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Shared file or database stopped working? HOSTS may be the quick fix

April 22nd, 2021 · No Comments

Did you ever show up one day and one, two or half the computers in the office won’t connect to a share on another computer, server or NAS? Welcome to the wonderful world of technology.
This seems to go in spasms and through different clients. Sometimes it is on a peer-to-peer network, other times it is on a domain. Rarely if ever does it occur on more than one client at a time.
This can happen when backups are to run on an NAS, or to a shared database that has worked fine for years.
What you ten to get is \\sharename not found. Examples are below.

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More Phishing to steal your passwords and give you stress

February 10th, 2021 · No Comments

The phishing scams are out and in full force. If you follow us on social media, we have linked you to numerous scams and how to avoid them. If you don’t follow us on social media, then you probably didn’t know.

These scams come in all forms and styles of emails. Below are several examples of phishing emails.

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Here are the lessons for the World taught by Texas Ward

January 7th, 2021 · 1 Comment

There is an old Arab Bedouin saying: I, against my brothers. I and my brothers against my cousins. I my brothers and my cousins against the world.

My father died of COVID. His funeral is tomorrow January 8th, 2pm CST. His funeral can be seen live here: https://lovingtheworld.online.church/

Out of the same land our Creator brought another people who were to be separate from the world but to positively affect the world.

Out of those people came our Christ, one who did not neglect His immediate family and yet literally offered to help everyone on the planet born or ever to be born.

About 1,950 years later, my father met that man.

As a result, many of you are here. Not because of one great moment in meeting Tex, but because of a hundred or a thousand small moments with him.

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Internet speeds and IMAP email

November 24th, 2020 · No Comments

This may be more of a rant than an article, yet it needs to be said. For the love of Pete, please upgrade your internet from DSL!

In October 2017 a customer needed new computers. A long-needed upgrade from XP to Windows 10. With that came the mandatory migration away from Windows Live Mail, part of Windows Essentials which was discontinued January 10, 2017. This was the email client / program that they entire office had used for years.

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Quick tips to help protect yourself from Phishing emails.

August 19th, 2020 · No Comments

Protecting yourself from phishing attacks starts with knowing what’s out there.

Never click on links from unknown senders or if any detail about the exchange has aroused suspicion.

Whenever possible, hover over a link to ensure the destination matches your expectations. Note this will not work on mobile or if short codes are used, so be extra wary on mobile devices.

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