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Paul Shadwell
I'm a technology evangelist and self proclaimed geek/nerd. English and living and working in Switzerland.
Interests: art, gadgets, computers, harley davidson, mobile tech
Recent Activity
I recently inadvertantly let my shadwell.eu domain lapse. First I knew was that my blog was down, thanks to Barry Faulk who pointed this out to me. I quickly checked the registrar who was hosting the domain name for me.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
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From Firefox 4, the pinch gesture commands that allow zooming in and out of web pages, have been ommitted from the settings. The entries are there but no associated commands. Here is how to restore the commands and get the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
A user came to me today with a problem on his Macbook Pro. He had upgraded VMware Fusion 3.1.2 to 3.1.3. He was getting some errors which I said may well be fixed in the new version. Errors relating to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
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With the introduction of iOS4.3 for the iPhone 4, it will be possible to turn your iPhone 4 into a Mifi device or a Personal Hotspot as it's described in iOS4.3. I have included some screenshot and brief instructions on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
For those of you, like me, who still have to have a foot in the Windows camp, having BootCamp is a great way to isolate work and play. Usually, the BootCamp drivers for Windows come on the OSX installation disk... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
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When using a Drobo Pro over ethernet (iSCSI) usually it is necessary to setup a 2nd ethernet port to dedicate to the iSCSI protocol. iSCSI is a bandwidth hog so best preformance is gained this way. However, if you have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
It's been a week of frustration and revelation this week after spending last weekend migrating our Sharepoint 2007 server to Sharepoint 2010. I opted for the database attach method of upgrading as I had already setup 2 new virtual machines... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
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In Switzerland there are 3 major players in the mobile telecoms market, Swisscom, by far the largest with the best coverage, even in the Alps. Orange a close second and Sunrise. With the announcement of the iPad due for release... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
Finally, as of today (10th May 2010) the prices have been announced for the iPad internationally for 9 countries, Australia, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and Japan. There have been both negative and positive comments regarding the prices... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
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Following on from my previous post, there is one more step that will make the 3 Mifi easier to manage and that is to update the firmware. Updating the firmware reveals the web interface that will allow you to change... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
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Whilst in the UK recently I bought a 3 Mifi with a Pay As You Go SIM for £69. They also had the Novatel Mifi but it was only available with Vodaphone on a contract. So I decided to go... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
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Thankyou all for the great comments, some complimentary and some not so much, but that's ok. For those who took offence at my statement of international representation, you are of course right, I should not have been so presumptuous and for this please accept my humble apology. For the rest, I'm not an Apple fanboy but what I was taking exception to was the lack of information as to what is going on. I was happily and patiently waiting for the promised end of April launch. I was angry when Apple released the news of the change and probably not the best state of mind to write to anyone let alone Apple. With hindsight it would have been better to say nothing but it has been an interesting experience stirring up the hornets nest that is the Apple community :-) I look forward to seeing more comments. Here's to a successful end of May international launch of the iPad. Of course, going by the past few months that's not a guaranteed certainty.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2010 on A letter to Steve Jobs at Paul Shadwell RTFM
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In a fit of frustration after yesterday's announcement from Apple of the 1 month further delay in the international release of the iPad, I wrote the email below to Steve Jobs, chairman and CEO of Apple. You see, I had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2010 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
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In an uncharacteristic announcement today (28th of March 2010) Apple spokesperson, Gordon Bennet announced that the iPad launch has been brought forward to the 1st of April. Mr. Bennet said "Today we are announcing that the iPad launch will occure... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2010 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
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Mar 15, 2010
If you are tired of the way certain keys on your system work, such as the Caps Lock key, you can re-map them to function as a different key by using a registry hack. But there should be an easier... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2010 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
While rebuilding my Mac Pro I am coming across a few issues when trying to get myself back to a fully functioning environment. Last night I did a fresh install of Snow Leopard and this meant using the Disk Utility... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2009 at Paul Shadwell RTFM
This Friday the 28th of August, Apples latest OS X update (10.6), Snow Leopard, will be release world wide. I've been playing with Snow Leopard for a few months now and I'm very excited to be able to load this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2009 at Paul Shadwell RTFM