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Hi, I'm Tim Trott. I'm an experienced Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland, with a love for Photograpy, Space, UX and internet security.

My goal here is to share my experiences, knowledge, photography, and help people through writing articles and tutorials. I like to write about computers and technology, photography and astronomy, travel and cooking.


Honda Engine Swap Saga
13th August 2005Cars & Bikes
This is the story of a simple engine swap gone wrong. Rouge traders and incompetent mechanics lead to the engine swap from hell.
Faulty O2 Sensor/Heater on Honda Civic
27th July 2005Cars & Bikes
If you get a MIL on the dash - get it checked asap. I had a faulty O2 Sensor showing an error and kept putting it off and off and nearly killed my car.
Tell me and I forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.Benjamin Franklin
Honda Check Engine Light Codes (CEL Codes)
22nd July 2005Cars & Bikes
All Honda models (1992-2000 models) are equipped with an On-Board Diagnostic system (ODB) which illuminates a malfunction or check engine light on the dash. You can read codes from this light to determine the cause of the error.
Fixing Boot Leak in 1996 Civic Coupe
16th May 2005Cars & Bikes
I have had a boot leak for the past few months now, and it's been driving me up the wall as I can't seem to find all the places it's leaking from.
Custom Built Stainless Steel Exhaust in my Civic
6th March 2005Cars & Bikes
I'd been thinking of getting a full stainless steel exhaust for a while now, with a quieter and smaller muffler, and since the Koni suspension was fitted I had been having trouble with the lower control arm knocking on the exhaust each time I go over a bump.
How to Properly Detail Your Car
3rd March 2005Cars & Bikes
A guide on how to detail a car from start to finish including several tips to really bring out the best finish and show shine.
Basic Engine Tuning Guide
18th May 2004Cars & Bikes
Tips for tuning the best performance out of your Honda engine using basic aftermarket parts to improve air flow, increase fuel efficiency and gain a small power increase.
Growing Cacti from Seeds
22nd April 2004Myself
A short tutorial on how to grow cacti from seeds, including care and watering information.