Author Archives : Thomas Coward

Hive Temperature Lock (Maximum Temperature / LandLord Mode)

Recently I was learning React and wanted to create a useful app that served a purpose, rather than only making tutorial apps that had limited functionality. I’ve had a small script running on my VPS for awhile checking the temperature my Hive thermostat is set to, then turning it down to a more reasonable temperature […]

Fiverr Dog Picture to Vector

I have used Fiverr a few times to get various graphics and designs done. I often spend awhile going through different designers looking for an art style that I like. Recently I stumbled across a user who does animal vector designs so I got one done of my dog. I am really impressed with the […]

HyperX headset reviews

HyperX are a well known brand for a wide range of PC and gaming accessories such as mice, keyboard and headsets. Recently my HyperX Cloud II microphone stopped working, however they were over 2 years old so I thought it was an acceptable period of time for them to last as they were around £60.00. […]

Making a gay dating app – SoulMale

Why another gay dating app? Often we get asked:  “why are you making a gay dating app?” or “Why not just use [insert name of another app here]?”] Me and Myles chose to make SoulMale – Gay Dating and Relationships as we saw that there was a distinct lack of choice in the gay dating market. […]

Popular search trends on Google

Using Google trends is a good way to see how a topic changes in popularity over time. This is a quite a naive measurement so it’s more for fun than serious statistics. Note: The graphs are not relative to each other, such as Reddit is not searched more than Facebook, they are only relative to […]

DNS Testing and Results

Cloudflare released access to their DNS service on the 1st of April 2018. I’ve been using it on my router since it was released. I’ve decided to run some basic tests on the DNS popular services available to the general public.

Asus Dual WAN solutions for webpages or assets failing to load

The performance and features of the Asus Dual WAN varies per build that Asus releases, I recommend using the latest stable build released by Merlin, though in the screenshots below I am using 384.3_alpha3-g0462c71. You can find Merlins builds here: https://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca/ Beware that Merlin has no control over Dual WAN, so issues will need to be reported […]