I am Aaron Davies

I blog here like my opinions actually matter

I got Tonsillitis
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

I came back from training in Auckland last week feeling awful - sweaty, sore, weak and disoriented. It had been slowly escalating during the week, but after my flight back it was destroying me.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Well, training here is going well! It's intimidating to understand a big and complicated machine, but the boss man Karl ensures us it's not as bad as it looks. It's all sensors and belts and mechanicalness.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Eat your heart out, Toffee Pops.

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Can you feel life tangle you up inside
Saturday, April 10, 2021

I’m good!

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Tell me the song and I'll sing it
Sunday, April 4, 2021

Well, that was helpful.

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And I am feeling so small
Saturday, April 3, 2021

It's an odd dichotomy.

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About me.
Saturday, October 19, 2019

This is not your usual About Me page, but I’m sharing here five things about me that aren’t very common knowledge. These include things I’m not very comfortable publishing, but I’m hoping getting them out there will, in some strange way, take a small bit of the load off me.

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Printer Troubleshooting
Thursday, September 26, 2019

I was recently contacted to help an elderly person in my small town get his printer working. The printer was consistently printing poorly, with text coming out very blurry and smudged.

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Chrome App Mode: webapps with elegance
Monday, September 23, 2019

Browser-based apps have progressed a lot since the laggy and unresponsive experience that Google Docs was when it launched over a decade ago. Thanks to the power of HTML5, tasks from office suites to video editing now perform well enough that the browser can be a viable app platform for daily use.

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IT: Getting an old Windows machine running
Sunday, September 22, 2019

After throwing my friend Mark a surprise birthday party yesterday, I was given the task of getting a decade old Windows machine working and running Windows 10. I was given a Windows 7 Ultimate N key and this computer - a four hard drive behemoth - and set to work.

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Pearson Vue, Microsoft and Upskilling
Thursday, September 5, 2019

On my quest to upskill, I decided to take exams online to gain some Microsoft certified qualifications. Starting at the beginning, I opted for MS-900: Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals. I signed up to take the exam with the online provider Pearson Vue at 9pm this Thursday night, and spent the last few days doing not much else other than studying. These exams are not free: $184 in local (NZ) currency. It might not seem like much, but money is tight for me right now.

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Information on Veon 4K TV's
Friday, August 2, 2019

Since restarting my blogging venture last year the post that I've received the most feedback on was my budget Veon TV review. I still get emails nearly a year later with people asking questions while they're looking into buying one, or wanting help with different settings and features. There is very little information on these TV's available online, The Warehouse doesn't provide any documentation and there are very few professional reviews available.

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