OnePlus 6 – WOW!

So not even a year after I purchased my OnePlus 5, I now have the opportunity to get the OnePlus 6. I didn’t bother with the 5T, yes I liked the look/New screen and did feel a little cheesed off that after 5 months there was a slightly better model…. but thats technology for you and I did think a less of OnePlus 🙁 I didn’t technically need a new phone, the 5 was doing a good job but seeing as the hand sets are about £400 to £500 if…

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Mount remote ftp directory host locally into Linux file system using curlftpfs

Morning, just a quick post, while working  on a project for work I needed to get meta data from an FTP site, I didn’t want to download the while site and the tool we are working on at would can scan File Server but not FTP directly…..a little but of a pickle until I stumbled on curlftpfs for linux. In a nutshell it uses FUSE (virtual file system in linux) to present the FTP site to the local machine…..I can then scan as if it were a local share……DONE!  (can also…

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Edimax RG21S AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router/Access Point for £64.98@ebuyer.com

So while working on a project for work I needed to test cheap and easy access of a machine and like all things IT related, nothing ever goes smoothly (especially when you have VirginMedia SuperHub3 in the mix). I was thinking I could install the VPN service as part of server 2012, use a dynamic DNS client, enable port forwarding on the superhub and be done with it all. Not so, after failing at every turn I narrowed down the issue to it being the ports I wanted open and passed not…

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New Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

So its been a while since I last posted anything so in an effort to get the ball rolling I decided to get a new New Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and see how it compares to my current Pi 3 Model B. I have been a big fan of the Pi since the beginning so this is a welcome addition to the line up. Thinks to ThePiHut for sending me one. Price is £32 which is thanks to the raspberrypi.org and good suppliers. As most users know the Pi 3 Model B has…

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Balco 3D Printer – From Aldi for £299 All In

Balco 3D Printer – From ALDI for £299 All In So after reading about a month ago that ALDI was going to be selling a 3d printer in the UK I was keen to find out more, after all I need a Christmas gift and I have been really good this year :P. I set a reminder so that could get a chance to pre-order on their website and before I knew it I had pre-order the printer and then had to wait 3 weeks. Before this I has managed…

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Raspberry Pi 3 and Cooling (Heat-sink, Fan and lid off)

I have a little time on my hands at the moment as I am in between jobs (finished old job after 10 years, doing some DIY + training and then starting new job soon) so I though I would have a little experiment. Now there are lots of posts about “is cooling actually needed” on a Raspberry Pi 3 and in general its usually down to personal preference. Its not sporting the latest CPU, probably consumes the same power as most i7 fans and is not running business critical apps…

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Huawei P8 Screen Assembly Replace

Over the past few years I’ve been asked to have a go a fixing many a gadget so last week when a good friend as if it was possible to fix his Huawei P8 which has taken a beating, my default answer was “sure, let see how much the screen is”. So after some googling it was about £30 for a replacement part (Glass, LCD and Frame). The advantage to getting the screen with frame is its then just a case of transplanting components from old to new and job…

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Alba 7 Tablet AC70PLV4 Touch Screen Digitizer Glass Fix

Hi, so its been a while since I have posed anything. What with summer holidays, work (or change of work) and DIY around the house I’ve been busy and not posted (shame on me). So I love it when I can do three things, fix something that would normally find the bin, help a friend out and blog about it 🙂 Its not the most cutting edge piece of kit but the Alba 7 Tablet has just enough grunt to power videos for a friend son, it’s got 1GB of…

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Monzo It’s time for a new kind of bank – The day after (well several days)

In my last post on the Monzo card it had just turned up and I was all excited to get out there and test the BETA of this card and service behind it. I had a hit list of functions and uses to see how well (or bad) the Monzo card did. A little refresher on the “game” was Ability to use on London Underground? Use abroad when we go to Italy with Zero fees (need to check if the ATM operator makes a charge even if Monzo do not…

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