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January 22, 2023 · 1 min · Tom C

How to force the Windows 11 upgrade

Windows 11 became available on the 5th October 2021 and for those people with compatible machines, this guide will help you jump the queue and force the Windows 11 upgrade. Before you start… Take a backup all all important data onto an external storage device/location. set aside at least 1 hour for the upgrade – maybe longer, depending on your internet connection speed. Make sure that your Windows 10 installation is up to date with no pending updates....

October 6, 2021 · 2 min · Tom

Turn off TPLink Smart plug LED

The HS100/HS110 LED can be bright and obnoxious. If you are looking to turn off the LED status lights on the TPLink Kasa smart plugs, then look no further – the solution resides in this post. It does involve some Python interaction, but I promise that it is a gentle passing with the programming language. This solution works for: HS100 HS103 HS105 HS110 The only real drawback is that when the LED is disabled, you can not see when the device might have become disconnected from the wireless network – this is normally indicated by a RED or orange LED status....

August 22, 2021 · 2 min · Tom

Customising the PowerShell prompt to show date and time

Depending on your reason for using the PowerShell prompt at it, it might be useful to include data such as timestamps in your recorded output, to enable better auditing. This post will walk you through the simple steps needed for customising the PowerShell prompt, including how to show the current date and time. What exactly do I mean by the PowerShell prompt and what does the typical prompt look like by default?...

July 24, 2021 · 3 min · Tom

Adding Bluetooth to a VW RCD 300

I own a basic VW Caddy MK3 (2009) which was equipped with a RCD 300 head unit. It did not come with the aux function/connectivity and this post explains how I added Bluetooth connectivity. This was a very simple installation with no requirement for VCDS coding; the Bluetooth adapter replicates a CD changer. At the time of writing this article, I was able to purchase this adapter on Amazon UK for ~£35 – https://amazon....

June 18, 2021 · 3 min · Tom