HomePlug the ultimate Do-it-yourself networking technology

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’re anything like me, you are not known for your Do-It-Yourself capabilities. In fact the only tools that have ever crossed my hands are of the software persuasion. On the very rare occasions that I have ever attempted any sort of DIY, has ended up in a complete mess, […]

HomePlug powerline networking adaptors buying advice

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); One of the biggest issues experienced by most independent professionals when setting up a “Work from home” office, is finding a room in the house where wireless signal is strong enough, and the seating arrangements comfortable enough to work. One of biggest restrictions on using a room in the house […]

FIX : Skype for Ubuntu crashes

If you’re experiencing issues with Skype while using Ubuntu here is a quick fix. 1. It is best to remove your previous installation.

2. Do an overall update of Ubuntu

3. Update libsound plugins

4. Download the latest version of Skype Start Skype and it should work fine   If you are […]

Setting up Thunderbird with Microsoft Office 365

In this post we provide instructions on how to connect your thunderbird email client to use Microsoft Office 365. When opening Thunderbird for the first time a start up page will provide you with options to Create a new account. Select Email. Then select Skip this and use my existing email Enter your account details […]

Change Magento Admin Url Magento 1.7.x

This is a handy tip to help you protect your Magento backend against Hackers and brute-force attacks. I recommend you change the default URL to the Magento Admin Panel.   It is really quick to do and adds an additional layer of security to your site. DO NOT use the web interface in the Magento […]

5 tips for effective work from home

Many freelancers, independent professionals and over the last decade or so more and more corporate employees are choosing to work from home. Many make the choice for practical reasons, such as way of reducing overheads, reducing commuting time, flexible hours and some purely because they have no other choice. There are a number of benefits […]

What is BYOD ?

In this post we address a popular question being asked by many Small and Medium Enterprises, What is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and why should we care? This post is a first in a series of posts that willl aim to provide detailed information for the CIO and CTO’s with all information about implementing and maintaining a BYOD strategy in their organizations.

Reading a file stream from resource file in C#

There may be occassions during the course of developing a software project that you may need to store a text file or any binary type file within the resources of project, and make use of it. In my example below, developing a generic CSV reader class, which is basically wrapper class around a CSV parser utility, […]

Code Golf : Beware of taking your hobby to work

I will aim to address the issue of over optimizing software code in enterprise software applications.  Looking for ways to optimize code and learning new techniques and concepts really make software development fun, but writing over optimized code does come with a health warning and can have some serious side effects on your project. In […]

The cloud and small businesses

There is a lot of hype in the media regarding Cloud Computing. There are a number of self-proclaimed cloud experts, extolling the virtues and benefits of cloud computing to small businesses with every breath.  We’ll briefly examine if any of these claims are true or merely part and parcel of over hyped technological solutions. The […]

Add custom fields to MVC4 simple membership

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ASP.net MVC 4 there is shipped with Membership Provider and a Simple Membership Provider to enable quick and easy site login functionality for the ASP.net MVC website. in this post I will discuss how to add additional custom fields to the MVC4 simple membership provider. During the course of developing […]