Now I know why I ditched Microsoft all those years ago

I had a need to use a Windows 10 laptop, with a USB<–>rs232 cable.  It’s now over an hour since I switched the laptop on and I’m still waiting for Windows to update .NET and other rubbish.  Last week with my mac I plugged the cable in and was good to go in under 10 seconds.  Windows really does make it difficult to like it sometimes…

Firmware update – why does it fill me with dread?

My naimuniti was last updated (to version 3.xx) a few years ago to solve a buffering issue.  In the last few weeks it’s developed an annoying habit of initialising its network interface when streaming either radio or music from the NAS.  There is no pattern, it’s random, and sometimes doesn’t happen for days. Continue reading Firmware update – why does it fill me with dread?