If you’re like me you’ll find yourself browsing the web on multiple devices. During the day and at work I use my laptop and then in the evening I’ll use my phone. Wouldn’t it be great though if you could start reading an article on one device and finish it on another?
Recently (or recently to me) on my laptop there’s been a new icon on my Google Chrome address bar, on the right hand site. Send to your devices. Click the icon and a popup shows up displaying your other devices. I can now send websites from my laptop to my phone! Useful if you start researching in the office and have a long commute on the train/ferry/coach and want to carry on where you left off.
Sending the other way from phone to laptop is just as easy, and has been around for ages. Click in the address bar, and select the share icon (highlighted in the red box).
Then select the Send to your devices button, simple!
There’ll be more in depth posts following shortly. I thought i’d ease myself back into it with a quick and simple post as it’s been almost a year since my last post!
It’s good practice to send WatchGuard Firebox traffic logs to a WatchGuard Dimension server so that you have a separate historic log of activity, as a Firebox won’t retain its logs over a power cycle. The WatchGuard Dimension server can be useful for troubleshooting, but also has a wealth of reports available as well.
To be able to send log traffic to the WatchGuard Dimension server it needs to be encrypted, so you need to supply enter an identical key on the Firebox and in the Dimension server.
If you have multiple Fireboxes you’ll need to know the existing encryption key so you can set it on the additional Fireboxes.
If you don’t know the encryption key, here is how to change it on the WatchGuard Dimension server (don’t forget to change it on existing Fireboxes).
Here’s a quick WatchGuard tip. I had to do some analysis on bandwidth usage recently, but although I could see the live usage via system manager there was no report for external bandwidth utilisation in WatchGuard Dimension.
To be able to report on bandwidth utilisation in WatchGuard Dimension you need to enable Performance Statistics logging on the WatchGuard Firebox. Here’s how to do it.
I’ve been thinking about moving my website to a new host for a while now, WordPress.com has been a great hosting company but it does have its limitations on how much you can modify settings, themes you can use and plugins available.
So towards the end of last week and over the weekend I decided it was time to spread my wings and fledge from the comfort of WordPress.com nest and out into the big wide world (or over to Fasthosts)!
Happily everything went to plan (mostly) and I learnt loads in the process, I even ended up dreaming of WordPress! Continue reading →
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