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paulgit
    Packing my bag for the week ahead in Tianjin. I will try and travel light by only taking my iPad and my work computer. I usually take my MacBook too, but I doubt I will have time for myself in the evenings.
    paulgit
      I need to burn a DVD for somebody on my Mac. It’s such a long time ago since I have done such a thing I cannot find any software to do it…any recommendations?
      paulgit
        I think I have managed to shake this cold off, though my Saturday has been ruined. Hopefully Sunday will be more productive before I head off to Tianjin next week.
        paulgit
          @matigo they won't understand Cantonese anyway! ;) their English is often better than mine though! :) @mttmccb
          paulgit
            @matigo That's bad news, too bad you are not here in Shanghai. A new screen fitted wile you wait costs about $30 (or maybe less if your bargaining power is better than mine). This is at the digital market and not Apple. @mttmccb
            paulgit
              @yogimo this weekend gone a group of friends headed for a picnic in a lake/park in Suzhou with 5 dogs. Haven't had so much fun in a long time and the dogs were so happy running around. @matigo image [chimp.li]
              paulgit
                @yogimo my success rate on delivery is 100% though a couple of things were fake or not as described but I returned them
                paulgit
                  I love Taobao.com, you can buy anything.
                  paulgit
                    @yogimo I may not get to it for a few days, got some silly long days at VW including the weekend, however I will endeavour to do it ASAP @lasar
                    paulgit
                      @yogimo I'm reinstalling VPS not MacBook! @lasar
                      paulgit
                        @yogimo I'll email you the details once I have configured accounts etc I reinstalled the entire OS @lasar
                        paulgit
                          @lasar I laugh when I had to fax them cancellation
                          paulgit
                            @lasar yes, there are some technical restrictions and an external monitoring service shows connectivity dropouts once a week which they have not addressed. I certainly won't recommend or deal with them ever again.
                            paulgit
                              @lasar ...they sure as hell won't come to China to track me down for a small amount of Euros. It looks like @yogimo will have another proxy to use for the next 12 months or I will create a spam bot or something! ;)
                              paulgit
                                @lasar they just sent me an email to say that they cannot terminate service until 2016. They just lost a customer for life who will also spread a bad word. My only course of action is to not pay, but I am not sure if they can impact my UK credit rating....
                                paulgit
                                  @lasar It's the cheapest VPS (well it was 4 years ago) you get more for less now. This was used for an Open Source project but the increasing costs meant it was more economical to host elsewhere. Their service/connectivity is generally crap outside of EU.
                                  paulgit
                                    @lasar The contract does state a 4 week cancellation period, but they say it's a rolling 12 months and the 4 weeks only applies to the first 4 weeks! I have pleaded with them and they have referred me to a decision maker. I don't hold up much hope.
                                    paulgit
                                      Instacast Cloud is another victim of the GFW, device sync simply doesn't work reliably without a VPN. To bad because I am signed up until December. Mental note to self, don't waste money on Cloud services. The (foreign) cloud is not the future in China,