Monthly Archives: June 2015

Trip to HK & CN 2014 – Part 9: The Tram Catalogue

As promised from the last posting about the trams in Hong Kong, here is the “tram catalogue”. This is basically a collection of mostly front-shots of the numbered trams as seen in Hong Kong on my tram day, 8th January … Continue reading

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Trip to HK & CN 2014 – Part 8: Riding the Ding Ding Tram

[This is a posting about a trip I took to Hong Kong and China as part of a conference trip at around the beginning of the year, but as I’ve not had the time to “digest” and write posts about … Continue reading

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Salvage, Teardown: Seagate Cheetah 10K6 & 10K7 SCSI Ultra320 Hard Drives

A few weeks back, an undisclosed location had a technology waste “clean-up” which was definitely a golden opportunity for any tech-salvagist and word-inventor like myself. Interestingly, this salvage opportunity netted a few desktop computers, a sizable number of sticks of … Continue reading

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Obituary: mX Newspaper (Sydney Printed Edition 4 July 2005 – 12 June 2015)

The mX was a free afternoon newspaper targeted at commuters, originating in Melbourne on 6th Feburary 2001 and spreading into Sydney on 4th July 2005 and Brisbane on 5th March 2007. Due to falling circulation, it put out its last … Continue reading

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Review: Emtec Click 3.0 32Gb (ECMMD32GB103) USB 3.0 Flash Drive

The other day, when collecting a parcel from the post office, I came across a $10 or less “bargain bin” clearance. Within the bin, I managed to grab a Logitech K400r for $10, a Logitech m353 for $5 and this … Continue reading

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Power Bank Endurance Test – Hillo Power Jin Gangxia (Part 9)

Posts have been getting a little thin from time to time because of the crazy amount of work I’ve got, and also the fact that I’ve spent the past week or so battling numerous illnesses. Anyway, today I’ve finally felt … Continue reading

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Review: Vidonn X6 SmartBand Fitness/Sleep Tracker

It seems the wearables market is gaining momentum, with increasing interest and publicity of fitness tracker and smartwatch style devices. Along with this, comes an influx of less well-known devices from smaller manufacturers, which often promise big features for a … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Osram LED Star Classic A 100 Globes (10.5W & 12W E27)

After a few trips to Bunnings, I couldn’t help myself but pick up a few Osram LED globes for testing. Osram has long been a trusted name in lighting, being a high quality incandescent globe manufacturer. Lets see how their … Continue reading

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Visited: Comms Connect 2015 Sydney (3 – 4 June)

It’s been a busy week full of events. Earlier this week saw Comms Connect land in Sydney, held at Sydney Showground at Olympic Park. Comms Connect is a trade expo which is targeted at critical communication users and those involved … Continue reading

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Visited: Vivid Sydney 2015 (22 May – 8 June) – Part 2

In this part, we continue where we left off with my Vivid adventure. This time, I return to see the rest of the Circular Quay exhibits, and spend some time walking through Martin Place and Darling Harbour precincts. Circular Quay, … Continue reading

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Visited: Vivid Sydney 2015 (22 May – 8 June) – Part 1

A new year means another Vivid Sydney event to explore. Best known as a festival of lights, music and ideas, this event is a worldwide phenomenon. This year, Vivid Sydney is bigger than ever, having the regular Circular Quay foreshore … Continue reading

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Visited: Transport Heritage Expo (6 – 8 June 2015)

Thanks to the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, I’ve managed to scrape up some time to blog about things, and make the time to visit some interesting events around Sydney, one of which is the Transport Heritage Expo. The Transport Heritage … Continue reading

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Slow Hard Drive? Things to Check

Since I posted my review article on the Seagate 8Tb Archive HDD, which uses SMR technology, I have had several readers complain that I was getting much better results in benchmarks than they were, and their numbers were much worse … Continue reading

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Review: Mi Band Fitness Monitor and Sleep Tracker (XMSH01HM)

Wearable technology is a currently a big growth market, captivating consumers with many options in the market ranging from highly advanced smartwatches which offload some tasks from your mobile phone, down to more single purpose fitness tracker accessories which aim … Continue reading

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