Microsoft Office Professional 365 fails to activate

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… […]

OneDive stops synchronising after Windows 10 upgrade

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
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mysqldump: unknown option ‘–no-beep’

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
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