#LinkedInMusings: Why I canned my accountant – Stick to Your Promises

In this current environment, you need to stick to your promises. I just ditched my accountant of 3 years. Last week he promised to call. Yesterday he was “too busy with other clients” and promised to call back this morning. I waited all morning and no call. I quickly found a new accountant thanks to …

Forefront TMG Stuff

http://www.isascripts.org/ – a bunch of handy scripts by a security consultant named Jason Fossen Microsoft tools for TMG 2010 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8809cfda-2ee1-4e67-b993-6f9a20e08607&displaylang=en Technet Doco for TMG 2010 – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff355324.aspx Jim Harrison’s list of tools for TMG2010 – http://www.isatools.org/tools.asp?Context=TMG2010 Microsoft ISA Blog – http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/

TODO: Webmin Virtual Host Configuration

I’m using Webmin for “basic” administration of a few webservers I run. Admittedly, most of the configuration I do with Webmin is simple zone file edits and editing virtual host directives, by editing the configuration files directly, using the web interface merely as a text editor. It seems that wherever I go, outgoing SSH is …

Mac OS X Mouse Acceleration

I previously posted a while back that I had issues with the Mac OS X mouse acceleration with a Microsoft optical mouse, which I fixed by installing the IntelliPoint software. Well, recently I started using a Logitech bluetooth mouse, and the problem popped up again. This time, it wasn’t so easy to fix by just …

twistori – a live Twitter feed with a difference

twistori is something really special… After rebuilding my OS, I went searching for a new Twitter client to manage my 3 or 4 accounts. I came across this page at MacLife listing “8 Essential Twitter Apps”, which pointed me to twistori which promised to be a little bit of fun. twistori displays a life feed directly from …

gfxCardStatus – Mac OS X GPU Switcher

Mac OS X, on the right MacBook Pro, has the ability to change the current GPU in use to maximise battery life, or maximise performance. To change this, you have to open the Energy Saver pane in the System Settings, and change it between performance or battery life modes. Once you change it here, you …

MacBook Pro HDD Upgrade – Part 2

This didn’t go quite to plan… Firstly, my MacBook’s Superdrive (aka DVD burner), decided to fry the laser assembly at some point in the past few weeks… Ouch… So took it down to Nextbyte and they (very promptly, I must say), sorted it out. In one day, out the next, I was impressed. Having gotten …

MacBook Pro HDD Upgrade – Part 1

When I purchased my 15″ MacBook Pro last year, I optioned for a 250GB 7200RPM SATA drive, as it was not only cheaper, but faster spindle speed then the standard 500GB 5400RPM drive offered by Apple. I’ve since had numerous issues with space, I’m a huge consumer of (legitimate) television shows and my iTunes library …

An election, an NBN, a hung parliament, and a whole lot of sucking up…

Like every other Australian, I’ve been subjected to this whole “election” and “hung parliament” rubbish that’s been littering our news for the past few weeks. Secretly, I’m hoping for the Coalition to take it out (who at the time of writing this, have something like a 4000 vote lead for the entire two party preferred …

iTunes + iPhone 4 + pre-populated credit card fields

Okay. So I had this song stuck in my head while I was on the bus this morning, and it totally got to me… Me being the MacFag that I am, with my iPhone 4 and all, jumped on iTunes and downloaded the album, a minute later I had it all right there, playing through …