Nest Thermostat 3rd Gen Install

This is my experience of swapping out my old thermostat for a shiny new Google Nest Thermostat 3rd Gen. I’m mainly writing this as a reminder to myself on what I did should I ever need to go back and… Continue Reading

Elite Dangerous

  Elite (1984) Way back in 1984 at the dawn of the home PC era, a friend of mine bought a game called Elite, it was written by David Braben and Ian Bell who where, at that time, undergraduate students in… Continue Reading

Money and Cryptocurrency

Money We use money everyday in one form or another. From hard cash to credit and now cryptocurrency. Before money we had to barter for goods which was time consuming and awkward. Without money you would have to take your… Continue Reading

NFC Tags & Tasker on Android – Making smartphones smarter

Having read this blog back it does read a bit like Alan Partridge rambling on about his new Lexus. However this is not a blog on cars and leafy European highways, this is a blog about the Nexus and the… Continue Reading

Edward Snowden – Dissident not Traitor

  Edward Snowden has done the world a great service. He has brought to light a massive spying system run by the NSA, a government agency that openly lied to congress and the world about it’s policies and engaged in the… Continue Reading

Prism – How the NSA owns you

Governments collect data on us all the time, but they are supposed to only directly ‘spy’ on people when there is a specific reason to do so, such as you are a suspect in a criminal investigation. Then a court… Continue Reading

Nexus 7 – A wolf in electronic sheeps clothing

I have never really seen the point of the tablet computers, I have constantly been telling friends ‘I don’t get them, they are too expensive, what would you use one for?’ Then the other week I got a brand new… Continue Reading

Google Music – The spice must flow

I had always thought that by this time phones would have at least 32gig of space built in and that micro SD cards would be in the 64 Gig range. Unfortunately we are not there yet. This may be a… Continue Reading

Wave-Particle Duality of Light

I think it’s about time I wrote about something that rocked my world and really got me interested in Quantum Physics. In an experiment carried out by Thomas Young over 200 years ago he proved that light travelled as a wave, however… Continue Reading

RAID: Safety in numbers

Inside your PC is probably a single hard drive. It may be partitioned into a couple or more sections but it’s still one single physical drive. If this drive fails you can lose all the data on that device. Not a good… Continue Reading