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Networking for VMware Administrators (VMware Press Technology)
Networking for VMware Administrators (VMware Press Technology)
Price: £17.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Great intro to networking for those of us coming from the server side of things, 10 May 2014
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As a VCP who has been using VMware and other virt solutions for a number of years with no real training I was always conscious that networking was a bit of an unchecked box for me - some of the terminology didn't really make sense and I was aware that it was an area on my CV that needed fleshing out somewhat. Chris and Steve's book is an excellent resource that I can't rate highly enough, explaining the basics of routing, switching, VLANs and all the rest clearly especially for those coming to virtualisation with little to no proper networking experience.

I'm now much more confident when designing and troubleshooting networking for vSphere solutions, and think I'll do some study with a view to CCNA. All in all a very happy customer!


Plugable® USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Adapter (Prolific PL2303HX Rev D Chipset)
Plugable® USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Adapter (Prolific PL2303HX Rev D Chipset)
Offered by Plugable Technologies
Price: £12.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Worked out of the box on Win8.1, 10 May 2014
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Great bit of kit - had used a few different cheaper units, but always had issues with drivers. The Plugable has worked fine with everything I've thrown at it.


Catit Jungle Stripes Design Patterned Scratching Board with Catnip, Lounge
Catit Jungle Stripes Design Patterned Scratching Board with Catnip, Lounge
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Now *this* was what they wanted!, 20 Jun. 2013
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I bought a similar model previously, but this one ticked all the boxes, and is wide enough for one cat to have a kip on too. Interestingly none of my 4 cats were that fussed about the catnip (but then I hear it's a pretty individual thing and not all cats are bothered by it).


Good Girl Cat To Nature Scratcher Cat Toy
Good Girl Cat To Nature Scratcher Cat Toy
Offered by Pet-Bliss - Delivering WORLDWIDE
Price: £5.15

4.0 out of 5 stars Cats seemed to like it, 20 Jun. 2013
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The catnip was gone in about 20 mins, but they're enjoying tearing this one to pieces. If only it were slightly wider it's make a great bed too :)

The only other thing that would improve it would be if there was some form of non-slip base so that it doesn't get knocked all over the place.


NETGEAR GS108T-200UKS ProSAFE 8 Port Gigabit Smart Switch with Lifetime Warranty
NETGEAR GS108T-200UKS ProSAFE 8 Port Gigabit Smart Switch with Lifetime Warranty
Offered by Buyur
Price: £54.46

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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid switch for those of us doing it on the cheap, 20 Jun. 2013
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Great bit of kit - the encryption on the web interface is a bit suspect and I wouldn't let it anywhere near a production network but for a small VMware homelab this ticks the boxes with LACP and VLANning support easy to setup. Runs a tad hot, certainly wouldn't want to hide it in a cupboard but sitting atop a bunch o'Microservers and the like it's pretty decent.


TRIXES Blue Amazon Kindle Holiday Waterproof Case Cover Protective Bag Pouch for Amazon Kindle - Kindle Keyboard - Kindle Touch - Kindle Fire
TRIXES Blue Amazon Kindle Holiday Waterproof Case Cover Protective Bag Pouch for Amazon Kindle - Kindle Keyboard - Kindle Touch - Kindle Fire
Offered by Digiflex
Price: £3.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Good value waterproof case, 6 Feb. 2012
I bought a similar product about 15 months ago and paid around £12 for it: the seams split after much use (around the power switch, predictably). At this price I figured it was worth buying a few, and just keep them in the drawer for when it happens again.

This isn't a slight on the product at all btw: the action of powering on and off hundreds of times is always going to stress the seams on this kind of device. A couple of quid for a year of being able to read my Kindle in the bath is a bargain in my eyes.


New Trent iDual Pack IMP50D 5000mAh USB External Battery Pack and Charger for iPad2, iPad, iPhone 4S 4 3Gs 3G (AT&T and Verizon), iPod Touch (1G 2G 3G 4G 5G), Motorola Droid Phones, HTC Android Phones, Blackberry, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung EPIC, Nintendo, Sony PSP and much more
New Trent iDual Pack IMP50D 5000mAh USB External Battery Pack and Charger for iPad2, iPad, iPhone 4S 4 3Gs 3G (AT&T and Verizon), iPod Touch (1G 2G 3G 4G 5G), Motorola Droid Phones, HTC Android Phones, Blackberry, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung EPIC, Nintendo, Sony PSP and much more

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent backup battery pack, 5 Oct. 2011
Comes in incredibly handy when away for the weekend, means I don't have to worry about being caught short for juice. I'm a heavy smartphone user, and this beats having to carry round a charger and a couple of spare batteries.


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