Welcome to Gav's World

Whether you've stumbled onto GavsWorld through some obscure search that you performed or you're a regular reader, I'm sure you'll find something here to entertain or inform you.

Where did GavsWorld come from? Well here is the detailed history of GavsWorld.

Since I'm a bit of a gadget geek, I've decided to share any experiences / tips / tricks with gadgets and computers - starting with my Asus Eee PC 701 (which was sold to help fund my Asus Eee PC 901 which in turn was sold to help fund my Motorola Xoom) with more items to follow, I'm sure!

Along with that, there's always my real ale ratings for you to be having a look through. You may agree with some of them, you may not - I don't mind ... it's just a bit of fun at the end of the day :-) Of course, if you like drinking, then you may like to play some drinking games.

Of course, my latest hobby is SCUBA Diving and you can find out about all of my antics under the water!

A good friend, Mark Naples made a self financed album in 2003 called The Insignificant Man which I did some of the photographic work for. The album is available to buy from here and Mark will even sign every copy. There are samples of a few tracks to give you a taster.

I've had requests from various people about the software that drives the website, so I've decided to make the software available for download, free of charge (for non-commercial use). It may take a wee while to figure out how it all hangs together, so I have fully documented the whole thing in the website template, so please read through before asking questions.

Since I have your attention (I know that since you're still reading this), how about checking out my charity pages where you can still sponsor my dodgy moustache(s)!

Anyway, have a browse and feel free to contact me.

Latest News

2020-11-10 : New Raspberry Pi 400

New Raspberry Pi 400

Now some may think that having more than 10 Raspberry Pi computers is a bit excessive - I don't :-)

So, when a new one was announced, the Raspberry Pi 400, I felt that I really needed to add it to my collection (which takes this up to the 17th Pi that I've bought!).

It's basically a Pi 4 (bit a bit quicker - 1.8GHz compared to 1.5GHz) with a new board layout to allow all connectors to appear on the rear of the unit, and built into an official Raspberry Pi keyboard... just like the good old days of (in my case) the Acorn Electron and Atari ST where this was the case. However, the Pi 400 is way more powerful than any of the 1980s and 1990s computers, ovbisouly!

I'm initially playing with the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Server but since it's a "computer" as opposed to a headless server, I'm going to install Xubuntu desktop on it too.




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