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Staying ahead of the Curve

This one is mostly thanks to Paul Ockenden's PC Pro column. The magazine has survived the changing IT landscape well and a subscription is good value for mo...

Grandstream HT801

Everyone wall mounts their electronics with sticky back velcro, right? In a final postscript to my new internet ... now that my landline number is on ...

A&A update

DSL Gear The day finally arrived. The broadband switch went through around 7AM, so I spent five minutes reconfiguring the router once I got up, and it...

Innotech Get It Rightâ„¢

During last week's heating issues, I needed to send someone a link to download the Windows software for our heating controller. I grabbed the link I made a ...

That htpasswd file of yours has got to go

If you're my sort of nerd (which I suspect many of my readers are), this story or something like it will probably have happened to you. Flashback: the sum...

Train strain

The good news is, this post is not just me ranting into the void ... I have written to my MP about some of the ideas at the end. I've been missing my 26-3...

Trouble in the basement

Heating controls Last Saturday at St Columba's was a fun one. As any fule kno, the last Saturday in January is the traditional occasion to have a Burn...

Hozah / Oxford Park and Ride

Only two years since I ranted on my blog and they've actually built it. I'll let you know if it's any good... pic.twitter.com/Dn05uenh7w —...

Netgear JGS524PE

If you attempt to do anything described in this post, it is at your own risk. Please don't electrocute yourself, and be aware you'll be voiding your warrant...

Andrews & Arnold

Waiting for the order to complete... I've written here before about ISPs. For the past couple of years, my internet at home has been from BT, and, well,...