What is this Home Automation stuff anyway?

At the start of 2022, Rocky and I bought a new home and moved in. (It’s 15 years old but it’s new to us.) To say it was rather devoid of technology was an understatement. It was almost entirely devoid of *lighting*, FFS! We’ve spent the year thus far making it a comfortable little “tech …

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SfB 2019 Server Security Update – July 2022

This Security update for SfBS 2019 is build 7.0.2046.404, up from April’s 7.0.2046.396. It updated four components on my Standard Edition Front-End. What’s Fixed? This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Skype for Business Server and Microsoft Lync Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures …

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SfB 2015 Server Security Update – July 2022

This security update for SfBS 2015 is build 6.0.9319.634, up from April’s 6.0.9319.628. It updated four components on my Standard Edition Front-End. What’s Fixed? This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Skype for Business Server and Microsoft Lync Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures …

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SfB 2015 Server Security Update – April 2022

This security update for SfBS 2015 is build 6.0.9319.628, up from February’s 6.0.9319.623. It updated only three components on my Standard Edition Front-End. What’s Fixed? This security update (KB5012686) resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Skype for Business Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2022-26910 and Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures …

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SfB 2019 Server Security Update – April 2022

This update for SfBS 2019 is build 7.0.2046.396, up from last December’s 7.0.2046.385. It updated three components on my Standard Edition Front-End. What’s Fixed? This security update (KB5012686) resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Skype for Business Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2022-26910 and Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2022-26911. …

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SfB 2019 Server Update – December 2021

This update for SfBS 2019 is build 7.0.2046.385, up from May’s 7.0.2046.369. It updated ten components on my Standard Edition Front-End, and also uninstalled the now-obsolete Skype for Business Online PowerShell module. What’s Fixed? Heaps! Kb 5006005 Unexpected disconnection occurs in Mediation Server of Skype for Business Server 2019 Kb 5005995 “Unhandled exception” error in CAS for …

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OzPLAR customisation

I introduced OzPLAR in my previous post. It’s an evolution of the telephone intercom design I had published in Silicon Chip magazine back in 1992. With my 2021 collaborator Ross we deliberately designed the circuit and PCB to accommodate a range of variations and alternate components so as to make it as flexible and globally-appealing …

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OzPLAR – the 2021 telephone intercom revamp

My original telephone intercom project was published in Silicon Chip magazine here in Oz in May 1992. Photocopies of that original article are still available from Silicon Chip, and they kindly let me re-publish the circuit here. The intercom unit powered two telephones, allowing you to talk between them. Lifting one handset automatically started the …

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