Author Archives: Matt Sinfield

About Matt Sinfield

Work in the IT industry but have a couple of hobbies, Snowboard, Kitesurf and of course XBox

Google Hangout – Performance through Proxies

For my current client we’ve had a request in to enable video Hangouts. The first attempt was to run the traffic through the on-premise McAfee Web Gateways that are used to inspect all traffic in and out of the Internet. … Continue reading

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2012 Nexus 7 Performance fix

I’ve been having a lot of UI slowness problems with my 1st generation Nexus 7. I’ve seen a lot of people reporting the same symptoms online. Luckily I stumbled across this post online which seems to have done a lot … Continue reading

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Chromecast not work with BT HomeHub5

Credit to the Blinkbox help site for this. I just purchased a Chromecast to link up with my Nexus 7 running 4.4.4. Annoyingly when I tried to cast a YouTube video I got an error occurred message. Fruitless reboots and … Continue reading

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Raspbmc remote display

So there I was assuming the display could be remoted using native X11 capabilities and it turns out xbmc on the pi uses opengl for embedded systems – gles. This means the app runs locally with no inbuilt way to … Continue reading

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Easy way to take command line output and paste it into another application

Well I never knew that: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2009/11/10/9919908.aspx Using pipes take me back to my decade of Unix. Laters, Matt

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CCNA

I realised back in May last year that the Cisco CCNA certification was to be revised on September 2013. So I spent July and August hitting a couple of books I had bought previously and going over an accelerated CCNA … Continue reading

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Boots laces too tight

When snowboarding I’m one of those paranoid types who likes to know their kit is always secure and tight. That’s just my mential abberation, this attitude was enforced on a Canada backcountry trip when a screw came off my bindings … Continue reading

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