Month: January 2013

personal wiki, photos, other stuff

Playing around with Just Cause 2, Part 1

Just messing around with Just Cause 2


1st January 2013 0

Replacing a MiniSAS cable on a HP Proliant MicroServer

I recently had an issue with one of my MicroServers – detailed in a ServerFault question but replicated here. My issue was when server is powered on the power light turns green but the machine’s status light (the HP logo on the front) stays off and there is no video output through the onboard VGA.…
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1st January 2013 0

Belkin “F1DS104L” SOHO 4-Port KVM Switch Review

Originally posted April 22, 2012 After my MicroServers arrived I realized I was in need of a new KVM switch (Keyboard, Video, Mouse, allows you to use a keyboard, screen, and mouse with one or more computers) as the two port Belkin USB Flip wasn’t going to be enough – I wanted at least a…
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1st January 2013 0

XFX Radeon 7870 Graphics Card Review

Originally posted on September 2, 2012 While I’ve been a fan of PC gaming I’ve not always gone for the best components and instead gone for bundles. My desktop CPU and Motherboard were a bundle from Maplins and so were the case and the graphics card. CPU is a quad-core AMD Athlon II X4 630…
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1st January 2013 0

HP Proliant MicroServer Follow-Up

Originally Posted April 23, 2012 I’ve had my MicroServers for a while now, I’ve upgraded the RAM to 4GB/each, installed a couple of OS’s onto them and played about with them. Here’s what’s happened. First thing I wanted to try is putting Ubuntu Server on them. Installed without problems (installing from a USB stick created…
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1st January 2013 0

Letter published in Bristol Evening Post

Originally Posted April 27th, 2012. I recently had a letter published in the Bristol Evening Post – my 4th, I believe. One was published when I was back in school about PC Gaming, and two more recently about bus travel in Bristol. Monday 21st there was a letter about the Hunger Games, a recent film…
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1st January 2013 0

HP ProLiant MicroServer “N40L” Review

Originally published on April 12, 2012. The HP ProLiant MicroServer is an entry-level server suited for the small home or office. With 4 drive bays plus a CD/DVD drive slot meaning a large storage capacity and a motherboard-mounted USB port it could be used as a NAS or even an ESXi host. I’ve recently bought…
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1st January 2013 0