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

Missing your Football – Try This

Football (or perhaps soccer) is probably one of the most popular sports in the world. However depending on your location, there’s not always the same sort of coverage available that you might enjoy in your home country. Take for instance the example of a temporary exiled Grimsby Town fan who is spending a year working… Continue Reading Missing your Football – Try This

The Importance Of Employee Communication

The significance of simply connecting with employees should not be understated. Look at any company like this and you can see the benefits when good, quality communication happens – it prevents misunderstandings, miscommunication and conflict. Misunderstanding what’s being said in the office may cause task frustration and stress. The main point? Communicating clearly is a… Continue Reading The Importance Of Employee Communication