ADRIAN’S BLOG

Ramblings of an IT geek

EPIC Roadtrip

Before we begin Right, this is going to be a long one so buckle in for the ride!  I’m going to try and blog over the next couple of weeks while we travel from Scotland to Austria, stopping at some hopefully interesting places along the way. Before we begin, it’s...

Another New Drone

Well, so much for blogging every month!  I'm only a few days late, but there's still no blog for May.  Part of the problem was knowing what to blog about, as I was all out of ideas.  At least, I was until I took my new drone out for a test flight over the weekend....

Raspberry Pi 5

I had drafted a blog called 'Android 11 on Raspberry Pi', but it was just a title. That was back in 2021! What's quite funny is that I am running Android 14 on a Raspberry Pi 4 with a 7" touch screen as a console on my desk for monitoring Home Assistant. I set this up...

To buy or not to buy

Or more accurately, to buy or to lease again, that is the question! Back in May 2021 I blogged about a Tesla Model 3 test drive, which very shortly afterwards became a Tesla Model 3 delivery day and led to a Tesla road trip blog later that year.  Almost 3 years later,...

Whisky Geek

I've blogged a few times about whisky here, but I think it's fair to say my interest has grown significantly in the 2-year gap between my last two blogs!  I can't recall the exact order these things happened, but there were a number of triggers to me becoming somewhat...

Long time, no blog

Well, it really is a long time since the last blog, which was at the start of 2022! Life just seemed to get in the way as things started to get back to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, but that's really quite a poor excuse. I did start a new permanent job,...

TrueNAS 2022

This has now become a regular annual update, but I really didn't think after the crazy year of 2020 (blogged about here), that we'd be in a very similar situation at the end of 2021. I've spent the whole of 2021 working from home, working for the same customer, which...

Apple MacBook Pro 14″ M1 Pro

I started typing this on my new Apple MacBook Pro 14 M1 Pro shortly after it arrived, but didn't get beyond the first paragraph, part of the reason for which I blogged about here. I'm actually finishing it now on my new Apple MacBook Pro 14 M1 Pro, but not the same...

Still Here?

It's been over 2 months since my last blog about our trip to Skye in the Tesla, and probably the longest gap between blogs since I started on this rambling journey, exactly 5 years ago yesterday!  But yes, I am still here, just sometimes life gets in the way! Things...

Tesla trip to Skye

It's been almost a month since our first Tesla trip to Skye, and while I had good intentions of blogging about the experience while I was there, I really didn't have the time or inclination. So this is going to be a kind of flashback, with some of the highs and lows...

Painless Upgrades

Well, almost! It's been a little while since I blogged about upgrading PHP here, and while I think I've done one update (from 7.4.4 to .13) I haven't kept things all that up to date. I thought it was about time to change that, and overall they were pretty painless...

Tesla for a month

Right, after the gushing posts about my new Tesla Model 3 here and here and I thought it was time to bring some balance now I've used the Tesla for almost a month. Before I begin though, I probably need to add a disclaimer that I'm still really happy with the car. In...

Printing – Brother DCP-J1100DW

I created this blog with just the title of 'Printing' back in March when I bought the Brother DCP-J1100DW. I thought I better make an attempt to finish it off now I've been using it for the past few months... I should probably start with a brief printing history,...

More Remote Controlled

It wasn't that long ago that I wrote my Remote Controlled blog, but I've been having lots of fun with them and have added a few more remote controlled vehicles to my collection! Let's start with the additions! I'd ordered a selection of spare parts for my WL Toys...

Luno Review

You've probably never heard of Luno, and to be honest I wish I hadn't! If you're thinking about buying any cryptocurrency, looks elsewhere and save yourself a horrendous customer service experience. It started innocently with this promotional flyer, which I think came...

New Tesla

I really didn't imagine when I wrote this blog last month that I'd be sitting in my own brand new Tesla just over a month later! It only arrived on Saturday afternoon, so I've really not had much chance to play with it yet, although we've been out on a few short trips...

Tesla Test Drive

We've been talking about buying a new electric car ever since my 2008 Ford Mondeo broke down on the way to my Grandma's funeral. Everything worked out in the end, but we spent a long journey home from Washington Service on the back of a flat loader which was the spark...

V1CE Review

When I saved this blog as a draft, I was waiting for my V1CE card to arrive and was expecting my V1CE review to be somewhat different. A month on and my experience hasn't lived up to the hype on the website which seduced me into ordering a card. Before we get into the...

Restarting TrueNAS and Portainer

Restarting TrueNAS and Portainer probably isn't a great title for this blog, but it will pop-up as a reminder for me to simply restart the NFS service after I've done this and hopefully avoid a few wasted hours trying to work out the problem! The reason for restarting...

Remote Controlled

My partner bought me a small remote controlled boat for Christmas (well, I bought it and she paid for it!) which I almost blogged about it at the time. It didn’t really seem worthy, even though it was great fun, but I’ve just bought 2 more remote controlled cars so now have plenty to say!

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