Category Archives: house

Adventures with Broadband

I recently had to change my broadband provider, mainly as a result of moving house. Previously on Twin Peaks I was with Virgin Media. I had a fibre-optic cable in to the house which provided cable TV, phone and broadband services. The broadband ran at a nifty 20Mbps (20 mega bits per second) for downloads. […]

Garage Lights

I picked up a PIR (passive infra-red) sensor at B&Q a couple of days ago. It doesn’t have any lamps attached, it’s just a switch for controlling existing lights. It’s the same unit you get as part of those halogen security lamps which turn on when they detect movement and it’s dark. I’ve mounted it […]