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tar pipe with nc, updated for 2019

If you're a Linux user, you're probably familiar with the so called tar pipe, a quick and dirty method for transferring files across the local network. It wo...

SSD transplant: Windows 8

A disk I'd been keeping a concerned eye on for some time ... now retired As is traditional while staying with relatives at Christmas, I did some PC upgrades....

TP Link Archer VR600

TP-Link Archer VR600 You might be wondering why I'm blogging about another router just after buying myself something much nicer. The answer, as ever, is one ...

Innotech iComm and SSH port forwarding

You don't get uptime like that on anything modern A bit of a blast from the past, this one. Back in 2011, we replaced all the heating at the church. Sadly th...

Triple monitors + T470s: yes you can

If you happen to have a Lenovo T470s and a USB-C dock with a single HDMI output, it seems Windows 10 can cope with driving twin external displays: one over t...

Mikrotik hAP ac: really rather nice

Mikrotik hAP ac I got myself an early Christmas present. Various things have always bothered me about ISP-supplied routers. In particular, the BT Home Hub 6:...

My paperless life

Stepping down as church treasurer led to the eviction of several large box files full of paper from my spare bedroom / home office. Inspired by a recent arti...

There comes a time in a man’s life

.... when he has to admit that he just doesn't need five spare ADSL/VDSL microfilters. Just a quiet Saturday morning clearing out the junk cupboard...