Speedtest Curiosity

Posted by alipuk on December 4, 2012 in Geek Stuff |

I am on a Virgin media connection for my home internets and I was curious to find out whether my access is as fast as everyone is making out. So I noticed on www.speedtest.net that they now do Speedwaves, which are basically lots of people contributing to a comparison of speeds.

So my dear readers, I would like it if you would care to have a go (no signup necessary) and contribute to my wave.

Feel free to click here and participate.


I Seem to Have Made A Bit Of A Mess

Posted by alipuk on February 23, 2012 in Geek Stuff |

I am a great fan of 3Com networking kit, and I have been running my home network off a 3300 SM. Now baring in mind the 3300 SM is not exactly new (HP bought 3Com out a few years ago), and this unit was second hand from ebay back in 2005, it has served me and the house very well indeed.

However I have noticed that the whole unit has got noisier over the last few months, so i decided to see what was going on with the 3300. after figuring out how to get in to the unit guess my level of shock when i saw this :-

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Who Is He and What Does He Do?

Posted by alipuk on February 16, 2012 in Me |

What a question to post on your first blog. Yes So who is he and what does he do?  I will split the answers down into 2 parts

I am a 40 year old Aircraft Engineer that  has a very unhealthy interest in technology which keeps me (relativley) poor. I am married, have kids and grandkids, like Tattoos, Beer, Comedy, Computers, Travel,and rock music.

I am from the South East of the UK and work at the premier airport for a very large UK airline. I am lucky enough to live in an area that has cable broadband that (at the time of writing) is giving me a very stable 50 meg, which allows me to host my own web and mail server.

I have 2 (step) kids, and 4 grandkids (3 boys one girl), and I have been married for 17 Years.


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