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Changing the email send address in Office 365 without moving your domain

An update to the very good post by Peter Meinl at https://petermeinl.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/changing-the-email-send-address-in-office-365-without-moving-your-domain/#comment-1989 (read that first) (this is really so I don’t forget what I’ve done..) A few updates for anyone doing this in 2017… I downloaded tools to `Connect to Office … Continue reading

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Excel function to count the number of matching words in two cells (‘fuzzy matching’)

I had a requirement to do a ‘fuzzy match’ of two columns of data, based on the number of matching words in each. Add the following code to your Visual Basic module, and then in your Excel spreadsheet, do something … Continue reading

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Installing Windows 10 over Linux (Ubuntu)

I have an Intel NUC that I’d installed Ubuntu on, and now I have decided to install Windows 10 over the top of it so the kids can use it. I have just spent a merry two hours trying to … Continue reading

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Updating Rails / MySQL database datetime fields

We have a demo site that we show to prospective clients, and we reset it occasionally using a ‘seed database’ that we have created to give realistic reporting data. The problem is that the timestamps on the seed database get … Continue reading

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Xero bank reconciliation with GoCardless

If you’re using automatic repeating invoice generation with Xero, and a monthly direct debit plan with GoCardless, there’s a ‘problem’ in that the value credited to your bank account by GoCardless already has their transaction fee deducted – so Xero won’t spot … Continue reading

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How to get Squirrels Reflector working from iPad to Mac

If you want to record your iPad using Squirrels Reflector software*, but the iPad won’t show your Mac on the list of Airplay devices, here’s a workaround I found that others might find helpful – assuming you’ve got an iPhone, that … Continue reading

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The SaaS market is changing – perspective from a SaaS MD

Until recently, the market for SaaS software has been like the “American Frontier” in the United States – what I mean by this, in the context of my absence management software company TeamSeer, is that we were selling to customers … Continue reading

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