Category: Hardware

Surface Pro 3 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

After using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for a few weeks on my Surface Pro 3 I’m quite impressed. Heres what I did to get it working. I’ve gone for a single boot, Ubuntu only install, however I used a dual boot … Read the rest

ATen IP 8000 KVM PCI Card

So recently I bought an Aten IP 8000 KVM PCI Card from eBay, it was 2nd hand and a ΒΌ of the price of other ones at the time (around 90 dollars AUD). When it arrived the eBay listing … Read the rest

Running 3 Monitors off an Early 2008 Mac Pro with a Radeon HD 5770


We had an Early 2008 Mac Pro and decided to finally upgrade the video card. We found an ATI Radeon HD 5770 (Mac version) for a reasonable price. We needed to drive 3 screens from the card but hit … Read the rest

Macbook Pro won’t turn on – charge light blinking orange


I came home from work and found my Early 2011 17″ MacBook Pro flat even though the charger was plugged in.

Looking closer at the charge led I found it flickering/flashing orange very quickly and the charge indicator leds … Read the rest

Open NAT with multiple Xbox consoles on a single LAN (Draytek Vigor2830)

[UPDATE #2} New firmware is available from Draytek Australia which enabled the port trigger link.

[UPDATE} After contacting local Draytek support in Australia they have provided me with a beta firmware that re ads the … Read the rest

SMS Send Issue on iPhone

If You’ve ever received the dreaded exclamation mark when trying to send an SMS on an iPhone (which is usually accompanied by an error such as “Error Sending Message” you should try checking your Message Center Number is correct for … Read the rest

iPhone 3G wifi connection issue


There appears to be some issues connecting an iPhone 3G (possibly other Apple iPhones & iPod Touch products using the new 2.0 firmware) to certain Wifi access points.

So far these issues appear to be limited to those using … Read the rest

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