A noisy machine that will mutate into an expensive paperweight
I’m very sad to report that my Dell XPS 13 9350, with core-i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD has had to be returned to the manufacturer (at their insistence, I’d rather have had it fixed under the warranty I bought with it). Most of this review was written in the first few days, when the problems I saw I’d put down to other issues such as my external display lead or Windows. After the motherboard was replaced though, it lasted less than 24 hours, before Dell support insisted there was nothing they could do other than collect the machine and issue a refund. Note that I am an IT consultant with well over 20 years in the field – this is a review from a seasoned professional, who understands that computers don’t always work first time! Continue reading “Dell XPS 13 9350 Review”
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.
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”