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Network Monitor – PowerShell Ping Script

Network Monitor - PowerShell Ping Script
Network Monitor a Network Monitoring Tool - PowerShell Ping Script

The Network Monitor is a simple PowerShell Ping Script that acts as a Network Monitoring Tool. That imports a CSV file which contains a list IP address and the names of the devices you would like to monitor. The script runs every 60 seconds, importing the list and testing the connection of every device to ensure it is online. Alerting you to any devices which are unavailable.

The Network Monitor has been written and developed by Woodward.Digital and is distributed freely under the MIT License.

Please contact me if you have any comments or suggestions: [email protected]

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2021 woodward.digital

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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iMazing HEIC Converter – Convert photos from HEIC to JPEG

iMazing HEIC to JPG Converter

Photos that are taken with an iPhone or iPad by default are saved in the HEIC file format. Apple changed the default file format from JPEG to HEIC in 2017.

When you share photos from your iPhone or iPad to social media or non iOS devices they are converted to JPEG. However, if you connect your device to a computer and manually copy the photos from the device to a computer, they are not converted. However, it is possible to convert photos from HEIC to JPEG.

Thankfully there is a free and easy to use software tool, iMazing HEIC Converter by DigiDNA that allows you to convert photos in the HEIC file format to JPEG.

iMazing HEIC Converter is available for Windows and macOS. Simply download iMazing HEIC Converter here: https://imazing.com/heic

Once download, install the software by following the onscreen wizard.

When you open iMazing, simply drag and drop the photos that you wish to convert.

iMazing HEIC Converter
Convert photos from HEIC to JPEG

iMazing makes converting the photos very simple, simply press “convert” and select the location of where you would like the converted photos saving when prompted. The photos are then saved in the JPEG file format.

I would strongly recommend that you uncheck the “Keep EXIF data” box to protect your privacy if you are sharing the photos. As the EXIF data can contain the GPS coordinates of where the photo was taken.

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Caffeine – Stop your computer from sleeping or locking

Coffee Cup

Caffeine is a free tool by Zhorn Software that prevents your windows computer from sleeping or locking. Caffeine works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds.

Caffeine is designed to be simple to use, simply download caffeine here: https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/caffeine/#download

Once downloaded, unzip and double click on Caffeine64.exe.
Note: If you have a 32bit Computer you will need to double click Caffeine32.exe instead.

When Caffeine start, it starts “enabled” and works by pressing the “f15” key every 59 seconds. When Caffeine is “enabled”, the tool will display a Coffee Jug icon. As shown below in the taskbar and prevent the computer from locking.

Caffeine Running Example - Stop computer from sleeping or locking

To stop Caffeine, right-click the icon and select exit.

By default, Caffeine works by simulating an F15 key up event every 59 seconds. Of all the keypresses available, F15 is probably the least intrusive, and least likely to interfere with your work. However, Caffeine might interfere with the following apps:

# PowerPoint uses the F15 keypress to pause the video in a slide
# Google Docs/Sheets
# Smartsheet
# Terminal emulation, e.g. Putty

Caffeine also has command-line switches available to alter its behaviour. To find out more or to support the developer please visit:
https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/caffeine/