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Forum: General Yesterday, 17:27
Replies: 132
Views: 14,394
Posted By Mister_Tad
I'm going to take a wild shot and say that you...

I'm going to take a wild shot and say that you use a fair bunch of esoteric tea-making paraphernalia with a comment like that.
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 16:58
Replies: 193
Views: 33,708
Posted By Mister_Tad
In my experience (IT), contractors are definitely...

In my experience (IT), contractors are definitely there to use and abuse whereas there's more of a consideration for work/life with permanent employees.

Fair enough though IMO, since contractors...
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 14:22
Replies: 53
Views: 2,504
Posted By Mister_Tad
I somehow totally missed this thread despite...

I somehow totally missed this thread despite tossing about AM1 and Bay Trail options for a media/storage server (After deciding that Avoton was preposterous overkill for my needs).

As it is, I...
Forum: Serious Yesterday, 14:00
Replies: 193
Views: 33,708
Posted By Mister_Tad
That's all well and good for some, but then if...

That's all well and good for some, but then if you're putting in the bare minimum I don't think it's fair to expect any more than the bare minimum when it comes time for bonus, promotions and pay...
Forum: General 29th Aug 2014, 19:44
Replies: 132
Views: 14,394
Posted By Mister_Tad
One of them is for scenarios where many, many...

One of them is for scenarios where many, many G&Ts are happening with friends round, which could conceivably decimate a bottle in a single sitting.

They're quite different though, different enough...
Forum: General 29th Aug 2014, 19:24
Replies: 132
Views: 14,394
Posted By Mister_Tad
A couple of recent additions has left the...

A couple of recent additions has left the previous drinks cupboard unmanageably full, so have just moved a couple of things around, which gave the opportunity for a nice group shot.
...
Forum: Hardware 28th Aug 2014, 17:40
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Mister_Tad
For GbE there's no practical difference between...

For GbE there's no practical difference between Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6A and "Cat7" and beyond (AFAIK anything greater than CAT6A isn't entirely standardised yet).

The difference comes when you're...
Forum: Hardware 28th Aug 2014, 11:27
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Mister_Tad
I popped the kit on a couple of rack shelves...

I popped the kit on a couple of rack shelves (just attached to a couple of beams) so that it wasn't just nestling in the insulation. I haven't had any issues with overheating and it gets pretty warm...
Forum: Article Discussion 28th Aug 2014, 11:08
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By Mister_Tad
Look, we're please you've achieved a zen-like...

Look, we're please you've achieved a zen-like tranquillity in your approach to data management, but there are plenty of valid reasons to need lots of storage at home, whether it's all put to good use...
Forum: Hardware 28th Aug 2014, 10:13
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Mister_Tad
I did some cabling myself not too long ago on...

I did some cabling myself not too long ago on account of poor wifi throughout the house and a discovery that powerline wasn't really any better.

I compromised with three cable runs, in lieu of...
Forum: Article Discussion 27th Aug 2014, 17:43
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Mister_Tad
I'm shocked

I'm shocked
Forum: Hardware 25th Aug 2014, 13:30
Replies: 135
Views: 8,705
Posted By Mister_Tad
The house was originally magnolia and then...

The house was originally magnolia and then re-painted white, which I'm thankful for in spite of the shoddy detail work around the sockets and switches (really not a fan of magnolia). Two floors are...
Forum: Hardware 24th Aug 2014, 10:17
Replies: 135
Views: 8,705
Posted By Mister_Tad
Knocked together a new sub trigger plug yesterday...

Knocked together a new sub trigger plug yesterday evening...

Not much to look at, but that's kind of the point. I previously had a trailing socket doing the same job which was a bit messy. It's...
Forum: General 23rd Aug 2014, 20:35
Replies: 53
Views: 3,420
Posted By Mister_Tad
Maybe I was a bit older than 6 (or maybe I was a...

Maybe I was a bit older than 6 (or maybe I was a horny 6 year old), I definitely recall the shot. These kids these days with their digital video and fancy pauses that don't totally corrupt the screen...
Forum: Hardware 23rd Aug 2014, 18:11
Replies: 135
Views: 8,705
Posted By Mister_Tad
There's a few things: - The lights are...

There's a few things:

- The lights are numbered according to the way they're discovered. You can name each light what you wish, however there doesn't appear to be a way to re-number them.
- The...
Forum: General 23rd Aug 2014, 10:10
Replies: 53
Views: 3,420
Posted By Mister_Tad
Wow, so that list was in jest, and I would have...

Wow, so that list was in jest, and I would have thought the last stellar entry would have made that clear...

I thought long and hard about my 5 top films and then decided it was too difficult to...
Forum: General 22nd Aug 2014, 10:32
Replies: 53
Views: 3,420
Posted By Mister_Tad
Diary of a Mad Black Woman...

Diary of a Mad Black Woman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422093/?ref_=nm_knf_t4)
Howard the Duck (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091225/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
Scary Movie 3...
Forum: Hardware 22nd Aug 2014, 09:27
Replies: 135
Views: 8,705
Posted By Mister_Tad
So, yes and no. The honeymoon period came to a...

So, yes and no. The honeymoon period came to a swift end as soon as I got all of the bulbs installed. The Hue app does very well with a couple of lightstrips, but turns in to a hot mess with a couple...
Forum: Hardware 21st Aug 2014, 08:55
Replies: 135
Views: 8,705
Posted By Mister_Tad
Pro tip: Don't get any Hue stuff, ever. Having...

Pro tip: Don't get any Hue stuff, ever. Having played with it a bit last night there's now a clear and present danger of replacing every bulb in the house.
Forum: Hardware 20th Aug 2014, 16:46
Replies: 135
Views: 8,705
Posted By Mister_Tad
These are the Philips Hue ones -...

These are the Philips Hue ones - http://www.philips.co.uk/c-m-li/hue-personal-wireless-lighting

Ordered direct from Philips - one of these starter kits...
Forum: Hardware 20th Aug 2014, 15:37
Replies: 135
Views: 8,705
Posted By Mister_Tad
A nice man in a UPS van just arrived with many...

A nice man in a UPS van just arrived with many toys...

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2616&pictureid=39879

I'm looking forward to getting the cable management sorted out, as...
Forum: Hardware 18th Aug 2014, 18:16
Replies: 135
Views: 8,705
Posted By Mister_Tad
I has a hole... ...

I has a hole...

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2616&pictureid=39849

I was coy and cut it to still leave the possibility of a 600x1200mm prefab hatch as the easy way out (or the...
Forum: Hardware 18th Aug 2014, 15:32
Replies: 135
Views: 8,705
Posted By Mister_Tad
A Sabre saw is the one tool I don't have, and the...

A Sabre saw is the one tool I don't have, and the one tool that I'd love a good reason to buy, but honestly a little bit overkill for just cutting one door and one smallish hatch. I'd feel more...
Forum: Hardware 17th Aug 2014, 23:48
Replies: 135
Views: 8,705
Posted By Mister_Tad
Finished boarding off the ceiling this morning......

Finished boarding off the ceiling this morning...

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2616&pictureid=39840

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2616&pictureid=39839

And...
Forum: Serious 16th Aug 2014, 08:38
Replies: 97
Views: 5,137
Posted By Mister_Tad
Quite. Thread has clearly served it's...

Quite.

Thread has clearly served it's purpose - glad you sorted your car Pete.

Anyone that fancies bragging about or berating speeding can do so in another thread. :rolleyes:
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