Fibre To The Home

I recently signed up for Eir’s fibre-based broadband package and took an immediate dislike to the Sagemcom router that it came with. It was fiddly to configure and I wanted to see if I could swap it out for an existing and more familiar broadband router I already had.

Cannot Communicate With Battery

My secondhand Canon 7D suddenly developed a “Cannot Communicate with Battery” warning recently. I didn’t think much of it at the time as the camera still worked perfectly. The only minor annoyance was that the battery power indicator no longer appeared on the top LCD window or in the battery details screen in the main options panel.

Rural Broadband Woes

Until recently, Eircom’s fixed-line ADSL service was just about adequate for my broadband needs. But at over 4km from the exchange the average speeds of around 1.5Mbps download and 0.4Mbps upload have become primitive in comparison to what’s available from the newer fibre and mobile broadband services starting to roll out across the country.

Dualla Show 2013

Check out the new website for this year’s Dualla Show: www.duallashow.ie Dualla Show Website

Mounting Network Locations on Linux Using Samba

A convenient way to browse files on a networked drive is to map its location to your operating system so that it automatically connects to the drive each time it starts up.

Setting up a Squeezebox Duet Without a Controller

A few years ago my sister bought a Squeezebox Duet to play her music. It’s a superb solution. It consists of a small black box known as a Receiver. This connects to your wireless or LAN network and streams music from any device on it running the Squeezecenter Server software and plays it through your own speaker setup.

Syntax Highlighting in Joomla

Code listings are often rendered badly in online articles and blogs making them difficult to read and understand. A nice utility to help format and display code within HTML is Alex Gorbatchev’s widely used SyntaxHighlighter.