Simple tricks on passwords

Hackers are getting smarter. They have learnt that most people will have one password that does it all. So once they get it from one place, it can be put into the automated robots to try it on every other site on the internet. Imagine if it’s your banking password as well as your Facebook password. This article is not going to guarantee that you will never get hacked, but…

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DIY Rudder Pedal USB controller interface

Coming soon. Rudder pedal controller using USB (part number 204-TV-B). This board will interface your home made DIY Rudder Pedals to Flight Simulator using USB. It’s inputs will be 3 x 10k ohm pots, one for the rudder and one each for the left and right toe brakes which connect with provided Molex connectors. USB is via a B type connector which also provides the required power for the interface…

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Trevor’s Electronics Blog

Are you interested in Electronics? Or embedded electronics? Or any of the Microchip PIC microcontrollers like the PIC18, PIC24, the dsPIC33 or the latest PIC32? So am I so I’m writing about my adventures with these devices in my blog called Trevor’s Electronics Blog. The drive to do this was my adventure in learning the PIC24 and doing it using the Explorer 16 board. I got a book that uses…

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Outlook problem

When you recieve an email message as an attachment to another email, you can’t open it. No messages are displayed or anything. It’s probably becuase you have Google Desktop installed. You need to remove Google Desktop and the problem should resolve. It happens with both Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007. Dont believe me, try this. Hold down CTRL key while starting Outlook. You should get a dialog asking if you…

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DNS and what to watch for

Trev’s suggestions on the best way to manage your domain name Domain names are a vital part of your hosting and mail system and is often forgotten as it’s the part that sits in the background quietly working until one day it does not. This is meant as a plain english guide to help would be web masters understand how to set up the management of their domain name to…

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Not getting the distance with your Wireless network?

Well why not use a tin can. Yes, the enthusiasts from Air-stream Inc in Adelaide put together a beam antenna to concentrate the wireless signal in a particular direction. And yes, it was made out of an everyday tin can, a small piece of stiff copper wire, a connector and a couple of screws. They should be able to get a couple of kilometers range clear line of site.  …

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