Author Archives: Tony Redmond ("Thoughts of an Idle Mind")

About Tony Redmond ("Thoughts of an Idle Mind")

Office 365 MVP and author

Electric Storm Knocks Out e-Tron Charger


Our Audi e-tron was running well after its trip from Ireland to the South of France until a power surge caused by a nearby lightening strike upset our day-to-day routine by knocking out the car’s charger. Audi helped get us back on the road, but we learned a big lesson. Continue reading

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Walking the Gettysburg Battlefield


A brief trip to America allowed me to visit the Gettysburg battlefield and walk part of the ground fought over by Union and Confederate troops in July 1863. Continue reading

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Driving to the South of France with an Audi e-tron


Driving long distances with a full electric vehicle takes more preparation than it does when driving a petrol or diesel car. Here’s what happened on a trip from Dublin to the South of France via the U.K,. Continue reading

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Visiting Skellig Michael


Skellig Michael is a small island off the coast of Kerry in Ireland. The monastic settlement on the island has been a world heritage site since 1996. It’s easy to see why. Continue reading

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The BitCoin Sex Trap Email Extortion Scam


An Odd and Very Demanding Message Last Friday night, I received a note from “Hyman Cipolletta” using the Outlook.com account rriivoryorz@hotmail.com. The message header shows that the message originated in a North American server (Namprd12.prod.outlook.com) in the common Office 365 … Continue reading

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Update Log for Office 365 for IT Pros (2019 Edition)


Changes and updates made to “Office 365 for IT Pros (2019 edition) Original release: July 1, 2018. We’ve launched a new web site to host information about the book. The change log for Office 365 for IT Pros is now … Continue reading

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Office 365 for IT Pros (2019 Edition) is Now Available


The Fifth Edition is Here! All good things come to and end and it’s time to finish up with the 4th edition of Office 365 for IT Pros. We will cease work on the 4th edition on July 1, 2018 … Continue reading

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