Another of my business customers contacted me saying their internet had just gone down and as their business can’t run without the internet it put them in some real hot water. I was able to see them that afternoon and brought along a new ADSL 2+ modem to begin the testing and fault diagnosis. After checking their existing modem I could see that it wasn’t getting any DSL line sync at all so I proceeded to set them up on the new modem. I also checked and tested their cabling and found a few faults with the line filter / splitter and the phone lead so I replaced these also. After their PPP authentication details and the correct IP address was setup in the new modem they were back in business. Another happy customer that can get back to doing what they do best 🙂
One of my long time business customers contacted me with some problems using some building inspection software on his Asus transformer tablet pc. Basically an automatic Windows update came through and made some changes to his computer which in turn stopped his building inspection software from operating. I went into the settings for his tablet pc and isolated and removed the offending updates and then set about to repairing his building inspection software. After locating the appropriate installation files, I was able to carefully do a repair install on the program withour losing any of his data or settings and got him back up and running and back to work. He also mentioned that his windows 7 desktop pc was running very slow with lots of popups coming up when browsing so I ran a malware scan and a startup tune to get it back to peak performance.
The original Destiny game on PS4 was a phenomenal success selling millions of copies and expansions worldwide. Destiny 2? Yeah… not so much. But even though Destiny 2 has proved to be somewhat of a flop, the success of the original ‘team looter shooter’ that was Destiny is a formula that many gaming development companies would love to reproduce. Ubisoft gave us The Division, EA is releasing Anthem sometime in the near future and Square Enix (the team behind the latest Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy games) are joining the party with their take on the online shooter MMO…The Avengers Project. That’s obviously not the final name but you can expect everything that goes with The Avengers universe in a 3rd person online shared world shooter / fighting game. Sounds interesting…
Today I’m in the hills called out to a house in Belair to help set up a new wireless printer on a lady’s laptop and iPad. She gave the instructions a shot but didn’t quite get there – but that’s where I come in. I connected the printer the her portable wifi modem then set up the connection on both her laptop and iPad. She also told me she was getting lots of popups and her laptop was running slow but after a good cleanup and malware removal her laptop was running better than ever!
A business in Seaford just recently had their workshop rebuilt and needed their CCTV security system setup to allow monitoring on their desktop computers as well as the owners iPhone while he’s not onsite. I tested the system and found out that the DVR wasn’t connected to the local network (no ping response) so started to investigate. After checking the cabling I found a loose CAT6 cable that had been damaged during the building phase. After putting a new end on the cable I was able to see the DVR on the network so I proceeded to setup the port forwards on the modem and dynamic dns settings to allow for local and remote monitoring. They’re now back in business with peace of mind knowing their security system is working as it should.
A customer from Blackwood called me up saying they were having a lot of trouble with their wireless signal in their home. After checking their setup onsite it was easy to see that the standard modem supplied by their internet provider just wasn’t up to scratch for their home. I recommended and supplied two powerline adapters plus a new wireless access point to enable a secondary wireless network in their living room area. Long story short, they now have full 5 bars of wireless signal all through the house and Netflix now runs on their smart tv through a chrome cast device without any buffering or problems. Another happy customer 🙂
Today I had the pleasure of assisting staff and students at an Aberfoyle Park primary and secondary school with all of the day to day issues they face as part of being a technology focussed school. With education always evolving and it’s need to be an inter-campus experience, it’s my job to help keep them up to speed, supported and connected where it matters.
I watched the first episode of the ‘new’ series Lost in Space on Netflix today and came away pleasantly impressed. I never watched the original 1960’s version so it’s all new to me apart from knowing it was about a family called the Robinsons being stranded in space and that there was a robot that played a big part in it. The production quality of the new 2018 reboot is really top notch with awesome special effects that never looked out of place, the acting seems great so far and overall it works really well as an engaging adventure / survival story of a family and all their trappings as they struggle to exist on a hostile and alien planet. The audio was really good too and sounds especially impressive on a good 5.1 surround system or better. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the series…