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26
Jul
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Performing a Telnet on port 25 to simulate SMTP

When email servers are playing up and you need to find out what’s going on, sometimes it’s best to get your hand dirty. Use this Telnet trick to test the connection to the SMTP email server and find out what’s really causing the emails not to get through.

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22
Jul

Survey Monkey

So today, I wanted to find out about how people within our industry used social media. I work in the engineering industry which incorporates a huge range of people with an even wider form of IT abilities and needs.

So how do you find out what they use to find their next job? Time for a survey

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18
Oct

Reducing Database log size in SQL server

After a while, the size of the log files in MSSQL can grow astronomically and some maintenance will be required. Below is a quick SQL script to reduce file size by backing up the data and reducing the log files.
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18
Oct

Insert Multiple image quickly into Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 [UPDATED]

Ever wanted to quickly insert multiple images in to Microsoft Word? The following macro allows you to do this but as an added extra it will also add a caption underneath each image with the name of the file. Handy for all those images you need to include in your reports!

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3
Oct

Combine several word documents into one [tested on word 2007]

I cam across a scenario where I needed to combine many word files (50+) into one be document and still keep the original files so they could be edited.  I discovered word had a feature where you could include text from another file, which was exactly what I wanted but you could only do it one file at a time…this would take too much time to do it manually, time for a script.

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