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DHL and the disappearing smartphone

Apparently the top line is wrong My OnePlus 2 has served me well, but the battery is starting to show its age, and it lacks certain features like Android Pay...

I hope USB-C catches on

A small connector for a lot of power and data New laptop, new docking station. But not the proprietary plastic tray of olden times; we've been trying out the...

Lenovo T470s

Do your keys glow in the dark? Mine do. I've just been issued with one of these as my new work laptop. So far, I have to say I'm impressed - it solves the po...

Saturday night car maintenance

Spot the difference After my success last year with the side repeater, I was defeated by the door lock module (the garage I gave up and paid a large amount t...

Giving things up for January

2018 should be an interesting year - I turn 30 (just two more years until a really significant round number). To kick it off, I'm giving up a few things for ...

SSH rate limiting vs check_by_ssh - oops

Now that I've once again got reliable notifications from my monitoring system, being woken up by them at 6.30AM on my first day off for the Christmas break n...

Pushover (Android push notifications)

I've been looking for a new means of getting alerts from my Nagios (server monitoring) for some time. Previously, I used SMS notifications from Nagios, but a...

Porting a mobile number to AAISP

Just look at my custom network name St Columba's has had the same 07 mobile number for a long time, and consequently it's printed on various signage and read...