Phone Number Porting

When we set up a new telephone system for you, we need to ‘port’ your existing phone numbers from the old carrier to our new carrier. These movements are administered by the ACMA, and there is a set process to follow. It goes like this- We gather your...

My Keyboard doesn’t Work!

Here is a quick article to help you if you’re having issues with a keyboard attached to a Mac. This might sound silly, but it does happen! Firstly- Try to save your open documents- use the mouse if needed. Next, Are you sure the keyboard is the problem? Try this...

Connectwise Control PPPC Profile in Mosyle

Starting in Mojave, you need to add a PPPC profile to machine to enable remote access with tools like Connectwise Control. getting it right confused me a lot (doesn’t take much), but with the help of Mosyle tech support (THANK YOU!) I finally got it…...

Protecting Insecure Resources with HAProxy

I love Screenconnect (now known as Connectwise Control) but it drives me absolutely bonkers to think that a modern app doesn’t come with basic levels of security built in. All communication between the client and server are encrypted, but your login (yep...

Synology WordPress PHP Configuration

I was trying to move a website from one Synology device to another last weekend and found that no matter what I did, I couldn’t get the WordPress package to use a different PHP version (v7.2) or modify the built in PHP config (v5.6). It didn’t respond to...

Telstra DOT- Router Replacement

I’ve been looking at this for a long time because we have a client who has issues with their system (we didn’t install it, luckily)!In case you’re wondering, DOT (or Digital Office Technology) is a Telstra hosted VOIP product, designed to be simple...

Backups For Normal People

‘I’m on my way to JB Hifi, what drive should I buy for backups?’ That’s usually the first thing I hear from mates who have suddenly realised that their data is not immortal. In my day job I have commercial clients whose businesses would...
Pi-Hole v4 on Synology in Docker- the Easy Way

Pi-Hole v4 on Synology in Docker- the Easy Way

Here is the simplest way to get Pi-Hole v4.2.2 working in Docker on a Synology unit. I made the mistake of trying to upgrade from v3 to v4 and blew up my install. Working on it for weeks between jobs, it was getting more and more complicated until I was dealing with...

Web Help Desk Upgrading MySQL to Postgres

Warning- this post has a lot of words, and some of them are very sweary indeed….This job took me 10 months. Seriously. None of the solutions are particularly difficult or hard to understand, but I’d like you to know that while a lot of it seems easy now, I...

State of The Mac 2019- Updated April 2019

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 many of the models- I have updated each of the...