Category: Stuff around the house

Hand Push Lawn Mowers!

Since I became a homeowner, a few decades ago, I've bought several lawnmowers. I've always bought the rotary hover type, because the adverts make it look so easy. They apparently glide effortlessly across the grass. Of course, mine have never ...

How I Sort Of Converted My Single Impeller Shower Booster Pump To A Pretend Double Impeller Pump.

It's interesting how one job leads to another. And then another. I'm perfectly happy with a hot bath, but the missus really wanted a mixer tap and shower head. Takes all sorts, I suppose. Rather naively, I thought it would ...

Finally Got To See My Windows Shares In My WD TV Live Media Player

Firstly, I have to say that the WD TV Live media player that I just got for Christmas is one of the best things that I have to play with right now. It works (mostly) great with my old TwonkyVision ...

How To Test Your Infra-Red Remote Control With A Digital Camera

I discovered the other day that you can test a handheld infra-red remote control unit by pointing it at a digital camera in photo mode, and pressing the buttons on the remote control. If the RC is working, you should ...

In praise of the TP-LINK TD-W8960N.

It's not very often I get enthusiastic enough about a piece of kit to write about it.  Today, I'm going to make an exception.  I've had a few combined router/firewalls in my time, and none of them have lasted more ...