Bestfire Speaker Bulb Review

This review appears in its original form here, and is for this product listing.

Five Stars

Brilliant little bit of kit, great sound and cool lighting!

This item arrived in its own very attractive and practical retail packaging, inside a polythene wrapper in a solid, protective plain brown cardboard box. The packaging was solid enough to take a lot of hammer, yet hold the bulb securely and protect it against damage, whilst showing off the item in all its glory.

Sliding off the cardboard wrap at the bottom of the package gave access to a couple of bits of tape. Pulling those off allowed the clear plastic lid to be lifted off, and meaning the bulb could be easily lifted out. Under the bulb holder was a nice glossy coloured printed set of instructions.
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Enhance your Active Directory PowerShell

I really like the PowerShell for Active Directory, that you find in Windows Server 2008 and above.  I cut my teeth on PowerShell with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and love the ability to script almost everything – even if the script is just a bunch of repeated commands against a list in Excel, that’s copied and pasted. Continue reading “Enhance your Active Directory PowerShell”

RDP to Windows Server 2012 from Windows XP

I came across an annoying little issue today.  Whether it be down to the default settings of Windows Server 2012, or one of the hardening settings of our corporate build, I don’t know, but it’s annoying either way.

My corporate provided laptop operating system is mandated at Windows XP.  I regularly (90+% of every day) use it to remote control servers, and this is normally through RDP (I prefer RDP over vSphere client for Virtual Machines too). Continue reading “RDP to Windows Server 2012 from Windows XP”

Creating ringtones for iPhones

I think my worst fears are being brought to reality, and this is becoming a technical blog.  I guess if your worst fears in the world are about blog entries, your life’s pretty sweet, so I’ll stop complaining now…   🙂

Mrs Zoo Keeper and I have had a variety of mobile phones over the years, from big brick Nokias back in the 1990s through iPhones, Android phones and yet more iPhones.  Whilst our current preferred mobile is the Apple device (iPhone 4S for both of us), we do have our little niggles with it, and one of my personal bugbears is the difficulty in getting custom ringtones on there. Continue reading “Creating ringtones for iPhones”