Category Archives: Technology

OwnCloud – its awesome!

I gave up on SpiderOak in the end, it was too resource heavy for my laptops, their batteries were really struggling. The constant encrypting and decrypting was too much. Its a shame because as a backup system for large amounts … Continue reading

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Let’s Encrypt!

I had to do it eventually. My security expert credentials (such as they are) were coming under question from my lack of https on my web server. This was partly due to that until recently it would have required additional expense, … Continue reading

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Chromebook copy-paste from PDF file

This is the first time I have travelled for an extended period of time with only my Chromebook. I would normally take a laptop if I was going to be away for more than a couple of days. Not only … Continue reading

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A Beast

I have been cleaning up and resurrecting a beast of a computer. Its a dual Xeon 3.16GHz, with 8GB of RAM. Its not that high spec compared with today’s hardware. Has a fairly average GPU and a RAID card with … Continue reading

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Got Me a Server Rack

I have been going through a process of tidying up! So I have got a server rack and put a load (3) of my computers in it. I got it free, thanks York University, and all it needed was a new … Continue reading

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SpiderOak and the Tail of the Dead Battery

I switched from Dropbox to SpiderOak a while ago. For a couple of reasons. One, I wanted to upload more things to the cloud for backup, video projects etc, and SpiderOak have a personal 5TB plan. I was also starting … Continue reading

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DriverTuner and the generic solution that doesn’t work

I don’t spend much time with Windows, my desktops are largely Linux and my laptops Macs. I do have one rather ageing Windows machine, that recently got borked by an update. It was when I was reinstalling the drivers and … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Nvidia nForce RAID Update Troubles

So a resent update caused no end of problems with my Windows 10 machine. It would repeatedly fail to install the update, and then when it managed it I couldn’t log into the machine. User profile not accessible. I decided … Continue reading

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Gigabyte X79-UP4 Linux Horror

So I am not much of a Windows user, I have one Windows machine that doesn’t get used all the much. I tend to use Linux and have done for about 15 years. One of my work machines has caused … Continue reading

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Lightworks 12.6 working on Opensuse 13.2 & Leap 42.1

This might have been covered but I wasn’t able to find it easily so I thought I would post it up. I have been trying to get Lightworks 12.6 working on Opensuse 13.2 and ran into some problems. It would … Continue reading

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