Windows Security These files can’t be opened. Your Internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened.

On Windows server the error below is shown when you try to open any application: Windows Security These files can’t be opened. Your Internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened. To Resolve: 1. Create another user... Read more

The remote session was disconnected because there are no remote desktop licence servers available to provide a licence

For some unknown reason a server with Remote Desktop working with Licenses installed will stop accepting connections with the error: The resolution is to take ownership of  and delete the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\RCM\GracePeriod Then after a reboot, connections should work... Read more

Eirgrid Respond to submissions on Grid Link Project

Eirgrid have responded to those who made a Submission on Grid Link Project, the letter and attachment PDF are below. Dear Mr. O’Reilly,   I am writing to you on behalf of EirGrid in response to your submission received as... Read more

Guide to the CER’s Water Charges Plan Consultation for Domestic Customers

Full details in attached PDF CER14367 CER Guide to Water Charges Plan Consultation for Domestic Read more

The great storm of February 12th 2014

February the 12th 2014 will go down in history for a day that saw a powerful and damaging storm. Some named the storm Darwin as the 12th was Darwins day In this blog post I’ll look back at the days... Read more

LogMeIn pull the plug on free service

Today I received the below email from LogMeIn Important changes to your LogMeIn Free account. As of January 21, 2014, LogMeIn Free will no longer be available. To continue using remote access, you will need to purchase an account subscription... Read more

Firefox DNS Cache

If like me you get frustrated by firefox caching DNS, i.e. you make a change and firefox is slow to update then you can set it to clear the cache after x seconds, the default is 30 days, I set... Read more

Carlow Weather 2013 report

Summary Averages/extremes for the year 2013 —————————————————— Average temperature     = 9.7°C Average humidity        = 87% Average dewpoint        = 7.8°C Average barometer       = 1013.7 hPa Average windspeed      ... Read more Hack

So as someone who has an account with I received the email below tonight. Dear Alan, Despite our best efforts, the security on has been breached over the last 36 hours, in a sophisticated, sustained and aggressive attack. One of... Read more

Complaint against Eircom upheld by ASAI

So last year I made a complaint to the ASAI (Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland), this was based a long and rather annoying argument with Eircom. I raised a complaint with them and while they refunded me the cost of... Read more