Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, first night at Brisbane

After the long flight from London to Brisbane, we finally arrived at our hotel/apartment via couch will transport you from the airport to your hotel/apartment entrance. It cost us AUD31.00 by the way for 2 persons, single journey.

After arriving at the hotel/apartment, we were surprised! there was no one at the reception desk because the office hours end at 6 PM local time obviously. We arrived at 7:30 pm and we missed the BILT ANZ 2018 welcome function drinks.

In order for us to get in, we have to wait for someone from outside to come in with their building entrance access card and read the notice letter next to the Manager’s Office.

I called the number and the Manager, I guess, sent us back a text message of combination key to unlock the post box, just right next to the glass main entrance, where I can find an envelope with my welcome letter and building/designated room access card.

#selfservice #checkyourselfin

Here you’ll find some photos of the apartment: CODE APARTMENTS

Tomorrow will begin the first day of a 3-day BILT ANZ 2018 conference event and I am looking forward to learning new stuff.

The venue of the conference is just 8 minutes away from our hotel.

 

Oh, we missed our children in London. We hope they are having a good time with their uncles. I am so glad to have them around to help us to look after the children while we are away for 9 days. May God reward you back and continue to bless you.

Cheers,

Allan

 

“Photobucket” is not allowing 3rd party hosting on free accounts

Hello there. I trust you are having a great day.

Today I’ll talk about 3rd party image hosting. When I started building my Power BI dashboard, it looks cool to have images attached. The 3rd party image hosting website I’m talking about is “Photobucket”.

Please continue reading from here for more info: http://blog.photobucket.com/please-review-latest-changes-photobucket/

My Power BI dashboard really works well-having images on it that links interactively with your data until one time I received an email from “Photobucket” informing me that “third party hosting isn’t allowed” anymore on free accounts, you must pay $400 annual subscription in order for your image URL links to work. I just realized the effect of this when I opened my Power BI file to update the information on my dashboard.

Here is my previous Power BI dashboard I built last month.

Here it is now after 3rd party hosting is removed.

As you can see from the above image, my image URL link is now broken. To make it work, I need to find a place to store my images wherein it can provide me with a URL link. What I’ll do sometime next week is to remove all my images on Photobucket and since I do not have any intention to pay $400 annual subscription fee, I will also close my account.

As a replacement to “Photobucket”, I found a site called “ImgZeit”. Here is the welcome page when you visit the website  https://imgzeit.com/

I hope ImgZeit will give me free subscription by mentioning their site in this article, finger crossed (“,).

I only have 40 images stored on “Photobucket” as of this moment and therefore it does not cost me much of a headache. I imagine how infuriated those who have been using this website to store their images for their blogs that have been running for 2 years, 3 years or some maybe even more than 5 years.

I’m not in a rush to look for a free website to host my images. Anyone is free to recommend one if you know of any by leaving your comment below. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Have a great day ahead.

Cheers.

Allan Cantos