In part 1 of this series, we discussed the hardware for getting the time and keeping it accurate – but even the most accurate of clocks is no fun if it has no way of telling you what the time is! …

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For many years, Enigma IT Solutions has developed and operated a number of highly accurate time network clocks. Our latest project is based around the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost single board computer. But don’t let the size (or price) fool …

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You may see me reposting and commenting a lot about Ahmed Mohamed in the next week or two. His story is one that very much touched my heart. If you were you research the story, and you were to poll …

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Please note that our time server, ntp.enigma-it.com.au, is currently offline due to an upgrade. More details to follow. Whilst this is occurring, requests to that server will be redirected to pool.ntp.org so you should not need to update your configurations. …

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Firstly, I never thought I’d be writing a post with a title like this. And yet, here I am. Recently, news broke that a large number of (female) celebrities have had online accounts hacked and naked pictures they had taken …

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I’m a little late to the party blogging about this – mainly because I was busy installing patches on all my servers yesterday. So, chances are you may have read other, more detailed posts than this one already. What’s it …

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Over the past few months, I’ve been playing with an app called Threema. What’s Threema, I hear you ask? It’s an instant messaging / chat application for mobile devices. At this point, you (and, honestly, I as well) was wondering …

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Apple has recently released a new version of OSX (version 10.9) called Mavericks, which they are making available as a free download. My initial tests of it have shown that there may be an issue with OSX users who have …

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In a number of conversations I’ve had with clients recently, the topic of online safety has come up, particularly in regard to the availability of free Wi-Fi hotspots. Whilst there are some advanced techniques that the paranoid or highly technical …

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A number of people have reported that candidates in the forthcoming Federal Election are enclosing postal vote applications in mail outs to households. This is perfectly legal, and is a great help to some people, I’m sure – but as …

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