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  • Drezha replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 3 hours, 5 minutes ago

    January’s bill is also at £29, so I’m on the live chat to them (again) to resolve. If it happens in February, I will be writing to them to close the account and that as they haven’t been providing their side of the contract, and I don’t expect to pay any early termination fees. Then I’ll get my own router and go with SMARTY, as it’s been working…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Camera help please. in the forum Other Tech 1 day, 3 hours ago

    Bob, no problem at all.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Camera help please. in the forum Other Tech 2 days, 8 hours ago

    Just stumbled across this now and realised that we purchased a TZ90, seperately without seeing this thread, for our honeymoon!

    Cracking camera – got some lovely shots from the honeymoon!

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/hWyq23w3wmxJQiyF7

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/qy9Qg9cb9nzFXZqX7

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/NPbi9Jr9dSVwt4wTA

  • Drezha started the topic Pacman in the forum Gaming 2 days, 8 hours ago

    Anyone any good at Pacman?

    I’m trying to complete this game here, as it’ll give me some GPS co-ordinates to a geocache once you get 10,000 points, but I’m useless at Pacman it appears! Best I’ve managed so far is 6,000. Currently have lost my morning to it!

    Can anyone help?

  • Drezha replied to the topic Cheap Laptop in the forum PC Talk 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Not sure that the SU would be the best place to go for info on that – students unions are usually seperate entitites from the University itself. However, depending on the Uni, they may have a department for it.

    The IT or IS department would probably be the best point of call to start with – certainly Nottingham and Loughborough have (and I…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Cheap Laptop in the forum PC Talk 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Gigarefurb is also another second hand corporate machine sales site.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 3 weeks ago

    Paperwork and first bill came through today and they had me down for £29 as well. Called them and they’ll apply a discount to my account to drop it to £20 a month, so I’ll have to keep an eye on it.

  • Drezha replied to the topic 4k small PC for streaming to in the forum PC Talk 1 month ago

    What model Pi have you used? The Pi 4 can display two 4K monitors apparently (not tried it, as no 4K monitors here).

  • Drezha started the topic Google Locations Mapped in the forum Android Talk 1 month ago

    I found this Python script floating about on Reddit and thought it was an interesting piece of code.

    It maps out your location history from Google Maps location tracking (so if it’s not on, you can’t see anything!)

    It gives a HTMLfile you can zoom in and see various bits and remaps the data as you zoom. For example, here’s the main view.

    But…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 1 month ago

    Yeah, the 525 is fine now we’ve had it a few days.

    Upload speeds have been noticeably quicker whilst at work backing up documents – getting 2.5Mb/s through Freefilsync, rather than the 1Mb/s was getting on Virgin.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Online Backups in the forum Software Talk 1 month ago

    Use Arq on my Mac to backup to a Onedrive corporate account (the Uni provides me with Office 365 – Arq ensures that it’s encrypted at rest) and Synology gets backed up to Synology C2. I also store a copy of files at work, using the SFTP server and Freefilesync to copy between the Synology and work as that does SFTP sync.

    Then I have multiple file…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 1 month, 1 week ago

    Did not realise that! Thanks for pointing out. I’ll send it to the cadet unit I just left as we were being a bit naughty and using a personal SIM, but apparently should be using a business line (a restriction as cadets is a charity I believe).

  • Drezha replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 1 month, 1 week ago

    Got there in the end! Phone call to the Indidian call centre was a pain, before they transferred me back to the UK, but once back to the UK call centre, it seemed to be fine.

    This morning it’s a bit slower – might investigate where I can put the router this weekend and see if it’s quicker upstairs.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 1 month, 1 week ago

    I’m currently trying to cancel with Virgin now. They’re telling me I need an engineer out and they may need new cables etc. I’m not bothered with that – the 4G connection has been solid since the first day. Only hiccup was trying to browse whilst Steam was downloading updates.

    Haven’t tried online gaming, but I don’t tend to do that to much. S…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 1 month, 1 week ago

    Thanks. No paperwork yet, but it all turned up and after the initial setup, it’s been fairly good.

    However, I fell foul of Virgin’s follow up phone call from when I cancelled and they’ve signed me up for another 12 months, for 50Mb for £25 a month. Setup is just me screwing the router in to the cable at the wall, as this was previously…[Read more]

  • Drezha replied to the topic Three 4G HomeFi in the forum Other Tech 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    With the house completion going through today, I pulled the plug on this and I’ll be cancelling with Virgin (and paying the early repayment fees if I have to) as they wanted 30 days notice to change address and this means we’ll be without internet for Christmas (no thanks!)

    Went through Quidco and could get the Unlimited deal for £20 a month…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the link. I’ve been making use of VNC for accessing my home Pi and currently use the Realview VNC to access it from outside the house. May have to look in to it or look at not accessing it. In fairness, once the house sells, I’ll have no reason to access it from outside the house, so can just leave it as a local VNC connection which may…[Read more]

  • I’ve 170 days of my subscription left, I’ll have to do some research to decide whether it’s worth replacing that.

  • Drezha replied to the topic Raspberry Pi 4 in the forum Raspberry Pi 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Thanks for the offer, but no thanks – my monitor is this one, and the stand is built in. Does the job for me and I’m not using the Pi 4 at the minute.

  • I guess you just download the videos?

    I use it for downloading some Youtube videos and converting to MP3 files, which would probably tax the processor of the Android for quite a period. I do use it on a Pi to do the download so not that much faster perhaps!

    I’d not tried it with iPlayer – I’d always used get_iplayer for that, so perhaps I’ll try…[Read more]

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