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How much memory does PaperCut use?

A PaperCut user pinged me on Twitter, saying our software was a resource hog.

His accompanying screenshot seemed to confirm his words.

Surely not, I thought. Has PaperCut been secretly hoarding memory? What might the RAMifications be?

I engaged support guru Josh to solve this mystery.

Why PaperCut cares about kids coding

Recently, the pitter patter of mini PaperCutter feet echoed through the office as they dropped their parents off at work and headed to Code Camp.

Twelve eager students spent three days not only learning to code, but applying their learnings by building their own game.

Here’s why we’re teaching them young (no, it’s not for the cheap labour – promise).

Designing a job swap

A while ago I swapped jobs.

Nothing unusual in that. People change jobs all the time, right?

Except … this swap was only for three weeks.

Let me explain.

Meet the poetry-paraphrasing PaperCut Integrations team

Ryan Reichenberg is the newest member of the greatly expanded Integrations team. The team’s grown 300% this year.

PaperCut’s growth has meant an increase in the number of customers wanting to integrate PaperCut into their existing systems. The demand has somewhat escaped Alec capabilities and therefore – all new team!

PaperCut 19.0 and the pleasure of simple printing

Whether it’s release 17.0 making moves with Mobility Print, or 18.0 automating 3D printing with Job Ticketing, we’re big on making our “dot-oh” releases a bit more “dot-ohmygoodness.”

And 19.0 is no exception.

Get ready to be wowed by how simple it just became to get the most out of your printer.

Getting PaperCut ‘n’ crafty with our paper recycling

Once upon a time, a recycling bin sat in the corner, gorging itself on unwanted printouts. After the installation of PaperCut MF, it was used sparingly. A very good thing.

I thought I’d give these scraps a second chance at life in the following daggy but practical uses for reusing paper in the office.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

In the lead up to International Women’s Day this year, we asked female leaders within PaperCut about their workplace experiences.

We were keen to not only celebrate their contributions, but also recognise women for the challenges they continually face and overcome in the male-dominated IT industry.

Here’s what they had to say.

It’s Employee Appreciation Day every day

Employees are cool.

They’re the ones that get stuff done and make you look good – but only if you look after them. We get stuff done at PaperCut because boy, do we recognise and appreciate our team!

Here’s what appreciation looks like at PaperCut.

Does PaperCut really have a positive effect on the environment?

A support ticket came through today. Nothing unusual about that – we often hear from customers looking to solve their unique problems. This one was different, though. It got me thinking about PaperCut’s impact on the environment.

I wanted to explain to him some of what we, as a company, mean when we talk about the environment. I thought I’d share my reply.

Printer load balancing: Round Robin vs. “the algorithm”

Another ordinary day, another ordinary customer query. Or that’s what I thought before printer load balancing came to the party.

Join me as I reflect on a humbling solution journey, and dive into “the algorithm” – PaperCut’s ingenious method for handling print job distribution.

Trust me, it’s a thing of beauty.

Creating a sustainable and greener workplace

PaperCut cares about the environment. You’ve probably figured it out with all the trees dotted around the website. The thing is, it’s more than just a gimmick or something we ‘should’ do. We really do care.

If you’re keen to change the way things are done in your office, we’ve put together a handy wee guide.

The power of Docker and containerization

If you’ve been in IT over the last three years you would’ve heard people shout DOCKER from the rooftops demanding its immediate use, everywhere, in your technology infrastructure. And you may have said to yourself, “What’s a Docker?”

PaperCutter Alec Clews shares his insights into the good, the bad and the ugly (ok, there’s no ugly) of Docker.

How embracing technology makes for happier teachers

We’ve talked about all the good stuff our Google Premier Partnership gives to students.

But what about teachers? The guides for new generations? The shapers of minds? Won’t someone please think of the teachers?!

Move over pen and paper, technology and teachers are the new perfect pair – and I’m gonna tell you why.

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