Frustrations with Verizon Landline

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

As you may know we had a good size snow storm here in the mountains of western North Carolina. It’s not unusual, but we will many times go a few years between these big storms. This one brought a tree down on the phone line just before it branches to our house and one other. [...]

Strange Problem Made Simple | Verizon DSL Modem confusion

Monday, February 9th, 2009

I had a machine that I picked up to test internet connectivity. They were able to do email, but not visit web pages. My first thought was that internet explorer may have been a bit sideways, but when I got it to the workbench I figured I had solved the problem. No ethernet port. They’ve [...]

How to use wireless networking on a laptop

Friday, January 6th, 2006

This is one that I run into from time to time. Most laptops the last year or two (actually maybe a bit longer), have built in wireless networking. This is great and makes for easy access to wireless access points just about anywhere. In fact, most current operating systems (Windows XP included) usually do a [...]

Some companies unable to secure your data

Monday, November 14th, 2005

It’s sad, but true. Some companies are just plain irresponsible with your data. Whether it be credit card information, or address and phone number there are those that aren’t good about keeping their databases private. The securityfix is reporting that a recent survey found 12% of people had been notified by companies that they did [...]

NY requires businesses to disclose security breaches.

Friday, August 12th, 2005

The Register writes that New York has passed a law that will require local government agencies and businesses to disclose security breaches. (System broken into or data stolen). I can understand businesses being reluctant to disclose this kind of information. “What will they say about us”, “bad reputation”, “we’ll lose customers”, the thoughts could go [...]

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