About a year ago my sister gave me an old laptop she didn’t want. For ages I have done nothing with it until now. Here is my story on how I am reusing old hardware to become something useful. Continue reading “Reusing old PIII hardware”
I wanted to backup my “home” folder in my newly installed Linux Mint installation to an external hard drive. The advantage of doing this is the connections to my NAS is also linked to my external drive so it will backup my important NAS folders as well as my local home folder. Continue reading “Backing up Home Folder in Linux Mint”
Recently Apple released High Serra, macOS 10.13, of which my iMac is to old to install on. The latest release that it can run is Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan. Along with this came other problems. Some programs will only work with the newer OS (iMovie for instance) and security will degrade over time. Continue reading “Installing Linux On A Mac”
Yesterday there was a massive update to STO on the Xbox. This was a prolonged update lasting 10-12 hours. Not only did they update the game but they also updated the infrastructure. As an ex systems admin for a university I know roughly what they did and will try to explain as well as go through some of the updates to the game itself.
There is a very nasty bug that effects ALL WiFi devices. There are patches in the works for most devices (all current iOS Devices, Windows 7, 8 and 10, Current Android devices). If you use a device that’s not supported anymore (Old Android phones, Old iPhones etc) then these will not be patched. Continue reading “Nasty WiFi Bug”
Well, the big 3 have released there Flagships phones for this year, Apple with the iPhone 8, Samsung with the S8 and Google with the Pixel 2. I know Apple will be releasing the iPhone X later in the year but at $999 it is out of most peoples price range so I’ll stick to the main consumer phones, not the fan boys phone. I also go into the security benefits for each phone.