nbn got you down? You’re not alone…

Even though nbn can be a headache… … it doesn’t need to be. A recent report by the Australia Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) has highlighted that 42% of small businesses have complained about the nbn since connecting. Additionally, 40% of businesses have experienced “downtime” in their service, with one i seven businesses being left without phone or internet for over a month. These statistics … Continue reading nbn got you down? You’re not alone…

Can you get nbn? Qualifications are now easier!

In early July, we released our nbn REST API for service qualifications and management. Since then we’ve processed hundreds of qualifications and used it to solve several complex problems relating to service availability for nbn. But now we’ve made it even easier for our residential, business and wholesale customers to access the power of this system. We’ve brought our nbn Qualification Endpoint to the Real … Continue reading Can you get nbn? Qualifications are now easier!

Gutenberg for WordPress is coming…

A few years ago we made the jump from Drupal to WordPress as the primary Content Management System (CMS) we deploy for our customers. While Drupal is still our ideal choice for complex data based websites, WordPress brings a level of simplicity and power to the web publishing experience. While WordPress makes building websites easy, handling complex layouts has always been a challenge without additional … Continue reading Gutenberg for WordPress is coming…

Survey Extended! Share your knowledge for a chance to win!

A few weeks ago, we invited you to complete our survey on IT and Software Updates for a chance to win a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Now we’re giving you a few more days to share your thoughts (the survey now closes on Wednesday, 1st August 2018). In case you missed it, here’s the recap:   What do you know about IT updates? IT and … Continue reading Survey Extended! Share your knowledge for a chance to win!

Manage overlapping external subnets with Docker

One of the good (and bad) features of using Docker and docker-compose is it’s ability to spin up virtual networks for your container stack. This encourages application isolation, and clear thinking about what network ports you need to expose from and between your containers. By default, Docker allocates a /16 subnet from the 172.[17-32].0.0 range for their network segments. Unfortunately, we use this range extensively … Continue reading Manage overlapping external subnets with Docker

Surface Go: Now Available for Pre-Order

Today, Microsoft released the Surface Go, a 10″ version of it’s popular Surface laptop. Starting at $599, the Surface Go is available for pre-order now. The screen is a PixelSense 10 Point Multitouch display with a 1800×1200 resolution. It includes an Intel Pentium Gold processor (4415Y) and 4GB RAM. The Surface Go has a 64GB internal storage, but with options for 128 and 256GB options … Continue reading Surface Go: Now Available for Pre-Order

Network Incident: 3rd July 2018

Earlier today we experienced two seperate but related network faults that affected a number of customers. We take the availability of our network very seriously, and with the the impact of these incidents being much larger than usual, we felt it warranted a post-mortem. At 11:15pm on Monday 2nd July, we performed some routine maintenance on our IPv6 network. Following the change, our engineering team … Continue reading Network Incident: 3rd July 2018

A new era for .au

Over the weekend we saw the biggest change to the .au domain name space. The operational control and management for .au has been migrated to Afilias, who currently manage over 25 of the global Top Level Domains (TLDs). The transition means that domain owners can now register domains for a range of time periods (from 1 year to 5 years) and benefit from reduced costs. … Continue reading A new era for .au