Lachlan Smith



Home NAS 2016 Part 1


Feburary 16, 2016

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With so many devices connected to your home network, I have been using a Network Attached Storage (NAS) for the past 7 years.

Network Attached Storage has many benefits for the home, and can provide a reliable always on private cloud of sorts that...

Ethics of Computerised Social Networking


January 01, 2015

Computerised social networking is using computers to socially connect and network. Currently the largest social networks are controlled by publicly traded companies. Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumbler, MySpace, etc... As publicly traded companies...

Tags: ethics networking social

Windows Vista Saved the Windows Brand


August 13, 2014

I am no Microsoft Apologist, I am typing this blog post on a Macbook Air (admittedly why I wait for my Surface Pro 3 to ship). But I will explain my reasoning.

When I was 15 Microsoft Released Windows XP. At this time we had two computers at home,...

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Heartbleed and


April 18, 2014

As most of you have read in the news by now, there was a recent vulnerability in OpenSSL known as the heartbleed vulnerability. This affected recent versions of OpenSSL between 1.0.1 up until the 7th April 2014.

The website is powered by...

Tags: heartbleed internet openssl security ssl ubuntu

Protect your online identity


January 31, 2014

Over the past few years there have been a few high profile cases of people having their online identity stolen, often for silly reasons.

In 2014 Josh Bryant had his almost twitter name stolen through an attack exploiting Amazon and Apple customer...

Tags: identity internet online theft

Building a High Performance HTPC


April 12, 2009

HTPCs are a tricky type of computer to design. because the computer will sit in your living room it has to look good. It's not as though it isn't possible to design a good looking HTPC, look at the PS3, it is a high performance computer that looks good...

Tags: 920 Core HTPC i7

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