‘Twas the night before Christmas – Old school computer version

I first read this story on a University of Arkansas computer system sometime before 1985 and promptly typed it up and put it on my BBS (Non-Prophet BBS) for people to read. I have sent it in email, and “snail mail” for the last 25 years or so…  I still get a kick out of it.   If anyone knows the …

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We’re still here….. Right?

I might be jumping the gun a bit, but I think we survived the end of the world, for now. Here’s a video that explains why the world didn’t end….   I was using this as an excuse for not doing any Christmas shopping.  Seriously though, do you think some people figured the world was ending, so they ran their …

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Homeland Secure IT Holiday Schedule

  We will be closing early on December 24th (Christmas Eve) and taking Christmas Day off so that we may spend time with our families and to give tribute to the real reason behind the holiday! In the event you need emergency computer, server or network service, please call our 990-4748 number and leave a voice mail message. It will …

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Pardon our dust… I mean, seriously… Excuse us….

  No, this is not a picture from a recent canyon visit…. It’s the floor at our office… What started as a crack that was barely noticeable 3 years ago, as grown into a gaping crevice that is something like 25 feet long and was maybe 5/8 to 3/4 of an inch wide at the widest point.  It was all …

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Secure IT Alert: Merry Christmas! Microsoft has a package for you!

Microsoft didn’t forget you, in fact, they already have your Christmas present, which will be delivered in the form of patches on the infamous “Patch Tuesday”… So, whether you have been naughty or nice… Please update your computers! If you require assistance with managing updates for your personal computer, your server, or your entire business network in the Greenville and …

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The end of a good thing: Charter halts their social media support presence…

For a while now, we have had a war over what is better… DSL or Cable internet.  And along with that, who is the better service provider, AT&T or Charter. But regarding support of those services, Charter has had an edge by offering a social media component to their technical support. A Charter user could post to Twitter that something …

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The EPC Data Containment Unit has arrived at Homeland Secure IT

This is our DCU, it is like many other DCUs, but this one is our own…. I bet you are wondering, “What the heck is a Data Containment Unit?” aren’t you?!! The trashcan-like device pictured above is a DCU or “Data Containment Unit”.  Its purpose in life is to hold old hard drives that are destined to be destroyed PHYSICALLY …

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Microsoft Enterprise Licensing costs sheduled to increase substantially

Even though the cost to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 8 is the least expensive that any upgrade has been, Microsoft has raised the cost of Enterprise Licensing significantly. Here’s the breakdown of pricing changes: Enterprise USER CAL will increase by 15%. Enterprise DEVICE CAL will remain the same. There are many changes to the Microsoft pricing structure besides these, so …

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Upgrading RAM on new 21.5″ Apple iMac is “an exercise in disappointment”

Thinking about getting a shiny new 21.5″ iMac for Christmas? The popular site, iFixit claims that the machine is right up there with MacBook Pro in the level of difficulty in repairing it. Previously, they stated that the MacBook Pro was “the least repairable laptop we’ve taken apart”. In fact, they both received a score of 3 out of 10 …

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