Author: <span class="vcard">dragon</span>

My own personal Yodel hell

I recently ordered an item online, it’s a fairly small item which should be easy enough to deliver, however that seems to be much to difficult for Yodel to actually manage and I’m currently going through Yodel hell. The item in question was supposed to be delivered to a Doddle shop on 4/3/2015, Doddle being a…


Nginx Infront of Zimbra/Z-Push

This is more to remind myself than anything else… but also if it helps anyone then that’s a nice bonus. Originally I had Zimbra and Z-push on totally different domains, using 2 Public IP’s but I recently moved them and in the new Location Public IPv4’s are less readily available than they were before… That…


Acer Aspire XC-603 Kubuntu 14.04 Installation.

Recently picked up a couple Acer Aspire XC-603 desktops as they were rather cheap (£129 inc VAT on offer @ Ebuyer) but come with FreeDos which isn’t really particularly useful for most people. A lot of reviews state that they only work with windows 8, a few others were stating they would work on windows 7…


IPv6 (Dual Stack) and VPN’s

Many people use VPN’s either to remote access internal networks, or Perhaps to provide an additional Layer of security when accessing the internet at an untrusted location such as a public Hotspot. However with the increasing deployment of IPv6 it’s possible some people are not as safe as they might think. You see it’s possible…


Arrgh Linux (AGAIN)

Following on from http://www.fbdragon.co.uk/2013/10/05/arrghlinux/ I thought I’d give Linux as a “Desktop” (Well Laptop) OS another shot, this time using Mint 16. Sadly it’s still not in a fit state for daily use, that’s pretty disheartening given most of the apps I use these days actually have Linux equivalent. The problem is as always one of…


Arrgh Linux!

Right this post is basically a rant… I seem to have a love hate relationship with Linux at the moment, for things like Servers and embedded applications it’s great.  Many of the day to day things we take for granted wouldn’t be the same without it, It’s in everything from your DSL router to your…


Unusually Bad Game performance, Perhaps it’s the Driver, Reboot!

Had a case recently where my gaming performance was absolutely shockingly terrible, to the point where the game I was playing was like a slideshow. Now I’m running a GT555M in this machine so it’s not the fastest thing in the world but most games are usually playable on it. I decided to look into…


Connecting to a Marriott LG TV

So I was staying in a Marriott hotel and wanted to connect my Laptops HDMI out to the TV, Should be simple right…. Nope no obvious way to select the damn HDMI input. Anyway after searching I came across http://www.avsforum.com/t/847387/marriott-hotel-32-lg-question#post_22147891 For Me pressing 0 worked, although I did manage to confuse their control box at…


Ebay are F**king Useless

So a while ago someone signed up to ebay using my email address. Despite telling Ebay this many months ago and even going as far as emailing their CEO’s office and receiving a response that they will sort this I am still getting emails for this other account. It’s annoying as my other account forwards…


TP-Link TL-WR702N Nano Router.

The TP-Link TL-WR702N nano router is a small 2.4Ghz single port wireless router that can be powered either via the included AC adapter or via USB.  TP-Link claim it to be capable of  connecting wireless clients at 150Mbit/s, however since this is only a single stream device it would require a 40mhz channel width (that’s…