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I myself am not geeky enough to take the plunge to an Android phone (although after seeing and playing with some of the newer high end models, I am definitely  recommending them to others), I don’t mind sharing information that I find about them.

Here is an offer to get 50GB of free online storage with Box. Free, forever. All you have to do is grab the Android app. Go….., go now. Then let me know how it goes.

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Telstra’s great outage – The internet wasn’t the only thing broken

Telstra had a bit of an outage today, which resulted in a large number of customers not able to access the internet. But that wasn’t the only fault that they had. One of my large customers that I perform my geek magic for has a couple of offices, both of which alerted me to the issue after it arose around 1:37 today. I originally through that maybe just the exchange was playing up, so I decided to log a fault. This is usually a painless process given it’s a business account. A quick call to their 13 something number, I get to talk to an Australian and then it becomes someone else’s problem. Only problem, I couldn’t get through. (usually there’s a press 1, then 2 menu, but nothing). Hmmm maybe the exchange just blew up, let’s try the mobile. Nope, nothing. Ok, let’s call our account manager. I got him on the line, he said, try this other number. I tired that one, I was connected to the menu. I pressed 5, then 1, then 2 (Telstra Business Internet Fault). After about 1 miniute the call was just dropped. Hmmm strange. I called back the Account Manager. He was just heading out of the office, and had since had a number of other clients call him about the issue. After telling him the issues I was facing, his response:

Telstra: You have Bruce’s email don’t you?
ageek: Yes
Telstra: Just send him an email outlining the 2 faults that you are having, both with the 13 numbers and your internet.

Hold the line a second…The internet has stopped working. Last time I checked, email runs over the…internet.


Hello YouTube! – Unboxing a Brother MFC-J6710DW

There is just something special about opening that new box for the first time. Whether it be a present for a special occasion such as a birthday or at Christmas. Or just opening a new piece of technology for the first time.

But some people take this experience too far, they get to the line in the stand between alright and too far and jump it with all they can, the result: Unboxing video’s on YouTube. We are those sort of people. So here we are, the very first (of hopefully many) YouTube videos.

This video was shot on my iPhone 4S (so that you can experience EXTREME close up product shots. There was no holding back in this video, everything is exposed!)

The product in question is the Brother MFC-J6710DW. It set us (well the client) back around $360AUD, but can be found for under $300AUD if you shop around.

Here is a break down of the main features according to Brother:

Main Features
  • Up to 11″ x 17″ Scan Glass. To easily scan large documents in one pass.
  • Up to 11″ x 17″ Duplex (2-Sided) Printing. For creating professional, high impact, two-sided documents.‡ Also saves paper.
  • Built-in Wireless & Wired Interfaces. Easy to setup wireless (802.11 b/g/n) or wired Ethernet networking.
  • 3.3″ Widescreen Color LCD Display. Easily navigate through menus and preview faxes
  • Dual paper trays (up to 250 sheets each) for total capacity of 500 sheets
  • Uses Super High Yield (XXL Series) Replacement Ink Cartridges. Save More, Print More with Super High Yield Ink Cartridges. LC79 XXL Series replacement ink cartridges provide approximately 2,400 pages (black) and 1,200 pages (color)‡. Our efficient 4-cartridge system means that you only change the cartridge that needs to be replaced‡.
  • Fast Print Speeds. With speeds up to 35 ppm black and 27 ppm color (Fast Mode).‡ Up to 12 ppm black and 10 ppm color (ISO/IEC 24734).‡
  • 35-page Auto Document Feeder. For unattended fax, scan or copy using the up to 35-sheet ADF.
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty. Provides assurance and reliability.
  • Powerful scanning software. Allows for scanning directly to your media cards.‡
  • Single sheet bypass tray. Allows convenient, straight-through, single sheet feeding for up to 11″ x 17″ paper, envelopes or thicker media.
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Print, copy, scan and fax up to 11″ x 17″ (ledger size) for high impact business documents.
  • Brother™ iPrint&Scan. Free app download for wireless printing (JPEG, PDF & web page) from and scanning to your Apple® Android™ or Windows® Phone 7 (JPEG only and scanning not available) mobile device‡.