David Florey

Photography | Videography | Tech

Trip to San Remo & Phillip Island – Revisiting the Canon 400D

So it’s been months since I took out the Canon 400D DSLR camera and actually took some photos, but is been around 7 years since my wife and I actually went on a holiday together without anyone else (yes, excluding the kids on a holiday!) Seven years is far too long and we have been …

Windows 10 Crash BSOD October 2018 WDF_VIOLATION for HP Systems

So today was an interesting day, began like any other normal day at the office not knowing what was going to come across my desk… Then the phones rang off the hook – call after call about PC’s that had been rebooted and crashing with a “Your PC ran into a problem…” errors. First thought …

Group Policy | Error “resource ‘$(string.win7only)’ referenced in attribute displayname could not be found”

A couple of weeks ago I was working on a client’s user PC where they couldn’t login to the network or access network resources due to a time difference of more than five minutes between the domain controller and the PC. I had to manually adjust the local clock (and the domain controller’s clock) to …

Microsoft Office 2019 is Released! What this means for Mac Users…

Microsoft has just launched the latest version of their flagship productivity application suite, Microsoft Office [2019] in the last few days to those on subscription plans and corporate volume license schemes. Availability to the retail market is expected in coming days… I have only just downloaded the installers for the latest versions for Mac and …

Australian Government Canberra – Is The Brand Tarnished?

Those of us (in Australia) who have ever watch free to air television or listened to the radio, will have heard various bulletins from the Australian Government for upcoming elections or Government-backed campaigns – all of them end with the same very quickly spoken “…authorised by the Australian Government Canberra…” such as this one: This …

Australian Notifiable Data Breach reporting for all businesses & organisations – are you ready?

With the ever increase in personal information collected and stored globally to be used for marketing, finance, memberships, and many other purposes, we are seeing unprecedented figure stats of data growth (see here for example) – what happens to all this data? – who has access to the data and what happens when it gets into the …

Cost of employment: How much does it cost you as an employee to do your job

So you’ve just landed a new job to further your career, keep you from boredom, but most importantly earn you a living – you know, money, to pay the bills, the mortgage or rent, put food on the table, etc. Some will argue that the career path is more important, or just getting out of …

Outlook crashing after Windows security updates: KB3097877

We had a few clients with Outlook issues today, it has been revealed that this will be why: Microsoft Outlook has been crashing following Microsoft’s monthly release of security patches on Tuesday. The software giant confirmed in an emailed statement to ZDNet that some users might be suffering from a Patch Tuesday hangover. “We are …

Mobile Device Recovery

So you have a mobile phone, maybe a tablet and / or a laptop – portable digital devices.  These devices connect us to the world via the Internet and cloud services.  We can store & access our email, photos, music, work or personal data, online shopping accounts, banking, etc. – basically your entire digital life! …

Ten Stupid Rules & Policies That Make Great Employees Turn and Run the Other Way

My Grandfather (Mother’s father) put up with stupid corporate rules because it was that or don’t have a good job – plus it was a real career path which offered bonuses, pay grades above average, pension plan, etc… This comes from the age of the general understanding that your job was usually long term – …

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