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One Gallon Brewing – Brewing a Citra SMaSH IPA

As i’m very new to the home brewing scene I’m as interested in learning about the ingredients that go into beer as the brewing process itself. The look and taste of the final product is entirely dependent on both the quality and quantity of the ingredients added in the brewing…

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Boston Trip 2016 – Prelude

On Saturday i’m jetting off on a holiday to Boston, MA. I’ve been looking forward to it for ages and it’ll be the first time I’ve seen my Sisters family all together since they moved out there a few years ago. Its also my first trip to the states so…


Configure Raspberry Pi with PiBakery

Configure Raspberry Pi with PiBakery

I checked out the official Raspberry Pi Blog last night and I stumbled across the PiBakery project. This is a wonderful, easy to use project that allows you to preconfigure a Raspberry Pi boot image using a scratch like drag-and-drop interface. The setup is easy, you just drag your blocks…


Upgrade a MacMini 2012 for ESXI 6

Upgrade a 2012 MacMini 6,1 for ESXI 6.0

As mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve recently been able to breath some life into an old dead late 2012 MacMini that i picked up for a bargain price off of eBay. As the chassis was a bare bones unit, I threw in some parts that I had to hand…


Homelab Update #3 - Long Overdue

Homelab Update #3 – Long Overdue

As you can see by the last post this blog received, i’ve been pressing pause on the blog for a good couple of months. This was mainly due to increased work commitments including training down in central London, picking up quite a bit of new work as part of my…


HP Microserver Gen8 CPU Upgrade

HP Microserver Gen8 CPU Upgrade

Well, I’ve been running my HP Microserver Gen8 for over 6 months now, and despite a few minor upgrades i’ve not really done much with the core of the server (CPU, RAM etc), so now is the time to investigate a HP Microserver Gen8 CPU Upgrade. HP Microserver Gen8 CPU Upgrade The…


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3 HomeLab Blogs to Follow

TinkerTry.com I first discovered TinkerTry a few years back when attempting to trouble shoot an issue with an older VMWare ESXi install. The website is dedicated to providing full start to finish solutions for a whole range of visualization issues. The guides are comprehensive with great attention to detail and…


Top 3 tips for getting started in it

Top 3 Tips for Getting Started in IT

If you fancy a career change or just want to expand your skillset, heres my Top 3 Tips for those who want to get started in a job in information technology. Getting Started In IT – Tip 1: Get a video training subscription Over the years I’ve found that I’ve always got…


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Easy2Boot Install Guide for v1.77 – A Step by Step Walkthrough

Easy2Boot is one of those incredibly useful tools that once you use it you can’t imagine living without. It allows you to boot from multiple ISO’s all stored on a single USB pen drive. This saves you from the hassle of carrying around multiple pen drives or install CD’s and…


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Raspberry Pi 3 Lauches Today

Raspberry Pi 3 With much internet fanfare – the latest in the Raspberry Pi lineup has been announced today – the Raspberry Pi 3. I clearly must have been living under a rock for the last few months as this caught me completely off guard. The Raspberry Pi 3 represents an…