Tag: technology

TP-Link 1-Port Gigabit Powerline Starter Kit

Yep, yet another network upgrade! This time getting a TP-Link 1-Port Gigabit Powerline Starter Kit. So I can get the stuff in living room off the Wi-Fi network! So in other words, the TV, Freeview Play PVR box, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player etc..

TP-Link Managed Network Switch 8-Port Gigabit

Happy days! Just upgraded the computer network in my room by installing a TP-Link Managed Network Switch 8-Port Gigabit!

Next up, will be new network cables, some some are at least 10 to 15 years old!

TP-Link Managed Network Switch 8-Port Gigabit

Ordered a under counter fridge freezer

God, guess I am getting old! That I’m every excited about the fact, I’ve ordered a under counter fridge freezer! The last house had a build in one! The one we used at the house, before the last, had been playing for a while…

So getting a mini under counter fridge freezer for the kitchen. Then at later point, we get a Chest Freezer for the garage!

So counting down the hours and days, till this Friday!

Synology DS220+ 8TB 2 Bay Desktop NAS Solution

WOW! I’ve just gone and spent £531.99 on a new Network-attached storage (NAS). My current NETGEAR one is getting very old and no longer supported. So I can’t even login to it using a web browser. Plus it’s only got two 1 TB hard drives in it!

This new one, has two 2 x 4TB hard drives. Getting in on Tuesday. Then it will be backup time! Which I have a feeling is going to take me most of the day!

TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 620

Loving my TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 620, that I got myself last week! With driving for a living, it was about time, I got my own SatNav.

TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 620 - 6 Inch

The system, my work uses is not the best! The maps at times, can be very, very out-of-date! The location can be like 1 mile away, and it wants to take you miles away! Plus the traffic updates are not the best!

So far, very, very pleased with the TomTom Car Sat Nav GO 620! It should, make my job a lot easier! Now the long dark nights now here!

Loving my Meross Smart Plugs! Thanks so much!!!

Big thanks to the person that got me, these off my amazon wishlist! Really do have some of the best fans/friends in the world!!

Meross Smart Plugs

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P.S. If you get something off the Lycra + wetsuitlads wishlist, I will do photos and videos wearing them!!

Loving my new Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch

Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch with Contactless Payment and HRThat’s me just got a new smart watch. I went for the Garmin Vivoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch with Contactless Payment and HR. I got it with the birthday money, that I got my Mum and Dad last week. Thanks to much! Love you both! xx

My last smart watch, which was the Garmin Vivoactive HR GPS. Did me very well indeed, had that one since Thursday 6th October 2016. Which I’ve given to my house mate Mark. What I nice lad, I am!

The new watch, will take a while to get fully use to! Right time to get off the PC and get them steps in…. Only done 632 so far, at time of writing this anyway.

First time using EE 5G

Since getting my Samsung Galaxy S20 5G a number of weeks ago. It’s been the first time, I been in an area with 5G. When I did a speed test, I got 68.8 Mbps download and 25.4 Mpbs upload. Which is not bad, but more than sure, I’ve had way better download speeds using 4G before…

Now running Fedora 32

Fedora logoThat’s me now running Fedora 32, which is Linux based operating system, which I’ve not used since around 2009, when it was on version 11 (Leonidas). Since the lockdown started here in the UK. I’ve been wanting to learn new skills. So learning now to use Linux all over again is a great start!

Of course, I will still be mainly running Windows 10. I’ve installed Fedora 32 on a 64GB USB memory stick. Just want to get use to using it again! See what things, I can remember from when I last used it!

I went for the Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop spin. The default version is GNOME, which I did try once and was not a good fan of it! Maybe, I will need to get another USB memory stick and also give that a go again!

So does anyone else on here use Linux? If so what version to use? Any good software you would recommend I try out?

P.S. Yes I did this update, using Fedora 32 🙂

Loving my Small LED Departure Board

Loving the small LED departure board, that my friend Mark T, got me to cheer myself up! He really is a great friend, one of the best!

Right onto the broad it’s self. It does so much, real-time train information for every railway station in UK, Transport For London both bus and tube. Every bus stop in the UK! Yep, I did of course check the bus stop, just outside my house!

I would really recommand them! Want to know more? Then check out ukdepartureboards.co.uk.

Small LED Departure Board