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Problems Buying a Used MacBook Pro from CEX

MacBook Pro Late 2013
Online Purchase I ordered a used MacBook Pro from the CEX website, on 21 December 2018. (I've written separately about what lead me to choose a...

BBC micro:bit Experiment — Simple Capacitance Meter

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Returning to the micro:bit As much as I enjoyed experimenting with the BBC micro:bit earlier in the year, other priorities came along which meant it...

VHS Video Recorder vs DVD Recorder

Video Cassette vs DVDvideo
I've been having a bit of a clear-out recently, and I think the time has come to let go of my old Hitachi VHS...

Comparing SSD Write Speeds: Samsung 860 EVO vs SanDisk SSD Plus

Tempted by SSD Storage Earlier this year, I finally upgraded the storage on my PC. Since 2009, it had been running with the same six...

Brother ADS-1100W Compact Double-Sided Scanner Review [Revised]

This review was first published on 2 August 2018, but has since been updated. A problem with my PC's SSD had previously made the...

Thoughts About 2018 iPhone Naming

Apple have recently announced three new iPhone models. They are similar in many ways, and all three benefit from performance increases, thanks to the...

Final Thoughts After Using iDrive 2 TB Cloud Backup for Ten...

Clouds
Previously, I wrote about switching from CrashPlan to iDrive, then about my initial experiences after using iDrive for five weeks. It's now over ten...

Comparing the Speed of BASIC on the Amiga 500, ZX Spectrum...

Amiga vs C64 vs ZX Spectrum BASIC Speed Comparison
I recently came across the remains of a pad of A4 paper, dating back my college days in the mid-80s. It seems that I...

Using iDrive 2 TB Cloud Backup for Five Weeks

iDrive Backup Progress on Linux
Around 12th April, I started the process of switching from CrashPlan to iDrive, because CrashPlan are withdrawing their unlimited home backup service for home...

Revolution in The Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the...

Revolution in The Valley - Hard Cover Book with Jacket
Despite becoming an Apple II and Mac user in the 80s, I didn't know much about Apple history until quite a few years later. In...