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Chromebook: the story so far

Google kindly gave my employer a Chromebook recently - all the better to talk to Google's marketing team on about what one might buy. And once that call was ...

Call forwarding for the walking club

My walking club makes use of some clever technology which at least one other group has asked us about, so I thought I'd write it up here... We list all our u...

Golf Mk5 side repeater replacement

LED side repeaters built in to the wing mirrors may look cool and be more aerodynamic, but after 11 years and 101,000 miles, the one on the left of my Golf G...

3 SIM meets the OnePlus Two

Out (and back in) with the old, in with the new. Three's new pay monthly SIM took quite some bedding in to the OnePlus Two. It needed nearly 24 hours, multip...

ApacheCon North America 2017

I've spent the past week out in Miami for ApacheCon, and thought I'd share a few things. Getting there We flew direct out of Heathrow on BA. Eight hours in c...

Voice calls need to grow up fast

So I'm out in Florida for ApacheCon, and it's been a really fun and useful trip so far. But it got off to a shaky start. After over 8 hours in a tin box flyi...

Door sensors: Energenie vs Hive

I've had a Hive door sensor for a while now, as regular readers will recall. Recently I wanted an similar device for a side project at work. In that case, th...

VPN

The world has moved on a lot since I last tried to set up a VPN endpoint for my Android phones to use. The Debian instructions on OpenVPN mostly work out of ...

Virgin Media

We got a Virgin Media (business) line in the church office recently, and although it was quite unstable for the first few weeks, it has now settled down nice...

Cycle camera

I've started cycling to work regularly again, and got myself a helmet camera. This is one of those annoying areas where there are cheap items made in the far...