My name is Owen Berg and this is the place where I'll attempt to share the things that have been helpful or have interested me to the point where I think you may be interested too.

I'm a Christian, dad, engineer and woodworker. Often, I'm a bit of all three in some sort of awesome Ven diagram.

Oh yes, I'm also a geek...

It's taking me a bit of time to get the initial articles completed on here - I have some more updates to the MCEBuddy articles and then some details for using Plex that I want to add. I've also got plans to add some details around a table I've made for my new pillar drill (that is, a table for things to be drilled rather than a table to site the drill on... it'll make sense once I get it here!). 

I've also been working on the "My Favourite Tools" article. While the reviews on that page are likely to be mostly positive (they wouldn't be favourite tools if I had major issues with them), I'll do my best to keep that page up to date with any issues I've found. You'll see that page bumping up the recent articles list below as each republish will return it to the top of the page. I'm not always very good at notating the changes I make to articles, but I'll try to do it in the future!

Below are links to the most recent articles, I've started off by writing up some of my experiences of moving away from Windows Media Center and what I've arrived at as a more complete media server solution.

Also a page about my recommended/favourite hand tools. I intend to start uploading some articles about tool restoration since that's a thing now.

Recent Articles


  • Many of the routes around the south of Leeds tend to skirt residential/industrial areas. This isn't...

  • This is a nice walk that takes you through some surprising parts of South Leeds; bits that may not...

  • This is a pretty long walk, varying in surroundings and going via a few overgrown/challenging...

  • After a few searches and a friend's recommendation, I've settled on NextPVR as my PVR solution....

  • I installed Plex a little while ago when I wanted to access my music using DLNA on my AV Receiver...

  • As mentioned in the PVR article, I find the list view of NextPVR harder to use than the grid view...

  • While many of my favourite tools are vintage tools, I have a few modern ones that I like and would...

  • Not entirely sure whether this fits in tools or woodworking, but here goes! I've always struggled...

  • I've been using GodsWeb for Web hosting since 2006. During that time I've hosted three different...