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Converting Thunderbird to Outlook (Office365/Outlook2016)

March 27, 2018

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For posterity, and the benefit of others considering the same thing, some quick notes about the exhauting experience of moving 20 years of email in Mozilla Thunderbird (52.6) to Outlook 2016 (and Office365) Basic steps Setup your Office365 account Setup a new IMAP account for it in Thunderbird In TB, flatten your various subfolders into […]

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Jabees Stereo Earphones WE104M (in-ear headphone)

June 14, 2013

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If you’re looking for a good set of in-ear headphones for your phone or music player, avoid these! Good Flexible flat siliconised chord volume slider Bad sound quality: woeful: muffled treble: non-existent / bass: mild volume: low long stems    

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Nokia Lumia 800 – 5 days of happiness

January 16, 2012

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Nokia Lumia 800 – 5 days of happiness

The Nokia Lumia 800 and Windows Phone Mango 7.5 make a formidable combination. Beautiful build quality, gorgeous display, immediate responsiveness and an extremely elegant operating system (clearly better in many respects than iOS5). I bought the phone 5 days ago to replace my painfully slow iPhone 3G. Despite this praise however, the phone is going back today, replaced by my shiny new iPhone 4S – “what?!” I hear you say – well read on …

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Synchronizing Outlook Calendar to Google Calendar

April 16, 2011

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Synchronizing Outlook Calendar to Google Calendar

I recently decided to publish (merge) my Outlook Calendar (Exchange) to my Google Calendar as a discrete calendar – that is, as a fifth calendar on top of my existing four calendars) – doing so would allow me to see my combined commitments at a glance. Since my iPhone gets its calendars from Google Calendar, they would all be [thus] available in-turn on my phone … I thought I’d share some notes and experiences.

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Corporate-but-Casual: Mixed Messaging

May 21, 2010

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Corporate-but-Casual: Mixed Messaging

I’m liking this new direction that some corporates are taking with dumbed down messages that take the formality (or the  perhaps better the “technicalities”) out of domestic software error notices. Firefox “Well, this is embarrassing” Restore Page The first time I saw this is, I was mightily impressed by their .. humanity (I guess). Photo […]

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Upgrading an Old Laptop with an SSD: performance?

April 23, 2010

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Upgrading an Old Laptop with an SSD: performance?

By upgrading an old laptop or desktop using a Solid State Drive (SSD) from an HDD, what performance improvements can you expect? This article outlines my experience upgrading a four year old Dell 640m with an A-RAM Pro 120GB SSD, the result of which was a snappier machine -measured to be 3-4 times faster across the board. Definitely a worthwhile upgrade.

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Sennheiser Earphones Fakes, or Not?

April 18, 2010

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Sennheiser Earphones Fakes, or Not?

When I buy a pair of Sennheiser’s on EBay, am I getting a knock-off (counterfeit), a factory ‘back door’ model, or the genuine product? I’ve gone through quite a few pairs of Sennheiser’s CX200, CX300 II and one CX 500 ear-canal earphones, most of which (though not all) have been bought through EBay resellers. For the most part, they have been good quality – with the occasional store-bought pair being indistinguishable in listening or packaging quality.

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iPhone solutions for cold hands in winter

January 10, 2010

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iPhone solutions for cold hands in winter

As many iPhone owners who have experienced cold winters know, you often have to make a very difficult choice: keep your hands warm or take off your gloves to use the iPhone to text your best friend about how cold you are. Unfortunately, the iPhone’s touch screen does not recognize gloved fingers. I discovered this […]

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Dell Zino HD headed for Australia .. ?

November 21, 2009

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Dell Zino HD headed for Australia .. ?

The ‘Bloody Hell Dell’ Run-around I had a simple question for a local Dell staffer – “when will the Zino HD be released in Australia?”.  You’d think that calling a local 1800 or local exchange number might actually get you a local , wouldn’t you? However, after several calls during which [I swear] I was […]

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HP MediaSmart Servers coming to Australia .. kinda

October 6, 2009

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LX197 & EX490 for Australia – no EX495 Just got off the phone with HP Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) … HP will release LX197 & EX490 Windows Home Server based machines on the 19th October 2009 (less than two weeks).  That’s right, no EX495 (Grrrr! HP).  This is contrary to reports on the OzziCom Blog […]

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