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All the random general projects

View the blog post for Trooli Fibre Internet and a new UniFi Dream Machine Pro Network Upgrade

Trooli Fibre Internet and a new UniFi Dream Machine Pro Network Upgrade

We now have much faster internet thanks to a new fibre connection and internet using Trooli and upgrading from our PFSense firewall to a Ubiquiti Dream Machine Pro

03 May 2024 9 min read


View the blog post for Whats happening and plans for 2024

What’s happening and plans for 2024

An overview of what I have been doing for the past few months and changes to work and plans for my businesses Apexweb and AB Electronics UK

29 March 2024 11 min read


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Radxa X2L Computer Custom 3D Printed Case

Enhance your Radxa X2L Computer with style using a custom 3D printed case with STL files on GitHub to print your own

29 February 2024 8 min read


View the blog post for Home Server upgrade to an Intel N100 fanless ASRock N100DC-ITX

Home Server upgrade to an Intel N100 fanless ASRock N100DC-ITX

Upgrading our home Linux server again with a new low-power Intel N100 fanless system with 32Gb RAM and 1Tb NVMe storage.

20 December 2023 8 min read


View the blog post for Buying Used Test Equipment from Ham Radio Rallies

Buying Used Test Equipment from Ham Radio Rallies

Visiting FRARS Hamfest in Wimborne and buying used test equipment from Ham radio rallies

21 August 2023 9 min read


View the blog post for Learning Code Raspberry Pi Fruit and Growing Food

Learning Code, Raspberry Pi, Fruit, and Growing Food

May 2023 updates, website changes and projects and how we grow our own food on a small allotment

06 May 2023 8 min read


View the blog post for Energy Savings and Solar PV Upgrade Six Months of Data

Energy Savings and Solar PV Upgrade, Six Months of Data

After lots of small changes to our usage, device upgrades and replacing some old household appliances, our energy usage is around 45% lower

27 December 2022 13 min read


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Scam emails from a "certified photographer"

Yet more scammers using emails claiming to be from a certified photographer who says your website has copyrighted images hosted

20 April 2021 3 min read


View the blog post for Adding 10Gb Fibre to the home network

Adding 10Gb Fibre to the home network

Everyone needs some fibre in their diet and we have added more to the home network using 10Gb Fibre to connect our computers and Synology network storage devices via a MikroTik CRS309-1G-8S+IN network switch

24 October 2020 9 min read


View the blog post for Back Pain with Sciatica during Lockdown

Back Pain with Sciatica during Lockdown

In March I damaged my lower spine when working on our allotment resulting in a herniated disk at the base of my spine pressing into the nerves causing bad pain with sciatica during covid lockdown

17 October 2020 18 min read


View the blog post for Record Vise No 1 and No 2 Restoration

Record Vise No 1 and No 2 Restoration

See how I restored a pair of old Record Vise No 1 and No 2 models from rusty to shiny

23 September 2020 7 min read


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When lightning strikes

Antennas vaporising, telephone sockets launching across the room. What happens when lightning strikes a house?

17 March 2020 9 min read


View the blog post for Developing a new product to sell

Developing a new product to sell

The steps we take when designing a new product to sell

29 November 2019 7 min read


View the blog post for Trying to Save Power and Lower our Energy Bills

Trying to Save Power and Lower our Energy Bills

Looking at ways to reduce electricity consumption, help the environment and save some money.

04 October 2019 8 min read


View the blog post for Workshop Tool Storage Rack

Workshop Tool Storage Rack

Building a wooden storage rack for the hand tools in our workshop.

02 October 2019 2 min read