Toys

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 LP Low Profile CPU Cooler

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 LP Low Profile CPU Cooler

I bought a new CPU cooler (“Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 LP Low Profile CPU Cooler“) for our media center PC but unfortunately it didn’t fit on the motherboard (ASUS P5N7A-VM) even though it is the correct CPU socket type (“Intel socket 775“). It wouldn’t sit on the CPU properly because some capacitors on the motherboard […]

Introducing Butterfree

Introducing Butterfree

I have a new machine. He’s called “Butterfree”, he’s German and I rent him for 45 per month from http://www.hetzner.de/en: Specs: CPU: Intel i7-920 Quadcore incl. Hyper-Threading Technology. RAM: 8 GB DDR3. Disk: 2 x 750 GB SATA II (Software-RAID 1). Features: LAMP – Full root access. 24h Reset service via Webinterface – I already […]

Neuros OSD (Christmas present from Grandpa)

Neuros OSD (Christmas present from Grandpa)

This tiny box does two important jobs. Firstly it records any video source (as mp4 files) and secondly, it acts as a video jukebox (i.e. connects to the TV and can play video stored on a PC on the network). It’s a pretty useful gadget! I’ve been ripping old VHS videos and archiving old camcorder […]

Squeezebox Boom

Squeezebox Boom

I grew to hate our bedroom Hi-Fi because it was so bright at night and also sometimes made an annoying buzz and have wanted to replace it for while. I used Ebay to sell the Legatto II for £190 and buy the Squeezebox Boom for £170 as a replacement. The Boom doesn’t have as big […]

Asus Eee-PC 900 – 3/Sep/08

This laptop can be summed up in one word: “Cute”. It’s just perfect for traveling: 9 inch screen Weights only 1KG Solid-state disk drive (very bump/knock resistant) Wi-Fi Built in camera for Skyping Card Reader so you can store holiday snaps. I bought this laptop for two reasons, firstly to help plan our road trip […]