For Sale

For Sale

I had a fairly big garage clear out a few weeks ago, so along with my old FreeNAS server and MacBook, had a few things to put up for sale. eBay kindly sent me an offer for £1 maximum seller fees, so I thought I’d get them all online:

I thought I’d provide a quick post-sale update if anyone is interested.  9 of the 10 items sold (the old 10/100T switch didn’t) for a total value of £794.17.  I was hoping for a little more from the MacBook and Microserver, but that’s the gamble you take with eBay.  It cost just under £60 in postage costs, another £25 in Paypal fees and just over £10 in eBay fees, which was much lower due to the £1 maximum final value offer.

 

So a final return of just under £700.  Not bad for stuff that was just sitting around doing nothing, and hopefully it has a new lease of life for someone else.

Arduino + Wi-Fi

I’ve enjoyed playing around with my Arduino’s (which I’d blogged about here) and was up-to-date with the Youtube series I’d been watching, so started looking for something new to try. Controlling things via Wi-Fi would be useful for lots of things, so I decided to buy a cheap ESP8266 Wi-Fi module and get that working with an Arduino Uno. It turned out to be much easier said than done!

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Portable Monitor

I’ve been busy! This is the other ‘lost blog‘ which is about a portable monitor I never even realised I needed, but now I’ve got one I’m surprised how I managed without! You might be surprised that the seeds of this idea didn’t come from Youtube but from some subliminal advertising on Facebook, a new keyboard and mouse, and yet another Raspberry Pi 4!

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Supercharged Firestick

This was one of the ‘lost blogs’ I wrote about here, so I’m not quite as motivated the second time! The idea was born from a Youtube video, and it got me thinking I might start using a supercharged Firestick more and my Apple TV 4 less, although only time will tell. It could be a great investment at ∼£40 or a complete waste of money!

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Lost Blogs

I’d drafted 2 blogs yesterday – one about a portable monitor and another about Firesticks. This morning I decided to be brave and update WordPress to 5.5 (I’d tested two other sites yesterday which both worked perfectly) but it failed and I’ve lost (the) blogs.

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MacBook Decision

The new MacBook Air decision was pretty much made before the i3 and i5 arrived, with the i3 not leaving the box! I’m loving the upgrade from the 2016 MacBook, but here are some of the reasons why.

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