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Thoughts on British ICT, energy & environment, cloud computing and security from Memset's MD

Using TV screens as monitors (how to fix overscan/zoom)

I have a fairly cheap and generic 32″ LG 1080p screen connected to my media computer (a Mac Mini) as a backup to the projector which doesn’t work well during the day time. We mainly use that machine for watching stuff from Netflix (astonishing quality by the way!). In my office I also have three 27″ Samsung SyncMaster TA550/T27A550 LED…

How to fix the HTC local storage/memory issue with Titanium Backup

So I have an HTC Desire. The reason I have this phone is that it was the only one in white and silver out at the time, and all my favourite things are white or silver (with occasional traces of blue)! For a more detailed description of my personal device path please see my personal device convergance (rise of the…

Getting root with Revolutionary & CyanogenMOD (HTC)

One of my personal rules of gadgets is, “If you don’t root it, you don’t own it!”. Rooting means having root control on the device, but also comes with risks of bricking your phone (ie. turning it into a useless brick!). Further, my HTC Desire kept running out of space and there were lots of apps that I just didn’t…

Project: Workbench

Since moving house I’ve also acquired a nice big shed alone one side. My grandfather taught me woodwork but it is one of those skills I’ve let slip. The shed clearly needed a work bench, so I built one! I’m pretty pleased with it overall – it is extremely strong. I reckon it could support a motorbike if necessary (quarter…