Monthly Archives: January 2008

Phew! Ozzie ETA’s now granted

Phew that was a relief! I’d applied for an Australian Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) for Lenny and myself, and while Lenny’s went through no problem mine got delayed and they wanted to see a copy of my passport. I think … Continue reading

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London Eye and Star Wars Exhibition

Well not been up to much this weekend, I’ve got a bit of a cold right now so haven’t felt like doing much. I fixed the outside light so at least we can see what we’re doing when trying to … Continue reading

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OpenDNS typo correction

I did some work at a customer site the other day and they’ve been having a lot of problems resolving internet names via their ISP’s recursive DNS servers. They use both BT and Virgin (formerly NTL) for internet connectivity and … Continue reading

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Bittorrent and slow downloads on PlusNet

It’s all starting to make sense! It seems that whichever P2P app I use I never get a decent download speed, and I think I’ve found out why. Even though I signed up to PlusNet’s "Premier" product a few years … Continue reading

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Middle lane hoggers

Today’s rant then! I’ve just got back from visiting a customer and while coming back along the M4 I kept coming across middle lane hoggers. Despite an empty slow lane they just wouldn’t move over. I spotted three cars doing … Continue reading

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OpenDNS.com – Damn! Why didn’t I think of that?

I just stumbled across a *REALLY* cool site – http://www.opendns.com. They provide FREE DNS resolvers that anyone can query. What’s more they are load balanced and made fully resilient using anycast technology. So instead of using your ISP’s somewhat unreliable … Continue reading

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Testing Windows Live Writer

I’ve just installed this Windows Live Writer thing – it allows me to update my blog without actually visiting my page. I just want to see if I can embed images into an article and allow the text to flow … Continue reading

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