Hi there, thanks for reading my blog. This will be updated with my random thoughts and stuff like that. I am an ex British Army soldier who has PTSD and into Technology, Gaming and Fitness.

I mainly go out on my Mountain Bike for fitness but I also do shot runs (<10k) as if I do anything over 10K my hip starts to play up.

I play on Star Trek Online on the XBox a lot and have a YouTube channel about the game.

Also I was an ex Senior Technician for an IT company and still have interest in the space.

My Running Tech is as follows :-

My current IT kit is as follows :-

iPad Pro 9.7 – The main computer I now use.

iPhone SE – I dont like big phones and this is the best small factor phone there is.


  • Custom Built
  • AMD Phenom X3 710 2.4Ghz Tri Core
  • 8Gb Ram
  • 1Tb Hard Drive
  • GForce 710GT 1Gb Graphics
  • Windows 10 Home

Yes its old, not especially powerful but its “good enough” for what I need it for.


  • Early 2008 iMac 20″
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile E8135 2.4Ghz Duel Core
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256Mb Graphics
  • 4Gb Ram
  • 320Gb Hard Drive
  • Windows XP

I used to use this for the YouTube Channel but as Apple has stopped supporting iMove on this I now use the PC for it.  This is not on the internet but I use it to write scripts in WordPerfect 6.2 for DOS for my YouTube Channel.

Old Laptop

  • Dell Insperon 8100
  • Pentium III-M 1Ghz Single Core
  • 384Mb Ram
  • Nvidia GForce 2 Go 32Mb Graphics
  • 20Gb Hard Drive
  • Windows 98

I use this for Retro Gaming and it has Office 97 and WordPerfect Office 6.2 for DOS installed.


  • Synology DS115i – 320Gb HD – I use this for my personal office apps, note taking, music and photo storage.
  • WD MyCloud 2Tb – My Mass Storage



Other Tablets

  • ASUS ZenPad
  • Alcatel Pixi 4

Other Devices

  • Apple TV 4 32Gb
  • Steelseries Nimbus Game Controller for Apple TV
  • Apple TV 3
  • Fire Stick x 2