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

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

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

Two Factor Authentication

These days we have to remember passwords for a huge host of web sites and systems, unless of course you just use the same one for every site, bad idea, eggs and baskets spring to mind. Then there is the… Continue Reading

Phorm – All your data are belong to us

From Monday April 6th 2009, British Internet service providers must retain all information on email traffic, visits to web sites and telephone calls made over the Internet by everyone in the UK for a period of 12 months. This is… Continue Reading

RFID & Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

Recently I purchased an Oyster card. This card has an RFID chip in it which you can load up with money at shops to later use on public transport. Just walk into a station and swipe the card over the… Continue Reading