As part of Brunei Geek Meet meetup on the 9th Sept 2015. Seems that I forgot to post this such a long long time ago
This is essentially an intro to Vagrant and an intro to Docker slide decks combined into one. These slides were prepared for GDG DevFest 2014 but was cancelled last minute. Best not let the slides go to waste.
Is that a Vagrant in your Computer? (Using Vagrant to set up your environment)
Computer Whaling (Using Docker to set up your environment)
I’ve heard complaints that DST, one of the Brunei mobile telcos, rip people off with regards to charging for data. Let’s see if that’s true.
And I’ve come up with this spreadsheet.
On a cursory glance, it seems that
Hope to do more in-depth look soon
The Telbru eSpeed/High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) Internet rates have arrived and price wise they are going in a good direction, quota wise not so much, but here are the facts that you need to know.
How to check your data usage
Notifications can be sent to you via your preferred communication channel (e-mail/text message) when you have used 50%, 80% and 100% of your quota volume
Read more on Telbru’s site
My bandwidth at home cannot even reach 1Mbps, is there a rebate?
There will be no rebate given on your rental charge or quota. Our broadband service is best effort service. If your average broadband speed is low (approximately one megabit per second or less) we do not recommend you to purchase higher bandwidth or quota packages.
So iOS 8 has been released and it shows Android how to do things properly in terms of advanced notifications as well as the sharing menu
Android has had sharing capabilities for ages (possibly since the first public Android release) however it is not consistent and seems to exists in at least 4 different variations.
2) Android sharing in Skitch (3rd party application): a quick touch to share with the last application and going to the “See all” option expands the list and adds extra items to the bottom of an existing list
4) Android sharing in Chrome (1st party app from Google): another 1 touch quick share with last app but otherwise a full alphabetical list of share intents.
iOS 8 sharing: consistent look and ability to order sharing activities (order seems different based on app, i.e. Safari vs Photos, but at least the order is configurable)
As an Android fan, it really bugs me that Android has had a lot of functionality but never seem to fully polish things up and strengthens the argument where Apple doesn’t necessarily innovate with new features but implement features in more usable forms.
(Note: Due to conflicting schedules we had to postpone to 12th September from the initial date of 9th)
As I’ll be in the country this coming week, I’ve scheduled a long over due Brunei Geek Meet and hope to share my experiences working on an Open Source project namely the OpenMRS CPM that is hosted weekly by ThoughtWorks.
Agenda: 7pm – 830pm
Open Source Involvements: Experiences from the Trenches of an Open Source Project
Tim will share his experience working on an OpenMRS module for the pass 8 months and discuss ways to get open source projects off the ground, what to expect and how to contribute to them. We can also discuss community projects for Brunei
Testing: TDD BDD WTH?
Testing is a key part in the development life cycle and can provide assurance that your code is doing what it is meant to do. We’ll explore some basics of testing referencing the OpenMRS module in the first talk
Hope to see you there!
After the last post, I gave Google yet another call and found out that there have been similar issues: getting a confirmation on the website but no emails nor courier. They set things up yet again and thankfully the courier finally came to pick up the goods on Tuesday (they came on Monday but we were out for a company lunch, and didn’t even ring my number).
So after 3 weeks, 2 emails and about 5 calls, I have finally managed to get a replacement Nexus 4 and returned my old one. That totally felt much harder than it sounds (more reason to buy from physical brick and mortar stores?)
P.S. Recorded the hold music and found out that it is “The Lighthouse and The Whaler-Untitled (This Is an Adventure)” – listen on YouTube thanks to Shazam (at first I though it couldn’t find it due to the name having “Untitled” in the name…
So after the last post, I followed up with an email to Google Support and this time there was a response within 30 minutes, with the RMA details as below (full email). Hurrah!
2 days later I got my replacement device. Double hurrah! Backed up and restored data to the new device and on to returning the old device
Packing the device on Friday 29th and re-reading these directions, I realised that I didn’t get any confirmation email nor shipping labels. Cue a another call to Google support and Google Support lady (first one I’ve spoke to, previous 2/3 calls have all been guys) says that they don’t email shipping labels to Australia and that the courier man should have it.
Courier man never came yesterday, so retried requesting another return request today and got a “Collection for given RMA Number has already been requested”. So yet another Google Support call….
After my last post on Google’s Support, I gave Google another call and thankfully William managed to further process my support ticket: he said that it was lodged and escalated but there wasn’t any updates on it.
He asked me to check my Google wallet billing and shipping address and after some verification with him, that it would be processed accordingly. He was saying something along the lines that it takes 2 days for the system to get updated after changing my billing/shipping address and it would then be processed. But alas still nothing.
Is this what customer support is meant to be? The customer having to manually follow up on things only to get things done?