Posts in category reviews

28 Aug 2022

Laptop Upgrade After 9 Years with the MacBook Pro 2021

reviews dev Apple SysAdmin

An unusual (for this blog) hardware review of the MacBook Pro 2021 14".

01 Jan 2022

2021 Retrospective

Reviews Dev DIY SysAdmin

Another year, another retrospective. This is a brief summary of interesting things that happened in 2021. Written mostly as archive content for myself. Includes broken bones and questionable wood working.

24 Dec 2020

A 2020 Retrospective

Reviews Dev SysAdmin

This is a look back over the last year mostly focussing on software dev and related bits that I think readers of this blog might find interesting. COVID mentions are kept to a minimum.

11 Apr 2017

H.View PoE IP Camera: Synology NAS compatible camera for under £40


The eagle-eyed reader of this blog will have noticed that reviews are not typical for When I was considering purchasing the H.View camera I could only find reviews and guides for more popular brands (your Canon/D-Link/FOSCAM etc), but nothing for the cheap-and-hopefully-cheerful H.View. I'm aiming to fill that gap. This post is a brief overview of the power over ethernet IP camera, how I went about setting it up with my NAS and my general impressions of an IP camera that costs less than £40.