I love building PCs.
First of all, It involves lot's of studying: learning latest technology improvements in chipsets and interfaces, hunting best price/performance components and figuring out what kind of case is needed to make it silent and still performing setup.
Few days ago, I was watching airplanes landing to Helsinki Airport. It was an afternoon, and quite a few planes were touching down. During peak hours, the air traffic controllers handle about 45 landings per hour. Roughly 70% of this traffic is international, so no wonder I saw mostly jet planes. *)
if you are a techy traveller like me, you are most probable carrying more than one wi-fi enabled device with you. And most probably you have got some grey hair while trying to connect all those devices into Internet, over variously configured hotel networks.
Here is a tip: carry your own WiFi base station or router with you and save yourself from multiple the setup agony.
Couple of months ago, ignoring my out-of-the-blue-appeared back pain, I headed to Manhattan to take some photographs. It had been snowing at night, and the trees at our suburban neighborhood looked astonishing. What a perfect morning to capture some nice Central Park winter photos, I though.
I have been running a PC at the living room for some years now. After trying out various ways to stream music or videos from Internet or home data storage appliances, PC turned out to be the best tool for the purpose. The dedicated living room audio-visual streamers I tried out were usually easy to use, but always had some restriction that prevented me taking them in real use – it was a continous nightmare of unsupported video codecs and failed UPnP connections.
As I wrote in my previous blog post, I sometimes write letters to the cockpit crew en route to ask random questions about the aviation. Few weeks ago, I was once again hopping from
Once upon time, I was on board of Airbus A320 heading back to Finland from some a distant southern corner of Europe. The flight was too long to just sit it through but too short that I’d have prepared properly with books and stuff. Additionally, it was the dullest place in the plane I was sitting at: I saw a grey wing through the window instead of a beautiful sky view.