About Technology Penguin

Technology Penguin is a funny little guy who crawled up on to the beach at Phillip Island (during a Motorcycle Grand Prix) with interest for all things electronic. After spending a number of years working with CCTV technology and Multimedia Distribution he and his wife decided that they would like to start a family.

Like many other penguins before him, Technology Penguin believes in staying home to look after his young. Unlike other penguins, Technology Penguin has a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and a Masters in Engineering Research. With this breadth of knowledge and years of experience he decided to set up his own little repairs business from home.

Technology Penguin is very environmentally conscious. His goal is to reduce waste with his three Rs:

  • Repair
  • Refurbish
  • Recycle

Rather than throwing something away, Technology Penguin will try to Repair it. If he cannot repair it he will try to use its parts to Refurbish other items. Anything that is left that cannot be reused, he Recycles.

One great way to reuse computers is to install Linux on them. As with all penguins Technology Penguin loves Linux. With Linux you can do such things as:

  • turn an old PC into a HDTV recorder/Multimedia Distribution System
  • turn an old PC into a NAS (Network Attached Storage) for file sharing
  • or simply take an old slow PC and make it run faster again

In addition to these services Technology Penguin will strive to fill this website with interesting information, technology tips and maybe the odd story or two.