Monthly Archives: January 2020


PDF OCR and conversion   Recently updated !

A client approached me about getting content from pdfs that had been generated but where the original document had been lost. The first option I gave them was a tool we had used in a number of circumstances – PDF-XCHANGE editor – available here This isn’t a free tool but you get what you pay […]


Put a winSock in it (Again)   Recently updated !

Is it just me or is stuff resurfacing from the past like an IT apocalypse ? Recently an issue with hidden devices came to the fore where this problem existed over 10 years ago. So it was a bit of a surprise when so quickly after that I was confronted with another “Back to the […]


Swift for Goodies

As a resource for learning Sift and SwiftUI – I have previously mentioned Hacking with Swift and Paul Hudson.  Along with Ray Wenderlich this site is a really useful source of info for swift ios development and I have to say I like Paul#s style of deliver and the areas he covers. While listening to […]


Hidden Hidden devices – part deux

What goes around comes around they say. This problem I wrote about more than 10 years ago and it still pops up today. In this previous post I explained how physical devices and their drives can be hidden by windows – even when the option to show hidden devices is chosen in device manager.  In […]


There’s the snag(it)!

One tool I use daily is Snagit from Techsmith. Documenting the work I do for clients and record that information quickly and with annotations requires a good tool for screen shots and marking up images. I’ve used the tool for many years – and each version has brought some new features or enhancements. There are […]


Go Big or Go Home

Working in support or just working on multiple projects usually dictates have multiple screens. For many years I had fours screens running of a Dell Precision workstation and this served most of the tasks I could throw at it. In fact I’d say it was pretty much the perfect configuration until users that I support […]