One of my computers has just installed the latest “Windows Feature Update version 1083”. Upon reboot, every time I tried to use one of the Office 365 applications, the activation wizard popped up – why I don’t know. Clicking on next bought up an error – “We couldn’t contact the server. Please try again in a few minutes.” So I tried again, and again, and again… […]
Google have recently announced that all HTTP websites will be marked as insecure by Google Chrome. Google have been pushing HTTPS (Secure HTTP) for a few years now by, amongst other things, penalising HTTP websites in search results. They are now taking this one step further by actively warning users of Chrome when they try to visit insecure websites. […]
After I allowed the “Feature update to Windows 10 version 1703” to run, I found that the “Control Panel” option from the “Right Click/Start” had been replaced with “Settings”. […]
Nigerian princes are no longer the only menaces lurking in an employee’s Inbox. Ransomware attacks – an especially sinister type of malware delivered through spear phishing emails that locks up valuable data assets and demands a ransom to release them – are a rapidly-growing security threat.
To prevent a ransomware attack
Recently, my Lenovo laptop (running Windows 10) has started failing to shut down properly. When I click on “Power/Shut down” the laptop shuts down and then reboots back to the login screen. I tried shutting it down just using the power button, but exactly the same happened.
I’ve recently allowed 2 of my Windows 7 computers to upgrade to Windows 10
After a few days, I realised that files I was creating and modifying in my OneDrive folder were not synchronising with any of my other Windows computers (a mixture of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1)
After hunting around the ‘net for a while, the only things I could find assumed that OneDrive was running but that Sync had stopped – however, in my case, OneDrive wasn’t even running
OneDrive is supposed to be integrated with Windows 10 – yes there have been some changes and not all for the better from Windows 8 but I would assume that it would at least work
Here’s a great gotcha!
I’ve just upgraded my Windows test server to run MySQL Community edition 5.6.25
I have a script which runs daily to dump some of the database files from test website. The command used is MySQLDump and each dump is performed using a line of script something like this
mysqldump -u username -ppassword database_table_name >dump_file_name.sql
When I ran the script manually I was surprised to find it ran rather quickly, so I opened a command window and ran one of the lines manually