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Keep it professional MPDC councillors

The official election period has not started at Matamata Piako District Council.  It seems though that competition is already heating up, with a number of councilors having got their swords out already and taking low quality stabs at each other!   One doesn't...

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Why I called it quits with G Suite / Google

So - after a long and tough 4 years, I have called it quits with Google's G Suite.  Mata Digital had been trying to make it work with G Suite for the past year to no avail - we just found that we had drifted apart too much. -- Without sounding like a soppy breakup...

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Sendgrid = Long Term Solution

Just thought I would throw it out there - We have been happily using Sendgrid.com for emails for a number of large projects for over 4 years now, and love it!   Not a single issue (Google & Microsoft, challenge??)!   Sendgrid's read and open tracking...

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Xero + Zapier + WHMCS = Perfect

We are running a nifty installation of Xero + Zapier + WHMCS + G Suite.   This has created some amazing business automation behind the scenes, and makes on boarding, and repetitive tasks an ease! We are patiently waiting on an Workflow Max integration to Zapier...

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Splashtop Streamer

Splashtop Streamer has been my preferred remote desktop solution for a number of years now.  Recently I changed my password - and guess what happened!  It signed out all the computers that I had signed into the Splashtop Streamer on - so what this means: I now need to...

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Mac OS X Beta program, and Xcode Development

A while ago, I somehow ended up enrolling my laptop on the Mac OS X Beta program, receiving updates in advanced.  This was all going great, until I got an error on iTunes Connect saying New apps and app updates must be built with the public (GM) versions of Xcode 6 or...

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Backing up to Time Machine from VPN

It is actually easy to backup your Mac over a VPN to a remote server.   In this post: Our 'remote server' is a Mac Mini Server, with Time Machine and VPN enabled. Our client is a Mac Laptop. We are using this to keep the VPN running all the time, on the client....

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Persistant VPN Connection on Mac

Connect to your VPN. In AppleScript Editor run: tell application "System Events" tell current location of network preferences get name of every service whose (kind is greater than 11 and kind is less than 16) and connected of current configuration is true end tell end...

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