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Bob Brown
Works at Turboweb www.turboweb.co.nz
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Lives in Dunedin, NZ
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Sadly I have nothing positive to say about WebDrive - our history with them has been a train wreck of lurching from support ticket to support ticket. The latest is that a problem with their domain API that has been occurring since 2014 (their API is returning a response of simply "Array" instead of the proper full response that it used to) will be fixed "probably by the end of March".

Their lackadaisical approach to running their business of delivering mission critical services to their customers is intolerable.

Avoid.
Web Drive is New Zealand's best web hosting and cloud provider.
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I posted this here and then tweeted something similar. I had a phone call from their sales department within half an hour. If they put that much effort into resolving the issue in the first place I wouldn't have to post this message!
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Thanks to this guy (and countless others) for the assistance with the internals of the Nexus 7 tablet. Mine wasn't charging and was flickering "black static" when plugged into charger. Pushed the battery connector back in and we're back in business.
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Let's hope it doesn't break in the first place! :-)
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Here's a thing for you Aaron :)
As part of writing this tool I've come to the point where I want to display the usage() for it, that is the output that you would see if the user asked for help (e.g. swm –help / swm -?) or if there were no input parameters. I started to write out a nice usage text but then realised that I'd ...
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Stepping it up for #plankvember  at Tonic Bar, Dunedin.
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You are a miscreant!
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Never had such good customer service - especially when I don't know the industry
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MCR Motorcycle Replacements
79 Crawford Street, Dunedin, 9016
I walked into MCR for the first time a couple of weeks ago to see if they had any 50cc scooters and was surprised to see Jeremey Beath there as he sold me my first 50cc scooter at M&V quite a few years earlier. Jeremey was outstanding and went to great lengths to help me choose a scooter, including a long test drive of a brand new scooter, advice on licensing, who to contact for riding lessons and handling and even skipping his own lunch break to take me across town with a 125cc scooter for a private road test ride. He was available by email, phone and text message with very quick turnaround times. I ended up buying the 125cc scooter and for a stellar price with a great deal on some extras. Jeremey is a genuine nice guy and a credit to MCR. Thanks Jeremey, you're a star!
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Look +Aaron Singline I wrote some Python :)
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Awesome. So you now need to make the dog look like a pizza with a slice missing and run around the screen like a maze and eat dots and stay away from ghosts! You could call it Bobman.
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Rapid web development using Laravel and Sublime Text - very nice. Shows what can be done if you take time to learn the environment you spend most of your time in.
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how can i get a piece of that Sublime MAGICK?
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I've not tried SASS yet but this blog post seems to ask my concerns about it. Has anyone here used it and do you have a "fix" for matching SASS line numbers with the line reference in the Chrome Inspector or Firebug? http://cognition.happycog.com/article/preprocess-this
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Whoops, it's "Sass"
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Today's plank - not very long but epic location :) #plankvember. Thanks Jan for taking the photo :)
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Yep. Q
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A group of Linux enthusiasts from Dunedin, NZ.
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Neat.  Thanks. 
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+Aaron Singline you might like this: Python and Qt4 Designer Part#1 - Hello World, I certainly did ...
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Web Developer
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  • Turboweb www.turboweb.co.nz
    Web Developer, 2008 - present
  • Bluhalo New Media
    Web Developer, 2004 - 2005
  • Opus International Consultants
    IT Consultant, 1997 - 2003
  • SmartMedia Solutions
    Operations Manager, 2005 - 2008
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Dunedin, NZ
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Napier - Western Australia - UK
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Web Developer Extraordinairre - well, says me anyway
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Web Developer based in Dunedin, New Zealand. Linux advocate, dad and craft beer drinker.
Education
  • OBHS
    1988 - 1992
  • Otago Polytech
    1993 - 1996
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I walked into MCR for the first time a couple of weeks ago to see if they had any 50cc scooters and was surprised to see Jeremey Beath there as he sold me my first 50cc scooter at M&V quite a few years earlier. Jeremey was outstanding and went to great lengths to help me choose a scooter, including a long test drive of a brand new scooter, advice on licensing, who to contact for riding lessons and handling and even skipping his own lunch break to take me across town with a 125cc scooter for a private road test ride. He was available by email, phone and text message with very quick turnaround times. I ended up buying the 125cc scooter and for a stellar price with a great deal on some extras. Jeremey is a genuine nice guy and a credit to MCR. Thanks Jeremey, you're a star!
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