What are HyperX doing? 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.

I decided to try a couple of the newer and more ‘premium’ headsets from Hyper X as the Cloud II was getting on a bit and I didn’t want to replace it with the same headset.


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. This is  true especially when it comes to app’s aimed at finding love, long term dating and relationships. The gay dating market is dominated by hookup apps and short term gratification, though we have nothing against these apps we believe there is still enough space in the market for SoulMale.

Most gay dating apps are either buggy, guarded by paywalls or covered in obnoxious ads. We’ve stripped everything back, there are no paywalls or ads. Everything on SoulMale gay dating is completely free. We can’t be free forever, but if and when we do have to monetise at some point we will try to do it tastefully and so as to not ruin the user experience.

How we are different?

SoulMale is different as we are an extremely small team of two people, we currently have no one to answer to and we have no share holders to please yet. This allows us to make decisions quickly and rapidly develop SoulMale into a unique gay dating app.

We want to make a great dating app that involves the ideas of our user base – collecting their feedback and integrating it into SoulMale to improve it. There hasn’t been a single day in the past 3 months where we haven’t been working on ideas, marketing or code.

The global feed is an interesting way to allow users to interact in plain sight, outside of the direct messaging system. This allows users to get to know one another and see each others posts before ‘sliding’ into someones DMs.


Google Store – SoulMale Free Gay Dating

Apple Store – SoulMale Free Gay Dating

Website: soulmale.com

Debian 9 setup with PHP 7.2, Nginx(mainline), MySQL (Percona) & phpMyAdmin

Getting started

This article assumes you have at least a small amount of Linux knowledge and know how to enter basic commands into putty.

First of all your will need root access to your VPS or dedicated server with Debian 9 (stretch) installed. It is recommend you start with a clean copy of Debian 9 when following this guide. This guide assumes you have root access, therefore sudo is omitted. If you do not have root access, prefix each command with sudo.


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 each other when included on the same graph.



PC Specialist Review – Warning do not buy from them

I purchased a Lafité II on the 27-11-2015 from PC Specialist and received it late December 2015. I was rather disappointed with the laptop after receiving it as it feels and looks cheap. The metal finish quickly became marked and scratched after a few months of what I believe to be careful usage. The metal edges are also quite harsh and feel slightly sharp rather than being smooth as I excepted.

You can find reference to the sharp edges here and how they are fixed in their III model, shame on you PC Specialist for not offering Lafité II buyers a resolution to this issue: https://www.bit-tech.net/reviews/tech/laptops/pc-specialist-lafite-iii-review/1/

After 4/5 months the laptop developed a screen and track pad issue. I found this rather surprising for such a new product to develop two separate issues within 6 months, I thought I was unlucky! The screen would flicker and randomly turn off, this continued to get worse until the screen no longer turned on at all. The track pad would persistently become stuck when left or right clicked. I request a RMA on the 28/06/2016 which cost me I believe approx ~£35. PC specialist should of covered the fee for this RMA due to the how soon the issue occurred, however they did not.


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 directly to Asus.


Using BT Smart Hub (HH6) with Asus RT-AC68U or any other third party router

It is possible to use the BT Smart Hub (aka homehub 6) with your own third party router. However, if you connect the BT Smart Hub straight to your router without changing some of the settings you will most likely encounter issues.

I won’t list the reasons that you would want to use a third party router, for me I wanted to use it in a Dual WAN setup with my Asus RT-AC68U.

There are 4 steps things that need to be done to ensure good compatibility. The steps are as follows:


Pillow Reviews

A sample of some of the pillows I tested.

I have tested around 15 pillows, I’ve only slept on 4 of the pillows as most failed preliminary tests.

My ideal pillow is:

  • Thin to Medium in thickness. I’m a front and side sleeper so this thickness suits me.
  • Has a slight doughy feeling, not too much though.
  • Doesn’t rebound instantly (like a cheap block of foam).
  • Not memory foam.
  • Soft to medium.
  • It should be relatively quiet when moved and not make a scrunching sound.