Canon imageRunner 3030 suddenly unable to send email

Quick notes on an issue I resolved today: Client’s imageRunner 3030 had been successfully sending scans via email for years. It was using port 25 with no SSL or authentication – SSL failed to work so we lived without it. 4 days ago it stopped working. I was unable to get the device to […]

Problem connecting to L2TP VPN on Windows 10 (with possible solution!)

I ran into a difficult technical problem recently, and after a lot of googling, managed to find a fix. I’m writing this post in case anyone else has the same issue. Description of the issue: Trying to connect to a L2TP VPN from Windows 10 to a Synology Diskstation (but others have described the same […]

Updated Vancouver Book Exchanges/Little Free Libraries Map

Back in 2014, the Georgia Straight published an article about Vancouver’s free book exchanges. I found the Google map they included (originally by Miranda Nelson, @charenton_ ) incredibly helpful for finding these shared repositories of books. On a sunny day, I love to hop on my bike and do a tour of several of them; generally I […]

DailyZen in GeekTool

I have been playing with GeekTool the last few days. It’s a small app for Mac OS X (preferences pane, actually) that adds text and images directly to the desktop. It’s highly scriptable and customizable, with people adding anything from the date and time, to log files, to RSS feeds and live satellite photos. One […]

Making the Tab Key work with JEditable Fields

Recently I was asked to solve a problem someone was having with JEditable. There were several fields on the page that existed as double-clickable text, which could then edited. The problem was, the tab key would not move between the fields. The first step of course was to build a simple test environment: a page […]