Back in winter 1994 I remember spending one wet and windy evening sitting patiently in the aisles of PC World in Northampton as my dad spoke to a salesman with about as much focus as I’ve ever seen from someone. With hindsight it was easy to understand why, as later that evening my dad parted… Continue reading Olivetti Philos 46 – Revisiting my First PC
Last summer I was bored while my wife and daughter were away visiting family, so I began to look into the Retro PC scene. The problem was that where I am (India) there isn’t really a retro scene and it was very difficult to actually find a marketplace where I might lay my hands on… Continue reading This Pentium Pro Machine Was Found in a Shed!
Seeing as my main gaming rig is also my video editing PC and it now sits in my workshop, I’m in need of a “basic” gaming PC for the living room. Check out my video build vlog to see what components I chose and how it performs.
The Portege Z930 can be picked up dirt cheap on auction sites these days. They’ve gotten long enough in the teeth that companies are getting rid, but they’re still workable machines with a couple of tweaks, namely the storage and the RAM. In this video I show you how to upgrade both:
The PRIZM Matrix from antec is a pretty unique concept. These days pretty much all cases can accept a multitude of fans with the bare minimum on even a small form factor case being two 120mm fans next to each other. It’s no surprise then that this has become the go-to form factor for all-in-one… Continue reading Review: Antec PRIZM Matrix
If you’re a PC enthusiast you probably like to keep track of your systems stats while you’re working or playing. With games this always meant you had to keep an overlay program running, which can get in the way of, you know, actually gaming. Thankfully it’s shockingly easy to setup a second display to show… Continue reading Create a PC Stats Display with Raspberry Pi
Appearance This is quite possibly the most ridiculous looking router I’ve ever seen. I work in the enterprise IT field, so my perception of what a router should look like is often askew with what consumers might think is normal. Even taking into account the current trend of taking high end equipment and making it… Continue reading Review: TP-Link Archer C5400X
Newer versions of Plex Media Server do not allow unauthorised devices to connect to the DLNA server by default. This can be particularly annoying for devices like HiFi receivers with network connectivity, which are capable of streaming from DLNA servers but have no native Plex app available. To get around this you can explicitly permit… Continue reading Allow DLNA Devices to Connect to Plex
The current pandemic has given me an opportunity to take stock of things, an opportunity which was way overdue it seems. For the last couple of years I’ve juggled, not always succesfully, a number of obligations. This has led to a couple of periods of poor mental health, which I’ve been able to get through… Continue reading Two-Group Mentality
The current COVID-19 pandemic is a terrible thing. Thankfully brains much larger than yours or mine are working tirelessly to understand the virus better and come up with a solution to the problem. While most of us are sat at home watching Netflix there is an operation under foot to crunch through as muich data… Continue reading Help Fight COVID-19 with Folding@Home