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Here are the lessons for the World taught by Texas Ward

January 7th, 2021 · No Comments

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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Shares suddenly stop working after changing password on a PC or Server

July 1st, 2020 · No Comments

Recently a customer changed the password on their server in a peer to peer network. As a result, no-one could access the shared folders.
The interesting part is one program, that has a database, on the server worked just fine, while another would error out.
If they tried to navigate to the server via “Network” it popped up asking for a username and password.

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More MSP mis-adventures

June 16th, 2020 · No Comments

In a previous post I wrote about issues a client, Botanas had with their MSP. Well COVID-19 caused a mistake to be made. You can read that blog here: http://www.theweeklygeek.com/2020/05/04/pay-for-manages-services-dont-get-support/

As a restaurant and needing to stay in business, move the produce she purchased before the mandatory (and in my opinion illegal) shutdown the owner wanted to offer online order and drive up pickup.

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