Ian Lim

46 years young. Interests: bushwalking, photography, motorcycles, gadgets, android, music ( listening and playing ), man-bags and anything else that tickles my fancy.

Gargoyle Router – A Not So Ugly Solution to Bandwidth Monitoring and Quotas – Mini Review

GARGOYLE- [gahr-goil] NOUN – a grotesquely carved figure of a human or animal Gargoyle Router  is an alternative firmware for a number of different routers that allows you to monitor bandwidth usage by user  and set and enforce bandwidth quotas on particular users. Let me preface this review with a warning. I’m an alternate firmware junkie. Any …

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Apple iPad and iTouch Users can join the Google+ Circle

Google has released an update  to their Google+ app for iOS.  Finally  iPad and iPod Touch users can join  Google’s “Facebook Killer”  beta social networking site. That being said it appears that the client isn’t actually optimized for iPad, it’s just a big blown up iPhone version ( but then again the Android app’s not optimized …

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Live Long and Prosper – Star Trek Theme Park

You’ve got the cufflinks,  the fragrance, the pizza cutter and all the other Star Trek stuff we’ve covered here. You’ve even  turned your iPhone into a Star Trek Communicator  and now you can use them all in the correct surroundings and not feel ( quite ) so geeky . Rubicon Group Holding is creating a US $1.0 …

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Timbuk2 Snoop is Back (Pack)

Those who follow The Gadgeteer will know that Timbuk2 is one of those products that always get favourable reviews.  Hot on the tail of their Snoop Messenger, Timbuk2 has released their Snoop Backpack. With adjustable inserts, pockets galore for all your camera accessories, tripod straps and even a padded notebook compartment for up to a …

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Saddleback Leather Belts. Keep your Pants Up or Tow a Train…

“They’ll Fight Over It When You’re Dead” Well hopefully they’ll be the same waist size or smaller than me in that case. Saddleback Leather has just released their range of Full Grain Leather  belts. Available in 32″ to 40″ and in their standard colours , these 1.5″ belts have removable buckles, adjustable length and are …

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Amazon Kindle locally available in Australia – woohoo!

Aussie ( potential )  e-readers rejoice. No longer will you have to muck around with exchange rates and overseas freight ( albeit very fast 3-4 day turnaround from the US ) to obtain your Amazon Kindle. Both Dick Smith Electronics and Big W are showing the Kindle and accessories available on their websites. Both sites show  it …

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