Hardware Reports - Machines And Kit I Have Bought (running linux of course).


Sony Z600 HEK - great machine. pity it's a sony (we despise sony due to the DRM fiasco).

Acer TravelMate C100 - track pad breaks after two years. really inconvenient.

Acer TravelMate C112 - keyboard breaks after 10hr/day continuous use.

Packard Bell E2316 - good value for money at the time

Sony Vaio VGN X505ZP - sexiest machine of its time.

AJP 870 - stunningly powerful

Fujitsu Lifebook 1510 - tiny. love it. there are better tiny machines though.

Acer Aspire 5044WLMi - GREAT machine! amazing value for money!

Toshiba Satellite Pro A100 - Another GREAT machine! Watch out for overheating: make sure you get cpufreqd installed and configured!

HP Omnibook 500 Ultraportable - Nice machine, has plenty of othe people doing Linux installs on it. Good specification and features, for an older laptop.

Sony Vaio (Pink!) VGN-CR21E - Really good machine - amazingly, all hardware is supported. This is a first.

Fujitsu Lifebook P7120 - Another good machine - lightweight, 1280x800 WXGA screen, everything works except the Ricoh XD cardreader.

Dell Latitude D430 - Lightweight, 1280x800 WXGA screen, 32Gb Solid-State drive (oooo), Dual-core 1.2ghz, 2gb RAM, 3G (HDSPA) modem, Wireless 802.11n: only £560 reconditioned. Pretty cool.

Chitech CT-PC89E - The first ARM Laptop: 1024x600 8.9in LCD, 2gb NAND Flash, 802.11b/g WIFI, 256mb RAM, Samsung ARM11 667mhz S3C6410.

Aorus X3 Plus V6 - An extreme "Gaming" laptop, with up to 32GB 2400 Mhz DDR4 RAM, space for two NVMe PCIe (M.2) SSDs (2000 MB/sec read, 500 MB/sec write), 3200 x 1800 LCD, HDMI 2.0, 8 Core i7 2.7 Ghz processor (overclockable to 4 Ghz), 14in, 1.8kg, Dual (hybrid) Graphics: Intel HD 5500 and a "headless" GPU co-processor (runs in "Optimus" / "Primus" mode), a GTX 1060 with 6 GB of RAM. One of the most insanely-high spec'd actually portable laptops ever known. List price with 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB NVMe Fujitsu SSD: $USD 2,500.

Mobile Devices

The HBP/D Home-brew Phone / Desktop - an endeavour to create a portable smartphone powerful enough to also run as a Desktop PC.

The IGEP-v2 running with a DoubleSight DS-70U 7in LCD DisplayLink-powered USB Screen

Project ARA Open Letter" to the development team.


An analysis of SSDs (torture test). Simple conclusion: don't buy anything other than Intel SSDs if power loss protection is of serious concern.


Cyrus 2.2.12 "Aggregator" Deployment on Debian

Nearly 100% spam and virus-free Exim4 Configs, for Debian (delivering to Cyrus22)

How to write to git repositories using python dulwich

Successful deployment of Python LMDB

Removal of Systemd from a live-running Debian System

Theoretical Reports

Rishon Model

Expanded Rishon Model

Introduction to the ERM

ERM Group Analysis

ERM Mobius Optics

ERM exploration of Colour

ERM Phase Transforms

ERM Lexicon and Ongoing Notes

Nontrivial Jones Vector Superposition