• Drezha replied to the topic VPM /proxy in the forum Security Talk 2 hours, 30 minutes ago

    I have a subscription with Private Internet Access that I use occasionally, but rarely.

    As BL states, if I’m looking to secure my online browsing from unprotected WiFi (looking at you Travelodge!), then I’ll often use a VPN back to my Synology NAS. In fairness, that’s only a L2TP VPN I’m using – I should probably look at getting OpenVPN setup on…[Read more]

  • Judging from the amount of emails before it came in, asking to be kept on the mailing list, I assume that this was a requirement or was at least something companies were covering themselves with.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Crowing about your OS in the forum Linux Talk 5 days, 20 hours ago

    Have I missed this being split from another topic?

    My current view is that I’m disappointed with all three main OS’s! Windows, with it’s inbuilt spyware, but I guess when you can get it now for £5, there are are some trade offs, so it’s not the end of the world. And most of the time I’m not using the inbuilt Windows apps to get the adverts and…[Read more]

  • I’ve never stopped in Warrington, always passing through it on the way to Liverpool for work.

    Did I see a thread about a northern meet up recently?

    Thanks for the link! I was going to go to the cinema to see this, so this has saved me some money!

    Mark, I would have been at that parade where the video was taken, as I was marching at the head…[Read more]

  • Google Play Music has a sleep timer built in as well (noticed it today).

    I also think it picks up music files on the phone as well without having to download them or upload them to Google Play Music (similar to Google Photos, as that can act as a gallery app for the phone itself).

    But it looks like you’re all sorted.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Ruddy microSD cards in the forum Raspberry Pi 5 days, 20 hours ago

    At the minute, it’s sat next to the router and therefore wifi isn’t really an issue for it. I’ll bear it in mind if I move it however,

  • Drezha replied to the topic Ruddy microSD cards in the forum Raspberry Pi 1 week ago

    Had an issue with the Pi yesterday running for whatever reason, so dug out the new Pi 3+ that I had lying about upstairs waiting to be used and a 30GB SSD I’d had from a previous purchase, and it’s flying! Amazed at how much difference the SSD has made, even over USB2. I’d go as far as to say it’s a pretty usable machine for day to day use – I…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Scam? in the forum Security Talk 1 week, 6 days ago

    I don’t think it needs a question mark on your thread name 😉

    Anything that comes zipped I would tend to ignore!

    I had one today from HSBC about some documents, and as I was waiting for some from them, I thought it could be real – until I noticed it had been sent to my screwfix@realemail alias, so it’s clearly fake (and Screwfix have either sold…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Looking for a new phone. in the forum Android Talk 2 weeks ago

    Got this on Windows 10 yesterday, a Spotify advert in Groove Music. Only there because I was trying to open a media file that iTunes and every other item thought was corrupt.

  • I’m looking at getting a cover for the car this year to reduce/stop the ice/frost, as I found last year the clearing the ice would knock about 15 miles off the 30 mile range of my battery in the car! (and driving it to work on the electric is cheaper than petrol for when I actually have to drive to work).

  • Drezha replied to the topic eBay and Scumbags in the forum Scams 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I’ve used Facebook Market reasonably successfully in the past to shift some stuff, but it seems to have a lot of Choosing Beggars on it… (see Reddit to see what I mean!)

  • I’ve used them in the past and they’ve been good. However, clicking the link, I see they now offer an S3 compatible storage facility for $5 (for 250GB), which looks good. Could be a reasonable offsite storage location for Synology backup.

  • The TP-Link ones don’t require a hub to work.

  • I’ve got one of the TP-Link ones. There are dimmable and multi coloured versions. Bayonet and screw fit (it comes with an adapter) so you’re good to go. I wanted one to go in our hallway that could be controlled from the phones, as our outside light is broken at the minute – but it wont work, as I ordered it, forgetting it’s a three candle bulb…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Looking for a new phone. in the forum Android Talk 3 weeks ago

    I’m flogging the Pocophone as it’s not for me. Used for about a week but probably cant return to Laptops Direct.

    Also got the G6 Plus that I’ll probably stick on eBay, unless someone is interested in that as well. I did prefer that one to the Pocophone to be honest – just in terms of size and weight.

  • Spent the night outside under canvas, for the last time this year (well, the last DofE group this year) as the DofE season ends at the end of October. Thankfully, no hyptothermic cadets and three groups managing to pass the Bronze award! (All 15 were checked for hats and gloves before leaving!)

    Thankfully no rain, as if it had been cold and wet,…[Read more]

  • It would be mainly browsing and office based tasks. Maybe some encoding overnight (I currently have the Pi download me some Youtube videos with youtube-dl overnight and then encode them to MP3 to listen to) but as the Pi does that, I don’t see why this shouldn’t be able to do the same.

    I found the Celeron based machines just a bit to slow for day…[Read more]

  • I’m looking at getting a new rig for purely Linux use – it would replace my Pi-Hole and would be a day to day desktop. I was considering an Intel NUC – this i3 powered one though I have recently seen this Ryzen box advertised on eBuyer which might be better as it comes with Ubuntu installed anyhow.

    Any thoughts on the NUC or the NUC and Linux?…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Google AI has some way to go! in the forum Other Tech 4 weeks ago

    I’ve had a MacBook Pro and the new keyboard is awful, I don’t like it at all. Work bought me a Lenovo 2 in 1 and that’s pretty good. Not used it as a tablet mind as it’s to heavy for that .

  • Drezha replied to the topic Google AI has some way to go! in the forum Other Tech 4 weeks ago

    Yeah, the SE is the smaller one. I had one for a bit, before I went big and got the Plus… Bit of a difference!

    I wouldn’t have said the underlying OS has changed much on iOS. I’ve been using both now since about iOS 3 I guess. And I’ve drifted away from Apple – only device I have from Apple now that see use everyday is my iPad Pro and that’s…[Read more]

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