Ron Gabriel

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2016 Audi Q7

Automotive /

The brand new Audi Q7 has been announced and after almost a decade, the 2nd generation of the flagship SUV from Audi will hit our shores in September. At this stage the jury is still out on the exterior design but the interior seems to excite almost everyone with it’s virtual cockpit dashboard design. As …

iOS 8 Sluggish?

Personal /

For me there is nothing good about new iOS releases unless I’m the guy who always have the latest and greatest devices from Apple. Unfortunately we all don’t live in that world of yearly device upgrade and are usually 1-2 generation models behind. Since upgrading to the new iOS 8 my iPhone 5, iPad 3rd …

Excel 2013 Tips

Geek, Windows /

Ctrl + Shift + F1 – This command toggles Full screen and Ribbon Tabs. Ctrl + F2 – Print Preview Ctrl + 1 – Activate Format Cells Dialog box Alt + ;(semicolon) – Select Visible Cells Only Ctrl + Shift + L – Activate/Deactivate Filtering

Apache Web Administration

Geek /

How to find out the Linux release that Apache is installed on? [email protected]:~$ cat /etc/*release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=”Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS” NAME=”Ubuntu” VERSION=”14.04.1 LTS, Trusty Tahr” ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME=”Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS” VERSION_ID=”14.04″ HOME_URL=”” SUPPORT_URL=”” BUG_REPORT_URL=”” [email protected]:~$ Apache status command: apachectl status [email protected]:~$ apachectl status Can’t create config directory (/.w3m)!Apache Server Status for localhost (via ::1) …

The new Audi RS3

Automotive /

Around 18 months ago I was posting and raving on about the fastest production 4-cylinder car in the world, the Mercedes AMG A45. I was dismayed however with the price of this vehicle when it hit the Australian market, such was the demand for the car that those that managed to secure one were reselling it for $10k more than what they are worth. Most likely giving it a bit of a hammering first before selling it. I knew then that owning the A45 wouldn’t be practical choice for a family car.

Fractured my cheekbone!

Personal /

Earlier in December I recall saying to my physiotherapist that I’ve been lucky enough not have broken or fractured a bone in my body. Three weeks later, here I am with a depressed fracture of the cheekbone and nasal bones. It’s not all that bad, not noticeable and not overly painful.