Gadgets


Time for Pi

As a long time fan of the Raspberry Pi platform I recently decided to replace an aging original Pi for a project I have in mind. So imagine my delight when I spotted the Pi 400 – its a Pi in a keyboard !! Whoever thought of that – pat yourself on the back. Immediately […]


Netools of the trade

In discussion with a colleague around the tools we use for debugging and diagnosing issues with local area networks and internet access – I happened to mention a tool I had just come access. The Netool.io is a hardware device which they describe as a Network Engineering Tool. The best way to think of this […]


Go Big or Go Home

Working in support or just working on multiple projects usually dictates having multiple screens. For many years I had four screens running off a Dell Precision workstation and this served most of the tasks I could throw at it. In fact I’d say it was pretty much the perfect configuration until users that I support […]


Watching Me Watching You – (starting WatchOS development)

In the words of Jethro Tull in “Watching Me Watching You” I sit by the cutting on the Beaconsfield line. He’s watching me watching the trains go by. And they move so fast — boy, they really fly. He’s still watching me watching you watching the trains go by. And the way he stares — feel […]


Fitbit tips – keep on running !!

Two recent issues with a Fitbit Surge (watch) lead me to write up these two tips This issue had arisen when I went to check the status of the fitbit and my Iphone to see what pairing was in place – more about that in a moment. I then realised that I couldnt access the […]


Living with a Fitbit Surge

Having previous had the Fitbit Zip – in fact two of them I had experienced the app and the tools that the units offer for tracking activity. However the ease of losing the units did not enamour them to me so I considered alternatives but eventually settled on the Fitbit Surge. The wrist mounted “watch” […]