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What is a Firewall?

Today’s Topic – What is a firewall? The term “firewall” originated in the 1800s to describe fire resistant walls used to slow the spread of fires.  Today, firewalls exist in airplanes, cars, ships, and buildings.  The term was adopted by the computer industry in the mid-1990s to refer to a network security device that monitors,…

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It’s a New Year

It’s the beginning of a new year and I would like to talk about responsibility. This is not a political post by any means so if you are headed down that road – please don’t. I am talking about personal responsibility – both good and bad. There were two situations in December that stood out…

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Bits Bots & Bytes: December Newsletter 2019

I love this time of year – full of joy, people are nicer to each other, and snuggling up to the fire with cocoa is a great way to relax. I thought that I would write something about Christmas this month but something happened that got me so riled up that I felt it was…

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It’s A New Year!

It’s the beginning of a new year …and I would like to talk about responsibility. This is not a political post by any means so if you are headed down that road – please don’t. I am talking about personal responsibility – both good and bad. There were two situations in December that stood out…

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The What, Why, and How of “The Cloud.”

If you don’t know your IP from your URL or your VLAN, this column is for you! Welcome to In Plain English where you’ll learn some techie stuff from a non-tech person who just so happens to have worked with a bunch of computer geniuses for the last 25 years. Today’s Topic: The What, Why, and How…

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December… it’s that time of year again!

I love this time of year – …full of joy, people are nicer to each other, and snuggling up to the file with cocoa is a great way to relax. I thought that I would write something about Christmas this month but something happened in that got me so riled up that I felt it was…

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Don’t Fall For These Shopping Scams

Black Friday is almost here and although we’re all excited to find the best deals, make sure to be on the look-out for scams across the internet! Here are some tips to keep in mind to help you shop safely. Warning Signs Many of the ads are for off brand gadgets or they’ll offer luxury…

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Bits Bots & Bytes: November Newsletter 2019

Moments… We’ve all heard the quote – it’s the moments that take your breath away that matter. But what if you can’t remember those moments – did they even exist? Did they make an impact in your life?….   Click Here to View .PDF

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What’s an IP Address?

If you don’t know your IP from your URL or your DNS, this column is for you! Welcome to In Plain English where you’ll learn some techie stuff from a non-tech person who just so happens to have worked with a bunch of computer geniuses for the last 25 years. Today’s Topic: What’s an IP address? When you…

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Moments…

We’ve all heard the quote… “…it’s the moments that take your breath away that matter”. But what if you can’t remember those moments – did they even exist? Did they make an impact in your life? This past year, my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. They say everyone reacts differently, but with her it was…

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