The Great Hack of 2020

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SolarWinds is a company that offers server monitoring (among other things). It does so through a user with administrative access to servers. Many companies use SolarWinds’ products and services to make sure their servers are healthy. It’s specialty is in databases (like MS SQL Server). SolarWinds’ customers include 425 of the Fortune 500 companies, all…

Regarding Texas’ Petition to the Supreme Court concerning the 2020 Election

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Regarding the election, and Texas’ petition to the US Supreme Court regarding the handling of the elections in the States named in their complaint, here are a few points to ponder… If the Constitution didn’t really mean it when it says that the Legislatures of the States determine how to select their presidential electors (not…

Darrell’s Appliance in Beautiful Downtown Benson: One Star

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I try to go out of my way to support local, independently owned and operated businesses whenever possible. When our clothes washer broke down, we decided to get a replacement. Due to space limitations, we have to have a stacking washer/dryer. Our local big-box appliance store didn’t have any compatible units in stock and would…

Tales From a Computer Guy: “It Won’t Turn On!!!”

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I used to work for the now-defunct Totally Awesome Computers. This was a chain of local computer sales/repair shops in Northern Utah. What made us stand out from the competition were our high-quality, name-brand-component computers we sold under our own brand – oh, and the slightly nutty owner/local celebrity who went by the name of…

OPPO Watch Extended Review: A Fresh Look at the “Google Watch”

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Apple has just released its new wearable which incrementally improves on their prior version. But despite all the new bells-and-whistles, Apple Watch series 6 still misses out in one very major area: Android support. Keep in mind that Android-powered phones still outnumber iOS powered phones. So, what are the majority of us mobile phone users…

When people say “it’s just…” something… a mask, six feet, for a few more months… Keep this in mind

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When people say “it’s just…” something… a mask, six feet, for a few more months… Keep this in mind: They say: It’s just a mask. It’s just six feet. It’s just two weeks. It’s just two months. It’s just non-essential businesses. It’s just non-essential workers. It’s just a bar. It’s just a restaurant. It’s just…