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Archive for May, 2013

Review of the Vango Woburn 400 – 4 person tent

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Camping with children can be challenging, especially when there is only one adult to put the tent up (in my case due to my wife’s work patterns and summer holiday cover). I quickly decided that I would not be able to put up our family tent (Easy camp Go Taranto 600) on my own. Last […]

Raspberry Pi camera module

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The Raspberry Pi computer includes a connector designed for a camera module to connect to. The camera is now available, although due to popular demand there is limited availability at the moment. I was up early on the day the camera went on sale to ensure that I was able to get hold of one. […]

Days out diary – updates coming soon

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

It has been a while since I’ve been able to post new articles onto the Days Out Diary website. The reason for this is that the server hosting the site has been upgraded. During the upgrade it appears that SELinux security features have been enabled which prevents my site from connecting to a different database […]

QI wireless charger – Universal charger includes the Google Nexus 4

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

I bought a Google Nexus 4 mobile phone. It is a high specification phone at a very good price, especially when purchased in full without a contract, compared with the long term costs of the in-contract price. The most frustrating thing about the Nexus was actually getting hold of one as due to low stock […]

Remote controls for XBMC on Linux / Raspberry Pi (Raspbmc)

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

I have tried three different remote controls on my Linux XBMC and Raspberry Pi RaspBMC / OpenElec media centres. All of these worked well, but each have their own pros and cons. These are all three generic remote controls and are available from different suppliers with different names, I have used the manufacturer names under […]


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