Plex Media Server Loads XML Sheet

  This is actually a fairly simple problem but gets mentioned quite a bit. Easiest way to fix this is add /web to the url you are using to try and access the server with. E.g. 192.168.1.7:32400/web Then you will be good to go with your Plex Serv...

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Recovery is not SEAndroid Enforcing SM-N9005

If you own an Android phone and like messing around with the software on it, you may have seen this error. This happened to my phone when I flashed a CWM (Clockwork Mod) Recovery that wasn’t for my Android version. If you are running Android 4....

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SXSW2014 Interactive

I am at SXSW2014 interactive. Meet up with me by tweeting to me @insttechno Thanks!...

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Open Drawer/Till Windows 7 / VendHQ Without Printing ANY Receipts

Recently I had to set up a computer to manually open a till drawer without using an installed program and without printing a receipt. I read several forums and info and finally put together the information to allow me to do this. One of the  biggest...

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TP-Link Archer C7 5GHz and AES issues with Apple Macbook Air/iMac/Mac Mini

I recently ordered myself an Archer C7 to play around with, for the price it seemed like quite a decent unit, offering dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz, guest network and gigabit LAN ports. Since I have some older devices I configured both the 2.4GHz band a...

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Newznab Basics Explained

If you use usenet, you will probably notice that indexers are becoming quite hard to find, or you find one and they disappear overnight. A lot of people now are building their own using Newznab. I recently did this and stumbled across a few issues th...

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ATO Portals TAP & BP Portal on a Mac (OSX Mountain Lion and 10.8)

***SPECIAL NOTE: This will only work with the SAFARI browser, it may work in firefox but I have not tested it. It WILL NOT work in Chrome**** If you work in an accounting firm you will probably unfortunately have to use the ATO’s incredibly fla...

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The Windows Starter Issue

Posted by on May 4, 2013

I admit now with windows 8 we wont see this much but I know some people still unfortunately have the  base Windows starter 7 edition on some netbooks. What is the issue?  For some strange reason after 180 days starter believes your password is inco...

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Automating Downloading with a Raspberry Pi

I jumped on the bandwagon when the Pi was released as just about every other tech/nerd did as well. After the long wait, when the unit finally arrived I was unsure of what to do with it – until a friend of mine introduced me to Sick Beard, Couc...

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Can not install .pkg files on Mac OSX

Recently I was called out to an onsite where the user could not install Adobe Lightroom. After investigating further I found that the disk image for the application (the .dmg file) was mounting perfectly fine but the pkg file would come up with an er...

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iPhone 3GS Carrier Lock and how to Unlock it.

Last week a friend of mine called me saying he knew someone who had just moved to Australia from the UK and just wanted to use her iPhone on an Australian carrier. Normally the original carrier has to remove the carrier restriction from the phone ...

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Samsung Galaxy S i9000 – improve speed and GPS

The samsung Galaxy S i9000 was Samsungs flagship phone that was released to be a main competitor to Apple’s iPhone. Although the Galaxy S was quite comparable specifications wise to the iPhones of the same era the software was no where near as ...

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