• HomePod and iOS 11.3 – Something’s changed.

    HomePod and iOS 11.3 – Something’s changed.

    iOS 11.3 Update is out for HomePod – and it is a massive update: But what are we getting for 2.36GB – well we don’t know. “General improvements for stability and quality”. The sound has changed, you’re thinking it too. Here are some of my thoughts on it: Apple is getting the HomePod ready for […]

  • HomePod Audio Post Listening Analysis

    HomePod Audio Post Listening Analysis

    This is not an attempt to educate you, but please let me know if there is anything technically incorrect. A personal opinion is that music, like computing science, largely adheres to “Garbage in Garbage out” – Audio, like visual, is unforgiving in nature. Amplifiers I do believe work best when they receive a “Line In […]

  • Echo, Amazon & hifi

    Echo, Amazon & hifi

    Since the introduction of Subscription Music Services I’ve felt un-easy. I’ve owned, so far, subscriptions to Rdio, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and lately I’ve settled for Amazon Music Unlimited for Echo only. I dislike the idea of not owning a physical copy, call me crazy, I’m not going into it now; ok maybe quickly – […]

  • Apple Event March 27th 2018 Predictions

    Apple Event March 27th 2018 Predictions

    Apple Event March 27th 2018 Predictions With the rise in the uptake of Google Chromebooks being adopted by Education Institutions I predict the following in order of likelihood: New Clamshell iPad – running A8 chip. Plastic iPad + Keyboard Case. Speech about Battery, iOS 11.3. Return of the Plastic Macbooks. Red iPhone X. Red Apple […]

  • Cacti CSV automated export

    Cacti CSV automated export

    Cacti is fantastic at collecting data from SNMP enabled devices and interpreting this data in the form of useful graphs. As Cacti collects and stores this data, you may have a use case to access this data for other means. This tutorial quickly explains how to enable automatic exporting of host data in the CSV […]

  • Introducing my Pi.

    Introducing my Pi.

    Introduction Above is the Raspberry Pi model B. At present I’ve had the Pi for about 1 month. Having contemplated numerous options of being able to run a small linux box in my home for quite some time. (I’d considered old PCs, old Mac Minis, and other things); A friend had dropped into conversation that […]

  • The Coffee Table Scenario

    The Coffee Table Scenario

    Would you buy a coffee table for your dining room? The answer to that is probably no, you’d buy a dining table. In an every growing world I think a lot about the phrase “fit for purpose”. More so than anything in relation to IT, however I will leave this post open to interpretation, you […]

  • Nexus 7

    Nexus 7

    It has been 3 days since my Nexus 7 arrived. The good news is I’m enjoying it more than I ever thought I would. It’s been 3 days of learning and a lot of googling. There are reasons for that; I’ve been primarily an iOS user for the last 4, at least, years; consisting of […]

  • My Mac configuration.

    My Mac configuration.

    **Un-finished post** Today is 06/03/2012 it has been over 3 years since I started using OS X. I’ve loved every second of it. I can remember the first time I booted OS X and felt excitement when it plays the welcome video. My Mac at the time (and present) was a mid-2009 MacBook Pro – […]

  • Colours in Mac Terminal

    Colours in Mac Terminal

    One thing I like set on my mac is colours in the terminal when listing directories. This is what the terminal looks like by default: An easy way to do this is to edit your .bash_profile to alias ls to ls -G. Open up a terminal and type: nano ~/.bash_profile Add the line: alias ls=’ls […]