Author Archives: Matt Sinfield

About Matt Sinfield

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

Weird NIC behaviour on Windows 10

I have an old Lenovo T 410 which I upgraded to Win 10. It’s been working fine even after an image backup and restore onto an SSD. Last week I noticed while playing with the Azure Resource Portal that I … Continue reading

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Restore downloaded email into Hotmail

When I span up an ubuntu client a couple of months ago I decided to use Firebird to access my Hotmail email account. Without really thinking about what I was doing I changed the default setting of the Account set … Continue reading

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Google Nexus 7 2012 Performance

I’ve had a 2012 Nexus 7″ for a while now and performance has been dropping off over the last few releases of Android, Lollipop being pretty poor but better than some. I’ve just flashed the Nexus back to KitKat 4.4 … Continue reading

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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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