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BBC micro:bit — First Steps (Part 1)

First Steps with the BBC micro:bit Part 1video
What is the BBC micro:bit? And what can you do with it? The BBC micro:bit is a small and relatively simple single board computer. The idea...

Remembering the Apple II Series

Apple II Plus
At School Thanks to my high school computer studies class in the 1980s, the Apple II was the first computer that I ever used --- and...

Switching from CrashPlan to iDrive

Goodbye CrashPlan I've been receiving emails from CrashPlan regularly, telling me that their cloud backup service is no longer being offered for home users. That...

Remembering the Sinclair ZX81

Sinclair ZX81 Computer
Low Cost Released in 1981 --- as the name suggests --- the ZX81 was designed to be a cheaper and slightly improved version of Sinclair's...

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...

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...

Remembering the Oric-1

Oric 1 Computer
School Rivalry The Oric-1 was a direct competitor the the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, and --- like its rival --- it was released in 1982. These...

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...

Remembering the BBC Micro

BBC Micro Computer
At School After starting out with the Apple II, my high school computer studies class ended up with several BBC Micros as well, making it...

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...