My Stuff

A lot of people come to this site searching for help on specific issues with or opinions/info a specific gadget or technology.  For that reason, I thought I’d state publicly the gadgets and technologies I use (embarrassing though that may prove).

  • Wireless Media Streamer Buffalo LinkTheater
    Streams video (most divx/xvid and wmv9) and/or music to my TV from a DLNA compliant server like the Linkstation Live or Windows Media Player’s built-in media sharing service.
  • 500GB Home NAS Buffalo LinkStation Live (HS-DH500GL)
    Can store video and music files and stream them over a wireless network to a DLNA certified media streaming device like my LinkTheater.
  • Mobile Phone – Nokia N73 smartphone
    5 megapixel camera, Symbian/Series 60 OS, currently on Orange Pay As You Go
  • Nintendo Wii
  • PlayStation 2 (Slimline)
  • Wireless ADSL Modem/Router – Netgear DG834G
    Old version 1; basic but functional.
  • Laptop PCAcer Aspire 5003 wlmi dual-booting Windows XP and Ubuntu
  • Desktop PC
    My main computer is one I built up myself and upgraded over the years, specced as follows:

So, if you’ve any questions on any of the above, please let me know. Oh and I also have broadband with (who are excellent) where £15 a month gets me 8Mbps and 15GB usage (unlimited from midnight to 8am) and I have web hosting with where I have a reseller account for just $5 a month.