Outlook.com / Hotmail / Live Mail – Room for improvement   Leave a comment

New MS Hotmail / Outlook.com is a bit overbloated with script and active content but everything’s like that n0w I spose.

Despite the fat causing browsers to suffer resource bloat, therefore making it costly to leave a tab open for Hotmail while browsing, it’s still quite good.

It could do with room to improve though.

Here’s some suggestions, blogged so I can pass them to the devs; the feedback form isn’t much chop with limited chars and no provision for a two-way dialog or issue tracking functionality..


When reading email from the Inbox, after selecting a message, (and the content then showing in the reading pane), the space-bar doesn’t work to scroll down-page in the reading pane.
It did behave that way in the past.
Obviously this small keyboard shortcut/feature is very useful when wading through a full inbox!
An ideal scenario which is not currently possible for reading an inbox with many new messages would be the provising of keyboard accelerators for a workflow similar to this:
-Beginning in the reading pane..
-Shift-tab from Reading Pane back up to the currently active email in the Message List,
-Then arrow down to the next email, with it then displaying in reading pane
-Press tab to make reading pane active
-Space-bar and/or arrow up/down through the message
-Tab or Shift Tab back to Message List when done
-Press delete, ctrl-m for move, or one of a number of other appropriate accelerators for common actions to deal with the message
-Return highlight/selection to the next email down in the Msg List
-Tab down to the Reading Pane


Posted March 29, 2014 by benryanau in ICT, Microsoft, Web

Findin’ Fatties   Leave a comment


Posted December 26, 2013 by benryanau in Uncategorized

QuickRef: Google Search Modifiers   Leave a comment

(Shamelessly stolen) Google search modifiers quickref..

  • 1. link:url

This will give the list of sites that links to designated site.

  • 2. related:url

This search will give you all sites related to the url you have entered in the above query.

  • 3. site:domain

This will show all the pages of the Domain you enter in the above query.

  • 4. allinurl:search term

This will show only those results in whose url your search term will appear exactly.

  • 5. Inurl:search term

This is similar to the query allinurl but it will search only the first word of search term in url and the rest of the words will be searched in the page.

  • 6. allintitle:search term

This will show only those sites which have your search term in the tittle of website.

  • 7. Intitle:search term

Show only those sites which have your first word of search term in tittle and the rest of the words in their page.

  • 8. spell:search term

This will check your search term for spelling mistakes and autosearch in google with correct words.

  • 9. filetype:extension search term

It will provide you only those sites which provides a document of your extension type and having your search term in it.

  • 10. Filetype:ppt environment

It will show all ppt files in which the environment word is used. This type of search is extremely useful for finding presentations(ppt or pptx) and e books(pdf)

Posted June 23, 2013 by benryanau in Web

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Firefox Addons: Remember Passwords   Leave a comment

I found another Firefox “Remember Passwords” addon.. here’s the two that I know of that can work instead of, or in conjunction with, my patched omni.ja.



They run together fine, not sure if they redundantly overlap but I don’t care, whatever helps remember the damned passwords..



Posted January 25, 2013 by benryanau in ICT

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Ubiquity Bullet2HP AirOS v4.0 CLI Commands   Leave a comment

Just logging some of the interesting wireless-related CLI console commands available in AirOS version 4.
I’ll update the post as I discover more about them.






support – dumps support file to <output dir> <filename>





80211stats – some MAC layer stats like wep/encryption frames, auth/deauth frames (Add -a for another set of stats on the link to the AP)

Posted December 15, 2012 by benryanau in Uncategorized

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This reached out and grabbed me..   Leave a comment

“Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.”

Terry Pratchett, apparently. Gold.

Posted December 13, 2012 by benryanau in Personal

Software Defined Radio – SDR… it rocks!   Leave a comment

Got myself a Realtek 2832U a.k.a RTLSDR DVB Dongle a while ago.. got sick of list listening to police/fire/ambo’s etc (cool as that is) so now I’m after more!’

I’ll write up the local frequencies in use here when I get a chance, sadly there’s no simple ‘scanner’ application for these radios yet so it’s manual ‘scope staring to find signals.

There’s not a lot of FM voice around but heaps of chips and whistles all over the place.. that means data!
Aha.. something I can sniff..
Now this isn’t easy or commonly done, there are few complete codesets around that do anything like what I want. A shame I can’t code, but I’ll try and do what I can with what’s around.

Posted August 14, 2012 by benryanau in Hacking, Radio, Wireless

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