Archive for July, 2015

Import mysql 5.5 dump in to 5.1

If your getting the error Unknown collation: ‘utf8mb4_unicode_ci‘ Its probally becuase you trying to inport a 5.5 export to a 5.1 databse.

You can try changing

CHARSET=utf8mb4 to CHARSET=utf8

COLLATE=utf8mb4_unicode_ci COLLATE=utf8_general_ci

This will only work if you don’t have invalid caratuers in your mysql dump but it may help.

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Crypto Virus’s doing the rounds again.

Hi I have a important message for you. If you receive any emails claiming to be from Auspost NSW Roads or Westpac (to name a few) here are a few tips to stop you from download a virus.

1) Check the url or website address ip the top. This


2) Capture on sites. The Hackers are using these to avoid the automated system from checking if their is a virus hosted on this site. If it seems odd the page you have been sent to the chances are it its a trick.


3) Downloading a zip file with a .exe file in it. Running the application that’s in the zip file is a really bad idea.

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If in doubt please forward the email to or call and ask. A quick phone call or email can save you big $$$and lots of time and stress too.


Other tip is also if you want to check if a logon site it real. Say a banking or facebook login. Enter a password that you know is wrong. if it lets you in you then the site is a fake.


Stay Safe online.



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