Author Archives: James

Aeotec Micro Smart Switch & Home Assistant

Several weeks ago my long awaited Z-Wave module for the Pine64 arrived. I managed to get open-zwave¬† installed on Debian on the Pi, found it was on /dev/ttyS2, but this week ran into trouble setting up my first Z-Wave device, the Aeotec Micro Switch. Tailing the OZW_Log.txt I could see it get added to the […]

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Enhancing Qlik Sense tables with Emojis

I’m a newcomer to Qlik, and am working on implementing Qlik Sense for a hospital. One area I was considering today was how to better communicate to users when there might be something wrong or they need to be aware of with the data they are looking at. Our data model has quality checks as […]

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BLF lights not working after switching Asterisk to version 11

Found a strange issue after switching to Asterisk v11, the BLF buttons on our Panasonic SIP phones stopped working. Eventually thought it was worth trying setting the ‘presence server address’ which previously hadn’t been set (and in Endpoint Manager is set to blank) to the PBX and the lights immediately started working. Much simpler solution […]

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New UFB ISP option for Greymouth business customers

Today ISP DTS announced availability of their UFB services in Greymouth, providing a compelling option for businesses considering a UFB upgrade. Being a business only ISP you can expect a higher level of service and support than the small business plans offered by other providers (Spark, Snap/2degrees). Their pricing comes in very competitively at $119/month […]

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Factory reset Panasonic KX-UT12x

If you can’t access the web interface to reset a Panasonic SIP phone Press the Setting softkey Dial #136 Press Enter, then the down arrow (to select Yes) then Enter/li> The phone will shortly reboot.  

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802.1X authentication woes with NPS & EAP

Had a frustrating issue with some UniFi APs where clients were not able to authenticate to the Pro models, but OK to the standard UniFis. Running a packet capture on the NPS server I could see many Access-Requests arriving at the server with an Access-Challenge immediately being sent back, but the AP would just keep […]

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KB: User’s print jobs showing as coming from another domain user

We’ve just had a strange problem where print jobs for one of our users were printing out and showing up on the printer as coming from a different username. Normally, probably wouldn’t matter too much, but they use PaperCut account selection – meaning the popups to select the printer account were displaying on the other […]

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Veeam announces free Time Machine equivilent for Windows

Veeam, known for being one of the leading providers of¬†enterprise virtual backups have just announced they will be releasing a free backup tool for desktop users, providing automatic backups to a NAS or other hard drive. Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE looks like it will be a great set and forget solution, allowing both simple file […]

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Next phase of UFB rollout for Greymouth

Chorus have updated their maps in the last week to show UFB is now available in more areas in Greymouth. It is still unclear which ISPs will be providing UFB in Greymouth – Snap is probably your best bet currently for home and basic business use; DTS can do business connections and apparently HD are […]

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Roomie Remote IP control for PJ-Link compatible projectors

We finally got our new Epson EB-4650 (unsure on exact model) projector connected to the network this week, allowing me to complete our Roomie Remote setup: controlling a projector, Marantz receiver, DVD and Freeview box. Although Roomie Remote had a one-size-fits-all Epson projector definition, I couldn’t get it working with IP control. Knowing the projector […]

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