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Forum: General 28th Jul 2014, 01:14
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Posted By Mister_Tad
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25629582/IMG_2...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25629582/IMG_20140727_171045.jpg

Hmmm...
Forum: Hardware 23rd Jul 2014, 10:33
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
I've had to stop myself taking the quick /easy...

I've had to stop myself taking the quick /easy option or getting too far ahead of myself and missing something more times than I can count now. It helps to just dip in and out of working on it and...
Forum: Hardware 22nd Jul 2014, 21:42
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Toys came in the post today... 89mm holsesaw and...

Toys came in the post today... 89mm holsesaw and suitable arbor...

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2616&pictureid=39507

Which will be used to create spaces for these...
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Forum: Hardware 22nd Jul 2014, 21:34
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Not much happened last week on account of being...

Not much happened last week on account of being away, but been busy with a few bits and bobs since then - got further with the cabling, wired up a couple more wall plates, and all of the cables run...
Forum: Hardware 13th Jul 2014, 12:12
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Arg, that would be amazeballs for the bias...

Arg, that would be amazeballs for the bias lighting to the point of me getting incredibly excited, until I noticed that it isn't something that can do HDMI passthrough :/



I wasn't sure if you...
Forum: Serious 11th Jul 2014, 10:15
Replies: 167
Views: 31,695
Posted By Mister_Tad
This isn't necessarily the norm unless we're...

This isn't necessarily the norm unless we're talking about cold-selling throwaway products or services as it simply isn't good for the business or employee.

Setting eminently achievable goals and...
Forum: Hardware 11th Jul 2014, 10:02
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
I popped some markers up last night and I'm...

I popped some markers up last night and I'm thinking I'll go with 8x GU10s, more so because the 3x on either side looked kind of wierd, and 4x looked "right".

For the RGB LED accent lighting, I...
Forum: Hardware 10th Jul 2014, 12:50
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
On the topic of lighting, I'll be ordering the...

On the topic of lighting, I'll be ordering the GU10 fittings this week.

The room is 4x4m - I'm thinking that 3x spots on each side of the room, evenly space (inset in to the tray) would be okay,...
Forum: Hardware 8th Jul 2014, 11:02
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll need around...

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll need around 13.5m of whatever I go for, so it gets cost sensitive fairly quickly.



They're bringing the Hue Lux out "soon", which I plan on using the GU10s for...
Forum: Hardware 7th Jul 2014, 10:59
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Does anyone happen to have any recommendations...

Does anyone happen to have any recommendations for LED strip lighting? Seems to be plenty out there with varying quality, so any first hand feedback would be valued.

I'm looking to trim the edge...
Forum: Hardware 7th Jul 2014, 10:28
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Your wish will soon be granted, perhaps three for...

Your wish will soon be granted, perhaps three for good measure - just keeping it open for access for now.
Forum: Hardware 7th Jul 2014, 09:59
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Ah, give it time. Few more bits done at the...

Ah, give it time.

Few more bits done at the weekend...

Started on the tray ceiling - bordering the room with studs to start with...
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Forum: Hardware 5th Jul 2014, 10:05
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
More flexibility than building in fixed shelves,...

More flexibility than building in fixed shelves, nice and easy to chop and change as needed, and sturdier than doing a rail/slot shelving system.

Having a standard rack also means options for...
Forum: Hardware 4th Jul 2014, 21:01
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Been up to a few more bits over the last couple...

Been up to a few more bits over the last couple days.

Plates fitted behind the centre speaker, I'm delighted with the modular one...
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Forum: Hardware 4th Jul 2014, 12:32
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Mister_Tad
There's the next step along as well, something...

There's the next step along as well, something with a support contract , guaranteed spares/replacements and training plans, for example a small NetApp NAS. Up front cost will no doubt trigger a sharp...
Forum: Hardware 3rd Jul 2014, 10:35
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Mister_Tad
What about support? E.g. who is getting called in...

What about support? E.g. who is getting called in the middle of the night if it breaks, any SLAs on availability and time to fix? Who will be looking after it in a year, two, three, and what skills...
Forum: Hardware 1st Jul 2014, 18:13
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Rack off... ...

Rack off...

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2616&pictureid=39285

1x Telco rack and 7x Shelves delivered today.

Really pleased with it - excellent finish, only some minor...
Forum: Hardware 1st Jul 2014, 13:56
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Went for the modular ones from these guys, and...

Went for the modular ones from these guys, and turns out that BG do faceplates for them that match the rest of my house.

Will be installing a 2-gang modular plate with HDMI, USB, Speaker and 3x...
Forum: Hardware 28th Jun 2014, 20:47
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
*Definitely* overkill... but then again I'll...

*Definitely* overkill... but then again I'll never be wanting. The last one was definitely under-kill.

Rack ordered - http://www.racksolutions.co.uk/relay-racks.html

The drill will definitely...
Forum: Hardware 28th Jun 2014, 18:23
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Thanks for the input, gents. I will put a...

Thanks for the input, gents.

I will put a couple of USB ports come to think of it - charging playstation controllers would be useful - haven't used USB for media since I got Spotify, but at least...
Forum: Hardware 28th Jun 2014, 09:05
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Bit of input here if I may gentlemen (and...

Bit of input here if I may gentlemen (and ladies?)

For the centre speaker shelf I'm thinking about what connectivity I'd want at the back of the inset for cutting the holes out. I'd like to cut...
Forum: Hardware 27th Jun 2014, 22:36
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
I've left the gap to the right of the screen open...

I've left the gap to the right of the screen open just in case (though now that the TV hole is boarded up, it's needed to get behind the partition until I knock through the door), however I'm 99%...
Forum: General 27th Jun 2014, 07:51
Replies: 30
Views: 2,668
Posted By Mister_Tad
http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=981...

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=981&pictureid=39269

jus' how I roll
Forum: Hardware 27th Jun 2014, 07:14
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
You're right... last TV bracket I installed (for...

You're right... last TV bracket I installed (for a "main" TV) was attached by 8x resin-set 200mm M8 threaded rods to a block wall, but that might have been overkill.

Put my shoulder down in to one...
Forum: Hardware 26th Jun 2014, 22:19
Replies: 111
Views: 5,955
Posted By Mister_Tad
Did a bit more work this evening with the...

Did a bit more work this evening with the intention of getting the bracket up, but the mount points on the TV aren't flush to the back of the TV, so need to rig up some spacers - totally don't...
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