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DNS Speed Testing on Telstra nbn in Melbourne

I've recently seen a number of people recommending that I use various 3rd party DNS resolvers - CloudFlare, OpenDNS etc. One problem I've encountered with using some of these DNS servers is that they're set up for the North American...
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Split a large iCal .ics file up by years

I've recently been dealing with a really large .ics file (10.5 MB of data, 17,364 events spanning 10 years) and it seems to be able to choke just about anything that tries to work with it. It takes forever for Apple...
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Issues installing Windows 8 on a new Retina MacBook Pro

I've spent too long this morning trying to install Windows 8 on a new Retina MacBook Pro. The first error I received was that "Windows can't be installed in drive 0 partition 4" with more detail giving the error message "The selected disk...
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Get some of my new how-to guides…

I've started putting up some how-to guides that I can direct people to so I don't have to answer the same questions time and time again. Here they are: Automatica Guidebook - Automatica How To Guides
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ZFS Deduplication : Jeff Bonwick’s Blog

Thanks Sun, I know you were waiting to announce this once Apple oficially dropped support for ZFS like the proverbial hot potato. ZFS Deduplication You knew this day was coming: ZFS now has built-in deduplication. If you already know what...
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HOWTO: Ubuntu on the BeagleBoard

This post is more to gather information that's spread over a few different pages all into one place, so if I need to do it again from scratch I've got an easy reference to follow. I'm running on Mac OS...
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