Category Archives: Community Rebooted

Tech Tonight 27/10/2014

  • A Community Rebooted Project update with a special thanks to Rob of Sorrento for the latest donation.
  • Aaron wants to know about an I-MAC optical drive fix.
  • Iinet stands up for subscribers and we talk about digital piracy and how rights holders try to track down offenders.
  • John is interested in getting vinyl music into digital format.
  • We waste a little time talking about the old days of HiFi systems.
  • Kenny wants to record shows with a set-top box.
  • Joel asks about tips for making a clean install of Windows.
  • Tom is looking for ways to convert VHS to DVD.
  • Nigel is having power problems with a dropped laptop.
  • Mick lets us know about the advantages of VPNs when you want to access services and I explain some other things about VPNs.
  • Daniel brings us up to speed about the Dallas Buyers Club.

To follow Ben on twitter – https://twitter.com/benaylett.
To follow Chris – https://twitter.com/chrisiperth.
I join Chris live on air every Monday night from 8:20PM through to 9:00PM Perth time on Perth’s only 24 hour sport and talk radio, 6PR.

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

Tech Tonight 13/10/2014

feature_micWhat is with this technology guy and weekly podcasts? Sincere apologies as I had been laid low by a chest infection but I am back and feeling great.

  • I kick off my laptop recycling project for the homeless and unemployed. I tell you about my first case and how you can help by donating laptops that are no longer in use.
  • I talk about the horrors of BadUSB.
  • Paul wants to know about rolling back from iOS8 on his iPad air.
  • Jenny is having problems with a locked out iPod and a frozen iPhone.
  • Another Paul wants to chat about the new and upcoming Android OS.
  • I have a fix for that locked iPod.
  • Frank’s TV is pixelated during different times of the day. Why?
  • We talk about Windows 10 and why Windows 9 was skipped.
  • I also talk about the recent changes to ASIO’s surveillance powers.

To follow Ben on twitter – https://twitter.com/benaylett.
To follow Chris – https://twitter.com/chrisiperth.
I join Chris live on air every Monday night from 8:20PM through to 9:00PM Perth time on Perth’s only 24 hour sport and talk radio, 6PR.

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

Community Rebooted with laptop #1

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Just this Sunday evening I was standing in my workshop/garage shaking hands with James who seemed to breathe a massive sigh of relief as I handed him the laptop. It was not the laptop he brought in, no money changed hands, this laptop came from someone else and everyone was OK with that.

Around a month ago, I got it into my head that I wanted to help someone in need when I can and the next cry for help I saw I would answer. That call came from James. Continue reading Community Rebooted with laptop #1