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Your Network Should NOT Look Like a Rat’s Nest

Tweet Network Installations Should be CLEAN – and NEAT I’ve been doing large scale wiring projects for almost 50 years. My first introduction to precision wiring was in my first year college Electronics Fabrication classes. Our instructor was a stickler for precision. If your project didn’t look like the inside of a Tektronix Oscilloscope it Continue Reading

Take Precautions During Lighting Season

TweetSpring is Lighting Season in Texas. Actually every day is Lightning Season in Texas… No matter how many times I see a lightning-damaged computer, I can’t help but marvel at how naive North Texans can be when it comes to lightning and surge protection. You would think (or at least I would think) that living Continue Reading

Today’s email SCAM from UPS (NOT)

TweetToday’s email SCAM from UPS (NOT) Subject: Your UPS Invoice is Ready Sender: UPSBillingCenter@customercare.upsmail.com Content: This is an automatically generated email. Please do not reply to this email address. Dear UPS Customer, (your first clue right here – your NAME should be here, not a generic salutation) Thank you for your business. New invoice(s) are Continue Reading

Protect Your Computer During Electrical Storms

TweetIt’s very simple, really. UNPLUG it. ┬áCompletely. In other words, unplug every cable that goes out of your computer to the outside world: Power cord Telephone cord (if you use a modem to fax or connect) Ethernet cable Speaker power cord Monitor power cord Printer power cord Fax telephone cord “But I have a surge Continue Reading