Well, it’s been a while since I posted, but this is really been down to getting a job. A few weeks ago, I changed the tagline of this site to say “An IT Systems Professional” to reflect this. I am now a systems administrator for a gaming company based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Continue readingguidelines
Recently, I have seen a lot of people reposting messages on Facebook usually along the lines of “We have thousands of unsealed iPad Mini’s that can’t be sold so we’re giving them away for free!”. Users are told all they have to do is share and like the page to be in with a chance of winning. But is there something more sinister hiding being the like button?
I was looking through a drawer the other day, and I discovered my old Gameboy Advance, and my favourite game of the time: Pokémon – Gold Edition. This was my first game in the Pokémon series I owned, and I had collected quite a few rare Pokémon in the time I played it. I decided to load it up, but sadly when I did, I discovered the worst had happened. Continue reading
2013-03-19: Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 today, and early reports are that they have patched the vulnerabilities that the Evasi0n exploit(s) uses. This means if you’ve already upgraded to iOS 6.1.3 then you can no longer jailbreak your device until a new exploit is released.
A few weeks ago, the iOS Jailbreaking team known as “the evad0rs” finally released their Jailbreak for iOS 6.1, and that meant I have been able to finally update my iPhone 4S’s software to that, and later 6.1.2. Now that Cydia’s (the “App Store” for Jailbroken apps) repositories have settled down again after the initial launch, I’m going to run down some, of what I feel are, essential apps and tweaks, in no particular order, which you’d never find on an unmodified iDevice. Continue reading
Wow, this must be a record, a part 2 to a post, and what a cryptic title!
So, in my last post, I talked about how I got introduced to operating systems based on the Linux kernel, and how I went about acquiring a Linux system. The problem was my PC at the time was too old to handle modern operating systems, but after building my new machine, I was able to give it another shot. Continue readingguidelines
So, it’s finally happened, my blog is no longer hosted by OP-EZY. (Update: 2013-01-14 Now it is!) Continue reading
A post I started writing in April 2011
Yes, that’s right, you heard me correctly, switching off FM radio (and most likely AM radio too) in 2015/2017 or even 2020 will benefit no-one! Continue reading
Before high speed Internet connections became common in homes, acquiring unofficial recordings of music and video were commonly done by trading physical copies. Either by getting your mate to copy an album off a record onto cassette, buying dodgy looking items from even dodgier looking people at boot sales, or foreign imports. Today, I’m going to look at the interesting collection of bootleg cassettes I have in my possession. Continue readingguidelines
A few years ago, James Crawford and myself were trying to move OP-EZY forward in a new direction by becoming an online electronic goods retailer. Sadly this failed quite early on. 6 years on, I look back at how it all went wrong. Continue reading