Blog posts tagged “hardware

Network Overhaul

After becoming more and more frustrated with my network's lack of organization, I decided to use static IPs. Well, static for any devices that don't change. Ten addresses ( are reserved for static devices, and the DHCP server in my router allocates addresses dynamically above that.

In addition to this, file transfers have become annoyingly slow it seems, and it is time for an upgrade. The actual network in my house is rather complicated, with many devices utilising wireless and wired connections. What I really want is to be able to transfer files to/from the NAS and other des(...)

New PC... sort of.


After much fiddling with Linux, trying to get nVidia to play nice with it, I have decided to go with Windows 7. Unfortunately, the state of nVidia drivers in Linux is a shambles.

So, without further ado:

My PC is quite overpowered. That is to say, I don't need or want two large monitors or a quad core CPU, or 8GB of RAM, or a mid-range AMD graphics card in order to browse the web. The screens are excellent for development, as is the CPU power to some extent. The RAM and GPU are extremely helpful when photo editing; the RAM when running virtual machines too. The GPU is (...)

More Stuff

Aside from my exams which I've been revising for recently (maths, physics, religious studies, spanish A level), I've also been doing quite a lot of server stuff.

For starters, here is a jQuery based calculator:

I also just coded a clock that functions as a jQuery plugin. Every ten seconds it fetches the time from the server using AJAX, then pushes it a second ahead each, well, second. This means that if it's a slow PC and JS deviates, it gets pushed 'back to reality' every ten seconds :)

[Yes, I have been getting really into jQuery and realized its awesomeness].

I've updated th(...)

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