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Brother B-PAC SDK Error Codes

On July 20, 2019, Posted by , In Tips and Tricks, By , , With No Comments

b-PAC is a powerful SDK allowing developers to integrate and write software with Brother P-touch series label makers. Error Codes Below are the possible error codes generated by the SDK from the b-PAC 3.1 SDK help document. Source: Brother BPAC User Guide v3.1 (Compiled HTML Help file ‘.chm’) Common Issues…

SharePoint Best Practices

There are many ways to use SharePoint, some efficiently, some convoluted but workable and some which are setting yourself up for disaster. This document is to give you hints and pointers in the correct direction. Files stored in SharePoint shouldn’t be emailed between staff, only the URL to the document….

How to make a mouse jiggler with Digispark

On April 30, 2019, Posted by , In General,Tips and Tricks, By ,, , With No Comments

Mouse jigglers are a useful tool in the IT field to keep a computer active for a wide range of purposes from stopping a screensaver activating in a presentation to preventing a computer shutting down for a forensic investigator. There are two main categories of jigglers: Software Jigglers: A computer…

How RSA SecureID tokens work

On February 18, 2019, Posted by , In General,Security, By ,,, , With No Comments

RSA authentication tokens can seem mystical, with the biggest mystery surrounding them being as to how such a small device that never needs charging can generate random codes the bank also knows. Contrary to popular belief RSA SecureID hardware tokens do not have a radio receiver’s in them and don’t…

Creating MYSQL Insert and Update statements with EXCEL

There are times when you need to manipulate data with excel before importing it into a database. Excel does have functionality which can be used to connect the spreadsheet directly to a data-source such as a SQL database, however this is not always practical. Using Excel formula’s you can easily…

Improving your organization’s physical security

In the mad dash to combat hacker and the growing number of cyber security threats, many organisations are forgetting to secure their own front door! While the majority of attacks against businesses originate online and normally are non targeted, physical attack’s do happen and can have devastating consequences if safeguards…

How To Spot Phishing Emails

On January 22, 2019, Posted by , In General,Security,Tips and Tricks, By , , With No Comments

It’s estimated cyber crime costs the world over $700 billion damages a year with phishing and email scams making up a large proportion of this due to their high effectiveness. Unfortunately this is on the rise and while spam filters are getting better so too are the scammers. Increasingly fraudulent…

Vultr, the affordable easy to use cloud

On January 18, 2019, Posted by , In General,Software,Tips and Tricks, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Hosting cloud servers can be difficult, especially if your first experiences with it are with complex providers like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. Learning this platforms takes weeks of full time study to use them effectively. While it’s undeniable these two enterprise platforms are incredibly powerful, do you really need…

Scammy Top level Domains, what to do about them

On January 14, 2019, Posted by , In Security, By ,,, , With No Comments

Top level domains use to be straightforward, almost all sites were ‘.com’, ‘org’, ‘.net’, ‘edu’, ‘gov’ followed by a 2 letter country code like AU or NZ. This gave the reader a fair idea of the type of organisation running the website and the country of its target audience. In…

Ninite, the secret weapon for PC builders and IT administrators

On January 3, 2019, Posted by , In Software,Tips and Tricks,Windows, With No Comments

Installing and keeping basic programs onto computers like 7zip, Dropbox and VLC uptodate  can be painstaking work. You have to download the latest versions from 20 different sites and install them one by one, trying not to install any pesky 3rd party toolbars! It can literally take hours. Not normally…