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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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Flight review: Air NZ Auckland to Ho Chi Minh City NZ269

First up had to check we were on the right flight, SGN sounded suspiciously like Singapore, before I clicked – we’re going to Saigon. The plane: Boeing 767-300. Two seats on the sides, three across the middle. Interior looks 90s but all clean and tidy. The seat: About row 30, middle, isle. A colleague had […]

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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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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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On this twenty-third day of April 2010, I was duly admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. No storm troopers like at my fiancee’s graduation,  however there was someone in chainmail a few rows in front of me. Thanks UC, great feeling to finally be a graduate! Look forward to doing […]

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Server 2008 Web Edition & Sharepoint Foundation 2010

I presumed it was a given that Sharepoint would be able to run on Server 2008 Web Edition, however I was mistaken, and found out the hard way when the prerequisite installer wouldn’t work on a shiny new VM. The prerequisite installer was failing immediately when trying to setup the IIS role, giving the message […]

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Summer IT Projects

My last exam is all done and dusted, marking the completion of my B.Sc in Computer Science! No time to pat myself on the back for that just yet however. Here is a list of IT projects I’ll be likely working on for the next couple of months. Hopefully I’ll be able to cross most […]

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OK So I'm Addicted…

… to the iTunes Music store! It finally launched in New Zealand a few weeks ago, and I can’t keep away from it! I think my best buy off it was probably the Chili Pepper’s Stadium Arcadium, which for $17.99 had the two CDs and a video of the making of their video, and a […]

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MacBook Pro Defects Update

I took my MacBook Pro down to iLike Computing, who kindly arranged to have it sent off for warranty repair. After spending some time and being put through to many different people at Renaissance New Zealand I finally got a woman named Claire who basically said that because I had parallel imported it, they couldn’t […]

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