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UPDATE – Confessions of an Apple Fanboy, Chapter 1 – The biggest reason I keep coming back… Support

In my first post in the series titled Confessions of an Apple Fanboy I spoke about support and how it is the biggest reason I keep getting Apple devices. I was going to post a small update on the bottom… Continue Reading →

Confessions of an Apple Fanboy, Chapter 1 – The biggest reason I keep coming back… Support

I’m often asked why I like Apple devices over others, and as you can see in other posts I have tried Android and Windows devices at times though I always end back on Apple devices. And I have a couple… Continue Reading →

Let’s play with Power Automate! And why not deep dive!

In 2020 while COVID was causing lockdowns and remote learning I was asked to take on a little project, it wasn’t even a project then. It was more of a “Can we do this?” A question that became a massive project. So what was that project? Could I create an approval process workflow that could handle our schools Professional Development requests?

Let’s build a Helpdesk Solution from scratch!

Earlier this year the school’s maintenance department came to me with a challenge. They wanted to replace their ageing Web Helpdesk set up with one that would allow for them to not just update how they handled tickets, but improve… Continue Reading →

Pi Wifi Testing stack… a first?

How do we test wireless for a classroom? The only way I have every been able to really test wireless has been to get a bunch of computers in a room and do some testing.

Smart Doorbell, G4 Doorbell from Ubiquiti

For the last ten years I have happily lived with my old but not old looking doorbell. It has served me well, but being 2021 I decided it was time that I add a smart doorbell to my house. That… Continue Reading →

Amplifi Alien… hyper-speed your WiFi!

I was lucky enough to get my hands on an Amplifi Alien to test, and what else was I going to do with it? Well for me I decided to test an Alien vs 6x UniFi AP’s… sounds fair right?… Continue Reading →

Surface Pro 7+

‘Welcome to the Early Adopter Program | Meet the New Surface Pro 7+’ My first thought was awesome, always happy to check out a new device. But then I thought, ‘What the hell is a Surface Pro 7+?’

Samsung Note20 Ultra… thoughts from an Apple Fanboy

Since the iPhone 3G came out I have been an Apple iPhone user, and since 2011 that has included using MacBook Pros and iPads. Even this article right now I am writing on my iPad Pro 12.9” with Magic Keyboard, and despite the haters, I love this setup. If it could run multiple desktops as my MacBook Pro can, I would consider it as my primary device.

Microsoft Bookings: Parent-Teacher Conferences with social isolating… what to use?

… plus a benefit for another department While Central Coast Grammar School didn’t officially close, we did on the 23rd of March go to remote learning until this week. As of social distancing and remote learning, we ended up having… Continue Reading →

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