Android Phone Flash

Android Phone Custom Flashing / Upgrading

So, we all know that everyone should always have the latest and greatest mobile phone don’t we. OK, wait… why? Well it’s the only way to get the latest and greatest functionality and software upgrades for it isn’t it! OK, erm… no. In the same way that you can upgrade your computer from Windows XP …

SharePoint 2010 URLs

Changing URL of SharePoint 2010 Libraries

The SharePoint 2010 online management / editing options are excellent for most common tasks, but sometimes you have to resort to the excellent SharePoint Designer to get the job done. One of the most common examples of this is the requirement to use SharePoint Designer should you need to edit the URL of any “List” …

Wordpress Permalinks Apache

Changing Permalinks in WordPress (on Apache)

WordPress is a superb CMS tool or the majority of web projects, big or small. It is most often simplicity itself to operate and manage, but there are certain things which it does not provide simple functionality for. A prime example of this is when you need to change your “Permalink” setup within it. Whilst …

Free Antivirus 2012 – Personal & Home Use

Following my, ongoing and copious, research and testing I currently strongly recommend organisations use one of Kaspersky’s excellent¬†Open Space Security¬†offerings. But what about your home laptop / workstation? Well, here again I recommend Kaspersky’s PURE 2.0 offering if you have the money to spare, but if you don’t, and let’s face it money is particularly …

Outlook 2010 Contact Field Move / Migrate

Switching mobile voice providers / approach / technology can be a bear. One problem I’ve experienced is when certain fields in “Contacts” are used preferentially to others on different handset platforms. That is to say one handset is putting additional numbers users add for a contact into a field that a different handset does not …

iFilters – For Microsoft Search (inc SharePoint, SQL Server, Desktop)

iFilters are “translators” that Microsoft products can use to enable search indexing of different file types. Products that take advantage of iFilters include; – SharePoint (2010) – SQL Server (In particular the “SQL Server Full Text Search” service) – Windows Desktop Search iFilters; Microsoft Office – (Includes; 2010, 2007, 2003, OneNote, Visio, Publisher, ODF and …

Last (Poem)

Whilst working on the concept / script for a film I’m planning I set myself the goal of inhabiting the character of someone left as the last person alive… how would it feel to be in that extraordinary circumstance? How would the mind react? Last (Part 1) Alone, at last, or last alone? No other …

SharePoint 2010 / Database Virtualization

SharePoint virtualization is an oft discussed area of IT consolidation and thus features a number of opinions and guidelines. One of its most misunderstood areas is database virtualisation. Whilst it is generally felt that the database foundation of the system should not be virtualized (as with almost all virtualization projects, the inclusion of the database …