Author: Rob

Rob is a specialist in Web Hosting and Infrastructure, working for IBM in Portsmouth, UK.

Linked Up

Decided to tweak the About page around a bit. It was a little boring before, and now I’ve used the LinkedIn API to pull more information about me. Still needs some work, but at least it gives you more of an idea about what I do, and what I’ve done. I’d like to get the skills section sorted into some sort… Read more →

Out Of Stock

There seems to be a total lack of decent datacenter stock photos, that I could use for my header image. Our DC has a strict no photography policy, otherwise I’d attempt to take my own. I’d love to get something like the guys at Hivelocity have. They have some amazing photography, and what’s better, is that none of it is from… Read more →


It’s been a while since I’ve done anything with the website/blog/whatever this is. Anyway, I felt the previous grey look was getting a bit… old? Time to crack out another theme and spice things up a little. I’m actually quite impressed with this theme, although I’m not too sure if the New York skyline will stay. I’m going through a… Read more →

Fresh Paint

I thought it was time to give my website a bit of a makeover, so the theme has been completely changed. I’m not too sure if I’ll stick with this one, but for the time being, it will do. I’ve decided to move away from having this site as a blog, mainly because I fail every time to keep it… Read more →

A few updates…

I’ve updated a few of the static pages on the site, including my about me – which I will update a little bit more when I get the chance. Unfortunately I haven’t really had the time to get back into blogging, even after installing the mobile WordPress App. If you want to keep up-to-date with what I’m doing, feel free to… Read more →

Sorry for the delay!

Just a quick post to say I’ve not totally forgotten about my blog, and I’m still going to carry on blogging. Things have been really busy here, so I’ve not had much time to write, but now that the summer is here (ish!) I should have loads more time to write new posts and tutorials. Stay tuned! Read more →

Installing TBS 6981 DVB-S2 Dual Satellite Tuner on Ubuntu 11.04

UPDATE (2016/03/21): A lot of the links and instructions in this post are no longer valid/working. I recommend using a newer version of Linux (CentOS or Ubuntu), and the latest drivers from the TBS website (   This is my first post in a number of posts I will be making detailing how I’ve got the (Almost!) perfect TV Server… Read more →

Sun, Sea and Pi

First of all, appologies for the lack of posts and slow response to comments and emails. I’ve been busy with work, and enjoying the lovely weather, so I’ve not been able to respond as quickly as I’d like to. Sorry! You’ll also be happy to know that I’ve received delivery of my Raspberry Pi (It came Friday!), so I’ve been non-stop playing… Read more →