Posts tagged 'Hardware'

Updating the BIOS on a Supermicro Motherboard

Supermicro provides BIOS upgrades for its motherboards and some particular models’ upgrades require the use of a DOS-based environment to be applied. If you’re reading this, you’ll already have noted that the README supplied with the upgrade .zip file isn’t overly helpful on getting set up with a suitable environment to safely run the BIOS upgrade. Likewise, if you’ve tried to actually run the included FLASH.BAT file, you’ll probably have found it doesn’t quite work. Hence, these instructions to guide you.

  1. Before we get started, bear in mind that flashing your BIOS …

Ordering a Turris Omnia in Australia (2018 pricing)

The Turris Omnia is an amazing home router. Not only did it start from humble beginnings from a crowd-funding campaign but it’s open source, has a huge community and supported by CZ.nic, the association responsible for domain names the Czech Republic.

I won’t wax lyrical about the benefits of the device as you can discover that for yourself, but rather I’ll tell you how you can order one of these if you happen to live in a country where the the resellers don’t ship to. The devices are sold through and various other …