My Drobo is very happy now

If you read the comments around the Net about Drobos, you may well conclude that they are unreliable and buggy. For some time, my Drobo (the four-bay Series 2 with USB and Firewire) had been rebooting itself, shutting down and spending days rebuilding itself. I thought I’d have to pension it off and buy something else – not another Drobo. Before I binned it, I tried what it said on the Drobo site, silly though it sounded. I replaced the Firewire cable for a nice Neet  one from Amazon – I really rate their cables and have them all over...

And now… The Davus

About a year ago there was a new phenomenon at Rosam Towers. My dearest wife, Sam morphed into iSam, through the simple addition of an iPad. You never saw one without the other 😉 Having resisted the charms of a tablet for years, I bought a Google Nexus 7 while on holiday… You’re ahead of me aren’t you? I’m a Davus. Update: I’m now an iDave. I ordered an iPad mini on Day One.

OS X Lion wi-fi problems solved

I suppose I should say right from the start that this story probably isn’t the standard 10.7 connection problem you’ll read about all over the net. This solution may help some people, though. This post also acts as a kind of addendum to this one, about general technology malaise at Rosam Towers. When I upgraded my late 2010 MacBook Air to OS X 10.7 Lion just a few days after it launched, everything was fine. So fine that I upgraded my iMac, too. Somewhere along the line, the Air started having problems with connecting to my wi-fi, and occasionally the...

Technology is not behaving at Rosam Towers

Since returning from holiday a couple of weeks ago the digital world has been ganging up on me. First off, after installing gracefully on to my 2010-generation MacBook Air with just 2GB RAM, OS X Lion has been giving problems on my iMac. With a processor running nearly twice as fast as the Air and six times as much RAM, the Lionised iMac has been crawling from time to time and crashed three times over one 24-hour period. OS X gone all Windows 98 on me? Then my Drobo went all wobbly when I replaced one of the disks for...

MacBook Air. Apple have really hit the heights with this one

I’ve had my 11″ 128Gb MacBook Air for a little over a week now. It’s hugely impressive. Everything I ever wanted from a laptop. Light, a long battery life – far longer than the 5 hours claimed by Apple – beautifully built, silent, cool-running, a nice keyboard and one of Apple’s great screens. At just below £1000, I could buy around three Windows or Linux-based netbooks, but just a few minutes with the Air shows why Steve Jobs and his henchmen have kept away from the N word. This is not a netbook. It’s the most fully realised laptop available...