Jan 17

My old chair was manufactured in 1997 (it says so on the inspection label pasted under the seat) and I must have had it since not long after that. The padding on the seat had compressed and the gas lift was sticking. Time for a replacement 🙂

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Jan 11

My ISP recently notified me that my ADSL was getting a free upgrade to ADLS2+ sometime between February and April. This was good news apart from the fact that my existing modem/router was so old that it didn’t do ADSL2+ 🙁 It was a DrayTek 2600We that had been running pretty much 24/7 without problems since November 2002 when I first got ADSL. It also only supported WEP on the wireless LAN so that was a bit obsolete.

Today my new modem/router/firewall/wireless access point arrived and was quickly installed ready for my line upgrade.

Big box.


Littler box inside.

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Neat and tidy. Template for drilling holes for wall-mounting.




Screws and plugs for wallmounting and a pad of DrayTek post-its included.


Light compact switching power supply.


Set up and running. Now I get wireless on the other side of the house too 🙂


Jan 04

Apple’s market cap hits psychological milestone [From Apple’s Market Cap Surpasses $300B]

The naysayers will always find some way to spin that 🙂

Jan 01

A new report claims tablet sales will more than triple next year, but says Apple will hold on to its dominant position with the iPad, jumping from 14 million units in 2010 to 36 million next year.[From Report: iPad will grow 250% in 2011 at the expense of PCs]

I shall probably have to get one after the version 2 model comes out around March.

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