Thursday, 25 July 2013

Second-hand cars: the cost/mileage trade-off

Our current car (now our only car) has clocked over 100,000 miles, so time to look around for a replacement.


How do you choose between cars of the same make, model and year of manufacture, but with different mileage?

If you choose to buy a car based upon colour, its "babe-magnetic" rating, or just gut instinct, then there's probably little point in reading this post.

But if you want to reign in your initial enthusiasm with a few numbers on a on!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Yongnuo Wireless Remote Control WR-159

We just bought one of these little wonders for a Canon 1100D. Great price, nice box, but no instructions.

OK, so it may not be the most difficult bit of tech, but I see others on the net searching for an instruction manual, so this may help someone.

I couldn't find a "WR-159" on the Yongnuo website, but they make a YN-159.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Beginners Guide To Updating Your Raspberry Pi

The software associated with the Raspberry Pi is improved, modified and re-issued very frequently.


So even if you purchased your Pi with a pre-installed SD card, sooner or later you will want to update it.

These notes are aimed at those new to the Pi, and written for Raspbian, which is the main (recommended) operating system for the Pi.