SuperHosts.Net has been updated with a new look

Our web hosting / web design business, www.SuperHosts.Net has been updated with a new look. This is the first change to SuperHosts since 2002 I believe. Over the coming weeks we will find the time to finish it up with some SEO, add a portfolio section to feature some of our sites, etc.

Some will ask why we are so expensive. The answer is: Because we are worth it! Sure, you can find hosting at much (MUCH) lower rates at thousands of other great providers. These days, the domain registrars sometimes offer the lowest rates on the ‘net. However, in most cases, all they provide is the hosting and everything else is left up to you. That is where Superhosts.Net is different. We don’t just offer you a virtual piece of real estate to post your pages. We are there from start to finish. When you have issues, need help, ideas, or some custom script or application, we are there for you.

We are not a perfect fit for everyone, but for those who want, or need a helping hand, that is where we shine!   The rates listed on the site are just there as a guideline, we will custom-tailor a package that fits your every need.

Don’t go with just any host, go with SuperHosts!

Prepare Thyself for Microsoft Patch Tuesday

It appears us IT folks get a little break on the patches this coming Tuesday. On the schedule are only 2 patches as outlined by an article on PCWorld.com….   Are the patches slowing down? Only time will tell, but last month was harsh, with MS dumping a ton of them on us, Java and Adobe patches, etc.

The article on PCWorld’s site is at: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/190896/microsoft_predicts_tame_patch_tuesday_for_march.html

Today’s Wi-Fi Fear: Thieves using RDF to find notebooks

An article on NetworkWorld.com made me chuckle today…  Apparently the Bad Guys are now using Radio Direction Finding (RDF) to locate hidden notebooks because their 802.11* wireless was enabled.

It seems amazing to me that it has taken this long for anyone to realize that if a ntoebook or any other device is “wireless”, that it is transmitting a signal, which can be located.  RDF is actually a sport and ham radio operators have been doing it for years…  We use high gain, directional homemade and sometimes professionally made antennas, receivers and sometimes doppler systems to zero in on a hidden transmitter. This is called “foxhunting” in the USA for the casual participant.

The original article can be found here: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/030210-wifi-finders.html?hpg1=bn

Job Opening for an Entry Level Technician

Homeland Secure IT is looking for a person with a desire to:

  • Be here 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday with 1 hr for lunch
  • Handle basic office skills such as composing email/letters, using Excel, etc
  • Assist with creation of marketing materials/ads/coupons
  • Work with/learn Adobe Photoshop, MS Publisher, etc a plus
  • Assist in marketing our business through all forms of social media
  • Has a pleasant speaking voice, happy to answer the phone, willing to make calls, set appointments
  • Happy to work with the public, accept incoming packages, computers that need service
  • Deal with money if required
  • Run errands as required (reliable transportation, insurance, clean DL a must)
  • Possess a good attitude and professional appearance
  • Self motivated and has ambition to grow with the company.
  • Keep the work environment a clean space that shows pride and care – with NO tobacco use!

Beyond those things, this person will desire to learn as we go along to become an actual computer repair technician. No experience is needed in this area, we will provide the skills necessary to the right person.

This job is ideal for a person who can also generate leads/prospect, make cold/warm calls…  Commissions will be paid on sales of product and services to new clients.

If you are interested in this position, please *email* your resume to info@HomelandSecureIT.com

ChatRoulette.Com is the Devil’s Tool

If you believe all the hype, www.ChatRoulette.comwill consume your soul. It is the one-stop-shopping of online predators, perverts and miscreants…

Fox News had a great “everybody panic” type story entitled “Predetor’s Paradise” just yesterday that outlined the video chat service and how evil it is.

Myspace.com was the first nightmare of every parent, then facebook.com and now it is ChatRoulette. Parents everywhere are screaming that the site is so bad that it should be closed down.  Let me remind people that there are no bad sites, only bad parents who let their children play on those sites without being monitored. Children are only vulnerable if their parents allow that to happen.

If you are one of these parents who feel that others should be policing the internet, then maybe you should just unplug your computers.  Or, optionally, there are some wonderful products out there that will allow you to filter the bad sites. We sell several products that can handle that for you, at a price. But monitoring your children yourself is still free, and pretty foolproof. I highly recommend it.

Demonstration of Yagi Antenna as used in Amateur Radio

A friend posted this YouTube video on a County Hunter forum. I found it very well done and thought I would share.  This is a demonstration of a Yagi beam antenna and shows how adding a reflector and directors to a driven element increases the signal strength in front of the antenna by focusing the power bounced off the reflector and through the “director” element/s.