Author Archives: Warren Cross

About Warren Cross

A contract IT professional that has been in the technology industry a number of years at various blue chip companies. During his career he has been a successful application developer, analyst, project manager, IT manager and system administrator, and performed in both global and local roles. For contract opportunities feel free to contact Warren through this site.

Mass “ping” from a locked down PC

Recently I needed to find the ‘rough’ location of hundreds of computers on the network but only had access to a locked down PC where I could not use the software I would normally use. To get around this I … Continue reading

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Norton Internet Security & Microsoft Office Activation

A friend was having trouble activating their Microsoft Office software on their new Windows 7 PC and asked for some help. The problem was that it continually failed to contact the authorisation servers and so would not activate their software. … Continue reading

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Scrolling a JPopupMenu (Scrollable JPopupMenu)

I’ve just come across a need for a JPopupMenu with lots of menu items and found out scrolling support if not built on? Shock! Horror! After using Google to look for options and finding everything over-engineered or doing some weird … Continue reading

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Scheduling a recurring event (Timers)

So you need an event to occur at regular intervals without doing your own time checks and forcing your application to operate sequentially? You have a number of options open to you but my favourites are the Timer classes, either … Continue reading

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Blogging with the iPhone

Okay, not more than a couple of hours ago I set up WordPress on my own site and now have downloaded the App for my iPhone. This blog has been typed out on my small phone screen a few feet … Continue reading

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Screen Capture Utility

Ever had the need to capture some or all of your screen so that you can include the image in to an email, or other documentation?¬†You could use the default Windows screen print functionality but that will capture all of … Continue reading

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