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  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic The Anfield Iron. in the forum Football 1 week, 5 days ago

    Bob he was remembered fondly on one of the WHU groups I’m on – can’t share directly as its a closed group but this was a picture that made us all smile of a “50-50” at Upton Park. RIP Tommy Smith.

  • May be old news but noticed today that Google Navigation on Android now includes visual and spoken speed camera notifications. I use Google Navigation with TomTom Speed Cameras overlaid, and noticed that I was getting two warnings, and there’s a little warning icon on the map so you can see where the camera is. It worked in that it picked up all…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic History field trip. in the forum Other Stuff 2 weeks ago

    My best history teacher was our German language teacher – a WW2 captain who we could distract (from German lessons) very easily by getting him to talk about the war. It was absolutely fascinating because he was very objective and humanitarian and was really upset by some of what he saw. Amazingly most of us passed our German O Level despite…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic History field trip. in the forum Other Stuff 2 weeks ago

    great PM – I love old stuff – much better than new stuff. I’m a real history addict now – wish I’d started younger. Great pics – thanks for sharing.

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic History field trip. in the forum Other Stuff 2 weeks ago

    yes please mate stick ’em upon here!

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic History field trip. in the forum Other Stuff 2 weeks ago

    terrific pictures PM – never heard of this but interesting spiel on that link  and some tidy camera work – well played sir!

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic VPN router in the forum PC Talk 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    yeah if you need to toggle vpn on/off then the microtik or similar is a better bet as you can toggle vpn by switching wifi. I use reserved DHCP addresses on the Asus rather than static IPs on the clients – so no need to reconfigure if you take the device somewhere else, and also takes care of my Roku which doesn’t support a static IP config…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic VPN router in the forum PC Talk 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Dave for geo-restrictions I’ve played with a few options. First is policy-based routing on the Asus router (running Merlin). That firmware allows up to five outgoing VPNs, and you can assign (by IP address) which devices route over which VPN (by default devices won’t use the VPN).

    The second is as per above except with a stand alone wireless AP…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic E-readers in the forum Other Tech 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Bob and it was you put me on to pocket so cheers ! I read mainly non-fiction so I appreciate the feature is not for everyone. As an example though, there is a Wiki page which links to the four individual battles of Kharkov during WW2.  If you open each of the four links in its own tab then click the “epubpress” icon you can create your own ebook…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic VPN router in the forum PC Talk 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Be interesting to see how this goes but don’t want to hijack the thread till the original question is answered. [Been playing with this a LOT lately – both on my Asus router running custom Merlin firmware and more recently with Microtik boxes which are certainly not plug and play but are incredibly flexible, cheap and quite fun for what they do as…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic E-readers in the forum Other Tech 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Just a quick update on adding web content to your ereader (kobo or kindle). Spent a few hours yesterday trying out various options for getting content from Wiki and other sites on to my Kobo. Tried a good few but short answer is that this one won hands down. It is more reliable in getting all the content in a sensible format from a web page. The…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic E-readers in the forum Other Tech 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    You’re welcome Les – I agree ereaders seem overpriced – and this particular model probably more so due to being discontinued. Happy Reading !

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Mini Projectors in the forum Other Tech 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    No experience of these but on that link I got an option to tick for a 35% discount (applied at check out)…I didn’t buy it but tried it and it worked – brought it down to £40.94 at checkout.

  • Cheers Bob – many people reckon Pie and Mash Liquor is made with eels as well (lots of the Pie and Mash shops would have signs with “Pies and Eels” as they also sell/sold jellied eels).  This is (or sadly was) Nathans on Barking Road – another victim of the move away from Upton Park. Used to eat in their a lot, queues for a hundred yards. Got a…[Read more]

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic W7 or W10 in the forum Software Talk 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    The free upgrades have officially finished, but did a few late last year where I just loaded the old W7 key at setup (clean windows 10 install) and they happily auto-activated once 10 was installed and they went online. They may have shut that back door since but it was working before Christmas. Produkey will get you the existing W7 key if you…[Read more]

  • Dave if you get that far you should get down to Manzies on Tower Bridge Road. One of the most famous and historic in London (sadly all disappearing including Nathans at Upton Park). If you think the green gear is off wait till I tell you that you have to slaughter the whole lot in vinegar and pepper !!

     

  • Pie and Mash Bob ? – proper pie and mash?? i.e. with liquor (parley sauce) – not seen that outside London/Essex/Kent. If the gospel is spreading then happy days !!

  • Happy birthday mate!

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic Huawei m5 8.4 in the forum Android Talk 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    PM I’ve got the “Lite” of that  – love it – best tablet I’ve had. I do all my volume with swipes in “BS Player” so not notices any button issues. What amazes me the most is the quality of the speaker and the battery life. Mine was £140 from Argos  maybe 6 months ago. Can’t fault it to be honest.

     

  • blacklion1725 replied to the topic E-readers in the forum Other Tech 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    That’s good news Les. Be interested to know how you get on. I can recommend this case

    If you don’t have it already then Calibre is godsend for ereader management (hosting, conversion, WiFi transfer to kobo), along with the DeDRM plugin and the “kepub” format (“kobo epub”) which is an optimised version of epub (although standard epub is fine for…[Read more]

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