Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tech Flashback: Microsoft Excel for Windows Version 3.0

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time or the opportunity to post some “retro” goodness. I definitely have to thank one particular OCAU member who had a set of Microsoft Excel for Windows Version 3.0 on 5.25″ floppies … Continue reading

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Review: Sony MDR-10R “High-Res Audio” Headphones

I’ve been in a slight “headphone pickle” lately. My AudioTechnica ANC9’s have been in RMA for a long time (over a month), and my morning commute with canalphones has been causing my ears irritation over time. My A900’s at home … Continue reading

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Lycamobile Data: Going a Long Way to Cut Costs on Transit

Update on September 2014: The situation has appeared to have changed, with transit now locally terminated, but the settings remain the same. Readers of this blog will know that I had changed over to Lycamobile for my data service because … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Unbranded Bluetooth Stereo Audio Receiver

Sometimes you would like to go wireless for audio but you still love your cabled stuff. Maybe it’s a pair of quality amplified speakers, or maybe it’s a set of cabled noise cancelling headphones. Whatever the reason is, you’re probably … Continue reading

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Random: Granville Trains, Station Refurb, DWI RMA Problems, Cybersquatters, etc

Another week, another random post – another opportunity to vent and talk about the smallest and most insignificant observations. Unfortunately, I’ve been exceptionally busy … but hopefully there’ll be more time in the future. Granville Trains Campaign I’m a frequent … Continue reading

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Quick Review, Teardown: Garmin eTrex 10 Handheld GPS

The original Garmin Etrex and Etrex H have been a highly recognizable series of handheld GPS navigation devices. While they’re not really targeted at the average consumer, consisting only of a monochrome LCD and a very limited base map, they … Continue reading

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ADSL2+ Woes: What’s in a Training Signal?

Visitors who have explored the site quite a bit will probably know that I’ve got a bit of a thing for modems – specifically, the sound and behaviour of different dial-up modems. The sound of the modem handshake, formally known … Continue reading

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Random: Hiatus, Opal, Station Upgrades, DTRS, CeBIT, Things Breaking

It’s been a long while since my last random post. While the site might seem quiet, the Gough never stops! Amongst the minefield that is my brain, there are many pages and posts which I’ve planned and have intended to bring … Continue reading

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Review & Teardown: Intempo HD Action Camera

In recent years, the action camera market has been hotting up, primarily due to the breakthrough success of the GoPro line. Other established names, as well as less familiar names, have tried to challenge the GoPro for success, but none … Continue reading

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Photography: Sydney Royal Easter Show 2014

It used to be a family tradition of ours to visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show each year, with it being held near the time of my birthday. However, over the past few years, I’ve “grown out” of it, because … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Agilent Technologies U1733C Handheld LCR Meter

As a result of me giving a webinar about Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and Accessories for element14, I was rewarded with a gift voucher which allowed me to purchase some much-desired equipment from element14. I decided that it would … Continue reading

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D-Link SecureSpot DSD-150: The death of an idea?

It’s been a relatively long hiatus with no posts, but rest assured, I’m still here. Between a mountain of work, and the flu, I’ve had very little time to write anything. Instead, a lot of work got done, and if … Continue reading

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