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AT&T Unblocks /b/

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 19:04:00 +0000

AT&T has unblocked /b/ claiming the initial block was due to a suspected DDoS attack coming from a 4chan.org IP address.   Beginning Friday, an AT&T customer was impacted by a...

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A War is Brewing…

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 02:29:00 +0000

In what might be one of the companies biggest mistakes, AT&T has decided to block /b/ for many of its customers. /b/ for those who don't know, is a dark corner of the  internet that only...

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A Hero’s Final Journey

Tue, 21 Jul 2009 06:11:00 +0000

This is not something I normally do on this blog, in fact I try to stay about as far away from politics as I can, but this is something I felt should be shared. Ask 10 different people how they feel...

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A Joke…

Sat, 18 Jul 2009 00:26:00 +0000

A man in a hot air balloon, realizing he was lost, reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended further and shouted to the lady "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I...

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Windows 7 Pricing Announced!

Sat, 27 Jun 2009 08:24:00 +0000

Windows 7 is an amazing OS, and I highly encourage everyone to get it. Ill be getting the Pro version for work, and Ultimate for home. Unless you need the domain connectivity and security benefits of...

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Thu, 25 Jun 2009 04:55:00 +0000

So last night was the premier of Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, and as someone who loves movies, I was totally down for a midnight showing. Before going, I read up on a lot of the reviews,...

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Apple’s MobileMe Helps Owner find “lost” iPhone

Wed, 24 Jun 2009 07:04:00 +0000

I am about as hardcore of a Microsoft/Windows fan as you can get. I love the company and the products, but I can also recognize when someone has made a great product,  and Apple has done that....

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Virus Harvests Confidential Banking Info from ATMs

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 05:56:00 +0000

A new virus has been discovered on ATMs throughout Russia and the Ukraine. The ATMs; running Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system, appear to have had been infected with a 50Kb piece of malware....

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FBI agent looks back on time posing as a Cyber Criminal

Sat, 20 Jun 2009 04:56:00 +0000

A good Q&A with FBI Special Agent J. Keith Mularski (AKA: Master  Splynter), the agent who went undercover for 2 years pretending to be an infamous hacker and spammer to infiltrate...

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More Warranty Services Calls…

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 02:19:00 +0000

More fun… This time the calls came from: (269)768-2200 Call 5: (co-worker3’s work phone) 3:35pm *blahblahblah press 1 to talk to a sales person* Kiko: Hi, this is Kiko calling...

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Dear Warranty Services…

Thu, 02 Apr 2009 23:42:00 +0000

Today has been a day full of fun with telemarketers. Now, normally, I simply answer the phone and let them know I am not interested. I know the guy on the other line is just trying to earn a pay...

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First Conficker Attack? or Worst April Fools Day Joke Ever?

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 18:52:00 +0000

It looks like Time Warner Business Class for Oahu is going offline. Several clients are reporting outages, their phones and website are down, and TW Corporate live chat is not working. I will post...

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What's a Conficker?

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 06:36:00 +0000

What is the Conficker Worm? Conficker (also known as Downup, Downadup, and Kido) is a worm that has been spreading across the Internet since around October of 2008, of course, this is just an...

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A Response To "Why Can't Windows Shutdown Properly"

Sun, 29 Mar 2009 03:00:00 +0000

An article written by Larry Magid and posted on CNET today complains about a problem with the Windows Operating system  taking too long to shutdown and start up. And while I agree that there are...

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Writing an Effective Email

Fri, 27 Mar 2009 08:47:00 +0000

Email communications are a big part of most peoples day to day lives. I use email to keep in touch with friends and family, to get updates on things I am interested in, and of course, as my primary...

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The Ultimate Steal Is Back

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 09:18:00 +0000

A lot of people like to hate on Microsoft, but they do a lot of good, especially when it comes to helping students. Right now, you can get Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate Edition, which usually sells...

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NIN|JA 2009

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 19:20:00 +0000

2 of my favorite bands, Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction, along with Street Sweepers have released a free for download compilation album as a preview to the up coming NIN|JA 2009 Tour. ...

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When Life Gives You Lemons...

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 08:40:00 +0000

When you are busy, that 30 seconds your computer takes to do something can seem like an eternity, and for anyone who uses Gmail, the wait from when you click send, to when you can do anything else...

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This Email Confirms You Don't Want Email...

Sat, 14 Mar 2009 23:14:00 +0000

Yesterday JC Penny was having a sale on some decent Santoku Knives, so I decided to check it out and pick a set up for my girlfriend and I. During the sign up, I was asked if I wanted to receive...

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Guest Blogging: 5 Rules For Life

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 07:38:00 +0000

Check out my 5 Rules For Life on the Five Rules for Life Blog.

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Your Digital Legacy

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 07:32:00 +0000

In a world where protecting your online identity is as important as protecting your credit cards, car titles, and home deeds, it only makes sense that if something happens to you, there is someone...

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The Happy Computer Checklist

Thu, 05 Mar 2009 11:25:00 +0000

Computers are great tools and awesome toys. They do the work of thousands of people, allow you access to more information than any single person could ever need and let you play awesome games. And...

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Deleted a file by mistake?

Wed, 04 Mar 2009 08:40:00 +0000

At one time or another, everyone has mistakenly deleted a file from their computer, or deleted a picture from the memory card of their  camera thinking that they had another copy or that they...

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*FREE* Achieving Information Security *FREE*

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:07:00 +0000

Hey everyone, I put together a white paper entitled "Achieving Information Security". Is is a compilation/rework of a series of blog posts I had done that got some good feed back. It...

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New Ways To Get Your ThinkSmarter Fix...

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 04:59:00 +0000

Over the last few months, I have been putting together great ways for readers to keep tabs on ThinkSmarter. You can now: Subscribe and get emails via email: Enter your email address: ...

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