Monthly Archives: July 2015

OpenMesh, WIFI access point, new features

For anyone that has the wireless device OPEN MESH

I am starting to upgrade all the ones I have access to currently,

but if you have questions feel free to ask.

They have a new update that includes;


  • Faster. All graphs are now in Javascript for improved speed and interaction capabilities.
  • Fewer pop-ups. More is done in dynamic pages or tabs rather than secondary windows. Examples include Clients table, More table for Layer 7 traffic.
  • On-demand graphs. Individual client usage graphs are now drawn on demand to speed up the page. The client list can now be paged to further improve speed.
  • Better sorting. Sorting on tables throughout the site is improved.
  • Reports wired clients. Previously they were not included.



OM2P 150 Mbps Access Point with External Antenna

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Cloud, streaming “TAX”

Chicago’s new 9 percent tax on streaming and cloud services appears to have the local technology community agitated and, more than anything, confused.

Reports on Wednesday of the “cloud tax” took many Chicagoans by surprise, leaving providers and consumers of streaming and cloud services scrambling to understand the implications. Technology companies, among the heaviest users of cloud services, are likely to be taxed for the services they use as well as those they provide.

The cloud tax extends ordinances governing two types of taxes — the city amusement tax and the city personal property lease transaction tax. The taxes cover many products streamed to businesses and residents. They also cover use of various online databases that could especially affect businesses.

The city expects the taxes to bring in about $12 million a year.

Microsoft Office 64 vs 32 bit

Most programs and plugins won’t work with Office 64 bit. You may have to remove the installed office 64 bit and install the compatible 32 bit version.


If you have installed Office 2013  including Microsoft Outlook 2013, Outlook sets a registry key named Bitness of type REG_SZ on the computer on which it is installed. The Bitness registry key indicates whether the Outlook 2013 installation is 32-bit or 64-bit.


Start, RUN, type regedit, go to the following key;

  • Registry path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook
  • Registry key: Bitness
  • Value: either x86 or x64.
  • X86 stands for 32-bit version.