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Bettini

Member since Nov 2008 • Last active Aug 2020
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    I'm doing exactly the same thing, work starting this week.

    Was extra spenny as each of the neighbouring houses have been split into flats so 4 x surveys, plus 2 x freeholders (no share-of freehold annoyingly) which pushed back work by 6 months.

    I keep telling myself it's worth it for peace of mind.

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    So. Much. This.

    I thought I was missing something when looking at the old filter (which they can't recycle as they've not set-up the facility yet). My second filter already has a hint of anchovy. Will be digging the Brita out.

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    I was initially pretty impressed - coffee tasted much cleaner and more rounded than tap, though I'm not sure how much better than my Brita.

    I was hoping it would have an edge in terms of filter lifespan, but I'll wait to see how the replacement performs.

    (In it's defense it's been pretty heavily used in lockdown.)

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    I get pretty hard water here (Leyton), so I didn't expect the filter to last an age but I had hoped it would be a bit longer.

    I've only just ordered replacement filters, would be interested to know if new ones sort the whiff out!

    The whole unit smells pretty chemically - I'm sure they had to keep costs down but it's a shame it all feels a bit cheap.

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    Anyone here who's using the Peak Water filter noticing a distinctly fishy smell coming from it? It doesn't seem to be affecting the taste much, but it is pretty off-putting, especially the aromatic waft of hot fish I'm currently getting from the kettle...

    I've ordered a new filter in case the current one is at the end of it's life; but I'd hope I'd get more than 6 weeks out of a each cartridge, even with the additional WFH workload.

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    Yeah, I'm probably selling myself a little bit short. I've had a read-through and it looks pretty manageable and much more powerful/configurable than most plug and play set-ups.

    Going to do a bit more research, but they look a decent balance of complexity/capability and get decent reviews - thanks!

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    Thanks, will have a look.

    Though, the Amazon description for one of their access points doesn't fill me with hope that I won't have to be spending the next couple of months setting something up ! (I guess it could be some sort of Amazon based SEO-bingo)

    "Innovative Antenna Design The innovative antenna design provides a long-range, symmetrical-link coverage area, and the antenna gain of the UniFi AC LR AP performs better than one-way, high transmit power does for connecting distant clients. Designed for Optimal RF Performance The newly redesigned UniFi Controller optimizes RF performance Scalable Enterprise Wi-Fi Management The UniFi Controller v4 software is a powerful, enterprise wireless software engine ideal for high-density client deployments requiring low latency and high uptime performance. With its software-based capabilities, the UniFi virtual control plane allows for unlimited scalability under one centralized controller. Remotely access the UniFi Controller to upgrade deployed UniFi APs while in the field."

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    After getting frustrated at webex/zoom/meet/hangouts/teams/whatever dropping every 15mins, I recently decided to switch the Virgin home-hub to modem mode and get a new router.

    I've a quite a few IoT devices connected (about 20 - my alarm sensors account for most of this) plus 4 TVs/laptops. I get an average of 350mb from Virgin.

    In a rush, I bought the Netgear Nighthawk R8000P in the hope it would better bandwidth across a number of devices, it advertises 55. I'm now immediately regretting it, not only does it struggle with the number of devices (my doorbell regularly loses connection) & offers very little in way of settings to manage bandwidth allocation, but it also looks like something a teenager would rub themselves against while playing CoD.

    Is there a forum approvedTM router that would a) handle multiple devices and allocate bandwidth in a sensible fashion and b) doesn't require me to be CCNP certified?

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    Did the same at the weekend (all be it virtually) - booted up an old PC and Livedrive sprung into life. Nearly a TB of, varying quality and definitely shadily sourced, music from 2002-2011 on backup.

    Turns out I'd been paying $3 a month for the privilege too.

    Gave me an excuse to install Roon on trial, really impressed so far, though it seems to have only imported partial folders/albums into the library for some reason.

    Can't help on the upload, don't really know Apple stuff these days - I take it you need to load into iTunes to then back-up into iCloud, so can't just do a file upload from the HDD once attached?

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