David Florey

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UniFi Security Surveillance Camera | UniFi NVR – Part 1

When I designed our family home here in Pakenham, I had quite a few things in mind and one of those things was to install network cabling throughout and home theater cabling in the lounge, before the plaster was installed on walls & ceilings. Part of the cabling job was to run cables for future …

Home Network Upgrade Progress | Cable Management & New(er) Server

So, its been a while since I posted anything really technical on this blog, or did any real works to my home servers & network – yet in both situations, are long overdue, so without further adieu, here we go! I was in long need of some nicer looking cable managers. The ones I had …

PowerShell Core on macOS, Linux, and Windows

For the longest time, I have wanted a function version of PowerShell running on Mac OS X so I don’t have to work from two computers to perform the various tasks. Most of my Windows based laptops have been lesser attractive to use that my MacBook, mainly due to lack of performance, lack of battery …

FileVault Users Missing on Mac Boot

Well this is a first, I have never until today encountered this issue. My immediate thought was that the user just needed to be Enabled in the System Preferences to unlock the volume at boot – which is quite normal, and yes, they weren’t enabled, so I enabled this user, rebooted and thought all would …

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 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 …

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! …

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