EtreCheck – A simple Mac OS health check tool

2017/01/31

I had to help a friend the other week to resolve some page hijacking that was occurring on their Mac. See https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-8071. I was surprised to learn that such a thing actually happens with Macs and Safari.

I needed a quick way to run a health check of the Mac OS and found EtreCheck. Recommended.

Source: EtreCheck: About EtreCheck


Evernote account deletion?

2016/12/19

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

2016/12/07

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.


Cat5 vs Cat6 Cable: What Are The Differences – FireFold

2016/11/11

Saving this one for posterity. I’ve always meant to find something that quickly and easily lets me see the difference. Here it is.

Learn the difference between Cat5 vs Cat6 cables at FireFold Blog. Which cable should you choose for your network? Tested speeds and crosstalk details.

Source: Cat5 vs Cat6 Cable: What Are The Differences – FireFold


Want to quickly post a site to your WP?

2016/10/28

What is the Press This Tool in WordPress? What does the Press This tool do and how to use it to write posts in WordPress.

Source: What is Press This tool in WordPress?


Old Cloud news is still funny

2014/04/03

A survey of 1000 people was conducted back in 2012 that had some pretty funny^h^h^h^h^h^h embarrassing results for Cloud computing awareness. The highlight is best summarised by:

“…the survey found that 51 percent of respondents believe that stormy weather can interfere with cloud computing. A plurality of respondents (29 percent) also think that the cloud is an actual cloud. A paltry 16 percent actually knew what the cloud was.” which is taken from http://www.webpronews.com/americans-think-cloud-computing-comes-from-actual-clouds-2012-08.

The Forbes article is here http://www.forbes.com/sites/thesba/2012/11/13/americans-still-unclear-about-cloud-computing/.


Simon Hackett’s NBN Prediction

2014/01/13

The following link describes Simon Hackett’s prediction for the NBN under the Liberal Party. Leaving it here for future reference.

http://imgur.com/r/australia/edGhZ7p