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Welcome to – The site is still under construction… please bare with me as I figure out how to use WordPress. This is my first wordpress site – first blog – so try not to be too hard on me 😉

I’m going to use this site to write about my web development plans, domaining and about making money online… yes! I’ve made nothing significant just yet, but I’ll write about all the things I’ve heard, read… the things I’m experimenting with and the results.

So… stay tuned.

Products Reviews

Personalise your Laptops & iPods

Wish I’d found this offer earlier, I just had my laptop personalized… ie the front of it completely transformed. It looks quite neat… much better than the plain silver finish with”sony” written on it.

Basically its a big sticker which covers the front or even the back of the laptop with your own design. I’ll upload a picture to show you what I mean later. But anyway, the thing is I paid $60 to get my laptop “pimped up”! I had it done just over a month ago and then… to my surprise… and disbelief I found this site doing it for just $17! And what makes it even more frustrating is that I’ve actually used this particular site before – I’ve got an account with them – and I never noticed they actually do this for so cheap!

So since I missed out on the offer I thought I’d pass it on to someone else so they can benefit. First in-line my younger brother. He got his laptop and his iPod personalized. He sent his design, paid online… a few days later it arrived and the quality is even better than mine.

Next, my brothers best friend ordered a sticker for his iPod and it was the same process… and the quality again was great. Two of my friends have since ordered stickers for their iPods and they are extremely happy with them.

So I thought I’d share it with everyone who reads my site here. The link and banner is below. If you’re interested in something like this, check out that site and see what you think.

You can also get free photo prints from

Products Reviews

Best external hard drives…

I never thought the day would come where I needed more than 100GB of storage, but here I am… looking to buy another 1TB (1,000GB) drive!

I do a lot of graphics and photo editing for work so storage space on my computers internal drives just aren’t enough. I have had to invest in 2 x 250GB external drives, 1 x 500GB external drive and most recently bought a 1TB (1,000GB) external hard drive.

Western Digital MyBook 250GB External Hard Drive

The two 250GB drives are Western Digitals MyBook drives. I bought them from Amazon almost a year ago and I think paid a little over £70 at the time. Prices have since plummeted and you should be able to pick up the 320GB version for about £50-£60 now. These drives have been used quite extensively and for sometime I used them as scratch discs for Adobe Photoshop.

Installing the drives were simple and straight forward. They are plug-n-play with Windows XP – so no problems there. I don’t use the software that came with them but my colleague does and says they are quite simple and useful for back-up tasks. The drives have performed superbly for me so far (touch wood). The only thing I don’t like is that they power down every 10mins of being inactive – they go into sleep-mode and it takes a few seconds for them to wake up again. Nothing major, but just a bit annoying sometimes.

Seagate FreeAgent 500GB External Hard Drive

The 500GB hard drive is a Seagate FreeAgent drive bought from a high street store for just over £90. I could’ve got it for a lot less online, but I was in a hurry! I’ve had it for almost 4 months now and its used purely for back-ups of photos/graphics. Installation was a breeze and the software that came with it is very useful and straight forward to use. File transfers are quite fast, the drive isn’t loud but can get a bit hot / warm at times. Other than that its been reliable so far. But then again I’ve only had it for 4 months so would expect it to be good for many more months to come!

1,000GB Drives

I’ll wait a month or so before reviewing the larger drives. I’m still on the search for a another one, so I’ll write about it very soon.

Products Reviews

Looking for Monitors

For some reason a lot of people are looking for monitor reviews and places to buy cheap LCD monitors. So… below are some monitors that are selling well on Amazon.

To start with though, I’ve picked out my own monitor… the BenQ 241W. Its a 24″ TFT monitor… its around £450 at the time of writing, and it is by far one of the best monitors in this size and price range! I’ve tried out many monitors and read up on many reviews and could not find anything better than this one.

There are reviews on amazon, so check them out yourself. Click the link/image below. Also do a search in google for reviews of 24″ monitors and you’ll find this model topping almost every list.