technology

A 67-post collection

Freemiumtools.com

A while ago I put together a website that explains popular cloud services in an introductory manner with the aim of letting people read about some of the tools that are out there and decide if they can use them for their business (or life). The content isn’t for »

Anonabox - online security, privacy and anonymity

The recent Kickstarter campaign for Anonabox proved to be insanely popular but ultimately unsuccessful after the campaign was suspended by Kickstarter. If you’re unfamiliar with it, it was a small network device that you could plug into an existing network connection and then either use the provided Wi Fi »

Driverless cars

As the technology for driverless cars continues to improve we inevitably approach the point where we want this amazing technology to go mainstream. There will be resistance to allow these cars on our roads on a number of fronts though. At some point in the future people will die or »

Squeegee

What started as an exercise in skills refresh for me has finally grown into a side-project that went live today: Squeegee A personal finance software SaaS product. Yes there’s a thousand of those out there already, but I used this as an exercise in learning how to take an »

Ditching GoDaddy

I have a number of domains I originally registered with GoDaddy and I’ve finally dumped them. I’ve transferred both the DNS hosting and the Registration over to DNSimple. I got sick of trying to be sold dumb shit, piss poor web interface, and just sleazy marketing with GoDaddy. »

Why Free-to-Air TV matches are not HD

In the ultimate of first-world-problems, free to air NRL matches in Australia are broadcast in standard definition (SD), much to the annoyance of anyone with a decent pair of eyes. At the same time as a big game of footy is being broadcast, Channel 9 are bound to be utilising »

15 months with a FitBit One

I’ve owned a Fitbit One for 15 months now and it’s great fun. Has it helped me lose weight? Yes and no. Have I definitely walked further and been more active than I would have been without it? Hell yes. The FitBit One is basically a fancy pedometer »

OS X equivalent to Windows Live Writer

I’ve decided to give OS X a more prominent role in my life – I’ve moved my Windows 8.1 Boot Camp partition into a VMWare Fusion VM and run it from within OS X now. There’s a few things I miss from Windows that I don’t »

Azure hosting

Welcome to the first post after moving the hosting of this blog to a Windows Azure VM. If you’re seeing this the migration went well. I decided to move from my existing host (how was great) to trial a bit of Azure IaaS and see how it goes. I »

Dynamics CRM 2013 and Tablet apps

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released apps for Windows 8 tablets, iPad and even Android for mobile access to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013. This is great news and the apps look pretty decent. If you’re running an on-premise installation of CRM what are your options for connecting these »