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Philip Stephens
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Lives in Launceston, Tasmania
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Sorry, but is reading really work?

Yup, I know it can be, but I HAD to say that... just to be sure.

And, yes, I would love to be there, not her in freezing Tasmania!
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How to Use SSH Tunnelling on Chrome OS

This is something I have wondered about for some time. This is clear and well laid out, I intend to give it a try soon. 

I cannot comment technically, it is over my head, but I understand the need and advantages.

Thank you How-To Geek.
Chromebooks offer built-in support for SSH tunnelling with their included crosh shell and SSH command. An SSH tunnel allows you to use an SSH connection like a VPN or encrypted proxy, sending your browsing traffic through the secure tunnel.
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I have decided to go to a paid Google Docs account. After years on Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, Play Store, Picasa and more, migration is an issue.

I have managed pretty well, but my Chrome browser tends to open my old Gmail or Google+ account instead of my new one.

Much more of looking at email in two tabs and I think I may become a little psychotic... 

I have changed the theme on my old account so I can tell the difference. I am simply not able to delete the old account, I will have mail coming in for years, probably.
 
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HP Chromebook 11 and SlimPort Problems
I have had #SlimPort problems since I bought my HP Chromebook 11.

I have now sorted my issues out, and tried out four different devices.
I have written about it here:
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Trouble in Paradise - Some SlimPort issues with the HP Chromebook 11...
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Had to comment on this review of the HP Chromebook 11... Most of the article was copied and pasted from elsewhere, and the author's comments suggested he had not even used the device.
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oh my god  words can not express how umm horrified i am by this "article".  What was this guy thinking by posting such a stupid piece.  just wow....
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For Someone who Suffers Back Pain...
This interview is a real reminder of the need to take breaks, and think seriously about posture when working. 
The Modern Lap-top computer user is at real risk unless some care is taken. A great interview, worth reading by ANYBODY who works at a desk.
We interview Dr Greg Soltanoff on a painful, rarely-discussed topic: avoiding and treating RSI when your workplace is a cafe and you live out of a suitcase.
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I have switched to a MacBook after 20+ years on Windows. It has been a bit bumpy, but I am enjoying the experience so far.

My only complaint is network transfer speeds. Finder is about on third of the speed of File Manager on Windows or Nautilus on Linux. I have a 2015 MacBook Air.

Is networking throttled to increase battery life?
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Other stuff that can cause hiccups -

* having both wired and wireless running (this could be my superstition)
* dns server priority (position in list in advanced settings)
* mtu size depending on what sort of data you're transferring

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I would really appreciate some advice:

I have a small business and have used Gmail since 2006, Google+ & Docs/Drive since they began, all using the free services. I have just opened a (paid) Docs account, and begun moving there, but after days waiting to  transfer my Google+ account, I realise that those (several hundred) who are following me have not been moved over to my new account. I will also lose my vanity URL and history of posts.

Since I and my business are basically the same, I am wondering if there is any point actually moving.

I realise I can operate both, but is there a real advantage?

Comments from anyone who has thought about or dealt with this would be appreciated...
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Its all about your own needs on a decision like this.  Many people want to separate their business account from their personal one so that they don't have to limit either.  

For example, if you make your personal account double for your business, it may stop you sharing as easily to personal friends and family without very careful circle management, worried that you'd not want all of your personal stuff shared with every client.

If you make your business account the main focus, many find it harder to get engagement - although this is often partly a self-fulfilling prophecy, where you feel you have to be more professional, allof or personally detached as a business, making it less engaging and 'human'.
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Somebody Having a Worse Day Than Me
Passed this car with a WICKED wheel clamp and SEIZED stickers all over it...
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Someone didn't pay their traffic tickets...
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A Newspaper Moving Journalists to Chromebooks
I think +Jeff Jarvis will like this story.
I handed out the "newsroom" to reporters Friday.It included news bureaus in city hall, the courthouse, the library, area restaurants, Starbu...
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+David Herron From the article this seems more like mobile reporting than the newsroom as you see it. Videos and raw images can be taken, and stories written, then the whole thing uploaded so that an editor can place it. 
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My opinion on the Samsung Chromebook 2.. NOT a review, just looking at available information. 
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Computer user, lover, hater, simplifier, explainer.
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  • PhilStephens.Com.Au
    Big Cahuna, 2013 - present
    Technology user, lover, hater, explainer.
  • Serenity Computing
    Writer, Programmer, Trainer, 2005 - 2014
  • University of Sydney, WANG, Bell+Howell
    Manager, Security Technical Resources, 1998 - 2005
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The Geek (University of Sydney), Brainstroker (High school, because of a nervous habit)
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I am migrating to a Google Docs account, this profile will migrate on the 14th - Things may change...
Introduction
I have worked for Companies small and large. I have fixed computers, written software and whitepapers and maintained security systems.

I have discovered I can do almost everything on a Chromebook. Currently, Chromebook 95% /Linux 5% .

I use whatever is most productive at the moment, Currently I run an HP 11 Chromebook, Asus Ultra-book, Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy SIII. 

After seven years at the University of Sydney I fell in love with Tasmania and moved to Launceston in 2005.

  • I love computers, when they work.
  • Cloud computing? - love it, in it's place. 
  • I read everything, but prefer science fiction.
  • Can I fix your PC? Yes but I won't except for hire, NEVER for pleasure (Listen to 1:50, Thank you Marian Call).
  • Do I give free advice? YES. Just check out the links below.
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Wrote my first computer program in Bee Basic on an 8-bit Microbee computer with a huge 64KB or RAM
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