Boyd Chan

My name is Boyd and I’m an IT Solution Designer specialising in operational data gathering, transformation, analysis and reporting. I am currently undertaking my Masters of Science through the University of New South Wales @ The Australia Defence Force Academy (UNSW@ADFA). I hope to conclude this degree at the end of 2012 and potentially move on to a doctorate soon afterwards. I am also part of an online community known as the Panasonic Insider Crew in the capacity of “Insider Guru” for Panasonic Australia where I interact with other tech enthusiasts and find out more about Panasonic's latest gadgets. I love technology, gadgets and the Internet and maintain a keen interest in these areas locally, nationally and globally. I hope by sharing my views on these topics that people will receive an honest point of view from someone external to the media and genuinely interested in the issues. I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I love writing it!

Most commented posts

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Author's posts

Uber driver sacked for hurling homophobic slurs at passengers

Uber has been making slow but steady progress toward legalised operations in Australia having become legal in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales late last year. Meanwhile, in Victoria, Uber services were effectively legalised after charges against one of its drivers were overturned on appeal much to the dismay of the local taxi …

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Protect Your Surface Pro Tablet

Incipio ORD protective padded sleeve

I’ve had my Surface Pro 3 for several months now and, I have to say, it’s easily the best tablet I have ever owned. I’ve used a number of tablets over the years and the Surface Pro 3 is certainly the most capable and versatile of the lot. However, for a while, I was trying …

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Keep the USB Drive Plugged In Error When Booting Windows

For some reason when you reboot your Windows computer you might see the following error: Keep the USB drive plugged in. Only remove it after your PC has shut down completely. Otherwise, your Windows To Go workspace might crash and you could lose data. The quick way to fix this is by editing the Windows …

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Dashcams – Worth the Investment?

Over the decades, cars have become safer thanks to advances in technology including airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) and even things such as PCSS (pre-collision safety system) which may not stop an accident from occurring but can assist in decreasing impact and damage. That said, technology can only do so much whilst humans remain in …

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Hyper-V Error – VM Could Not Initialize

This is perhaps one of the most unhelpful, generic error messages I have come across in my years of computing. I’m sure we all have our favourites but this one is up there: could not initialize. Real helpful. I encountered this myself after converting an Oracle VirtualBox VDI to a Microsoft Hyper-V VHD and attaching …

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HP Proliant Microserver Gen 8 Unboxing

A bit out of order given that I’ve already put up a video showing how to install a micro SD card or USB stick in the HP Microserver but I can’t let that get in the way of  a good unboxing!   So, why did I choose the HP Proliant Microserver (Gen 8) over building …

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How to Install a Micro SD Card in an HP Proliant Microserver (Gen 8)

Recently, I bought ourselves a new microserver to replace our existing home server which I built six or seven years ago. It was a steal at AU$290 for the entry level HP Proliant Microserver (Gen 8) which ships with the Celeron G1610T CPU and without any hard drives or optical drive. Anyway, given that I …

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Surface Pro 3

Well, after owning my Surface Pro 3 for a couple of months (with half the time split between using Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on it) I am now sharing my review.   It is a longer video but I cover off the following points: 0m00s: Look and feel, In a nutshell, Microsoft has done well in …

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Reclaim Space After Upgrading to Windows 10

With Windows 10 now making its way on to computers around the world, you may want to know how to immediately claim back space the upgrade uses up to preserve your prior installation of Windows. This tip is perhaps aimed at those who aren’t afraid of closing the door behind them never to return to …

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