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Ethernet over coax

Like most of the world's office workers, I've been based at home for the majority of 2020. And one thing that's been bugging me is connectivity to my desk. ...

Branching out into video

Inspired by the work of others on YouTube, I've decided to try my hand at a spot of "vlogging". I've even sprung for Movavi's video editing tools, which are...

Dammit, past David

If you've just returned from six months living in a cave, it turns out there's some sort of pandemic going on out there. The world has ground to a halt and ...

The never-ending hunt for cycling tech

I've written here before about my cycle cam. It's a cheap and cheerful bullet camera which I strap to the top of my helmet. You can find it for sale in many...

Nextbase dash cam

In the good old days, I drove a Golf GTI. And like all impetuous young fools in souped-up Golfs, the last thing I felt like doing was recording my own youth...

23 and me

Last month, I spat in a tube, which was then shipped to California. There are various services out there which will aim to find your long-lost relatives a...

Gaming chairs and ironing boards

I very rarely worked from home during BC (Before Covid), but obviously all that has now changed. I do have quite a nice set-up here, with a big curved desk ...

Monzo has served its purpose

The author gets cranky and identifies a random weekday in August 2020 as the day the music died for Monzo. Monzo has long been the most promising of the U...

Tech support call

Earlier today, I fielded a tech support call from a relative. They'd been forced to sign up to one of my least favourite things, a "customer portal" which i...

Car insurance

Occasionally, when having a few pints with my team after work, we talk about all the things we'll build when we've made our fortune and are just doing softw...