Tag Archive: Review

The PC Builder Series

Welcome to the PC Builder series, a collection of articles looking at the best way to put a PC on your desk. Once upon a time, building a computer was best left to a “professional” – somebody that really knew what they were doing. Even if you could plug all the pieces together, things still might not work the way you expect. Today, anybody capable of using some basic hand tools can build a PC from scratch.  The PC doesn’t get much good press anymore, tablets are considered sexier, and laptops take the portability crown. Yet, when it comes to…
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Three months of WordPress: A review

In October I’d had enough of this website. I had topics I wanted to talk about, but getting them onto the screen was so difficult thanks to a half finished editor and a lack of motivation on my part to finish getting the site working. For the first eight years of owning this website, I’d steadfastly refused to use WordPress or any other CMS system. Then I decided to give it another go. It’s amazing what a few years of development on a product can do. The experience went from being impossibly annoying, to being relatively straightforward. Three months on,…
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Sennheiser CX5.00G: Review and Reboxing

For this review, let’s cut to the chase. Don’t buy the Sennheiser CX5.00G headset. Audio wise they’re not bad, but having gone through two pairs of them in the last year, I simply cannot recommend them. In recognition of this fact, rather than showing an unboxing, here’s some photos of the reboxing, just prior to them getting sent back to Amazon. It should be noted that Amazon have been absolutely amazing when it comes to their customer service. They replaced the first pair, and this time gave me a full refund. Sennheiser CX5.00GThe initial impression I got when I first…
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Review: Ubiquiti UAP-Pro

As I mentioned previously, I’ve said goodbye to Cisco and so has my partner-in-crime when it comes to all things technical. The only problem is where do you go from there with regards to wireless networking? Around the same time, Ars Technica did a review of the Ubiquiti UAP-AC range of access points. The AC range has two main problems though. Firstly, it’s not available in the UK at the moment. Secondly, it doesn’t yet support zero handoff roaming, which allows you to move between two separate access points without needing to reconnect. Given 802.11ac wasn’t a pressing requirement though,…
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Review: Toshiba Satellite Click Mini

The big thing in computers between 2007 and 2010 was the rise of the Netbook: Small, low powered, low cost computers, running either Linux or Windows. The first Netbooks had a mere 7-inch screen at a stupidly low resolution of 1024×600. Then came 9-inch models, same poor resolution, but a more useful screen. Then came 10 and 11-inch variants. The price also started to rise as more powerful processors and components were installed. Then, just as quickly as they burst onto the scene, the Netbooks fizzled away. Until recently, the smallest you could go was 11-inches, which is a shame…
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Oh no! I’m using WordPress (and I quite like it!)

When I bought this domain eight years ago, I looked at a few CMS platforms, but none of them did what I wanted at the time, so I built my own. Since then I’ve always looked at WordPress and it’s ilk as being the lazy way to build a website, and if I’m honest, I still do. Why then you might ask is this site proudly using WordPress to display content? That’s simple, I no longer have the time. When I was at university, I had virtually unlimited free time, and developing a website was a useful application of what…
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