Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Google domain naked url forward problem

Ugh......don't know why this isn't more obvious in the help docs....but I found it online after 20 mins of futzing around trying different combinations.

When you register a domain with google domains you can set up to 100 sub-domain forwarding etc eg

The problem I was finding is if I typed in it was forwarding fine. However, if I typed in it wasn't working at all.

Basically would return no such domain....... (even though I had already setup the * wildcard to work - and it was working fine, eg if I typed in random subdomains that didn't exist.....would send them to just fine).

What I was missing is forwarding "the google naked domain" and how you do that is setup subdomain forward as you always would......but then enter just  @  on its own in the subdomain then fill out as the destination.

Ugh like I said.....simple but lots of futzing around to get there.

Hopefully through SEO this post will help someone out :)

Friday, September 14, 2018

Syrian "exclusion zone"

Can you imagine how the USA would react if China set up a 35 mile "boundary zone" in Texas for Mexican "refugee protection".....


Steve Eisman ....10 years later.

Worthy reading.

Interesting point about nothing major to 2020 and govt manipulation changing the rules  (my personal echo-chamber...?) i still think there will be a short dip in March when people start filing USA tax returns and learning what the Trump tax cuts mean to them.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sydney Rents going up

Going to be interesting to see what happens to Sydney rents as people realize they cant get funding for their first homes under the new APRA lending rules......


Monday, September 10, 2018

Are we being racist when it comes to live sheep exports?

Makes you wonder if we could ever see a future where the consumption of meat is banned entirely...... eg this political movement seems to have come about fairly rapidly.....

Whilst i support penalties against mistreatment of sheep, and some carriers have done a shockingly bad job so deserve to be fined/lose their license; I wonder how city folk would feel is we said sheep can only be transported a maximum of 240 kilometers before processing and their retail prices in Coles/Woolies doubled overnight as a reflection of this.....because basically this is what we are saying to customers in the Middle East eg you MUST purchase refrigerated or frozen meat from Australia and you MUST have the refrigeration/power capabilities that come along with that requirement.

Friday, September 07, 2018

#MelbTechCity takes Silicon Valley

Should have said...."no poop in the streets in Melbourne" if they really wanted people to consider moving there from SF......

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Huge Kaepernick billboard in SF today

Assholes on CNBC talking tonight about how "businesses shouldnt do politics" FU....what was Citizen United legislation all about then?

Half of your guests have lobbyists on speed dial and now that you have someone standing up for what cant be bought you are telling me "businesses shouldnt be getting involved in politics??"

Friday, August 31, 2018

DDNS client for windows

I've come across a problem recently in that my Zywall 110 only has a max of 10 DDNS entries

Ive been slowly moving my domains over from to as they come up for renewal but Google domains uses Dynamic DNS (eg dyndns2 protocol).

You would think finding a windows update client would be easy right....?

Nope - they are all either scripts you can update dynamic dns urls from a bat file etc or are for unix/Linux installations or a lot of android versions ( assuming so you can browse to your phone via ip to do updates).

Ugh for some reason the exact solution I was looking for was hidden away after 1 hour of google searching / links etc  DynSite -

Supports a ton of providers located at

Supports a ton of routers for obtaining networked ip address - (not the Zywall 110....but it can obtain ip address with a websearch)

Took me a bit to work out the configuration (my dumb mistake....) see below, but this windows client does exactly what I need so hopefully with some SEO magic this link will help someone else out find DynSite - faster.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018


I take it my $GOOG shares aren’t going to benefit from Waymo anytime soon :(

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Buy a bale.....?

Interesting timing on this video.....

This weeks Landline is about 'destocking livestock" and infrastructure preparation in a drought......which is what i posted about in reference to the "buy a bale" campaign recently
Worth a watch.