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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Online learning resources

    Admin / mods How about a sticky for online learning resources for IT skills? as a starter for 10 - IT, as well as lots of other subject areas

    Started by mudskipper, 21st September 2013 21:42
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  1. Mocking up a desktop application window?

    I need to redesign a Qt application and would like to mock up the main window (I forget the buzzword bingo name for single Vs multi window applications). Adding a fixed toolbar, menu, and main window layout as well as popup/tool windows that are linked to buttons. It's the sort of thing I've...

    Started by d000hg, 7th January 2019 22:11
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    15th January 2019 17:59 Go to last post
  2. VPNs - how more secure?

    I'm on a VPN at the moment, in a coffee shop, and apart from spoofing my location (good for accessing streaming apps that have location restrictions) and causing Gmail to have a hissy fit and block my email access because it thinks I'm somewhere else, I can't quite get my head around how more...

    Started by meridian, 12th January 2019 13:59
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    15th January 2019 15:48 Go to last post
  3. Bing map API stuff

    Don't suppose anyone here has tried Bing maps API in jscript but worth a try. Trying to set up a thing where local council can click on a map and see details & picture of any current footpath problems. All working fine except that the info boxes can go off top of screen, so need to scroll map...

    Started by xoggoth, 17th December 2018 20:14
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    11th January 2019 09:40 Go to last post
  4. Using an old mobile number

    Looking at options to keep an old mobile phone number active. Currently it's in an old iPhone (which needs regular charging), on Three's PAYG (321) so I just top up maybe once a year and it's peanuts to keep. I use it for receiving texts (mainly OTP login codes). Calls are diverted to my main...

    Started by Spoiler, 9th January 2019 12:14
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    11th January 2019 08:52 Go to last post
  5. OSX and FileVault

    My 2011 MBP has finally given up the ghost, heroically finally succumbing to a cup of coffee being spilt over it and frying the logic board (itís wiv da angles now). New MBP ordered, assuming the HDD on the old one is still working, would it be possible to put the drive in a caddy and use it as...

    Started by SimonMac, 28th December 2018 20:12
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    10th January 2019 16:32 Go to last post
  6. Folder Lock executable file corrupted

    I recently created a USB portable locker using Folder Lock , the size is 2.9gb so there is no separate locker file-only a single .exe file which is password protected. Suddenly, yesterday while i was using this file my windows crashed and showed blue screen with some pointer error. Now if i try to...

    Started by emmamillathompson, 3rd January 2019 16:03
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    9th January 2019 08:25 Go to last post
  7. Laptop HDD

    Hi all, A cousin of mine looks to have infected their laptop with a virus ( won't boot into windows ). I have taken the HDD from them, plugged into an external caddy into my spare laptop to see if I can retrieve the data ( or at least diagnose the issue more confidently ). My laptop does not...

    Started by Marblerim, 3rd January 2019 19:31
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    4th January 2019 11:53 Go to last post
  8. Docker, when to use it?

    I've watched a course on Docker, even use it at the current client. But I'm struggling to see what problems it solves. I'm not being critical it's probably that I've not experienced the issues that docker solves. In the real world of software development/deployment when does it really become...

    Started by woohoo, 4th October 2018 11:45
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    2nd January 2019 09:32 Go to last post
  9. Embedded SQL, is it ESQL or E/SQL ?

    I had a notion that the standard accepted abbreviation for Embedded SQL was E/SQL. Although I'm not sure the internet agrees with me. Which do you think it is? TIA.

    Started by Platypus, 21st December 2018 16:25
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  10. I don't know much about networking...assistance required.

    All sorted now. Cheers

    Started by Lockhouse, 21st December 2018 17:18
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    28th December 2018 18:21 Go to last post
  11. Building a home lab (IT Contractor) & what you got?

    Hi all This forum (ContractorUK) is an excellent resource, good to be here. Can I ask a very quick, straight to the point question: I am an IT Contractor (started this year) and I want to build a home lab for the benefit of my business and career (certs, testing, development) - this is for...

    Started by 1000101011, 8th December 2018 12:57
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  12. Can someone explain to me POE?

    I have a router that accepts POE, at the moment itís got a power cable and an Ethernet cable from a HomePlug adapter. Ideally Iíd like one unit that can supply both power and data to the router, does such a homeplug type thing exist. If not whatís the deal with injectors/splitters and which...

    Started by SimonMac, 15th December 2018 12:00
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    20th December 2018 13:37 Go to last post
  13. Anyone elses free Meraki licences coming to an end?

    I got the free Meraki thing 3 years ago by attending the webinars. I've got a mail saying it's expiring in 89 days. After a quick glance at the FAQ's it appears the wireless licence is $150 or so. I only use it to extend the wireless in to the kids game room. I can get a cheap AP for less than...

    Started by northernladuk, 16th December 2018 21:00
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    20th December 2018 11:22 Go to last post
  14. Weird internet upload speed issue, ethernet only

    I have a weird issue where I get virtually zero upload speed but only when connecting via ethernet, WiFi works fine. e.g. Computer on WiFi gets 20/5 Mbps up/down Same computer on Ethernet gets 30/0.5 My connection has a maximum of about 30/8 according to the modem which is what I expect. The...

    Started by d000hg, 14th December 2018 17:21
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    17th December 2018 09:53 Go to last post
  15. RPA Software

    Hello, I'm about to have some free time as current contract is coming to an end, so thought I should try to use my time wisely and learn a new skill. The project i'm just finishing has used RPA tools quite considerably, and as this seems to be a growing market I thought it might be a good skill...

    Started by gbonner, 13th December 2018 13:44
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  16. Fritz 7530 and Google Wifi mesh question

    Finally, moving house and have got round to moving my fibre broadband to the new house. I'm with zen and they are providing a new router the Fritz 7530. My current setup is a modem type thing (which is ancient) and I use google wifi mesh around my house. So I have one google wifi hard...

    Started by woohoo, 12th December 2018 17:05
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  17. Working abroad

    Overview I’ve been working on this project for the past 14momths. I work remotely, but have to go to a remote site (not clients, but clients client site) a few times a week, however over the next month or so we’ve been told to work from home, unless need to come in for f2f meetings. I have to...

    Started by nopermielifeforme, 22nd October 2018 10:26
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  18. Self Hosted, Open Source Help Desk System

    Looking for a self hosted, free if possible, ticketing/helpdesk, would prefer Linux based but I know SpiceWorks gets excellent reviews and if thatís the best what tips are out there for securing a public facing windows server

    Started by SimonMac, 18th October 2017 18:55
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    4th December 2018 20:11 Go to last post
  19. How important/useful is dual-bay (RAID1 mirror) in a home NAS, with cloud backup?

    I'm finally set (I think) on Synology for the long-anticipated NAS we want primarily to centralise MP3s (for chrome-cast around the house) but will also use as a generic central dump for photos, videos and any files we want to keep accessible and/or backed up. I'm pretty sure we might splash out...

    Started by d000hg, 22nd November 2018 23:48
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  20. Has anyone tried a 3-1 cable for usb-c/lightning/micro USB?

    Rather than carry a raft of cables with me, do the 3-1 cables work? If so, what's the best? I don't mind whether it is this sort of thing: Core 3-in-1 Lightning / Micro USB / USB-C 1m Cable - White or something like this: USB Multi-Charging Cable - Lightning, USB-C, Micro-USB |

    Started by WTFH, 28th November 2018 16:03
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    29th November 2018 12:50 Go to last post

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