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How about a sticky for online learning resources for IT skills?
https://www.coursera.org/ as a starter for 10 - IT, as well as lots of other subject areas
Is there a mind mapping software that you could recommend and works seamlessly on all major OSs?
I am looking at MS Office 2010 software and have seen these that provide an online product key. Does that mean that the office applications will still be downloaded and is this too cheap to be genuine, given some versions cost over £200 ?
New Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Plus Full version...
So, we thoughtlessly put a Bialetti stove-top espresso pot through the dishwasher. Didn't even stop to think it mightn't be dishwasher safe. Now it has gone dull, and inside the main coffee chamber has a coating of black dust which comes off on your hand.
In hindsight I discovered Bialetti pots...
A long time ago I worked for a firm that marked all their computer kit with a serial number and company name etc. The method of marking was to print and then apply a sticker which etched whatever was printed onto the equipment. After a time period the sticker was removed and left the...
I have a mid 2014 MacBook Pro which came with a 256GB memory module. I store my data in a 4TB NAS I have at home, but have somehow still run out of space after two years as 256GB is not much these days.
As a temporary solution I am using a 128 GB USB 3 stick which is fast and has increased my...
I'm developing in C# in Visual Studio 2013, and I want to create a simple SQLServer DB mirroring one the software will talk to - a few tables and a handful of dummy stored procs.
I've done a fair bit of C# and SQL but I don't know SQLServer and the built-in Visual Studio tools, so it's unclear...
Apple developing electric car in secret lab in Germany
Presumably it will only run on apple built roads?
Anyone a customer?
I signed up a week ago: £30 per year for up to 1TB online backup. Pretty good deal.
Today I've received an email saying they've raised their prices: to £36 per month.:eek The website says the same.
Maybe they've been hacked.
Maybe I missed something and this isn't news but its seems us contractors should not be using Microsoft Action Packs Visual Studio and other iterations to do work for our clients.
When did this change or has it always said...
Have utilised Amazon Web Services (with EC2 Windows and RDS SQL Server) for Plan B but now looking at a Plan C which is a much larger scale scenario. Looking at a social media kind of application (though not on the scale of Facebook etc. obviously).
So far I've been doing some research and...
Can someone recommend any IT training companies? I enquired QA for to learn Salesforce / Force.com, but their costs are too high for an individual.
I'm using this while based in Cornwall for a week or so as the broadband is disconnected. It is working pretty well for RDP, Netflix, etc over 4G with the odd blip.
One thing I thought was a connection issue is actually that after 30 min of no use, it disconnects from the internet and you have...
For the last little while I've been thinking my PC has an issue powering down - I keep pressing the power button and walking off, then finding it still running hours later. I thought maybe it was restarting rather than shutting down or something.
But yesterday (twice) I shut it down, for certain...
I've got a small startup customer who wants monitoring put in place for a few VMs which are currently being transitioned into Azure. I have been asked to set up a monitoring tool for these (Linux) servers. It will have to monitor if the servers are up, disk, RAM etc usage, as well as...
Anyone tried this as an option for a free SSL certificate?
OK, bit out of left field but when ever I try to turn off my PS4 it just hangs at the log off screen, tried to power it down forcibly but again just does the same, anyone any experience of this or is it knackard
Looking for a keyboard similar to a Laptop or Tablet keyboard with a nice quiet keystroke. I went to the shop and most keyboards still "rattle" annoyingly like they did in the 1990's, the one or two I found that were quiet were cordless or expensive with features such as being illuminated which I...
You are a developing a system which needs to interface to another system. You don't however want to use a test version of the second system, so you build a dummy that has limited functionality sufficient to permit you to do primary system testing.
Now the question is what do you call the dummy...
On the computer stored, many files with the extension .rar, but one of the files no longer open and gives an error message: "Packed data CRC failed in volume name. The volume is corrupt"
What was the reason - have no idea.
However, I am trying to restore function in WinRAR -...
Got this a couple of days ago to use mainly for work emails etc.
Big thumbs up if anyone is in the market for a new phone.
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