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Netgear XAVB5401 Powerline 500 Nano PassThru 1 Por&hellip by NetGear
5.0 out of 5 stars A review for linux users, 12 July 2014
Like all consumer grade gear, advanced configuration is done via a shonky windows-only application.

As a user of a different OS, you might be wondering if you'll be able to access the security settings, disable the LEDs etc, from that old copy of windows you keep in virtualBox for just such an occasion.
Yes you can; if you set your VM to use a 'bridged adaptor'.

These adaptors are plugged into upstairs/downstairs ring circuits, and the speed between them is 140mbps. Rock stable.
Obviously the 100mbps Ethernet ports bottle-neck this, but better that than the other way round.
Adafruit Low-Profile SD to Micro-SD Card Adapter f&hellip by Adafruit
This item is very good quality. The sort of quality you wish the Raspberry Pi's own SD card slot had, but doesn't.

I prefer this style to the traverse style of similar Pi card adaptors because it can be inserted and *never* removed again.
The push/push style saves you the fiddly operation of trying to pull a microSD card with your fingernails.

Only buy this for the Pi, and even then, only if your case has clearance around the slot, or can be modified, because it's double the height, and still protrudes slightly from the board edge.

A bit expensive for what it is, but will surely save the Pi's cheap plastic SD socket from being ripped off by the leverage… Read more
MiniSun 4w SES E14 LED SMD Pygmy Light Bulb - 6500&hellip by MiniSun
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bought this to replace a 15w incandescent fridge bulb.
The fatter base of this bulb meant the fridge's plastic bulb holder needed modifying to fit, but it was totally worth the effort.
I can see my food like it's never been seen before.

You can never return to the grungy dystopian world of incandescent fridge light after experiencing this.