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Communicating through email can be difficult (part one)

Communicating through email can be difficult (part one) By: Hillary Spear, Client Communications Manager I stink at proofing my own writing; I always have and probably always will.  What do I do to fix this?  I have an amazing process that works almost flawlessly.  My process even has a name – Chris and Ben.  For…

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Bits, Bots and Bytes April Newsletter: No one is right…

I am struggling this time with what to write.  What is appropriate to write when we are in the middle of a pandemic that has left the country feeling a mix of emotions? Personally, I have a sister-in-law who is a surgeon in NYC, a good friend who has to go in and clean up…

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Is this E-mail Dangerous? We would like to send a special word of warning about how criminals may be trying to use the coronavirus to scam you. How better to get your attention than to send out an email that looks like it’s from the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Center for Disease Control…

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Every Day Moments and Technology

It finally happened…okay, to be honest, it’s probably been happening a lot, but it hit me in a whole new way. My 17-year-old daughter asked me a question and I kind of half answered her, because I was busy doing something else.  She didn’t seem to notice, so I guess I answered sufficiently enough for…

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What is an SSL?

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 geeks for the last 25 years. Today’s Topic – What’s an…

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What a difference a note can make!

For those of you who don’t know me, my father was a college professor. Of course, to me, my dad is one of the smartest people I know and I have immense respect for him. Being his daughter, I get the benefit of his personal counsel and can see the many ways he enriches my…

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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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