The School of Communication

One of the keys to success in business and in life is good communication. There is a large gap between the meaning we intend and the meaning that the listener understands. It is a gap that has perplexed linguists, writers, artists and philosophers from the time of Socrates. In our daily lives we often find… Continue Reading The School of Communication

Logitech Squeezebox Radio Archive Review

Logitech Squeezebox Radio Review The Logitech Squeezebox Radio music player offers a surprisingly large set of features in a small package that is ideal for moving your music around the house. This wifi radio allows music lovers to listen to an infinite supply of their favorite music, news and sports from stations all over the… Continue Reading Logitech Squeezebox Radio Archive Review

Electronic Review Archive: Grace Digital GDI-IR2500

Electronics and radio maker Grace Digital claims the Grace Digital GDI-IR2500 “Innovator III” allows you to wirelessly access over 30,000 music channels including Pandora, iheartradio, NPR on-demand, BBC, ESPN, Live 365 and Sirius. You can choose by the area you live in, any state or country, or your favorite station name. There are also more… Continue Reading Electronic Review Archive: Grace Digital GDI-IR2500

Handy List of Computer Terms

This page is a Dictionary of computer networking terms and definitions of other various PC terminology. Access Point: Hardware device used to transmit a wireless signal to create or extend a network range. Works on multiple protocols and various speeds depending on the type. Search Access Point Adapter: Hardware that is added to your computer… Continue Reading Handy List of Computer Terms

Using Different Types of IP Addresses

In the real, physical world we are all identified in a variety of ways. Most of us carry ID such as driver’s license, passports, and even our credit cards. We are also linked to a physical location through a postal address which will be linked to all these forms of identification too. If you drop… Continue Reading Using Different Types of IP Addresses

Advanced Proxy Types – Sneaker Proxies

As the internet has developed over the last three decades then there has obviously been developments in associated technologies.  Around twenty years ago, I remember installing a variety of proxy servers in various companies around the UK.  They were mostly based on Unix machines,  but also lots of installs of Microsoft ISA server too.  The… Continue Reading Advanced Proxy Types – Sneaker Proxies

Online Security Tools – VPN Software

Most of us use the web with an expectancy that the majority of our activity is pretty much confidential.  However the reality is actually a long way from the truth, much of what we do online is pretty much open to anyone who wants to eavesdrop.   The main issue is that there is little… Continue Reading Online Security Tools – VPN Software

Common Computer Attacks – DDOS

There is one type of attack that’s becoming much more prevalent on the internet and that’s the Distributed denial of service or DDOS attack. This particular form of attack was relatively scarce until a few years ago, probably because it was seen as difficult to profit from. There are several reasons why that has changed… Continue Reading Common Computer Attacks – DDOS

Using Incident Management Tools

If you visit any helpdesk, big or small, they’re will always be lots of calls logged in their help desk system. Whether it’s specialist software or simply a large spreadsheet, it’s amazing how quickly these fill up even in a relatively small network. The problem is handling these incidents effectively can be quite a time… Continue Reading Using Incident Management Tools

Musings on the Password Problem

Do you ever think it’s surprising that we’re still using passwords and PINs for so many important parts of our lives. After all everything from paying bills, email, banking to applying for stuff online seems to need a password. The human brain is really suitable for coping with so many possibilities, although perhaps I should… Continue Reading Musings on the Password Problem

Some Methods for Reducing your Drinking

There are reports that it’s not the younger generation who are starting to drink too much but their parents and grandparents. Certainly over the years, it’s easy to lose sight of your drinking levels especially when the stresses of jobs and raising children need some release. The problem is that this sector don’t look at… Continue Reading Some Methods for Reducing your Drinking