Fairfax Tech Talk Column

Fairfax Tech Talk Column

27.3.2020 Fairfax Tech Talk Column 191


Many people talk about the pace of change ‘these days’ but I think it would be fair to say that COVID-19 has delivered a world where the pace of change is not measured in years or months but in hours and minutes. Just when we think we have somewhat of a handle on how the world will look going forward, the ground shifts from underneath us. From a technology perspective, I spend the majority of my days helping clients improve their remote connectivity to satisfy their requireme ..

20.3.2020 Fairfax Tech Talk Column 190


It was almost two years ago when I almost gave my daughter a heart attack. Our family was on an Easter holiday and one daughter was at University so she flew direct to our destination. We were about to prepare a meal in our apartment when I picked up my daughter’s phone – and realised that her short time at University had resulted in a phone covered with residual alcohol stickiness. So, as any good father with a knowledge of technology would do, I turned on the tap and placed ..

13.3.2020 Fairfax Tech Talk Column 189


If you were one of the tens of millions of people around the world who watched a day in the life of Jack Bauer unfold in the television series, ‘24’, then undoubtedly your highlight would have been similar to mine. Day Six, which aired through 2007, was the first time that most people saw the concept of sophisticated videoconferencing. Cisco paid a ridiculous amount of money for their technology to be used as part of the plot when Noah Daniels and his staff communicated with  ..

06.3.2020 Fairfax Tech Talk Column 188


I recently had an experience I would not wish upon my worst enemy (I don’t actually have enemies – but the expression sounds very dramatic!) My wife and I were sitting at home relaxing on a Saturday afternoon. Our four children were at various locations away from home including our youngest daughter on a student exchange in Japan. Our blissful peace was interrupted by our gate bell. We checked the video intercom and two uniformed officers were at our gate. The offic ..