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Monday, December 11th, 2006

Das Keyboard

I’ve seen a few weird things, but this has to be the oddest in a while.  It’s a keyboard with no markings.  The manufacturer’s claim that this means you don’t get distracted by the symbols, so you really have to know where the keys are, and that means you type better!  Well, it’s sort of […]

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Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Fanless 550W PSU

If, like me, you like to be able to think whilst sat at your computer, then your No.1 biggest enemy is the fan.  At the same time, you want plenty of power to run those top-of-the-line games and graphics systems.  Anyone who is using the beta of Adobe Lightroom will surely know that you can […]

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Monday, December 4th, 2006

Portable Apps

This has been written about a fair bit, but it’s still worth a mention. All of the favorite open source (well mostly) application have been shrunk to execute from a thumbdrive! It comes it two favours (standard and lite) and the regular version includes ClamWin Portable (antivirus), Firefox Portable (web browser), Gaim Portable (instant messaging), […]

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Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Picotux – smallest Linux computer yet

In my last post, I though that I’d found a really small Linux box. Well, this one is even smaller. Frankly I fail to see how you can get any smaller 🙂 Basically an RJ45 network connector plugs in the end, and that’s about it. The technical specs aren’t going to blow you socks away […]

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Silent Linux

Here’s something new – linux in a very small box, and no disk to boot, so it’s silent too. If you want to have a simple and quiet PC under the TV, or you want to embed a web browser into your car, or the shed, then this has to be the way to go….. […]

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

OS Vids

Ever wondered what running Ubuntu linux looks like? Or Mac OS X? Well, here’s a neat way to get a preview without trashing you beloved PC! The OS Vids site has a short video preview of dozens of up-to-date OS in action, giving you a pretty good idea of what you’re letting yourself in for. […]

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Monday, June 5th, 2006


Here’s a cool device – a PC small enough to fit into a wall socket.  It’s super thin-client stuff of course, but it’d be enough to stream through to a server somewhere.  Might work in a wired household?  Have a look anyway…. Jack PC: The Wall Socket PC

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Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Flowerpot Gardener

Springtime, so we’re out planting the spring flowers (of course). And what every gardener needs is a little helper. The dungarees are up to the job, but I’m not sure about the hat!

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

100 Top Downloads

If you wanted to know what PC software you really need, this is a good a place to start as any. With the top 100 downloads, not only will it use up your download bandwidth, it’ll get you most of everything that’s either interesting, useful or both! Anyway, have a look, and see what you […]

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Coppermine widget for WordPress

I’ve been using WordPress to drive my website for a short while now. The ease of use, the ability to customise the page layout, and the great page themes are all fabulous. In addition, there’s a recent feature to add a dynamic sidebar via customisable widgets. Seeing as how I also use Coppermine to drive […]

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