macOS Big Sur MySQL Time Zones

I realise my post titles are looking more and more like cries for help, but what can you do? Issue- Needed to connect a MySQL database to Zoho Analytics to torture some data. Zoho provides a connector for this which is (argh) Java based and also requires the Oracle...

Synology 10Gigabit ethernet on the cheap!

All credit for this goes to the original Redditor- I’ve only tried to make it a bit easier by rewriting the instructions.   A friend needed a fast setup on a budget and I wanted to see what I could do with stuff I had lying around. There was a Synology...

Connectwise Control- Set Fields from Client Variables

I’m very proud of this one because I was told multiple times that it couldn’t be done by Connectwise themselves… What are we trying to achieve? I wanted to be able to make a single installer for Connectwise Control (hereafter called CWC) and then put...

State of The Mac 2021- Updated Feb 2021

We like Macs, but there are some er, less desirable models in the line up- so If you’re buying a new Mac this year, what specs to recommend? This post was originally written in March 2017, and since then Apple has updated everything- I have updated each of the...