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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...

SFP for the Mikrotik

My Mikrotik router continues to Just Work. Unfortunately, it has five ethernet ports and I have six things I want to connect to it. So to get that one extra...

Advanced Installer

If you need to produce a Windows installer for your software, my advice would be to forget the ancient NSIS, bypass the disappointment of WiX (yes, it's fre...

Security needs to be easy for mortals

Narrator: It isn't. Two short stories from a long weekend... The success story Microsoft are a bit stingy (in my opinion) by not including Bitlocker ...