Category Archives: DIY

loosing weight by walking, the first 1 million steps

With the help of an Activity tracker it might be easier to achieve your weight loosing goals. These trackers take care of the tedious work to log everything. Just place the activity tracker on your wrist, and start walking… This … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, For Fun or Interest, Gadgets, GPS, Hobbies and Other Interests, Tips | Comments Off

Test, DIY tuning a piano key

I promised to “have a look” on a piano that did not sound “right” any longer; not for some time. A piano tuning professional had said that he does not know any piano with this name. After opening the piano, … Continue reading

Posted in Audio and Video, Basic Tools, DIY, For Fun or Interest, Hobbies and Other Interests, Piano, Tests, Tips, Tools | Comments Off

DIY CRM: part 2 for personal task management

This is continuation to DIY CRM: part 1 for a small team, where the MS Access was used as a simple tool to keep track of tasks or cases for a team. The same tool can be used for a … Continue reading

Posted in Anvanced Tools, Basic Tools, DIY, ICT Leadership and Management, Personal Development, Recommended Free Tools, Tests, Tips, Tools | Comments Off

DIY CRM: part 1 for a small team

MS Access is included in the MS Office set of tools. I was playing around with it, and discovered that it comes with several build-in templates for different tasks. One of the interesting template is “Customer service” template, that was … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Tools, DIY, ICT Leadership and Management, Tests, Tips, Tools | Comments Off

Recovering files from broken NAS (network attached storage)

After few years, even after little use, my Lacie 1000 Gb NAS went broken. When powering it up, the hard disk did not spin, but a smoke started to come up from the back side of the box close to … Continue reading

Posted in Anvanced Tools, DIY, Gadgets, Hobbies and Other Interests, Tests, Tips, Troubleshooting | Comments Off

Converting ISO 27002 into an excel and a graph

ISO 27002 “Code of practice for information security controls” list 144 controls with the same structure for all the controls. If one would like to work on these controls, like reusing them in another documentation or doing a presentation etc, … Continue reading

Posted in Anvanced Tools, DIY, ISO, Security Standardization and Practises, Tips, Tools | Comments Off

OpenWrt, an alternative for improving network security at home with firewall and web proxy

Introduction OpenWrt is a Linux distribution that can be loaded into many wireless routers by replacing the original firmware with OpenWrt firmware. The picture below shows 2 such routers, together with Raspberry Pi on the right for comparison. My interest … Continue reading

Posted in Anvanced Tools, Cybersecurity, DIY, For Fun or Interest, Hobbies and Other Interests, Internet of Things and M2M, Network Monitoring, Recommended Free Tools, Security Training, Awareness and Reports, Tips, Tools, Troubleshooting | Comments Off