Author Archives: Andrew

Google Apps, Hangouts, and messaging

tl;dr: Here’s how to make the Hangouts app work on your Google Apps account. I’ve been a long-time paying Google Apps user for andrewsavory.com (since at least 2008, according to my mail archive). Yesterday, I discovered that my use of … Continue reading

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ASP.Net with Docker on Mac

I tried a ton of different ASP.NET on Linux / Docker / Mac tutorials, none of which worked for one reason or another. Then I fixed it. The closest I got was Deploy ASP.NET 5 Apps to Docker on Linux, … Continue reading

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The WordPress iPad app

Next up in my tour of iPad blog clients: the official WordPress app. Categories – check. Tagging – check. Uncomfortably accurate geotagging – check (though thankfully only at the resolution of “Andrew’s street” and not “sat in the lounge”). Ugly … Continue reading

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Testing BlogPress

I think I need to start using iPad blogging clients more — in part in the delusional belief that I will blog more, but also because I keep losing my “local drafts” folder each time I change laptop.  BlogPress does not … Continue reading

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The cost of keeping your cool

As the UK basks in record temperatures (“Scorched Britain”, “Havoc on hottest day for a DECADE”, “ travel disruptions and health fears as temperatures soar”, “Record-Baker”, “Heatwave UK”), I’ve been running the air conditioner at home rather more frequently in a … Continue reading

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It’s Pebble Time

I backed the Pebble Time Kickstarter project, and my watch arrived a couple of weeks ago. It’s a great device and the first “smart watch” I’m happy wearing. I’ve been critical of the wearable space. Back when Samsung and Google … Continue reading

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Office 365

I want to give Microsoft Office 365 a chance. But it’s just a terrible and incomplete experience. Herein my tale of woe. ~ I received a link to a folder from a co-worker. I need to keep up-to-date on the … Continue reading

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Mastering the mobile app challenge at Adobe Summit

I’m presenting a 2 hour Building mobile apps with PhoneGap Enterprise lab at Adobe Summit in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, with my awesome colleague John Fait. Here’s a sneak preview of the blurb which will be appearing over on the … Continue reading

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Login problems on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

These are notes from a tech support call with my parents last night, saved here for the next time stuff breaks. If you’re running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (and possibly other versions), you may find you can’t log in. … Continue reading

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Super markets

I’ve been using our local Lidl recently, because their policy of regularly baking throughout the day means I can pick up fresh croissants and pains au chocolat whenever I go, whereas the local Tesco, Sainsburys, and Waitrose have usually run … Continue reading

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