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It seems I'm not alone in having issues with Chromecast dropping off the network regularly. 

I have a Chromecast and two wifi APs (upstairs and downstairs). They are both set to the same SSID, but on different (specific) channels that don't overlap. One is the main router and is a Billion 7800n, the other is a small access point, the Billion 3100sn.

I use Youtube, Plex and Google Play Music primarily from various devices, such as Nexus 7, HTC One (M7), Ipad Gen 3. I regularly (daily, sometimes hourly) need to power cycle the Chromecast for it to appear as a device on the network.

It's driving me insane. I'm pretty sure I've tried everything I can find out and about on the 'net. Anyone have some suggestions?
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One for the plane nerds
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That's pretty intense :)
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Pretty mad usage of Google Glass. See what it's like to produce 'Tech News Today' from the control center. Nice!
 
What's it like to TD a show at TWiT through Google Glass

I recorded my POV while I did my Technical Director duties for last Friday's episode of +Tech News Today. Watch, if you dare. This is what it's like to be the TD for the show. (But compared to this video, I get a bit less of the sea sick feeling when I do it IRL.)

#throughglass 

#throughglass: Jason TD's Tech News Today (episode 756)
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Holy beejeezuz the voice recognition in Google Now is pretty great now. Even in my sleepy mumble it seems to know what I'm saying. This will get crazy awesome if they allow third party apps to hook into it.. 'Soundcloud play king unique'
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Can anyone decode this support request response I got from +Netregistry Pty Ltd ? I'm moving a website from their 'Zeus' platform to their 'Litespeed' server - and they've buggered the IP address somehow

"Looks like we had some propagation cache when I sent the last response, the IP I sent seems to come from a dedicated server and 202.124.241.203 is actually from apache( a similar ) from litespeed. If it works then yes please do use it."

tbh> trying to get a straight answer from their support for anything but the simplest tech support request is almost impossible :(
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Even better - they managed to delete all the email addresses associated with the hosting account - just to update the A record IP address. Luckily the level 2 support guys were able to reinstate them before the data got purged (but only coz I'm a smarty pants and kept a list of the email account before they nuked them!)
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Facebook.com is down.. That doesn't happen often..
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Was down for about 10mins. Confirmed with 3 others in separate locations. 
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Is the G+ team going to open the photo section up a little more anytime soon? It's such a walled garden at the moment it's difficult for me to integrate into my daily lifestyle.

eg. I use IFTTT to auto post photos from my Instagram feed (that has specific tags) to my family blog (great for kids photos etc). This is currently impossible on G+ that I can find? I can't even go to the web interface to 'share' my photo and push it anywhere (anywhere but G+ that is).

I 'get' you want people to use G+, but the walled garden approach is stopping me from adopting the service (and sure I'm not the only one). It'd be great if we could have tools in photos to share them out to other services and APIs so other services could access them (like IFTTT). It'd make the auto upload from Android actually useful rather than just  a handy backup it currently is (for me at least).
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It's not like its unprecedented. On android anyone can plug into the share function. Would Android have been successful if you could only share your photos to G+? Of course not. A proper Google way would be to allow developers to plugin to the sharing function, adding whatever transport they wish, giving users the option of enabling the services they use. THAT would make G+ the truly open social network and I believe benefit the service overall in the end.
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Just got access to the new Google Maps.. Wow! Just... wow!
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It's pretty cool. I couldn't work out how to make it default to Australia. Also some of the interface falls back to the old maps, e.g. when looking at My Places. I'm sure they'll sort it out.
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You know, I really could spend a little more time here in G+. Love the new look, Hangouts (no SMS support, boo!)... Pity none of my friends & family agree :(

Still needs write APIs too - but looks like that'll never happen now.
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So, I've been using the Mac and OSX as my primary computer now for probably almost 2 years. In general, it's way better than windows, but it puzzles me why a lot of the development tools / apps are still no where as good as their windows counterparts.

CuteFTP - tonnes better than anything I can find on OSX (YummyFTP is prob the closest, Transmit looks nice but is a pile)
BeyondCompare - nothing even comes close on OSX for hardcore visual file compare (including directory compares). BeyondCompare is just awesome - why doesn't something like it exist on the mac?

Seems weird to me that the majority of developers now use OSX (or seem to) but the tooling is still behind in some / most cases.
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See - I've just switched back to my PC coz my Macbook Pro needs to go into the shop.. and.. Trillian just kicks ass over all the OSX IM clients (I gave up trying to use Trillian for OSX and landed on Adium eventually). The ability to dock in the corner of your window is reason enough, but just generally, it's great on PC
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