Xbox One Revealed – First Thoughts

Xbox One

OK, some of you may be aware I have an Xbox 360 from my photos. I’m a bit of a fan of the machines, although I would definitely say I’m not a fanboy. I particularly love playing online (so boo to Thai internet and bad ping times! :( ) so I was excited to watch the official press conference with the first confirmed details of the new Xbox. I even set reminders on my phone so I would log on via Xbox Live.

Welcome to the AllGeekTo.Me Technology Blog

Welcome!

Welcome to the AllGeekTo.Me Technology Blog.

I’m Andy, the owner of this site (and the previous incarnations of Lamai Design and Lamai Design Blog). I used to live on the small tropical island of Koh Samui in South East Thailand, but now I’m living it up back in sunny old England!

This blog site will talk about technology, with reviews and guides, but will also touch on other interests of mine including music, travel, video games and pretty much anything else!

Feel free to take a look around the site and leave your comments!

Cheers,

Andy :)

Building (Wireless) Bridges

Jury-rigged AP, this is to find the optimum spot to locate the school side AP for good 'line-of-sight' - this point here on the balcony gives a good line of sight, with a slim chance of trees swaying in the way during heavy winds

Having recently upgraded some WiFi Access Points (APs) around the school, I was left with a couple of older (Wireless G – 802.11G) units that were not being put to use. Some colleagues of mine happen to be neighbours, and while I was able to connect to True Online’s internet service, they were refused by all of the main companies for being too far away from the local switch boxes. This didn’t seem to be correct to me as their direct neighbour has 3BB, and me and the other neighbours have internet with True. However, to save them alot of trouble, I asked the school if it would be possible to build a ‘wireless bridge’ using the old spare equipment. The tennants of the house will only be using the internet outside of school hours, and are trusted enough not to abuse the internet too much!

(Re)building a school IT lab (update)

The finished article!

Before the end of the last school term, I was tasked with setting up 5 news machines for the ICT suite.

Having provided maintenance for the existing IT lab for nearly 6 months, I was looking forward to giving it a revamp with more of a planned network including higher performance backbone. This was something I felt very comfortable doing, and I knew I was going to spend the first couple of weeks of my summer holiday working on the project.