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Macbbook Pro 2016 and the curse of the bbroken keybboards

Update December 2018 How hard can it be to get an appointment (this is Apple, of course – I must be grateful for the benevolence of the magnificent company in deeming itself able to allow a visitation from a humble … Continue reading

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Spammy advertising best reason for switching to HTTPS

While transiting at Schiphol and using the airport wifi, I noticed the sudden appearance of a bunch of adverts on normally advert-free websites. For example: Some investigation indicated that this time the adverts were not injected via Google Analytics, but … Continue reading

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Beijing Airport Wifi hacked: DNS attack pushes adverts to sites via Google Analytics

While at Beijing Airport recently, I connected to the official airport wifi service, and noticed something strange when visiting A large floating advert had appeared at the bottom right of every page of the site, obscuring much of the … Continue reading

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HK Visa Online Application Status Enquiry – Invalid Reference Number

This post is a little off-topic, but perhaps will help people Googling with the same problem. A trivial issue nearly prevented me from being able to determine the status of my Hong Kong visa application online. The reference number I’d … Continue reading

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