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2
Apr

Insert Multiple image quickly into Microsoft Word 2007

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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6
Feb

Word 2007 – Compressing Pictures

Ever created a great Microsoft Word document and then tried to send it to someone only to realise it’s a massive file? This article show you how to quickly reduce the file size.
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21
Jan

Disabling right click menu on Timblr (and other websites)

Sometimes you just want to disable the right click menu on a webpage to stop the casual surfer nicking your pictures. You can do this by adding the following code to the webpage:

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21
Jan

Change the drive letter of an external hard drive

Why would you want to do this? Maybe the drive letter has changed because you’ve added a new drive and your iTunes collection is now broken! The easiest solution is to force Windows to use a particular letter for the drive and it can be done as follows: Read moreRead more

18
Jan

Why is SSH still popular?

Having been mainly involved in Windows system, I always wondered why people would want to use a shell to access a system.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I do my far share of  ‘CMD’ on windows but no GUI at all would seem a little daunting. It wasn’t until I got involved in a recent IT project that a realized the benefits SSH and a remote shell can provide.

  • Secure Access via client/server certificates
  • Tunneling

As more and more threats evolve on the Internet, its uber important to lock-down your systems but was the point of a system if cannot communicate?  So how to make things really secure, a long complex password, well this just means people end up writing them down…how secure.  So the situation I had was, I needed access to a windows system via RDP but needed it to be secure…the solution…a variation on openSSH.  By using client/server certificates, I could tunnel all RDP communication, making the server as secure as is possible whilst still maintaining functionality.

Tunneling also carries many more benefits, allows secure use of open wifi’s or using services which require you to be in a particular location.

It seems that SSH is a forgotten art…

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