I use iChat on my Mac to talk with people over Google Chat. I’ve just spent a while looking all over changing my name with no luck of it actually changing in iChat (but it did when using Chat via the Google web site for example). Eventually I found it though :)
Open the Address Book app on your Mac, go to the ‘Card’ menu, and then choose ‘Go to My Card’. Change it there and reopen iChat.
So I’ve got myself on to Google’s new attempt at their own social networking site. I like it, I think. It needs a lot of polishing off yet before it is ready though. It definitely has potential as the Google developers seem to be happily out in public on it feeding back and hopefully listening to the public.
I’ve just installed IE9 on my Windows 7 virtual machine to do some testing and I can not believe how hard it was to add Google as a search provider! Discusting.
Basically if you search providers and from your IP it gets that you are in the UK, Google isn’t listed. You have to go and change your location to the US (English) before it (and a lot of others) show up.
I emailed London Overground this morning about their failings in live train data and unfair charging for zone 1 travel that I don’t do, and only an idiot would go on a route that would.
This was after useless data on TfL and NR websites this morning left me stood on the platform looking at a board of cancelled and delayed trains. If I had known I would have stayed on the underground in the first place.
Nice to see the new more frequent timetables in place finally. I hoped it would bring improvements too, sadly not. Something had gone wrong yet again this evening (surprise!) so when I got to Camden Road I found several trains arriving just a few minutes apart after each other due to how they had just stacked up so quickly. No inconvenience for me this time though! ;)
Thumbs up for brilliant customer service from a company for a change!
The company is Worx (they make power tools). We had a new does all sorts tool go terribly wrong. Using it for the first time and something inside broke, followed by sharp bits flying out at high speed. Somehow through luck, I didn’t end up with a nastily sliced open hand down A&E. They dealt with it absolutely brilliantly. No messing around or anything, and lovely staff.
Thumbs up Worx for showing how customer service should be done.
I had to tick the following setting just now to get the installer to run for Windows 7 Professional 64bit on VirtualBox 4 on a Mac Book Air OS X 10.6.6. Other wise it crashed out just after trying to load the graphics.
Settings (of the Windows 7 VM) -> System -> Motherboard -> tick ‘Enable IO APIC’
So what next? Will it be forced upon every one by being built in to their next OS including mobile phones? Will they put more fees on the service and increase current ones? Is it really going to be a good thing but I just can’t help but think it’s going to go tits up for lots of happy users?
I may be pointing out the obvious here but some Googling when it happened to me turned up plenty of people having this issue but no one at all realising this was the problem ;)
I wanted to change the internal IP of the router to something completely different in a different subnet. Say from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.5.254. Now every time I did this I just lost all connectivity via SSH and the ADM but could ping it on the new IP address fine.
Remember to add the new subnets that are allowed to access the device via SSH and the ADM!! Add the following for ADM and SSH with the new subnet before changing the inside’s IP address…
I am currently setting up a Cisco ASA 5505. Now I’ve had plenty experience with Cisco PIXs and the 800 series routers but not an ASA before. I’ve always been one for using the CLI (command line interface) as I feel it makes you understand better what is going off, rather than just ticking a few boxes.
Since version 8.3 of their IOS on the ASAs they have changed the way NAT works. After some head scratching here is how to do it along with mapping a port across to an inside server. It was a bit more of an added head scratcher for me as I was testing this on a connection with a dynamic external IP and all the examples I could find were using a static IP(s).
General NAT and forwarding to the same port
NAT anything object (I can’t specify the external IP(s) as they’re dynamic)..
object network obj_any subnet 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0
Create an entry for the IP of the webserver (you have to do this for each different port from what I can see, which seems a bit silly - some one please correct me I am wrong!)…
object network webserver_www host 192.168.1.254
This allows anything outside to access port 80 on the webserver..
access-list outside_access extended permit tcp any any eq www log
This perform general NAT on the anything (as specified above in the same obj)…
This tells it where to apply the access-list outside_access made above (outside interface on traffic coming in)..
access-group outside_access in interface outside
Port forwarding from a different port on the outside to the inside
So imagine now we want to open SSH to the web server.
Create the object with the internal IP (see, why do we have to do this again? I can’t see how you can apply more than one NAT rule to the same object though)…
object network webserver_ssh host 192.168.1.254
Allow anyone to SSH in. Note here we are about to open this port 24 on the outside to port 22 (normal port) on the inside. Yet with the access-list you tell it the inside port. See, back to front to what I am use to!…
access-list outside_access extended permit tcp any any eq ssh
4. The dock will reload and you will see an extra stack. Right click on it and you can change what it displays (recent applications/servers/documents) and the way it displays it (folder/stack, fan/grid/list/automatic).
For quite a while now I have been trying to find a way of managingmy ‘To do’ list. I need something accessible both from the computer and my iPhone. I have tried various apps like HiTask but have found them to be overly complicated for my needs and/or have a poor iPhone app.
The other day I started playing with the tasks built in to the Google Apps calendar. Having realised I had overlooked several features of it I thought it was worth another go with it. Bonus points given as I already have my Google email and calendar open in tabs in my browser all day. No need for yet another one among many. Quick to add a new task, move around dates by dragging and dropping, and a single click once complete. Simple and straight forward.
Next I had to look at the iPhone side of things though for when I think of things on the go and want to quickly note them down. A bit of googling showed Google made an iPhone friendly web version of tasks. Upon loading though I was disappointed to find I could not even order the tasks by date, or anything! Off to the search the app store I went.
I decided to install two apps to give them a try, both free. GeeTasksLite and GoTasks. I am undecided as yet. I will report back…