Archive for the ‘Stuff’ category

Replacing Nexus 4 cracked screen

July 26th, 2013

Tips and pictures of my recent geek endeavours of replacing my Nexus 4 screen.


It was a nice summer day in London when my Nexus 4 dropped out of my pocket while I was enjoying the rare sunshine in a food market tucking in a pork belly roll.


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Migrating from iOS to Android

January 19th, 2012

After long and arduous deliberation I have ditched my iPhone 3GS for a shiny new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, pure google goodness of Ice Cream Sandwich aka Android 4.x

Why did I move to Android?
For as long as I can remember whenever a friend of mine asked me Android or iOS which one should they go for I have always said Android. In my heart I didn’t want to move to android, I had grown accustomed to the quirky things of the iPhone, I didn’t want a sub par camera on the GN compared to iPhone 4S super camera but in the end I had to practice what I preached.

72h of Android what do I think of it?
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Starcraft 2 freezes – solution

August 5th, 2010

After refusing to pay 10 quid more to buy StarCraft 2 online vs a hard copy I got the game and been playing it for 2 days or so.

The bloody game freezes up in my Quad Core machine with 8Gig of RAM

After reading a few pages like this and this the thing that worked best for me was to assign the running program to just one core.

Really don’t understand why a program that has just been released has trouble running on Quad Core CPU, but that seem to do the trick for now.

Just thought I would share this with the masses.

If your StarCraft freezes in the game for 1min or 2 then just go into  TaskManager and assign the affinity of the program to just one core like the picture bellow

StarCraft 2

StarCraft 2

Update 22th Aug 2010

Nothing to do with dual or quad core it was my graphics card “ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3”

I thought it was fairly new and powerful. The default settings were High and when I set it to slow it works just fine on all 4 cores.

I am going to try to update the drivers and see if I can play it in a high setting.

Saving commute money with barclays cycle hire scheme TfL

August 3rd, 2010

It feels like I start with all post promising to post more

This time I’m writing about how I am saving a bundle every way by commuting to work with the barclays cycle hire scheme rather then Bus/Tube.

I bought a bike about a year ago, cheap a bit broken from thinking I got a bargain, just need to fix something here and there. Truth was I have never been bothered and therefore never cycled into work or anywhere for that matter.

Along came this scheme from TfL sponsored by Barclay to hire a bicycle just around the corner from me and drop it near work. The benefits is I don’t have to maintain the bike, I don’t have to worry about anything apart from paying and driving it. The downside is I need to go somewhere to find it, there might or might not be available.

So let’s get down to numbers. How much do I spend a year travelling to and from work yearly.

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Thickbox is now working !!!

August 11th, 2009

I think I finally got thickbox to work

Lets give it a try here

sub 1

sub 2

this what the thickbox 3.1

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4 months of “Mean Machine”

May 26th, 2009

It has been 4 months since I built and been using my PC, so what are my impressions so far?


For starters I will say I AM PLEASED WITH WINDOWS VISTA.

Yes really, windows vista is not as bad as people said. Sure its not as good as XP, but once you get the hang of it and its silly hiden menus and settings it’s alright.


Now 64bit is a different thing.

A lot of the applications are still 32bit therefore I gain no advantage when running them on my new machine, if anything some of them have given me hassle.

Couter Strike Source for some reason somtimes freezes, for no aparent reason and I am sure it has to do with it being “emulated” from a 32bit running on a 64bit CPU. It is so frustrating how it happens sporadically, it just drives me mad.


Had a slight problem with my graphics card ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 and my Dell monitor on Windows Vista 64bit.

If I used the VGA cable from the monitor it worked fine, if I used the DVI cable it woudnlt work. Basically after windows booted up when you see the Windows logo before you Login the monitor would turn off saying no signal found. After a few windows updates there was one for a Dell monitor, I then tried the DVI cable again and things worked fine.


Think this will be it for now with regards of post on my PC for now

My Mean Machine is finished :)

February 8th, 2009

I have been quiete this year, just busy with work and life in general.

But i finally got time to buy all the parts for my computer and what did I buy for £614 britsh pounds


Find out after the break …

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New World Stock Market Widget

November 14th, 2008

After some tinkering about i manage to fit in nicely the Stock Market Widget from SaneBull

Great website when it works, i believe it uses a lot of java script and its all interactive (ajax) it doesnt always load if you work in a organization with 100s of firewalls which is my case.

Will keep it short and sweet for now

Building a PC – Update 1

October 22nd, 2008

First update on my challenge to build a new pc.


Current Decision:

CPU – Intel Quad Core of some sort around 130 quid

Ram – 4GB PC2-8500C5 1066MHz   around 70   quid

Motherboard – P5Q Deluxe               around 130 quid


Things to decide:

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Building a PC

October 13th, 2008

Been a while since i wrote anything so i thought why not put my blog that is read by millions of people (if i am lucky i get 2 friends to read it) to good use and get you guys out there to help me out building my new pc.


So far what I have decided:

CPU – Intel Quad Core of some sort around 130quid

Ram – 4GB around 100quid


I need to decide on the mobo and then what type of RAM ddr2 or ddr3



So the chipset will be P45 as it seems to be the best around at the moment, a lot of website rank the Asus P5Q – Deluxe  does any one suggest any other mobo and why?



DDR2 or DDR3 what are ur opinions, i haven’t got a clue about this one.


Thanks and stay tunes