14 Dec

AUTODISCOVER ISSUES WITH OUTLOOK/EXCHANGE

Had three instances of this problem in the last week:

Step 1

In Windows 10 and Windows 8, press the Windows Key + R to open a Run dialog box. Type regedit.exe and then press OK.

In Windows 7, click Start , type regedit in the Search programs and files box, and then press Enter.

Step 2

Locate and then select the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\x.0\Outlook\AutoDiscover

Step 3

Create the following DWORD value and give it a value of 1.

ExcludeExplicitO365Endpoint

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2212902/unexpected-autodiscover-behavior-when-you-have-registry-settings-under

10 Dec

HOW TO MAKE THE CLIMATE WARMER? COOL THE PAST…!

Whether you are a climate change believer or denier, whether you think it’s caused by man’s activities or not, you can always fiddle the data to fit a narrative.

These are the REAL measurements made in 1981, 2001 and 2016 by NASA and NOOAH.

6 Dec

WORDPRESS SITE HACKED!

To prevent your site being hacked (and used as a cache repository for nefarious purposes) you need to make sure that the folder and file permissions are set correctly throughout. Folders are 755 and Files 644. So, something like this, performed at the root level, e.g. /public_html/:

28 Nov

EXCEL – OUT OF MEMORY

Microsoft Excel cannot open or save any more documents because there is not enough available memory or disk space.

  1. Start a ‘blank workbook’
  2. Click ‘File’
  3. Select ‘Options’ in the left menu column
  4. Select ‘Trust Center’ in the left menu column
  5. Click the ‘Trust Center Settings’ button
  6. Select ‘Protected View’ from the left menu
  7. Un-tick ‘Enable Protected View for Outlook attachments’

2 Nov

HMRC….ANOTHER SCAM

Again, many mistakes in the wording: customer with a small c, no full stop after first sentence, no gap between 2 words. Total scam!

28 Oct

QUICK HOMEMADE PIZZA ALTERNATIVE

Rather than ordering an over-priced, processed pizza, why not bake your own incredibly easy alternative?

Slice an onion and a potato (both very thinly), place on a piece of foil on a baking tray with olive oil, salt, pepper, cover with tomatoes (tinned, sauce, ragu, dolmio, whatever) and bake for 30 mins.

Take a look in the fridge, add any optional extras like olives, capers, peppers and don’t forget some cheese 10 minutes before the end.

25 Oct

A 4K GOPRO CLONE WITH 2 BATTERIES AND REMOTE

Amazing what you can get for £60 these days.This is the very popular EK7000 from Akaso. WiFi, Professional 4K 25fps & 2.7K 30fps video with 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second, Waterproof case, Image stabilisation, Remote control for your wrist, each rechargeable battery last 90 minutes. The 4K is interpolated so it’s not actually native 4K, so it must be just a 4MP sensor.

25 Oct

CLIMATE CHANGE NOT CO2?

If you take a look at this graph, CO2 in purple, Temp in blue, it looks like there is no correlation between them, except possibly reverse correlation. But you can see a sharp rise in CO2 in the present Holocene period though, there hasn’t been such a sharp rise since the Cretaceous. Is this a warning that things are going bad for the human race?

If you were a disingenuous scientist wanting to prove climate change, you might just pick the “hockey stick” on the CO2 line back to, say, 3 million years. But science like that just de-rails your argument when it’s discovered, think about all the stick Al Gore received.

24 Oct

HP PROBOOK 650

The bigger brother to the 14 inch Probook 640 is the 15.6 inch Probook 650 (on the left), exactly the same look and feel but with a larger screen and a number keyboard to the right, perfect for Excel enthusiasts. Everything else is the same, the scrabble style keyboard, rubberised black lid and same insides which means its highly reliable and robust.

22 Oct

MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013 – KEY UNINSTALL/REINSTALL

Technically, you can’t uninstall Office 2013 product keys, but the theory is that you can uninstall your copy of Office from one PC and reinstall on another. So, it was with much satisfaction that I managed to achieve said uninstall/reinstall that I had never before achieved, completely legal and above board, with a genuine proper paid-for key, but using “Office Toolkit” from a dodgy website. It’s sad I had to go to these lengths, but hey, why let MS get away with it? After all, I had genuinely paid for the key!

You need to use the “Enter Custom Key” option on the Product Keys tab. Now, some of you might be saying “Where do you get this Office Toolkit program from?” Well, if you have to ask you probably shouldn’t be doing it!

19 Oct

A SNEAKY SCREW

You’ll need to remove a tiny red screw from the bottom of some HP laptops if you want to remove the case.

16 Oct

THINSTUFF – UPDATE OF SHARED LIBS CAN DISABLE IT

Please note that an update of another program that uses the same libraries can disable Thinstuff completely so that your remote server becomes single user again as if there was no Thinstuff installed. I can definitely say that one of those programs is GFS Delivery Client.

16 Oct

WHAT PRODUCT KEY FOR OFFICE?

These scripts from MS will get you the last 5 digits. In the command prompt, type the following:

Office 2010 (32-bit) on a 32-bit version of Windows
cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.VBS” /dstatus

Office 2010 (32-bit) on a 64-bit version of Windows
cscript “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.VBS” /dstatus

Office 2010 (64-bit) on a 64-bit version of Windows
cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\OSPP.VBS” /dstatus

Office 2013 (32-bit) on a 32-bit version of Windows
cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS” /dstatus

Office 2013 (32-bit) on a 64-bit version of Windows
cscript “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS” /dstatus

Office 2013 (64-bit) on a 64-bit version of Windows
cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS” /dstatus

13 Oct

MICROSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE

Get yourself all legal with Microsoft

I am now re-selling proper license keys for Office 2013 and Office 2016, as well as Windows 7 and Windows 10 for a very good price. Check out my shop for more details.

Store

10 Oct

ABGT #300 IN HONG KONG!

Above & Beyond fans were treated to a night of partying and dance with the show’s 300th episode. Enjoy this mix with Super DJ Ilan Bluestone.

7 Oct

ANDROID – SHARE YOUR SCREEN

Android phones have a nice feature whereby you can display anything on your phone on a TV via the smart technology or roku device etc

 

Can you see what’s happening in this image?

5 Oct

AN IMPORTANT HEALTH PROCESS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT

Autophagy (Orr-toff-agee) is a process in all of us whereby the body collects “debris” left over from cellular death (apoptosis) and various chemical reactions, and recycles the material or dumps it to waste.

It is known that the older you get the less efficient it becomes, especially if you are overweight and it’s really easy to see why. Your body turns on autophagy in order to reclaim materials it can re-use but it only really goes into hyper mode in times of famine or fasting, it seems humans are not meant to be full all the time.

Fasting could mean not eating from 8pm on one day until 11am on the next, i. e. skipping breakfast altogether. Unfortunately, with a supermarket on every corner, we never get to that stage and so inevitably we run the risk of not clearing up the debris as it builds up inside.

Diseases of autophagy inefficiency might include; alzheimers, other forms of dementia, inflammation, infections, cancer, neurodegeneration, aging and heart disease.

Consumers of high sugar/starch diets may require 2 weeks of fasting to enter autophagy, ketogenic or low starch diets may only require 2 days, keto and low starch being our natural “winter” diet, which we would have experienced every year in our distant past.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2696814/

4 Oct

SPELL CHECK FOR VIRGINMEDIA EMAIL

While browsers have spellcheck enabled by default, it is possible to turn it off. Check your settings as below:

  • Safari: Edit menu, Spelling and Grammar, Correct Spelling Automatically needs to be on.
  • Chrome: Settings, Advanced, Languages, Language and input settings, Enable spell checking needs to be on.
  • Firefox: Preferences, Advanced, General, Check my spelling as I type needs to be on.
  • Edge and IE: Windows-I. Devices, Typing, Highlight misspelled words needs to be on.
3 Oct

GET READY FOR REDSTONE 5!

Windows October update is about to hit us.

Windows October update is about to hit us. Hold on to your hats! New Dark mode for File Explorer, Edge improvements, new Search tool, Cloud clipboard, Game bar.

1 Oct

SAGE LINE 50 – NOT LAUNCHING

You launch Sage from the icon, it flashes up the green logo, but the Company Chooser box doesn’t appear. You will need to uninstall Sage, search your PC for “Sage*”, then delete all the matching folders and files. To make it easier, use Everything Search to perform this operation. There is obviously a file somewhere that is corrupt or referring to something that is no longer available.

1 Oct

PAT TESTER – COM PORT NOT FULLY INSTALLED

If you have an issue with your PAT testing software, such as KEW Report, then you may need to install the driver for the USB/COM port device. You will find the driver on the CD that came with the PAT tester, under a folder called Driver. Once installed, you should be able to choose the correct COM port (it might be something way down the list like COM23) and then you will be able to download the data.

1 Oct

LISTEN TO ONE OF MY MIXES – ON MIXCLOUD

From Toca Me to Coral Sea (hmmm, that rhymes), this selection is going to fill you with nostalgia and maybe introduce you to a couple of new choons you will love. You will find Howard Jones and Paul Van Dyk in there too, all mixed by Yours Truly. Enjoy!

30 Sep

CALL BLOCKER FOR LAND-LINE USERS

If you have a land-line and want to block scam numbers. (The red button reminds me of that one in Father Ted that Dougal mustn’t press on the airplane).

https://www.cprcallblocker.com/products/call-blocker-v5000-stop-nuisance-calls

“Our newest Call Blocker features a 3-inch caller display screen – large “Block Now” button – 5000 Pre-Programmed Number List and 1500 number blocking capacity and has the ability to block unwanted callers from Cordless DECT extension handsets.”

26 Sep

SOLO, A(NOTHER) STAR WARS STORY

Is it any good? I have to say when your expectations are low you can sometimes be pleasantly surprised.

So without raising YOUR expectations I can tell you that the story, acting and action all make sense and drive the franchise on, even though we are probably being over-exposed to the whole thing by Disney.

Woody Harrelson totally out-plays the rest of the cast, including Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, who is also out-acted by a robot, L3, who is reminiscent of C3PO, and Han himself who is a relative unknown portraying the young Han with more or less most of Harrison’s “Buster Crabbe” persona.

Look out for lots of references to the original Star Wars films as well as many of the same elements like weird aliens, cantina bar scenes, evil warlords, robot malfunctions and hologram chess.

We meet Chewie and Lando for the first time, stormtroopersand I’m glad to say we are not inundated with funny bits, but there are a few, as well as times for reflection.

So buckle up and get ready to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, it’s not a bad Star Wars installment at all, despite the franchise fatigue.

24 Sep

MORE GOOD LAPTOPS FOR SALE

Splendid pre-owned laptops, refurbished and good as new, over £900 new so a total bargain and better than ANYTHING you can buy at PC World right now. The Elitebook on the left is £250, the Probook £300. Both are Intel Core i5 with plenty of power and all the features necessary for office and study. I have 5 x Elitebooks, and 2 x Probooks. I now have 2 x Elitebooks, and 1 x Probook.

23 Sep

OUTLOOK WEB – BETA THAN EVER…!

The new Outlook Web is Beta then ever (see what I did there?) – a MUCH improved, new user interface and many more features. This is now a serious challenge to Gmail’s web interface which is packed with features. Switch it on with the “Try the beta” setting:-

The old style will then be replaced with the new:-

19 Sep

DON’T MIX UP YOUR GIVENCHY, GENTLEMEN!

Gentleman by Givenchy is a fabulous, masculine, sweet, aromatic, powdery, fragrance with notes of bergamot and patchouli…not to be confused with Givenchy Gentleman, which is a men’s fragrance from the time of the dinosaurs.

18 Sep

62226 TEXT FROM PAYPAL, SCAM?

Here’s a strange one, I received a text from PayPal asking me to confirm an eBay transaction I had just made. The amount was exactly right, but I had never received such a request before so this was quite worrying. I decided not to confirm the transaction and it went through anyway. I suspect it is a scam to get you to cough up a premium rate text but it looks like it is actually from PayPal.

Not content with adding 3% more or less to every transaction they now also want us to top up their massive world piggy bank with premium rate text charges. Shame on you PayPal, you genius baddies.

6 Sep

OFFICE 365 AUTORESPONDER WITH FORWARDING…

…doesn’t work if you haven’t checked “Keep a copy of forwarded messages” which is pretty bizarre!

For some reason, the Outlook.com autoresponder doesn’t seem to generate the message IF you also happen to be forwarding messages, unless you are keeping a local copy.

3 Sep

WHY I LOVE GMAIL

This is good. If you send too big a file through gmail, it automatically prompts you to send it as a link via Google Drive.

1 Sep

HYPERDUO CARD OVERHEATED

Well this was unexpected, the Marvell Hyperduo card from IOcrest that I use in all my SSD/HDD caching servers started crashing in one of them onsite, at intervals of 10 or 20 minutes uptime, and it turns out the card had burned out! Can you see the burn marks?