1/01/2015

Happy New Year Folks

Yep its that time again....

Happy New Year Every-body-peeps

I do hope its a good one for all my family, friends, & everyone!


Ok that's the usual bit out of the way.  Most of you will skip the rest of this post as it is highly likely to contain technology, geeky stuff, and boring things about my 2014; of which you possibly couldn't give two shits about.

so; you brave few (and those too hammered to click the back button).  I have had an interesting year in my little world.

I started the year in Cardiff, and came scuttling back to Weymouth in early January.  We (my sis, mum, nephew and I) had to move thanks to our flat being sold by the landlord.  We did end up in a much nice (and larger) house with awesome views of Portland Harbour and Chesil Beach.

My family grew with the addition of my sister's partner and little one :) Happy days as now I have two young minds to hammer on the anvil of geekiness!

So the techie bits of 2014?  Well started the year with a not-very-good PC, but managed to nurse it until I could get some upgrades.  Now its sitting pretty in its black and white case.

I have successfully installed OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) alongside Windows 8.1 on the PC.  Both are (finally) on SSD's (250 for Windows and 120 for OS X).  Both operating systems are lightning fast to start up and in general use.

Took some fiddling to get the Asus ROG Maximus VII Hero on-board ALC1150 flashy-all-dancy audio controller to play nice with OS X Yosemite.  I am happy to say that OS X is now very happy on my se-tup; (ok I suppose it's now a Hackintosh or Hack-Pro).  I shall be posting a more detailed write up of the procedure sometime later this month.

I have had a lot of fix-this jobs over the year and for some reason the subject matter has strayed a little from the usual slow laptop to include, Fairy Lights, car electrical's and even a shoe!  Still I as always, enjoy the challenge and rose to each with my normal sideways thinking approach.

In the Techie media I suppose the big excitement is the Apple iWatch - I must say that I do like the look of this product; and while a recluse like myself has yet to imagine a practical use for such a shiny toy: I think Apple will apply their usual innovation improvements to the fledgeling category of wearable technology.

The iWatch will be totally of my price range any-ways; but I will be keeping an eye on both its tech and the apps that I suspect will find some unique 'how-the-hell-did-I-ever-Live-before-iWatch' type revelations for many of us.

I only had one review officially this year as I took a lot of time away the world at large.  So I am already sniffing around for some affordable tech toys to get my paws on and opinion-ate myself until I sequel with pure nerd-happiness:)  The Inatek 4port USB Charging station I am finding to be rather useful.  I hope to have more Inatek toys to look at soon

I am awaiting only one toy right now; The Anker 4-in-1 USB Card reader.  Always a handy device if you are a desktop troll like myself.  I will let you know when I have poked and prodded it!

well that's enough of my dull existence here in the blog world.

catch you all soon