Yeah, I’m calling it. House prices despite recent falls are hugely and unjustifiably over priced given the quality of the housing stock (not to mention high interest rates) – Both due to Building Defects and Lack of maintenance on the part of the owners.
It would seem many existing houses quite a few years old will have some of structural framing defects. Chances are unless people have been meticulous with maintenance, if you pull the Interior plaster wall off or look into the ceiling space, There will likely be a number of Timber members that have suffered in someway from water ingress unbeknown to the owners – Usually from a leaking roof (particularly under heavy wind and rain conditions pushing water up under the flashings and into the building cavity) or improperly flashed details.
I don’t believe the issue is simply limited to the Monolithic cladding and houses made of untreated framing alone. Have seen State houses of the 1940’s suffer from this primarily due to lack of maintenance and inspection.
It’s why for myself at least I have shied away from embracing the purchase of new Town houses (Terrace houses) owning to access issues for regular inspection and maintenance. Frankly while many of them are built with a cavity which will help keep any water away from structural framing. Some I can see haven’t been particularly well built.
Discovered that my Huawei was bypassing my Pihole and ignoring my DNS settings resulting in ads being servering up in some apps. Symptoms was that upon initial launch of apps, the apps begain serving ads after 30 or so seconds.
Had to set “Private DNS” to “dns.adguard.com” and this appeared to stop it. Who knows if this fix will still be valid a week later.
Meta / Facebook are at it again, requiring you to login to Facebook just to view business pages and public community pages…
Seems phones may still have uninhibited access to pages marked as public. Desktops and Tablets appear to be affected.
I know this is in vain… Internet users of the world, please stop supporting these misbehaving tech behemoths. So tired of these corporates trying to monopolize and seize control of our lives.
Reported this issue to Auckland Transport. With “return to office” mandates and the lack of Travel choice in much of the East Tamaki Employment zone, thought this should get looked into.
Saw traffic backing up along Ti-Rakau Drive (West bound traffic) and all the way back to Botany and up along Harris Road as well (when returning back home from the In-office day on Wednesday)
Update: Auckland Transport have since come back to me and confirmed the issue and have kindly made adjustments to the phasing along with thanking me for report this.
From what AT have implied, this was the first report of this they have received. As far as I know, this issue has existed for months so it did leave me wondering why no one else has report this? Even if it’s to inquire if the current programming / phasing of the lights are correct. (This isn’t the first time this has happened, are people just assuming someone else will pipe up and report these issues?)
That said, with the Trugood lights now “fixed”, the congestion will likely be moved further down (e.g Ti Rakau / Revees Rd interchange) so overall travel time savings for my route will probably only amount to around a few minutes.
Temporary notice: Will be decommissioning any remaining services on kaha.nz and mana.nz over the next few months. This does not affect services (Predominantly mail) situated on nui.nz which I intend to keep running for the foreseeable future.
The NextCloud instance hanging off of cloud.mana.nz has been shutdown. I am supportive of the NextCloud project, but just couldn’t get it stable enough for the intended use cases unfortunately.