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How to increase speed on your ADSL broadband connection.

October 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

OK this is something I see springing up quite a bit on various forums so I thought I would write a simple how-to to make sure you are getting the most out of your ADSL broadband connection. Check Your Line Quality First things first, you need to check your line quality as this is the […]

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Build your Own Computer – Pt. 4 – The final fiddling

September 19th, 2008 · No Comments

OK I actually completed this project some time ago but hadn’t got round to posting the last section which was simply putting the last few bits together and tidying up. This was actually the easiest bit in terms of jumper identification as the Asus motherboard manual is so clear and concise so it didn’t present […]

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Build your Own Computer – Pt. 3 – Fitting the Motherboard & bits

September 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Well the motherboard finally arrived so I now have all the parts to crack on and finish this beast! A pic of the motherboard contents is below… The “scariest” part for me was fitting the CPU as this is where it could all of gone horribly wrong. Luckily both the CPU and socket have notches […]

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Build Your Own Computer – Pt. 2 – Fitting the PSU…

September 4th, 2008 · No Comments

How do you get a square peg into a round hole? With great difficulty! This is what I found today trying to squeeze this puppy into the case. Although the Antec case has excellent routing and ducting to allow cables to move around the case without disrupting airflow, getting the bugger into the PSU cage […]

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Build Your Own Computer – Part One

September 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Now surprising as this may seem from a geek like me but I have never actually built my own computer system from scratch although this has always been one of the things I’ve always wanted to do. Faced with rising temperatures and sluggishness in my current system, I made the decision to upgrade the core […]

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More things you didn’t know or care about…

July 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Following on from the 300 things blog post (which generates an obscene amount of incoming traffic through Google weirdly enough), my beloved sent me this today on the email thang and it does tie in quite nicely… Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled ‘Gentlemen Only…Ladies Forbidden’…and thus […]

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Have we been done over?

July 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Rumours abound that the blog is a source of malware. Well we did find a couple of naughty links in some of the posts so we’ve cleaned them up, deleted users, updated passwords, spun round three times on our heads and sacrificed a live chicken. Oh we’ve also told Google to stop blocking us so […]

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Open Mind Commerce Jumps into Bed with KashFlow!

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments

We are very pleased to announce the launch of Open Mind Commerce v1.1.1, our second major release in just six weeks of being live! This release brings two major enhancements to the system, a host of minor upgrades and some essential tweaks and fixes to the core files. So what’s new? KashFlow Integration KashFlow is […]

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Think this chap got a bit confused…

November 15th, 2007 · No Comments

…over the true meaning of a bicycle pump… http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7095134.stm Gotta love the beeb 😀

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We salute you…

November 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Tomorrow on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, remember those that died for us… These people gave the ultimate sacrifice to our liberty and freedom, they died protecting our future, there can be no bigger sacrfice… Rest in peace…

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