Orcon connection problem fixed

So today I checked the connection again and whoa, it’s been fixed! See graph below. It only required a few angry phone calls and emails to get it sorted.

Orcon connection issue…

The graph below is the connection graph on Orcon VDSL, see the arrow pointed regular connection drops, it is particularly obvious during online gaming. The graph below is the connection graph tethered on my phone on 3G Mobile Data, comparing to above, a lot less connection drops.

Last day at GrabOne (NZME)

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You care more about learning than what other people think about you.

Excerpted from the following article:  The 2 Mental Shifts Highly Successful People Make Some of the highlights: There are no bad teams, only bad leaders. Confidence is a direct reflection of past performance You care more about learning than what other people think about you. Seek first to understand… then to be understood Talent wins… Read More »

New technology to crack down on house-flipping

Just read an article on cracking down house flipping in NZ, it says “New Zealand’s real estate watchdog is ramping up its crackdown on house-flipping by investing in new technology which allows it to track when properties have been quickly re-sold for huge profits.” So what’s the new technology is about? You would have thought… Read More »

Current state of solar energy for NZ customers

Recently there is a wave of ads/posts on my facebook about solar energy, ranging from installations to solar tax. I did a quick calculation from https://www.energywise.govt.nz/tools/solar-calculator/, using all the standard attributes and costs, it worked out that I will save a HUGE(not) $1100 in 22 years, that is without any issues within 22 years. I don’t really think… Read More »

Building a bed rail

As Casey grows older, wife would like her to be able to climb out of her own bed(cot), so we have to replace the bed rail. No worries, I had some scrap timber laying around ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]I had some trouble with the scrap timber as they were not straight so the measurement was… Read More »

Building a shed

When we went out to parks, my daughter seemed she enjoyed playing in mini-houses,  which made me want to build one in our backyard so she can play whenever she wants.  Since it’s a bit more complicated structure than previous ones, I had to draw it up somewhere, and I used an online 3D modelling… Read More »

Mini Deck

Another retrospect to my wood work hobby, so I was looking for things to make (and make more use of the mitre saw), I managed to find a small project to do, building a mini-deck between the main house and laundry room, we used to leap across the concrete foundation between the 2 areas since… Read More »