Monthly Archives: April 2014

FB Friends: Thanks for Participating in the Birthday Experiment!

Yesterday, I officially turned 25. Another complete year older – complete with the feeling of being mellow, feeling somewhat helpless and going about my day as usual. I woke up at 7am in the morning to build a veroboard interface … Continue reading

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Random Post: Transport Sydney Stuff, Webinar, AudioTechnica RMA, UNSW etc.

It’s been oddly quiet around here for a bit, but don’t think for a second that I’ve been slacking off. As blogging is a leisurely activity of mine, it means that I’ve been too busy for a variety of reasons … Continue reading

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RoadTest: Pico Technology PicoScope 2205A

It’s been a little while since my last post – one of the reasons was feeling somewhat unwell, but another reason was that I’ve been putting a mammoth effort into reviewing the Pico Technology PicoScope 2205A – a budget 25Mhz … Continue reading

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Dyn says Goodbye to DynDNS Free Users

It’s relatively old news to talk about DynDNS no longer offering free accounts – that was in 2011. Since then, they have maintained those who actively refreshed their dynamic DNS accounts and lately, they have required you to confirm your … Continue reading

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Obituary: Microsoft Windows XP (24 Aug 2001 – 8 Apr 2014)

Microsoft Windows XP was a popular operating system released to manufacturing on 24th August 2001. It was based upon Windows NT, and was intended to be the first business and consumer operating system. It continues to see a large market … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Kingmax SME35 Xvalue 240Gb SSD

An SSD is one of the best upgrades you can make today – a machine booting and working with files from a traditional hard drive with spinning platters often sits waiting as the drive seeks away. By using flash memory, … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Orzly Portable Power Bank (Black) 4050mAh

Update: It appears that there may be problems with endurance of the batteries used within this power bank. As a result, I can not recommend its purchase anymore. UPDATE 2: Further investigation of the endurance problem confirms rapid degradation in … Continue reading

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