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Ransomware and the Mechanical Pencil

Published July 10, 2021

A review of the WannaCry ransomware attack in 2017 and what is fundamentally wrong with the computer operating system.

 

Tracking Scams in Phone Messages

Published June 1, 2021

Ever wonder what to do with suspicious messages on your phone or e-mail?  Here are a few suggestions.

 

Disaster Recovery -- Case of Parler

Published February 18, 2021

The day has now arrived where you will need to have alternative cloud and DNS registry platforms, as well as other redundancies.

 

Computer Vision Syndrome Update

Published January 11, 2021

A follow up on two previous articles addressing CVS. 

 

Spam Update

Published December 19, 2018

This is a follow up on a strategy I proposed back in 2016 on how you can beat spam.

 

Windows 10 and Computer Vision Syndrome

Published November 27, 2018

This article explores the challenges of modifying the display and presentation in Windows 10.

 

Computer Vision Syndrome

Published April 17, 2018

A modern day phenomena, computer vision syndrome has emerged to be one of the predominant side-effects of prolonged computer usage.  Follow my journey of what is often a painful experience, yet gain from my experience and that of many others.

 

Passwords:  The Gremlins of Cyberspace

Published February 20, 2017

On November 18th, John Smith was suddenly hit by a bus while texting to a friend about the merits of eating tuna. He left behind his wife and two children. Aside from the shock of losing a loved one, life did not stop.

 

Spam Filtering: Mastering Your E-mail

 

Published November 1, 2016

It is now a fact of life that e-mail traffic is largely spam, unwanted solicitations for your time and money, if not worse. I recall in the days of the mailbox that spam was the latest sweepstakes offer. That’s quite tame compared to the dozens, if not hundreds, of daily spam offers we encounter.  Spam cannot be avoided, but it can be controlled.

 

Email: A Method to the Madness

Published October 30, 2016

Memo to the Clinton Campaign:  How We Use  E-mail Determines the Risk

I had finished writing this piece when the latest blow-up over the Clinton e-mails grabbed the headlines.  I’ll speak on that later because what I wrote below pertains to them as much as to you.  Needless to say, whether you are Sarah Palin or Hillary Clinton, how you handle e-mail has significant repercussions.

 

Sustainable Printing

Published July 1, 2016

As a member of the "Green Team," I had the task of checking out the office printers.  This article provides suggestions for saving paper, toner and energy.

 

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