IceTV and the Skippa pre-order disaster

I pre-ordered my Skippa back on 2nd June, like many others. Looked like a fantastic unit, based on initial suggestions. Hence I put up the money to be an earlier adopter. IceTV wasn’t overly forth coming with an exact delivery, however we would get updates every so often. Below is a timeline of updates that progressed along from the initial…

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New AMD Gaming PC build

In the last week or two I have come to the conclusion I really want to get another Gaming PC build going, as I really want to play Battlefield 4 with some friends. In addition to playing a few other games on Steam. As I looked at pricing, I came to the conclusion that I will end up going with…

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Retaining wall damaged

Went to check out the land yesterday and noticed house over the back is getting ready to start, and it appears during the machinery being used to performed this it must of hit the wall causing some damage. As you can see, it already has some battle scars. I should get a photo, as I noticed another lot down the…

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A tribute to Buddy and Bindi

I thought it might be great to share a few photos of Buddy and Bindi over the years. Unfortunately we got Buddy a little before the age of digital cameras. Will dig through some of our old photos and find ones I can scan. Meanwhile, these photos all bring back many memories of them both. It only seems a short…

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Farewell Buddy

Today my wife and I had to say farewell to Buddy, who was the last of our two Labradors we’ve had long before getting married (and before having kids). Buddy was over 14 years old in human years. Those who have followed my blog for a while will remember that we said Farewell to Bindi back on May 11th 2013….

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PC laptop purchased

I’ve been watching the Dell Outlet site for XPS and Latitude laptops. I was looking to get something that met the following requirements; Higher resolution screen (1920×1080 or higher). 8GB of memory. 256GB or greater SSD. Under 1K. Eventually some 14″ Latitudes came up, however I wasn’t quick enough. Along came a Latitude E7240 4th Gen 12.5″ that met my…

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YAMS – Yet another Minecraft Server

Several months ago I had been running a Minecraft server for my son and I to play on. He thought it was wonderful. However, the machine got rebuilt and the server was unavailable for a while. That was until last night. Couple weeks back I found a program called YAMS, which per the subject of this post means Yet another…

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Simpana 10 – Populate Commserve Software Cache using Bootstrapper

Quick demo in Simpana 10 using Bootstrapper to download some Unix Packages and use these to populate the Commserve Software Cache. Basically you would use this in situations where you would like to manual maintain what gets loaded into the cache and under what conditions that happens, in addition, you might have a Commserve that has no internet access, so…

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Changes to heimic sites

Yesterday and today I made some final changes to Heimic sites. I had some months ago created a subdomain which saw the blog move to that location. i.e. blog.heimic.net. However as of the past few days I decided to revert this back. The site blog.heimic.net is redirecting back to top level domain (TLD) heimic.net. All content has been moved too….

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