My Week with Windows 8…

On Monday I was shown that you could get the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for the measly price of £25, a bargain considering this is Microsoft we are talking about.. I no longer have a desktop to upgrade, everything is run virtualised on my HP Microserver, so I created a clone of my Windows 7…

Nexus 7

A few months ago I started to consider getting a tablet device. I never went down the Apple iDevice route having taken the Android path, a tablet device based on the same OS seemed like the best idea. There were a plethora of choices but none captured my attention, until I discovered Google were planning…

Memory Lane…

Recently chatted to someone who admitted to receiving a Sinclair ZX spectrum as a wedding gift.. Got me to thinking about my first “personal computer”. I was (un)lucky enough to have an Acorn Electron as a kid, albeit it was my dads.. I used to spend hours rattling out code from magazines to play the…

Home server upgrade…

After 10 years of using a Dell Dimension 5100 tower (Eddie) as a PC, Server, Gaming Machine, VM Host and a Web Server, not all at the same time of course, I have finally decided to upgrade to a real server… An HP Proliant MicroServer has become the hardware of choice, mainly because of its…

Naming Conventions…

Like every good technology geek, I like to maintain good standards when setting up infrastructures none more so than in my Home Infrastructure, ALCHEMY… In  Alchemy I have DeepThought:  Home Server Eddie:  Home Desktop Zaphod:  Mac Book Pro Marvin:  Android Phone Trillian:  My Wifes Laptop Those of you who know what 42 means to the…