June 21, 2016Matt
I recently picked up one of the Optus Huawei E5573 4G+ Wifi Modem’s. It’s a pretty straight forward assembly and only takes a few minutes to get you connected to the internet.
Check out the video below to see the assembly process:
One thing to keep in mind, your wifi SSID and password are both written on the inside of the battery cover, so make sure to take note of them or you’ll have to pull the cover back off.
June 19, 2016Matt
I’ve moved my Dropbox onto an external hard drive because it’s just too big to store all the files I use regularly on my local hard drive. However, I like to keep a local backup in addition to the Dropbox backup, so I wanted to add it to my Time Machine which has more than enough room for the extra drive. Here’s how I did it in 50 seconds. Continue Reading
April 20, 2016Matt
In Australia, one of the formats commonly used for television broadcast files is OP1a compliant MXF. Channel 7 has very specific requirements for how the file should be formatted for their primary and all their secondary channels. MXF is essentially a container, and inside it is the video content, the audio content, and it can also include the subtitle content. If you’ve never worked with broadcast media before it is a bit of an obscure format that you will probably not have heard of. Fortunately Adobe Premiere makes it extremely easy to export into this format. Below you will find the settings I use that are accepted by Channel 7. I cannot promise that your media will be accepted using the same settings, but I can’t see any reason it wouldn’t be. Continue Reading
April 14, 2016Matt
When I switched from a Blackberry to an iPhone I quickly noticed a difference between silent mode on the Blackberry and ‘silent’ on the iPhone. In fact, when my iPhone was on silent mode, it still dinged every few minutes when new emails came in. Suffice to say my first few nights involved a lot of waking up. Continue Reading
February 23, 2016Matt
So I noticed some new flavours of Cadbury chocolate and Tim Tams in the supermarket.
Cadbury choc orange, strawberry champagne Tim Tams, and pina colada Tim Tams.
The big question though, are they any good?
I decided to do a video on it and answer that very question. Continue Reading
February 22, 2016Matt
I’ve been looking up info and links for 13, 1300 and 1800 numbers and thought I’d share some helpful ones:
February 3, 2016Matt
The vital question to any man using an electric shaver when it comes to selecting a shaving cream for a wet shave. Will it actually work with my shaver? Or is it just going to clog it up?
I’ve tried a lot of different shaving creams and gels with my Philips SensoTouch 3D electric shaver, and Lush Dirty is the first shaving cream I’ve found that doesn’t clog it up. It just glides perfectly and makes the shave much more pleasant.
I highly recommend it if you have one of these shavers or a similar Philishave model that is capable of wet shaving. Watch the video review below for all my thoughts on it. Continue Reading
January 28, 2016Matt
I’m pretty dubious about any kind of cosmetics or things that seem a bit faddish – eg beard and facial wash.
This one though I find quite interesting so I decided to do a video review on it.
So does the Lush Kalamazoo Beard and Facial Wash actually work? Check out the video to find out! Continue Reading
January 24, 2016Matt
I haven’t made any fractal animations for a while now, but I came across this one on one of my older hard drives. I created the audio track in Apple Soundtrack Pro during my early uni days and then using Apophysis I generated a series of fractals to match it and animated it using Flam3.
I never shared it anywhere but I figure why not put it on YouTube and share it here, no one gets to enjoy it hidden away on a hard drive. I’ve been thinking about making some more if I ever can fit in the time. I used to really enjoy designing them. I hope you enjoy it, let me know what you think in the comments. Continue Reading
December 8, 2015Matt
I’ve got an idea for an app that will use the alarm and push notifications associated with the alarm on an iPhone and ultimately an Apple Watch. So I’ve been reading up a bit on how to approach that. The below links look promising so far and I plan to experiment with them. We’ll see how I go!
Ironically Macca’s just released a new app that has a lot of similarities to what I am envisioning. Also some key differences.