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How to install the Cipherlab 8001

A short tutorial on how to install the Cipherlab 8001 and 8200 on your computer. This covers the USB kit, the RS232 model is slightly simpler.

Install the USB Drivers

First download USB Drivers (CP210x_VCP_Windows_v6.7) and install. This will install the USB Driver needed to make the Cipherlab 8001 communicate with your PC via the USB Port. It creates a virtual com port which we will get the number of shortly.

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Thermal Transfer Ribbons

Thermal Wax Ribbon
Thermal Wax Ribbon

JNS Technologies have stocked up on Premium Wax Thermal Transfer Ribbons 110mm x 91m. 

I will keep rolls with me over the festive season while most companies are closed. The size of the ribbons are 110mm wide by 91m long on a 13mm core. This is the most common roll that always seems to be in demand over December.

If you find yourself needing ribbon, give me a call or Whatsapp me on 072 155 8210

Thermal Transfer Label Printer Review

I have just finished the review on the new CP-2240 Label Printer from Argox.

Argox CP-2240 Label Printer

We put the Label Printer through a variety of tests, driving it hard at times and it passed every time! The CP-2240 has a small footprint, compact and very easy to use. Loading media and the large 300m ribbon is easy thanks to the large area inside the printer.

The Label Printer prints at a maximum speed of 7 inches per second and still produces a crisp clean print.

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5 November Guy Fawkes

Being born in the 60’s and growing up through the 70’s and 80’s there was never an issue with celebrating Guy Fawkes. I actually don’t think we even knew the history behind the day.

It was just a day filled with excitement and anticipation of what was to come. My Father used to work in Johannesburg and every year on the 5th November arrive home with a huge box of fireworks and packets of crackers.

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Elderly Parents Abandoned

My heart and soul have had this heavy and sad feeling lately. It is being caused by Elderly Parents being abandoned by their children and grandchildren.

Let me start at the beginning and try explain how this situation unfolded. In 2010 my Mom and Dad moved in to a complex in Rynfield. My Mom’s sister Sophie moved in with them as she stayed with them previously. The apartment they moved into had 3 bedrooms and was spacious. 

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Venus Fly Trap Flower

Among my favourite potted plants I have a Venus Fly Trap. Quite an unique plant it is. The Venus Flytrap gets its nutrients by trapping and digesting insects in its traps.

Venus Fly Trap
Venus Fly Trap

One could write an essay on the Venus Fly Trap Plant but I like to keep things simple. Below is the basics of looking after the plant.

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Homemade Chilli Sauce

This is my own recipe of a hot homemade chilli sauce. It has come from many experimental batches. Some have been too hot, not hot enough or just plain horrible.

I still think its best to follow a guideline and experiment with different ingredients and quantities until you get it right.

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Online Religion on Social Media

Religious postings on Facebook telling me how to live my life are driving me insane!!

This has really become an irritation in my life and really bugs the crap out of me. I have quite a few friends on Facebook and they are from different ethnic groups and religions and I embrace them all as friends but telling me what I am doing wrong and where I am going to end up is really getting me to a point where I am going to “unfriend” them very soon.

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