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Even more router reliability reflections, 4 years on

November 27, 2016 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

Wow so it’s been 4 years since my last “Router reliability” thoughts, and so much has changed in the landscape, yet so much has stayed the same too. There’s still the problem of downright terrible routers being hocked off by ISP’s, left, right & center for free under the guise of “valued at $299”, when […]



Googles Nexus 7 in danger of failure? Yeah right!

June 29, 2012 Chilling_Silence Personal Rantings

So I was linked to an article written earlier today by a journalist who both *clearly* suffers from a case of “I’ve only ever been an Apple dude” and has absolutely no idea about anything else on the market right now shy of the iPad. Go have a bit of a read for yourself: After […]



More router reliability musings

May 15, 2012 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

Following on from my earlier post last month on “Router reliability musings“, I recently did some additional “testing”, and figured now was a good time to post a follow-up. You see, I was a bit concerned about routers, specifically for anything more than a basic one or two PC household. Where are you left when […]


9 DGN1000, Gargoyle Router, Genius Lite, HG556a, Nb6Plus4W,

Router reliability musings

April 10, 2012 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

Having been asked a number of times in the recent weeks about routers and modems for both ADSL2+ and VDSL2, I figured it was time to revisit the subject. I wrote about it some 2 1/2 years ago now, and unfortunately not a lot has changed. ISPs are still giving out cheap routers by and […]


5 ADSL, ADSL2+, AM300, Broadband, Draytek,

Summary of Android fragmentation

February 11, 2012 Chilling_Silence Product Reviews

It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot in the media circles when describing Android devices. Usually it’s by die-hard Apple fans, or simply people who’ve heard it and thought that the word sounds cool and makes them appear smart. There was huge outcries when the (currently) latest Android-4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was announced […]


3 Android, Fragmentation, iOS, iPhone,

Leaving Facebook for Google+ (And why Facebook is “Broken”)

September 23, 2011 Chilling_Silence Personal Rantings

Cross-posted to Google+: I thought considering I’ve recently switched to using Google+ as my primary social network that I’d try using it as a blogging system as well. Makes sense seeing as most of the time my blogs are just rather long status updates, or tutorials on things. So, I’ve been angry with Facebook […]


0 Circles, facebook, Google, Mauricio Freitas, News Feed,

Picking apart whats new in iOS5

June 9, 2011 Chilling_Silence Personal Rantings

WARNING: Trolling ahead – Don’t take this post too seriously UPDATE 2011 10 03: Watch this after: Update 2011 08 24: Apparently they’re also bringing rounded buttons: I’ve got that on my phone right now though on Android! (Click the picture below) Before we begin, let me clarify: I think iOS5 is going to […]


1 Android, Apple, iOS, trolling,

Guide to your new Android phone – Things every new Android owner should know!

July 24, 2010 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

So you’ve just got yourself something like the Nexus One, HTC Desire, Motorola Droid or HTC Incredible (Just to name a few). You’re the proud owner of one of the coolest phones on the planet, largely due to the fact that it runs Android. I mean, let’s face it, it’s incredibly easy to find yourself […]


0 Android, Android Market, Google, HTC Desire, iOS,

Why I upgraded my iPhone3G to a Nexus One running Android instead of the iPhone4

June 26, 2010 Chilling_Silence Personal Rantings

I’ve had my iPhone 3G for 1 month shy of 2 years now, and it’s been a brilliant phone. Admittedly I had it replaced after 3 months because the GPS on my first one was horribly inaccurate, however the whole replacement process was superb: Full phone replacement in under 2 hours of dropping the device […]


0 Android, Apple, Google, iOS4, iPhone,

Why after years of Windows / Linux, I bought a Macbook

June 8, 2010 Chilling_Silence Personal Rantings

So after being a Microsoft user since back in the days of MSDOS & Windows 3.1, and I’ve been using Linux on and off for the last decade now. I’m still not a fan of Mac Zealots in any way, shape or form. They piss me off no end, and I don’t have time for […]


5 Linux, Mac, Macbook, Operating System, OSX,

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