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  Topic: Recurring reminder in Outlook
mrutty

Replies: 12
Views: 3433
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 07 7:56 am   Subject: Recurring reminder in Outlook
As long as you trust Google to secure your calender.

Most companies ban it's use. When RIM first came to market we had a devil of a job to sell it into the corp space. I guess thinks in IT never ch ...
  Topic: can i recycle or compost cat litter
mrutty

Replies: 15
Views: 15713
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 07 7:53 am   Subject: can i recycle or compost cat litter
You can place it through a worm bin or a digestion system, but I won't want it on my garden, I have enough trouble stopping the cat having a poo there anyway. Really must train it to go next door more ...
  Topic: Can you do anything with shop carnations?
mrutty

Replies: 13
Views: 3628
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 07 12:15 pm   Subject: Can you do anything with shop carnations?
I vaguely remember Geoff Hamilton taking cuttings from them to grow his own - worth doing that for a free plant or two? - can't really remember how he did it, stems in some water until roots showed an ...
  Topic: Good news on spam?
mrutty

Replies: 2
Views: 1765
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 07 6:52 am   Subject: Good news on spam?
Remember he's being nicked for fraud not spamming.

As for tracing, pinpoint where the 'crime' took place, then you have to use that countries legal process. It's a pain in the arse but that's how t ...
  Topic: Manual imprint credit card swipe machines
mrutty

Replies: 14
Views: 10728
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 07 10:21 pm   Subject: Manual imprint credit card swipe machines
Hmmm - not any different to giving all the details over the phone either though. I had my card manually swiped at wyevale yesterday - their computers must've been down - they didn't take the security ...
  Topic: Broadband/dial-up question...
mrutty

Replies: 13
Views: 3288
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 07 7:43 am   Subject: Broadband/dial-up question...
http://www.two3five.com/adsl-test.htm
  Topic: laptop buying advice
mrutty

Replies: 30
Views: 6459
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 07 9:48 pm   Subject: laptop buying advice
I've got a Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop.... its about 18 months old but has only had any real use for this last 2-3 months since we had wireless broadband... (now I use it all the time!!).

Had ...
  Topic: Asparagus!
mrutty

Replies: 25
Views: 14701
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 07 7:22 pm   Subject: Asparagus!
Nope, it was on the cards this year but ran out of time and money

I have some of that for sell now that I've finally moved and yes I'm packing your fruit bushes at last and they will go out on Mond ...
  Topic: Wireless network (in)security
mrutty

Replies: 13
Views: 4070
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 07 1:26 pm   Subject: Wireless network (in)security
Draytek or per CISCO here, having said that I'm testing a linksys access point for someone at the moment which I'm tempted to keep as it's doing a grand job, but then I have IPSEC running and it's fir ...
  Topic: Wireless network (in)security
mrutty

Replies: 13
Views: 4070
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 07 9:07 pm   Subject: Wireless network (in)security
General note here but if you buy cheap routers or access points then you'll get crap services. Always limit your IP scope and run wireless on a different VLAN (yes VLANs can be hopped so make sure you ...
  Topic: Wireless network (in)security
mrutty

Replies: 13
Views: 4070
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 07 8:50 pm   Subject: Wireless network (in)security
We had a very interesting course last week which covered, amongst other things, wireless security.

I came out of the session resolving never, ever to put truly confidential data on a Wireless LAN. ...
  Topic: Three Caravans Going, going, gone.
mrutty

Replies: 4
Views: 1782
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 07 8:06 pm   Subject: Three Caravans Going, going, gone.
No 1 van gone, make an offer to Alison for vans 2 or 3 and move it and it's likely to be accepted (space on the farm is getting very tight).
  Topic: Spam Filter
mrutty

Replies: 5
Views: 2044
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 07 10:54 am   Subject: Spam Filter
Norton may wel be turned off to allow you to use your PC. A few versions ago they had stuffed up a cab file and it killed PCs and I believe McAfee had the same issue not so long ago.
  Topic: Offsite data backups
mrutty

Replies: 23
Views: 5255
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 07 3:39 pm   Subject: Offsite data backups
Yes i prefer RAID 5 but most desktops now come with SATA options which only have 0 or 1
  Topic: Offsite data backups
mrutty

Replies: 23
Views: 5255
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 07 10:29 am   Subject: Offsite data backups
Oh and if specing a machine remember RAID and set to RAID 1 not the RAID 0 that is default on most systems.

http://www.two3five.com/raidsets.htm
 
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