Scottish Curling out with the Old

In with the New ! In 2008 the Royal Caledonian Curling Club provided their members with an online membership database. This was derived from a single user Microsoft Access database and ported to an online version which then allowed multi-user access. New features were added over the intervening years to help with the unique membership requirements of teh RCCC. Recently we were again asked to revamp the system to modernise both the front-end and back-end database system. Scottish Curling`s brand new membership website was completely overhauled and released in July 2021.
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Windows Spooler to be turned off !

Disable Windows print spooler or you could be hacked, says Microsoft
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Scams again

Subject: Email Termination Alert:fife.co.uk From: "Security" Please ignore any emails that do not have a valid FROM email address. Also be aware of any email that does look to be legitmate, the chances are they will be a scam (I am sorry to say)
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Vmix and OBS testing

We ran some tests between Vmix and OBS. These phone video captures the streams, not very high quality.
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Web Site Security

I`ve been alerted to some attempted break ins to the web site through our own track and trace features. Seems someone is trying some very simple scripts to pop up an alert message into the system. This in itself isn`t a major worry as the bulk of the website is protected by script injection. We will however, provide an update and do further checking to ensure that nobody breaks in.
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Admin Mail messages requiring upgrade

Do not be fooled by messages indicating you have run out space on our server. Our monitoring system highlights when a user is running out of space and we take action usually with 24 hours.
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Test embed code

Just want to test some embed code to ensure it is blocked. Security needs to be taken seriously as we have found. Last year we found an Israeli group purchasing a stream and onward streaming it to fake websites.
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Mailbox full scam

Fife.co.uk email accounts, or any others, do not get legitimate emails asking to upgrade. Be carefull, a clear phishing attempt.
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Using Tabs on a page

In recent years I have started to use tabs on some pages, particularyy to group data in a more organised manner. The W3Schools tutorial provides an outline how to perform this.
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MyClubMembers newsletter setup

A short video outlining the newsletter setup and how to send to members. This example only sends to the newsletter admin for testing purposes. The example leads you through, Templates, Newsletter and campaigns.
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Lets Encrypt SSL certificates

Lets Encrypt are making it possible for everyone to experience a secure and privacy-respecting Web. They make it easy to get certificates for HTTPS, because ease of use is critical for adoption and that is one thing we have found, it IS easy to get an SSL certificate.
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Russian Hackers are they real ?

Many stories in the news just now about Russian Hackers impacting elections and trying to influence organisations. Are Russian hackers any worse than anywhere else ?
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MyClubMembers import

The purpose of this tutorial is to show how to import users into your club. We take a list of emails, one per line, and drop into the input box and save.
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Vmix basic example

We use Vmix for our streaming software. This captures a camera and audio, feeds in and streams out to a Content delivery network.
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IPv6 Setup Issues

Due to a server upgrade we have become aware of some email issues. These have been tracked down to IPv6 problems.
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Scottish Curling New Website sample video

This video is provided as a sample help and introduction to the new website format. It covers some of the main areas of Members and Clubs. This needs to be regenerated again and tidied up a bit, but is it useful ?
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New Customers require approval ?

Are you getting users logging in and potentially trying to defraud or break in ? You may wish to pre-approve registrations.
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Anti Fraud IP addresses

Open Cart v3 has a built in IP address blocker, handy if you wish to block people who are trying to hack or defraud you.
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Billing Scam`s easy to spot

Please be aware that scams may look kind of official indicating your services may expire. Don`t get caught out !
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Emoji quizes

A list of emoji quizes
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