Evernote account deletion?


I severed the tether to Evernote a long time ago for a few different reasons including security, privacy and the plain fact that the client was just getting too monolithic and slow.

I finally got around to contacting them last week to delete my account. Their support team sent me to https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208314088 which has everything you need to do.

The last two steps are a problem though. The second last step is to deactivate your account. The last step is to contact them and ask them to delete the account.

The problem is, is that the last step requires you to login with your account credentials you deactivated in the previous step.



Reporting Damage to Australian Telco Infrastructure


I recently overheard a conversation that Dave Hall (@skwashd) was having with Telstra regarding a busted pit cover near a bus stop in his neighbourhood on Twitter.

Telstra was kind enough to reply with some useful links on how best to report this. Kudos to the Telstra SM team, they receive a lot of grief from customers all day and still come through. It takes a special type of person to stick at that job.

For normal every day reports head over to https://say.telstra.com.au/customer/general/forms/report-damage-to-telstra-equipment?red=social-care-LSW:rwwr

For equipment that may contain asbestos report the problem to 1800 067 225. More information available from https://www.telstra.com.au/aboutus/media/emergencies-incidents/asbestos.

Optus have a page at https://www.optus.com.au/shop/support/report-damage/ which can be used to report problems with their equipment.

I wasnt able to locate any information on the Vodafone or NBN pages. Suggest you try contacting them through their regular contact pages on their websites.

I’m sure there are other telcos ive missed. Happy to update this list if you have information to share.

Outlook 2016 refusing to start


Added a new Exchange account to Outlook 2016 the other day and when I ran Outlook it responded with:

“Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The file C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Microsodt\Outlook\xxx@yyy.com.ost is not an Outlook data file(.ost).”

Some quick Googlephoo found this page on the Technet forums. The first fix resolved the problem.

1. Start Outlook with the switch “/resetnavpane”.

Press Win + R, type “outlook.exe /resetnavpane” in the Run window, press Enter.

This will recover the Navigation Pane configuration file, it works for some users in such scenario.

Restarted Outlook 2016 to be sure. No error occured.

Introduction to strace | The Road to Elysium


HT to @patickkelso for this. Adding to the stash for future reference.

Source: Introduction to strace | The Road to Elysium