July 2007 - Posts
OK, I just found something new from the guys over at Techsmith. The Jing Project.
So far I have only tried it on the iMac and it is really cool. Instantly capture desktop screenshots and video and share to the web. Brilliant.
Just a quick note for those running GFI
have released another patch (for version 20070707) to help more with the evolving PDF spam attacks. You can get it here
It is also recommended that you add 12.apews.dnsbl.uceprotect.net to the DNS Blacklist check. Read more about this blacklist here
We just recently implemented RAKO wireless controls at my home. This is part of my new pet project.
It was a late night, and I had finished the setup of the RAKO Controllers and RAK4 dimmers around the house. I decided to go to the top of my driveway and turn on all the lights in the house from the wireless hand-held controller. Everything dimmed up fine, but then it happened….
Lights started flickering, turning off and on, and basically going crazy. It looked like a scene from a poltergeist movie. While the thought did cross my mind that I may have indeed built my house on an ancient graveyard and that Casper was coming to get me, I soon came to the realisation that there must be some other problem.
The next morning, I put a call into the folk over at RAKO Controls, and was greeted by a very professional bunch of people that for the last week have pulled out all the stops to ensure that my system got up and running in the quickest possible timeframe. I wanted to thank the team at RAKO publicly here because, frankly, it was the best support I have received from a company in a long time.
For those interested, the problem actually turned out to be the good ol’ Irish electricity board not providing me with a decent enough power supply. The RAKO team sent me a set of updated RAK4 boards that allow for this, and all is now working perfectly!
As you may have noticed the spammers are now sending out blank emails with PDF attachments containing spam. I really do hate these people… I do wonder if email will ever be spam free. Let’s hope so.
Anyway… GFI have not, as of yet, released an update to GFI MailEssentials to help combat this spam problem, but I am told that it is top priority for them at the moment so expect a patch soon!
In the mean time, make sure that your DNS blacklists are up to date and enabled as this helps a lot to block these nasties.
Sorry for the big delay in blogposts! I am trying to move house and office at the same time. Something I will never do again.
Either way, this blogpost is being written on an apple iMac – running Vista - on a wireless internet connection, from a field. Got to love technology.
Here is a quick tip for Vista and Axis network IP Camera’s that this very second I figured out. If you want the Live View to work, you need to download the updated control from here as Vista will not install the one on the camera.