If you’re a Cloudberry Backup (for WHS 1) user and are planning to use Cloudberry Migrator to migrate content from Amazon S3 to Amazon Glacier, don’t! I was enticed by Amazon’s low Glacier prices which would have reduced my monthly storage costs by 90%, however, there are a number of ‘gotchas’ which make the Migrator service effectively useless (if migrating from S3 to Glacier).
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January 16, 2012
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 …
April 16, 2011
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.
May 21, 2010
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 [...]
April 23, 2010
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.
April 18, 2010
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.
January 10, 2010
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 [...]
November 21, 2009
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 [...]
October 6, 2009
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 [...]
July 12, 2009
Following the migration of a number of my websites from physical servers to virtualised hosting, many of the sites experienced worrying outages. I subsequently went in search of a decent web server monitoring service that could shed some light on the actual downtime. The following is a review of the top 3 of those services, along with screenshots and recommendations.