Creating ringtones for iPhones

I think my worst fears are being brought to reality, and this is becoming a technical blog.  I guess if your worst fears in the world are about blog entries, your life’s pretty sweet, so I’ll stop complaining now…   🙂

Mrs Zoo Keeper and I have had a variety of mobile phones over the years, from big brick Nokias back in the 1990s through iPhones, Android phones and yet more iPhones.  Whilst our current preferred mobile is the Apple device (iPhone 4S for both of us), we do have our little niggles with it, and one of my personal bugbears is the difficulty in getting custom ringtones on there. Continue reading “Creating ringtones for iPhones”

USB thumb / flash drives and Microsoft Windows

A quick technical post!

Occasionally, I’m called upon to deal with minor issues for users of USB thumb drives, and I thought I’d pull together a few little tips and tricks here which help me get things sorted. Continue reading “USB thumb / flash drives and Microsoft Windows”

Netdom on Windows Server 2008 R2

Yay, it’s time for another technical post!

I manage and am responsible for Active Directory for a number of customers, both public and private sector.  Rather than searching my documentation to find the FSMO role holders, it’s easier to log on to a server and run “netdom query fsmo” in a command prompt.

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Upgrading Windows Server 2008 R2 from Standard to Enterprise

I never really intended for this to be a technology blog, but considering that IT is both my job and my hobby, it’s only natural that a few technology based posts will pop up from time to time.

I’m hoping that I can save at least one person from the personal hell I suffered over two days this past week.  Before I go on, I should perhaps make it clear that yes, I’d love a test lab to play with these things and learn on, but I haven’t got one and the bean counters won’t pay for one, so I have to sort this stuff out on the fly…  🙁

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