The Planet’s 24×7 support isn’t

Ash Nallawalla

14 August 2007

Other

I was cancelling my dedicated server at The Planet (EV1) and noticed that cancellations have to be confirmed by telephone or chat. I tried to reach customer service or technical support, both of whom are advertised as 24×7, but both were offline. Perhaps their definition means “24×7 during business hours”?

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Pay for more Google storage

I have a Gmail account but I never use it. I have so many domains that I don’t need to rely on Gmail or Hotmail to store my email. Unlike many business owners who use Hotmail or Gmail as their official addresses, I think it is more professional to use one’s business domain for email. […]

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Become a Google Business Referral Representative

Make as much as $10! If you live in the US and have access to a PC and a digital camera, you could make as much as $10 by becoming a Google Business Referral Representative. To earn this, you will have to be accepted by Google and then you will visit local businesses, get their […]

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Symantec Norton 360 – Review by Ash Nallawalla

Ash Nallawalla

9 August 2007

Software

Norton 360 is billed as an all-in-one security solution from Symantec. Peter Norton’s famous crossed-arms image is nowhere to be seen, let alone his full name. In fact, the Symantec corporate name is underplayed in this product. Certified for Windows Vista, Norton 360 will require a minimum of Windows XP Home or better and a […]

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Jaxtr trying – yes, it is trying me

Ash Nallawalla

9 August 2007

Other

My contact got the system-generated email to collect my jaxtr voicemail, but when she tried to collect it, it presented an error to the effect that there was no message. Megan from jaxtr wrote to me from a Stanford.edu address, which bounced when I replied:      host mx3.stanford.edu[171.67.20.23] said: 550     <deleted@stanford.edu>: Recipient address rejected: […]

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Still can’t use Jaxtr

Ash Nallawalla

8 August 2007

General

A friend in the US and I have been trying separately to call each other to test Jaxtr, but we always get the message that all lines are busy. I have since managed to leave a voicemail, so that’s progress.

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Netspace ADSL Speed

Ash Nallawalla

6 August 2007

Hardware

I upgraded from 512/128 to 1500/256 at Netspace and their customer service says that the upgrade took place on 3 August. Upon checking the speed with the ozspeedtest.com tool at its Netspace mirror, I got what I did with the old connection. The modem is an Alcatel Speedtouch Home (rated to 8 Mbit/s) and there […]

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Jaxtr – Getting There

Ash Nallawalla

30 July 2007

Other

Jaxtr is in beta, granted. It enables others to call you for free. It took several attempts to get three of my numbers to be registered, particularly a Vonage VoIP number and a SkypeIn number. These two just wouldn’t cooperate, but in the end I have linked them. What has been your experience?

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My Nokia N95 is half baked – Review by Ash Nallawalla

On 25 June I signed up for a two year contract with 3, as I have been waiting to get the Nokia N95. My Nokia 6310i was five years old and out of contract. I was paying more than $120 per month on my $20 contract (I am a light user with some regular overseas […]

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WordPress SEO Plugins

Ash Nallawalla

21 July 2007

SEO

I use a few search-engine friendly features on this blog, mainly consisting of these Plug-Ins: All-in-One SEO Pack, by uberdose. I can: place a customised Title and Description meta tag on the home page and add tags (keyphrases) to every post. Rewrite Titles Use Categories for META keywords Use Category Description as Title Use noindex […]

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ACCC takes Trading Post and Google to court

Google and the Trading Post are unusual targets for the ACCC, which issued this press release: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted legal proceedings in the Federal Court, Sydney, against Trading Post Australia Pty Ltd, Google Inc, Google Ireland Limited and Google Australia Pty Ltd alleging misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to […]

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SanDisk Cruzer Contour 8 GB – Review

  by Ash Nallawalla You might think that a Flash drive is just another Flash drive, but is it really? The first 512 MB drive I bought set me back US$88 at Fry’s Electronics. Today, I can buy the same capacity drive locally for less than $15. OK, prices have come down and capacities have […]

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