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Site Update: 2 Million Views & Site Future

Readers may have noticed recently that my posting schedule has become rather erratic and sometimes posts have been getting rather thin on the ground. This is because I’ve been extraordinarily busy behind the scenes, and a few things had happened, … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Crest USB 2.0 All in 1 Mini Card Reader (CZUSBCR)

This particular review and teardown is a little different. In fact, this card reader was not one that I had purchased, since I normally swear by my Transcend RDF8‘s as being a decent performing, reliable and compatible reader at a … Continue reading

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Site Update: A Trip to Melbourne for OzWater’16

Readers may have noted the slight quieting down of the site over the past weeks – indeed, this is a sign of my continuing busyness. As I like to say, what people see is the results, but only you know … Continue reading

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Big-Random: Public Transport, UNSW Electrical Upgrades & Vending Machines

It’s been ages since I put out one of these random posts filled with random observations. That hasn’t stopped me collecting random observations, although the pace of collection had slowed down as I wasn’t sure if I would ever get … Continue reading

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Site Update: Celebrating 1 million+ views (25 Jan 13 – 3 Sep 15)

On 23rd January 2013, this site (i.e. goughlui.com) was officially born out of the ashes of gough.ath.cx, formerly served from home on an ADSL2+ link with a humble Raspberry Pi Model B with WordPress, and before that, a Pentium III … Continue reading

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Site Update: Major Downtime at 29/07/2015 1044UTC – Cause: GoDaddy

I was going to spend some time in the evening (here in Sydney, Australia) doing some blogging when, to my surprise, I got an e-mail from my uptime monitor saying I had been downed for over 20 minutes. The downtime … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday: Facebook Post Experiment & SSH Honeypot

Another birthday, and it’s a reminder that yet another year has passed. Time seems to pass by quickly, even when you do your best to make the most of every day without overloading yourself. That’s just how life is, I … Continue reading

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Rand: SSD Dying (or not?), Ankle CT, iMac Temp Sensor Hack, Fake Batteries, More Opal, etc.

It’s been a while since the last random post, so here comes another, which is jam packed with carefully curated observations and events that have occurred since the last posting. Gough’s “almost” heart-attack Before anyone gets too scared, no, this … Continue reading

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Mega Random: Merry Christmas, Site Updates, Transport Updates etc.

Gee, it’s been ages since my last random post. Since then, countless security vulnerabilities, mobile OS updates, world news events, scientific discoveries, scandals and wild weather events have happened – so many that it seems pointless to try and even … Continue reading

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Site Update: The Camel’s Back is Well-and-Truly Broken!

As this site slowly steams towards its second anniversary at the http://goughlui.com address, and (nearly) half-a-million views, this week has been a week of terrible service. The site was down or intermittent for the better part of the past two … Continue reading

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Random: Sydney Trains Rail Observations, DTRS Sites, Opal & Other Thoughts

Readers have probably noticed that it’s been awfully quiet as of late. Unfortunately, that quietness coincides with the fact that I’ve been insanely busy with my studies and will be for the foreseeable future. Whenever the time permits, and I’m … Continue reading

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Random: Site Stuff, LG D686 Fail, Shellshock, Transport Stuff, etc.

It’s been a few weeks since my last random post, and many things have happened in the tech world. Unfortunately, because of the amount of work that I’ve had to do, I haven’t been able to take a break to … Continue reading

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Site Update: WP Super Cache Active

So far so good. It seems the use of CloudFlare CDN hasn’t broken anything critical yet, although as CloudFlare only caches static content, the slow response time of Ziphosting’s servers is still a problem. So far, I have found that … Continue reading

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Site Update: CloudFlare Active

Well, I guess it was a long time coming. Despite having initial reservations about running CloudFlare, it seems that I have little choice but to do it to help improve load times and reduce loading on my already ailing web … Continue reading

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Random Post: Another Sydney Trains Meltdown, TfNSW E-mail Blunder, iOS8, Opal, etc.

It’s been another busy week, but there’s really not that much variety of things to report on. The mind is still clouded with many observations and rants, so lets get them off my chest. Another Sydney Trains Meltdown It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Random: Site Update, Sydney Trains & Opal Stuff, Tech News, etc.

It’s been a rather busy week, so I think it is understandable if the random post is a little more limited in scope than usual. Site Update It seems that my content is being more and more widely discovered each … Continue reading

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Visited: ElectroneX 2014

ElectroneX is the premier trade show for electronics design and assembly in Australia, and is held in Sydney and Melbourne in alternating years. This year, they were back in Sydney at the Australian Technology Park at Redfern, making it easy … Continue reading

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Random Post: Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, ElectroneX, Train Stuff, Site Updates, etc.

It’s been another long break from my last random post, and it’s no co-incidence that I’ve been extremely busy. In fact, I’ve been so busy that the blog hasn’t been able to get the time it deserves – so I … Continue reading

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Random: Site Stuff, Sydney Trains Stuff, Raspberry Pi Fun, Permissions Creep, etc.

It’s been a while since I’ve made a random post, or any sort of post for that matter. Don’t worry though – I’m still here, and I’m still busy as always. If there was a picture that could describe how … Continue reading

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Random: Sunset, More Rail Stuff, Facebook Meltdown, Recovering an Arduino, etc.

Not that much random stuff to report on this week – I’ve been too busy with everything else, quite possibly. Lovely Sunset over Sydney On 28th July 2014, Sydney experienced the sunset that almost broke the internet. Too bad, all … Continue reading

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Random: Refurbished Asus Laptop, D-Link DDNS, AldiMobile Speeds, etc.

It’s been busy as always, to the point where last week, I didn’t even have the opportunity to put up a random post. As a result, this week, there’s quite a lot of “random” to talk about. Refurbished Asus Laptop … Continue reading

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Random: DWI RMA, Granville Upgrades, Uniwide Upgrades, Tech and the Elderly, etc.

It’s been a crazy busy week, so not much random to report this time around. DWI RMA One piece of good news arrived for me this morning – a replacement (new) Audio-Technica ANC9’s for my RMA. I’ve tested it, and … Continue reading

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Random: element14 Webinar, UNSW OWeek, Transport Sydney, etc.

I don’t know what it is, but the interval between these random posts seems to be getting more and more irregular. Part of the reason must be because of how insanely busy I’m becoming … it’s likely that blog posts … Continue reading

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Random: Happy CNY, DASH, Drive-by-Download Ads, Zoom H1 F/W Upgrade, etc

I’m not sure it’s that appropriate given the circumstances surrounding my extended family, but today is the eve of the lunar new year, so an early “Happy Chinese New Year” to all. Technically, it is more like “Happy Lunar New … Continue reading

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RIP Grandma: Funeral 26th January 2014

Today might be Australia Day, but it also happens to be the day that the funeral for my maternal Grandmother was held in Hong Kong. She had passed away peacefully on the 6th December 2013 at 0015UTC in her hospital … Continue reading

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Mega Rand: Inspiration, Fails, CeBIT, Unwanted S/W, iOS Safari Image Resizing etc.

Welcome to another “random” post – a collation of bits and pieces of random thought which don’t quite deserve their own posting. Last week, I didn’t get around to making one, so this week’s another “bumper” crop of randomness. Inspiration … Continue reading

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Random: Bump/Flock to Shutdown, Inside Acer Iconia W3, Webcam Sensor, etc.

It almost seems like yesterday I wrote my last random post, but it’s now the weekend and that seems as good as any other time to put up another one. Bump and Flock to Shutdown Just before 6am AEDST, I … Continue reading

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Random Post: Happy New Year

First and foremost, Happy New Year to everyone! Gee, didn’t 2013 go by really quickly? I suppose time flies when you’re “having fun” or “otherwise occupied”, and I’ve definitely been occupied a lot. This is probably the largest random post … Continue reading

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Random Post: RIP Grandma, Ankle, Postal Delays, etc

RIP Grandma This week, my mum made an emergency trip back to Hong Kong, leaving Sydney on Thursday. On Friday night, on her first visit to the hospital to see her mother, she was able to spend some time with … Continue reading

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Random Post: My Ankle MRI Scan (with Images)

This week, regular random post service has been suspended for something all-the-more exciting. On Sunday this week, I managed to get an MRI for my ankle through Advanced Imaging Westmead at Westmead Private Hospital. The service was rendered through referral, … Continue reading

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