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Telstra and me. The RETAIL eXperience…

As I walked into the Telstra retail store on a Friday afternoon my expectations were low. Being highly skeptical due to my previous dealings with Telstra, a proud InterNode customer and supporter for more years than I can remember*1 and … Continue reading

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Telstra and me. A quest for bandwidth, a tale of Trust and frustration.

My previous relationships with Telstra have not been good. This time I am trying hard to make it work. And I intend to document the affair in bid to get reasonable value and best available bandwith, help others do likewise … Continue reading

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Bot chat #1

Piss poor productions presents – somewhat annoying chatbot transcripts. #1 Trying to get assistance with online checkin and seat allocation: Thank you Close Info at 17:21, Jul 21: Thank you for choosing to chat with us. An agent will be … Continue reading

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Grandma’s old Kindle

Granny was given a Kindle as a gift. Never did create an amazon account or get it registered. I inherited it, that was fun (not). Looks like a Kindle 5th Generation running v4.1.0 software. Connects to WiFi but cannot *reach … Continue reading

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Find it, use it, cite it.

The frontiers of human knowledge are constantly pushed forward by researchers who find related work published in peer reviewed journals, use that work to guide their own questions and experiments and cite it when publishing their findings. This whole process … Continue reading

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HowTo: save FaceBook comments to excel using PowerBI

Ever wanted to save a bunch of FaceBook comments? Looking for a better way to find old posts that get buried in the timeline? Turns out that Microsoft PowerBI desktop (free download) and Excel (with PowerQuery COM Add-in) can help. The Short … Continue reading

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Well, well, well

Guess who’s been playing ‘Citizen Analyst’ with Microsoft PowerBI and open data from the Government of South Australia? How is this done? -> to share a powerBI report/visualisation to the web Fire up powerBI.com in web browser and login, find your … Continue reading

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