A Tale of Two NAS Drives

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I have been a firm supporting of Synology Drives for some time now and I currently own two (rather old now) Boxes – one is the DS210J which sports a 800Mhz CPU with 128MB ram and the other is the DS110+ which has 1.06GHz CPU with 512MB ram. I have 2 x 2TB Drives in the DS210J and 1x2TB Drive in the DS110+ – the problem as you will see is one of speed and noise and has only happened since I upgraded to the latest V5.1 OS.

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GioTeck VX-1 Wireless Controller PS3

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My PS3 Controller was starting to stick and not work as it should so I thought it wise to buy another to replace it. As the PS3 is not really worth that much these days to sell (£74 via online sites), I did not want to splash out too much on a replacement controller. While at ASDA, I spotted a few options, a Original Controller made by sony (£40), a Bright green model for £14 and finally the GioTeck VX-1 Wireless Controller PS3 for £12. Upon looking at the box it explained it needed 2 x AA Batteries, was I hoping for a model that charged via the PS3? Well of course but I bought it anyway.

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Macheist Anarchy Bundle

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Each Year Macheist bundle together software for the Mac worth loads but for a small price with some of the proceeds going to Charity. This year they had a handful of apps worth $324 but selling the lot for $14.99 (or about £10 UK money). WHat normally happens with the apps is the next major version you cannot upgrade so this may be something to bear in mind. Let us go over what is included this year.

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Synology surveillance station for Business Use

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At home I use a couple of Synology Boxes and I have used the built in surveillance station as a mean to record and monitor my own house with a couple of IP Cameras (Foscam) and this has proven to be a good solution. At work we needed to replace a software based solution and we had a few choices. Choice no one was to get the latest version of the software and buy some decent server hardware and have a solution that we sort of know works, we could have even downloaded a 30 day trial and tested it all out before buying any software. The other solution would to my mind was easier was to buy a decent enough Synology box with enough storage and add the 10 Cameras on there. There was no way to know if this solution would work when scaled up but we went ahead anyhow using the advise from Synology of which box would suit our needs.

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Justin.TV goes offline

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Why is Justin.tv being shutdown?

Justin.tv pioneered live video on the Internet and spawned one of the largest video platforms ever: Twitch. Justin.tv was officially renamed Twitch Interactive Inc. in February of 2014 and Twitch is now the focus of the company’s resources. Unfortunately that means we need to shut down Justin.tv. We thank all of our broadcasters and viewers for 7 years of live video memories.

That leaves Ustream, Vaughn Live, IVLog and You Tube streaming as an option to stream your life. It really looks like this is were live streaming is not a viable option – good times were had by all.

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IVLOG failing badly

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A New streaming site was promised to be the best of it’s kind streaming platform much in the way of Ustream, Justin and so forth. They had a kick starter and raised money to get it off the ground and the promises went on and on till one day it finally went live. A Few issues stopped people from using this site over the others and it is in my view that this is the no.1 reason why the site is failing, maybe the owner does not care and basically got something up to quieten the critics and stop people asking for the money back?

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