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News

Air Line Issues

When you go to use the compressor to remove dust from your PC and it hisses before you press the blower! Time to investigate the cylinder is way too small and the pump also too small to waste air – … Continue reading

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what is too cheap?

Just bought a webcam for a little self-initiated project on Linux – setting up Motion its free CCTV command line offering… A little deep delving of knowledge and a lot of text editing and the free software is remarkably useful. … Continue reading

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what is slow

Well I just decided to “lab” up an “opnsense” router….  in typical cheap fashion this landed up being an HP 6000 Pro small form factor with a dual gigabit “reclaim” card (£8 on ebay). Well the software on a Intel … Continue reading

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3 days on driver issue

Well I guess the title spells it all out… 3 days on driver issue! The thought was simple – a USB wifi adapter just for when I may either want two network ports  (playing with router box software) or I … Continue reading

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iPhone nightmare

Just had a notification on ios update…. 3 hours later and the phones back working! I think between three versions of iTunes and two different ios restores over multiple attempts I’m done! Hey it is working so I guess that’s … Continue reading

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Software or Hardware

So just after an update the monitor starts to flicker…. After an in depth investigation the feeling is that it may be hardware rather than software….. A complete strip down of the pc de-dust and re-seat of all major components … Continue reading

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he said she said loop

HP brought out a device that doesn’t come with restore media…. Microsoft doesn’t support their product which is installed on the HP device … they suggest you talk to HP….. HP actually have the cheek to suggest you look on … Continue reading

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Puzzled

When your dedicated hard drive clone bay – genuine £13 bargain causes dedicated Windows only software to crash when 99% complete…. Following exhaustive tests it turns out its the bays implementation of usb to IDE / Sata chip at fault … Continue reading

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backup server

Well where do you start – check the bios … hmmm upgrade the bios to the latest version … notice while moving the unit that it rattles ( metal screw? on casing?). break down pc to empty shell remove flash … Continue reading

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More memory

Well I’ve had an odd time of it recently… I added another 4gb of ram to my pc. It may indeed be an ancient machine but it ticks along now even managing to run a vm! Then somewhere in the … Continue reading

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