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Macbbook Pro 2016 and the curse of the bbroken keybboards

Update June 2018 It’s failed again! It’s no surprise to hear that there have been at least two class action suits filed against Apple about this – it’s evidently a design fault that has not been remedied, and perhaps, given … 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 ctext.org: 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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