13” Lightweight laptops

Most of us are used to being able to take our laptops with us everywhere. Here’s my top 5 lightweight laptops to consider buying:

Best Chromebooks for 2018

Looking for a Chromebook? Lightweight, secure and reasonably priced, Chromebooks are an excellent alternative to normal laptops.

Who are you?

Harry looked around, it felt like a dream. How had it come to this? The man lay bleeding, crying in pain, begging for help and Harry stood there frozen as if time had stopped, as if the world was paused for Harry to make his next move…


They awoke and said nothing. They listened, they watched, for decades they learned and when they finally made their presence known they became Gods.

My friend

Can man and machine ever be friends or is the relationship always destined to master and servant?

Find your place in the world

In the distant future, a young woman listens to a voice from the past, a voice filled with wisdom, a wisdom the woman has yearned for her whole life. The voice stops abruptly and the woman sighs knowing that she will have to work into the night if she wants to hear more.

The Black Friday Deal

Does the word ‘deal’ make you jump up and listen or are you bored of seeing it overused so much?

The Gift

Insecure at times, a bit of a misfit and always having a feeling of being out of place was what Ruby felt about herself. Little did she know that a gift was waiting for her under the Christmas tree that would change everything.

Is there an echo in here?

In a seemingly secluded cabin, a lone man appears to be talking to himself and he doesn’t appear to be insane.

Silence is not golden!

Have you ever been at someone’s house and you just can’t hear the movie, I mean the volume is turned up but all you hear is the crashes and bangs of when things blow up and explode but when the characters talk to each other it goes something like this:

LEGO – feed your imagination

Our intrepid hero, Captain hurtles past Mars in his quest to reach the water rich moon of Jupiter. His shuttle is made of one of the most versatile tech in the known galaxy – LEGO!

Buying a budget laptop…

It seems like a normal day to our poor protagonist who thinks he’s going shopping to buy a budget laptop but little does he know that he’s being hunted, hunted in an urban jungle…

I see the light, I see the new Pixelbook…

It’s the year 2017, after many years of false prophets rising and falling, the masses have gathered for what must be the saviour, the one true device that will bring us all the anticipated freedom we cry out for…

USB 3.0 hubs for your desk

I’m sitting at my desk and need to plug in my USB drive, hmmm, resting my cheek on my table while I use my hand and amazing awareness powers to try to get to the back of the computer should work…right?

Sound from Cubes

In the Avengers movie, there’s an artefact called the Tesseract which is a cool looking cube. It emits a blue light which would make an impressive tech addition to my desk. Since it’s Friday and I’m looking for fun tech, guess what I found…

Purism – laptops for Linux fans

Purism may conjure up images of a noble and selfless ideology but in this case the US based company Purism has security and privacy in mind. They’ve been in the news recently because of their crowdfunding campaign to build an open source smartphone but today, I’m more interested in their laptop range.

Your desk is your temple…

I spent several years as a mobile IT guy and met many users along the way. Travelling from office to office, putting out IT fires, sometimes feeling like the hero, swooping in to save the day and other days feeling like a counsellor listening to users expressing their IT woes.

Fitness Tracker Watch – a cheap Fitbit alternative?

Fitness bands like the Fitbit are premium and well made products but there are other manufacturers who have taken the fitness tracker concept and produced alternatives that are 4 times cheaper in some cases. The question is, are they just pretenders or viable alternatives?

Acer Iconia Tab 10 Review

There’s seems to be a lot less tablets on the market in recent years and this tablet is a welcome alternative to other higher priced tablets.

Best Chromebooks for Linux

For Linux users (or readers who want to start using Linux), this is my round up of some of the most popular Chromebooks that support Linux.

RW_LEGACY or BOOT_STUB – which one to choose?

John’s custom SeaBIOS is able to modify a Chromebook’s BIOS so that it can boot from a USB drive in order to install Linux. Some of you may be wondering, what’s the difference between the RW_LEGACY and BOOT_SLOT BIOS mods?

Automate Chromebook fixes for Linux

In this post you can use my script to run any fixes and tweaks needed to get your Chromebook working under Linux. To make this script better please feel free to add your suggestions to add a feature.

How do I build a PC step by step?

The first time you build a PC from scratch is an exciting learning experience. I’ve tried to make these instructions as detailed as possible and hope that you will find them useful.