The Cloud & Storage II

The Cloud & Storage

Auto Advance Powerpoint

Have you ever needed to embed a powerpoint slide in a website? Its fairly straightforward. Go to powerpoint online and load your presentation and choose…

Disk Cloning

AOMEI Backupper is the simplest FREE backup software with system/disk/partition/file backups and system/disk clone. http://www.backup-utility.com 

Increase Volume of Video

I often do video guides to the solutions I create to help the administrators of the system. I use Open Broadcaster. I sometimes forget to…

Security Presentation

Resizing Images

As a web designer I often have to resize a large number of images. Here are a couple of the commands I use. These use…

Flush The Log Files in Magento

The size of the Magento database can increase dramatically. A lot of this space is taken up by log files. To manually flush the log…

Microsoft Scam Calls

One of my clients fell victim to the infamous Microsoft Scam Call. They refused to pay the money when requested and the Laptop was left…

Down For Maintenance

Have you ever needed to work on a site while stopping access for other users. These .htaccess mods will allow you to do just that…

Magento - Transfer to test server

On the live server create a file backup and a database backup ( check your disk space first as Magento installations can be large )…

Create a New User from Command Line

I have had a number of customers whose systems have been able to boot , start Windows and log on but when loading the user…

BT Blackberry Push Mail

The attached article describes how to configure a BT Blackberry to recive "Push" mail.  

Kubuntu 10.04 and the T-Mobile Broadband 615 USB Device

The T-Mobile 615 USB broadband stick is not recognised on insertion by Kubuntu/Ubuntu 10.04/10.10. These instructions enable you to use the device. Once the device…

Ubuntu 10.10 64bit Ralink3090

I have been attempting this on and off since 10.10 RC1. The machine I use also has a Belkin N Wirelss card using the Ralink…

Fake System Restore Virus

I have had a number of instances of having to remove the virus Fake System Restore ( and viruses like it). Here are my notes…

Safe Backups in Windows 7

Many of my customers are rightly concerned about securing their computers data. This is my rough guide to computer data security on Windows 7. Windows…

Strathclyde Police UKash Virus

Overview This is an updated guide as I found recently ( Mar 2012 ) that malware bytes failed to recover a customers UKASH infected machine.…

Creating a Secure File System in Linux Using ecrypts

As a web designer and a computer support service provider I keep a lot of my customers information and need it to be secure in…

Linux Ubuntu 11.10 mdadm Raid 5 - Incorrect Raid Array Name

Having recently configured a Linux storage server using mdadm in Ubuntu 11.10 I experienced some problems with the array device name being rest to md127.…

Linux Poor Mans Raid

I needed to create a stable Linux Raid 5 Array for a client but money was tight and the performance requirements could not be satisfied…