WTF Sonos

I get that companies want to sell existing customers new kit, and it totally makes sense to create an incentive for them to do that. Greasing the wheels a bit to make it easier – not everyone wants to deal with Craigslist or Ebay – also makes sense. But if it’s true that Sonos is intentionally bricking working speakers via […]

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Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240

This could have easily been titled “AMD Wrath Prism is so bad I had to replace it”, but let’s keep a positive spin on things ;). All in, there’s a lot to like about this liquid cooling solution. It’s priced right, quiet, reduced idle power consumption, and made the PC faster. What’s not to like?

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ASROCK X570M PRO4 + AMD RYZEN 3700X

There aren’t many Micro-ATX X570 motherboards to choose from, so when I decided it was time for a new workstation, I opted for the one with an Intel network adapter. This turned out to be a mistake, as the network card has terrible SMB performance with my file server. ASROCK’s poor support experience tops off the experience, making the TLDR […]

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UniFi AP BeaconHD Announced

Not sure what’s up with all the product announcements lately, but this is a good one if you have a Unifi system, need better wireless coverage, and can’t run more Cat. Yep, this is Ubiquiti’s Unifi $129 dedicated mesh product (Amplifi is the a mesh/mesh product), but the more interesting thing about this product announcement (at least to me) is […]

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