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Wire Transfer 0

Wire Transfer Scams and How To Avoid Them

If you’ve been online and had an e-mail address for any appreciable amount of time, you have likely been approached with one scam or another. One that is used to target both individuals and...

What is .well-known? 0

What is .well-known?

Ironically, not that well known – even among technies! You’ve seen it in cPanel and you’re wondering what this new folder is. “Well known you say – certainly isn’t to me!”. As already mentioned...

What is WEB-INF? 0

What is WEB-INF?

WEB-INF is a directory that forms part of the folder structure defining a web application. These folders can be found in Java applications and usually follow a common structure including the following files: Web.xml...

What is _notes? 0

What is _notes?

_notes is a folder created by Adobe Dreamweaver that stores configuration files in a language called XML to basically keep track of the site synchronisation between your file system and that of your server....

What is __MACOSX? 0

What is __MACOSX?

This is a question that comes up a lot, particularly from Windows users. So what the devil is the folder called __MACOSX and what can or should I do with it? The technical term...

Chinese Domain Name Scam Warning 0

Chinese Domain Name Scam Warning

It’s been around a while, but it’s well worth covering again as unfortunately the scammers convince more and more people that they need to pay over the odds for domain names – particularly .cn...

Libre Office 5 Calc Paste Column Bug 0

Libre Office 5 Calc Paste Column Bug

For the as yet uninitiated, Libre Office is a freely available alternative to the popular Microsoft Office suite. Now if you’re looking for Sharepoint, you’re in the wrong place.  But if you want a...

Too Many Authentication Failures – Filezilla 0

Too Many Authentication Failures – Filezilla

Trust me, we’ve all been there. And yes, it is immensely frustrating. Picture the scene – you’ve been good and decided to use key based SSH for securely transferring files between your servers and...

Wifi Won’t Reconnect?  You Need To Reset Your Network Adapter 0

Wifi Won’t Reconnect? You Need To Reset Your Network Adapter

OK, I feel like I’ve possibly lost some of you there – but don’t worry, all will become clear.  A common problem that arises with wireless networking (wifi) that many of us now use...

Smart Meters – What a Pile of Crap! AVOID!! 0

Smart Meters – What a Pile of Crap! AVOID!!

  Before you ask, no I don’t have one. And since you ask, don’t get one either! I’m a geek and I love technology but Smart Meters are actually, pretty dumb.  They shouldn’t be...