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Archive for January, 2011

Are you LPI Certified? – PenguinTutor needs help with LPI-C 1 and 2 exam review

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The LPI practice exams on are periodically updated to keep the content fresh and relevant to those studying for the the lPIC exams. I do look for changes in the objectives and try and remove questions that are no longer relevant and add new questions to keep the quiz up-to-date. It has however been […]

Lock computer when leaving it unattended

Monday, January 24th, 2011

An essential part of computer security is to always lock your computer whenever you leave it. It only takes a couple of minutes with your back turned for someone to access your personal information or change your Facebook status (frape). Logging out can be a bit of a pain, so luckily there is a quick […]

Book review: Electronics made simple

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

From the title “Electronics Made Simple” I expected this book to include a lot of circuit diagrams showing basic electronic circuits; this book is however very thin on the practical real circuits. The circuits that are included are in block form, or there to illustrate what a circuit would look like rather than how to […]

Winter holiday at Disneyland Paris (Christmas Disney Hotel)

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

We went to on holiday to Disneyland Paris in December 2010. The holiday was just before Christmas. Travelling the day after the schools broke up and returning two days before Christmas Eve. During this time there was exceptionally cold weather and a lot of snow fell in both the UK and France. Travelling to Disneyland […]

Belkin N Wireless Router F5D8236UK4 802.11n cable router and 4 port switch

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

I’ve been having some problems with my wireless Wi-Fi network connection at home for the last couple of months. Most of the time the network works fine, but occasionally the network slows down to the point where it becomes unusable. This happens mainly in the evening and I believe is due to interference from a […]

Day out at National Railway Museum in York

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

The National Railway Museum is in York, next to the York train station. Admission to the museum is free, but there are additional costs for car parking (£9), for the simulator, rides on the miniature railway and for entrance into certain special events running from time to time. There were no special events running on […]

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