probably the easiest way to do it.

It should also provide a link on the window a way to being unblocked, but it request for your email, and I’m unsure you can be unblocked without having an account on the blog.

Hope you are all doing well in the current circunstances.

Long time no update

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted something interesting here!

I’m sorry about that, this blog is not dead at all, as for me and my projects! In fact during that long period of silence a few thing happened!

I’ve been a lot busy by life and other things and didn’t had proper time to work on my project here.

As I said a lot had happen in the mean while, but as this is just a short message to make you know I’m still alive, I will keep it short, and try to do most post starting from now and will explain what had been new in the last 2 years (seriously, how can I’ve left here empty for nearly 2 years… Sorry about that)

Forum Change

I think this time it will be good.

I’ve installed discourse as a forum for this website, and it should also be used for comments in the blog posts.

The installation is still in testing phase, I will open the account creation shortly, but will keep the fact that account creation need to be validated, at least for now, there are too many bots around, and too many forums has been defaced, so I will try to play safely here.

Please also report any problems you see (other than down time) 🙂


Cardbox, pinball and DIY

That’s not something I usually do, advertising for other project is not really my goal, but I really like this one, find it really interesting, I’ve got a good contact with the creators, and I really want to see it to be successful.

So this is a project about pinball, card box and do it yourself.

Two strange guys, Pr Pete and Pr Ben from what they call the Cardboard Teck Instantute have made a nice and working blank tabletop pinball table made only of card box, rubber band and rivets, no glue or any complex tools needed: The PinkBox 3000 !


During the Kickstarter they also sell some ready to build pre-made tables:

(gamechangers are pre made tables, image from the KS campaign)

And here is a gif of the blank table and some table made by them or other people:

(Image from the KS campaign)
(Image from the KS campaign)


And to be clear, I’m not paid to do this (even if it would be nice for working on my projects :-P) on the contrary, I backed that project and I would really want to see it completed!

So please if you find that project interesting, please help them by backing it 🙂


The link to that project:

Patreon: 986-Studio need your help

I hate to ask for such a thing, but unfortunately, working on electronic project, especially the one like the Madeleine Project, or my projects around the Oric cost some me money, and money doesn’t grow on tree. I’m currently in a situation where I’m stuck and can’t work on project because of money.

That’s why, I’ve started a Patreon page to allow people who want to support me on theses projects. I can’t offert a lots of rewards for the moment as it’s a bit early, but I will make the reward evolve with time. Currently you can have one of the current beta Madeleine board if you pledge enough, quantity are limited so you should hurry! 😉

You are not obliged to help me through Patreon, it will not change my project and how this blog is working, unless mentioned in a reward/goal, it will just allow me to work quicker and in better conditions on my projects. All pledge amount are welcomed, and if you want to help me, even $1 is a good gesture from you, so don”t be ashamed if you can’t, or only a for small amount.

Don’t forget to put a maximum on your pledge per month as I setup my account on pledge per update and not per month, as I don’t know the frequency of update I will do, I plan for approx 1 per month, but I may sometime update more than once, and you may not want to put more this month.

So, if you want to help me and my project, you are welcome to go to


and become my patron.

Thank you to everyone who read this blog and to those who would want to help me,

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