Xera: Export Metadata to Excel

In this video, James Hassin demonstrates how easy it is to export simple metadata views to Excel format. This is great for privilege logs or other reporting functions. Another example of the real simplicity and grace of the Xera Platform. For more Xera information, a free pilot or a cost […]

Xera: Database Views with Browser Scaling

In this video, James with Platinum IDS demonstrates the flexibility of the Xera UI as it automatically adjusts based on the user’s available browser real estate. This video is demonstrated in Google Chrome, but all modern browsers have a scalable feature presented in a very similar fashion. For more Xera […]

Xera: Search and Review Walkthrough

In this video, James Hassin walks through some of the most heavily used workflows in Xera. Quick searching, then reviewing the returned query results. James makes it look easy, because it is. Take a moment and check it out!

Xera: General Overview for Getting Started

In this video, James Hassin from Platinum IDS provides a simple overview of the Xera platform. This could be great for users who are just getting started with the platform, or users who’ve been away from Xera and are returning. At a short run time of just over two minutes, […]

Xera: Batch Checkout and Review

Here’s a really cool walkthrough from James Hassin with Platinum IDS around batch management in Xera. It’s really easy to work through a ton of documents with a good collaboration and batching strategy. Watch as James makes it easy in this latest video project.

Xera: Foldering and Bulk Tagging Primer

Hey dudes, it’s not rocket science. 🙂 Watch in wonderment as our hero stumbles through around five minutes of video that should have been around two. Xera’s easy to use interface makes complex tasks look totally easy.

What is a superblock?

A superblock is a record of the characteristics of a filesystem, including its size, the block size, the empty and the filled blocks and their respective counts, the size and location of the inode tables, the disk block map and usage information, and the size of the block groups. The […]

DD Imaging in Linux

In this article, Sam Chessman explains the use of the dd command with a lot of useful examples. This article is not aimed at absolute beginners. Once you are familiar with the basics of Linux, you would be in a better position to use the dd command. The ‘ dd […]

Renaming files in Linux. A primer.

Linux is a very popular operating system and is widely used today on servers and also on standalone systems. It is based on UNIX and is a free OS. There are many people who love to work on it and consider it the most reliable and robust of all the […]

(Almost) Comprehensive list of file formats

Taken from Wikipedia: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_file_formats) Archive and compressed   .?Q? — files compressed by the SQ program 7z — 7-Zip compressed file AAC — Advanced Audio Coding ace — ACE compressed file ALZ — ALZip compressed file APK — Applications installable on Android AT3 — Sony’s UMD Data compression .bke — […]