Gadgets


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 have multiple screens. For many years I had fours screens running of 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” […]


I read you loud and clear !

Documentation is one of the least regarded aspects of the work that an IT professional needs to cover. How many times have you had to trace cables in the heat of a problem only to realise that the documentation is either wrong or non existent. However there are tools available to help you with the […]