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Bidroop invite code for use with the system

July 12th, 2013

Invite codes for use at are now extremely limited, gone are the days of hundreds of codes.

I will keep this post updated with a fresh invite code as often as possible. Only one at a time for now, sorry.


Don’t buy Netgear home networking products

November 28th, 2012

I apologise in advance for this rant, however I feel it needs to be shared. I have recently had an issue with my Netgear DGN2000 wireless ADSL router whereby all the LAN ports have a hardware problem and no longer function (30 – 40% packet loss). Luckily for me the unit was still under warranty so I called Netgear support. I had already performed all of the required troubleshooting (different computers, different ports, different cables) and there was no doubt that all LAN ports were experiencing the same issue, although wireless was working fine.

The Netgear support tech wanted to perform a factory reset on the router, however I didn’t want to risk losing my wireless connection as I may not be able to reconfigure the router post reset should it not come back as expected. Like most of us, I rely heavily on my Internet connection and any downtime is hugely inconvenient. Luckily for me (or so I thought), the tech agree to go ahead with an RMA to replace the faulty unit I had. He said he would email me an RMA form and I should receive the new unit in 5 to 7 days.

So on the 5th day I check the Netgear RMA checker online and the status was still shown as “Shipped: No”. So I check every day with no change. Today is the 8th day since my call to them, and still no change to the status so I call them up and am then informed that the replacement unit has not been shipped as they have not yet received my faulty unit. I’m very surprised by this and explained that this was not how the process was explained to me, and that I wasn’t prepared to go without an Internet connection for 10 days for the whole process to complete.  The support tech said that the process was clearly explained in the RMA email that was sent to me, however I re-read this back to them and again there is nothing telling me that they expect me to ship my faulty unit back to them first, and then wait for a replacement. I also checked the RMA form and found again the process is not explained.

In my 20+ years of working IT I have never come across this RMA process before, especially not on critical equipment like a router (even if it is for home – lots of us work from home).

Certainly I have had several issues with Netgear products in the past, but have managed to work around them before. This however is an absolute show stopper for me though, as in my opinion any product or service is only as good as it’s support.

So feel free to buy Netgear if you want, just remember that if you need a warranty replacement you’ll be without your product for at least 1 week, whilst they either fix it or replace it. Also to be fair, D-Link have the same policy as do other manufacturers possibly, so for my replacement of my faulty Netgear device I’ll be ensuring the replacement comes with an acceptable RMA process (i.e I won’t be buying Netgear or D-Link).

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How to Watch Streaming Movies and Television shows On Your PC Free

October 25th, 2012

Do you want to learn how you will see streaming movies and Television shows from your computer? As opposed to having
to be in front of the television set when your
favorite Television shows are on, it may be possible to watch your entire
favorite movies on the web. No more do I have to worry about whether I possess free time
when my favorite exhibits are on.

1 ) How Is It Possible To Watch Streaming Movies and
TV Shows From the Computer?

There are several websites online that
stream Television shows and movies, and initially I believed that I had made a
fantastic discovery. I then used the sites online and found
that a lot of of the time, the
resolution was really poor and all I had
been seeing on screen were large pixels. The movie
files were also generally incomplete, which made viewing a genuine displeasure, especially after how I have become so caught up with the movie I am

2 . Are On the internet Streaming Sites Legal and Safe?

And after that, I made another startling
discovery. Some of the movie streaming
websites have spyware and keystroke loggers installed
directly into them, and they will infect the actual computers of users who visit the websites.
In the end, I decided that all this was not for me as it was not worth jeopardizing my PC’s security to watch the poor quality
shows anyway. I got about to forget about the concept of movie and TV show watching on the net until I discovered another
technologies which I describe

3. Satellite television for pc Technology
We downloaded a satellite TV for PC software
program from the internet, and I possess since
been enjoying all my favorite Television shows and
movies from it. This software is able to let
me enjoy all my favorite programmes without containing the
risks of spyware and viruses. I found a huge selection of movies in the software, and they were all the
top quality.

four. Conclusion
Satellite television for pc allows me to watch
TV shows and movies on requirement, and I no
longer need to stick to the programme schedule associated
with my cable TV service. It also costs much less than a month to month
subscription service, as all I had formed to pay for
the software must have been a low one-time fee. To discover where you can download the
program that I am using, read
the website link below to find out more.

enjoy free