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I’m back!

Hi all.
Ok guys and we are back.
Right now I won’t post any personal stuff as I will be doing that later on on my other blog but it was a good break.
Sadly weather has been really bad here.
I got rained on twice, and lost one other afternoon due to a tropical rainstorm but over all I came back with enough food to sink an ocean liner and I enjoyed things a lot.
Updates, well bar the usual updates that are always released, including a codecguide update it looks ok.
Skype and adobe reader have updates to.
Saying that if you use windows 10, it seems that unless you have a codec pack or something that you don’t ever have to update your computer ever again because it just does it while you use the thing.
Bar a update role up for win7sp1, why they release an update at all is beyond me, and an update for nvda to fix some word crashes nothing new has happened.
I have loads of casts, loads of recordings to go through, email etc.
It looks like a lot of the windows updates, office ie, windows.
I am not sure exactly what they exactly are
However from a quick look through.
It seems the same things again.
Notable exceptions seem to be netlogon, wpad, active directory, smb server, dns, win pdf, and another server of some sort.
I am still going through things in fact I will be doing so for a while so don’t expect any actual posting for a while.
This is to just say I am back and online and I will write in the other blog smeveriss.wordpress.com later when I am done with things.
laters

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Tech podcast 247 is now out

Hi folks,
Tech 247 is on our RSS feed has podcast 247 on it. Here are the show notes in case the RSS feed does not have them on it.


Welcome to tech 247. We take from the show notes from WCT16 which as also taken effect and released.

Hello folks, Perkins allows us to talk to you about the Individualized education plan or IEP for short. They contacted us asking if we could publish this talk. TVI: Effective Collaboration is the page where you can learn more and check out what else Perkins has. We thank them for allowing us to post this to our site. See you on another edition of the podcast!

We also have money identification talk and my thoughts on the Ai Squared joins VFO, home of Freedom Scientific and Optelec press release. Hope you enjoy the program!


Hope you enjoy the cast.

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Social media assignment

Lesson 6 talks about social media in the universal class course dealing with internet specialist 101. I feel i did well in this. The lesson asked to discuss three types of social media, and why one would use them. I use several, and one was not discussed as part of the lesson. I discuss why i use them and what they’re used for. Do you use social media, and if so, why?


Three types of social media include blogs, facebook, and twitter. I have all three, in fact, I also have podcasts. All are used for various purposes, based on the persons needs.

I have a blog located at http://technology.jaredrimer.net which discusses what I’m reading, my thoughts and opinions on various tech topics. I even have a contributing author who also posts things of interest. The blog links to various articles, and I’ve even shared lesson 5’s assignment there as I thought it would be cool to share what I write and learn about as well. The site also has an RSS feed which people can subscribe to so they can get the cast. The podcast is released when time allows, and may or may not include links to other articles. It covers various different types of things such as demonstrations of technology, my thoughts and opinions of articles, and even listener contributions. The RSS feed is http://technology.jaredrimer.net/audio if you wish to subscribe.

The blog also has an RSS feed. http://technology.jaredrimer.net/feed may be used to get the posts delivered to your RSS reader.

My facebook and twitter post my blog posts, as well as anything else I chose to post on it. I’m very selective on what I post, and when searching for my name, you’ll find things on me. My web site also has public links should you wish to check it out.

I use social media to get word out about my podcasts, and other things. One of my twitter feeds is specifically for one of my projects White Cane Travel. Each account created by twitter must have a different E-mail address. Rules only prohibit one facebook account which is fine by me.

Facebook is not just for posting, but for groups as well. I know of many groups on there, one of which I’m a part of. Twitter doesn’t have groups per se, but they have lists.

The lesson is a bit out of date, as Linkedin is not discussed. While I have an account on there, it is more of a professional network. My achievement of passing the work safety 101 course I took there is posted there. I use it to put a presence of what I’m doing professionally, and I sometimes post articles people should read. I’m very selective there.

Another form of social media which I use which is not discussed is Youtube. I subscribe to various video channels to get info. I have not posted a video yet, and I’m not sure what to use my channel for. Some people post personal things, while others post more professional things. The choice is all up to the user.


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Protecting yourself from hackers

Hi folks,
I’m on a site called universal class, and it has various kinds of courses you can take. If you’ve got a library card, you’re signed up for the premium plan, you can take as many courses as you want, limited to 5 courses, and I’m taking one that is preaching to this blog. The course is entitled Internet specialist 101, and I only scored an 18 on one assignment because I was not clear enough. However, thats not why I’m writing this blog post. I’m writing it to share one of my assignments, which was lesson 5’s assignment on what to do to protect yourself from hackers. I’d like to share my assignment with you in case you’d like to comment on it. Below, is the assignment, and feel free to comment on it as you see fit. Thanks for reading, and enjoy the blog and podcast!


One of the things you can do to protect yourself from hackers is to install an Antivirus program. The Antivirus program is designed to pick up files and processes that may not be safe. This is done through pattern analysis, where the program is designed to look at what the file does, and if it thinks it is suspicious, it will remove or quarantined the file so your PC does not fall victim to whatever the file does.

The other thing is to install a firewall. Windows comes with its own firewall, and after XP service pack 2, it is turned on by default. Your router may have one by default and it may be on, so with that, plus the one for your PC, you should be fine. The firewall asks about connections outgoing, and will analyze traffic coming inbound to the PC. Zone Alarm was the first firewall known for the PC which asked about every process, and it learned over time.

One of the things not mentioned in this lesson is being careful what you visit. Today, websites can be compromised, even the legit ones. My own web site had a script on it, and the site turned bad, and my provider was contacted. After signing up for Google Webmaster tools, I learned about what the issue was, which is what I had thought. The web site was flagged as it was compromised. The Antivirus software such as Trend Micro has web analysis so it looks at the traffic and can block behavior that is melicious without compromising the good part of the site.

I have never clicked on adds. Being visually impaired, I tend to leave the add networks alone. While I do run one, I run one based on the site, and I even look at the site first. Add networks such as double click have recently been known to have some issues with add delivery and can pose a problem to users. It is suggested by the lesson to be careful what you click. For those of us who are visually impaired, it is best to be careful what we press enter on.

E-mail is another aspect of a problem. More and more spam is coming in, and a lot of it can have content not healthy to the computer. The lesson talks about making sure you don’t open the files, and to question what is sent if you are not sure. On my technology podcast, I talk extensively all the time about being careful on what people should open, and highlight what is out there to protect ourselves. Steve Gibson said in one podcast, there is no such thing as 100 percent security, and that is so true.


That completes the assignment, please have your thoughts in the comments, and enjoy!

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Ai Squared joins VFO, home of Freedom Scientific and Optelec

In the better late than never department, there was a press release from a company called VFO, who baught Freedom Scientific and Optelec some years ago. This press release entitled: Ai Squared joins VFO, home of Freedom Scientific and Optelec which was released on June 14, 2016 has got people speculating about Window-Eyes and Magic leaving the market. As a long time Window-Eyes user, GW Micro’s division of AI Squared has not said anything confirming this, and my source indicated to me that Freedom Scientific said there were no major changes right now. Someone indicated to me through text message on Tuesday that Window-Eyes and Magic will be leaving, and I have not seen anything since. As with the Serotek making changes, podcasts are unknown (June 2014) and serotek update: the truth hurts (December 2014) nothing much has happened with the company. Yolu can even search the blog for AI squared coverage and find some posts I’ve published in regards to AI Squared’s commitment to Window-Eyes aas a flagship product and the Microsoft Office version. If I hear anything else, I’ll be sure to let you know.

What else to read:

There may be others, but this is some of what I’ve covered. Lets keep our eyes and ears open, depending on how you use your PC, and I’ll be giving my initial thoughts before i read the press release Tuesday evening in podcast 247. Thanks for reading!

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Tech podcast 246

Tech podcast 246 is available and has been for yesterday. It covers Freshbooks, Reminder Guru, and more. Get it from the RSS feed on this site.

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good bye, good bye, I’m leaving

Hi all.
There is no news this week as such but I thought while I had a little time before the madness which marks the end of week pack that I’d update you on what has been going on this week.
Sonnar news.
Well a userbility meeting was conducted yesterday.
We talked about the direction of the company.
On the subject of audiogame hub there is no news, nothing new has come out of the meeting as such.
Other than the fact that some new game prototypes have been delayed because of them being substandard to company guidelines.
Most of what was discussed was involving business mainly.
One thing that was discussed was our strategy within the markets.
Most audiogames devs seem to come from europe, with hubs in aisia, japan and the us with smaller local points through the western world and a smattering out of the east.
So I am trying to get the direction of the company to go in that direction.
We have 6000 downloads from last month alone.
Also was discussed more representation online as its not fully been handled, as we have handled most stuff on a local level up to now.
I want such things as video/skype/teamtalk conferences, a presence on social networks and more on forums as well as support networks.
Fact is I am not only the tester, I am the first and only tester in the local new zealand branch and that needs to change.
Next was the scrapping of the tv event as when we dug into the idea we didn’t have enough to do it, and the market we were aiming for was not the right one.
A few general experience tweaks were discussed like the feedback from the pg13 podcast.
If someone wants to put this at applevis do so but I havn’t decided exactly if I will put this up or not as nothing was really released, its more where we are going.
I havn’t the time anyway to process everything.
I have today and tomorrow to handle things.
On to updates.
out band office updates, adobe update for acrobat, codecguide updates and the like.
For those using windows 10 and up as long as you don’t care about updates it appears your programs are updating on the fly.
I logged into my windows 10 system today to update all my programs before I went away only to find that they were allready updated and running.
I only had to update the codecs and that was all.
For us pre 10 users microsoft has put out another diagnostics update for win10 upgrades.
However we are going to see this stop or at least I hope we do when end of july comes round.
Maybe they will leave us alone.
The good thing is with gwx not in tasks it appears ms can’t force us to download updates to 10 but we will see what happens this patch tuesday.
Sadly I will miss patch tuesday
I was hoping to get it updated this week but oh well.
laters all

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backlog 1 of 2

Hello all and welcome to the blog.
Please note that things may be a bit late this week and for the next while.
Firstly meating with sonnar has been resheduled till next tuesday due to next monday being a public holiday and also that they are not ready yet.
I managed to get upgrade to slow but slightly faster vdsl due to poor lines but still a step up.
Due to a dammaged cable in the package I have been offline for the last 3 days and am only just getting into my backlog now.
Things that I have done so far have included, replacing the cable, connecting the phone with new cable, replacing my old phone cable with new cable because it wouldn’t work with the new system.
Changing the wireless network and password so it doesn’t totally suck and then setting the printer to automatic so it works because the other router I had needed spaciffic addressing and this one does not.
I need to get an wireless extender for the kitchen and down stairs as the re1000 linksys decided it does not like the router and in fact it won’t work according to forums.
After trying to update its firmware and it not working it doesn’t even search with software and I am unsure how to set it up via the web so I will get another one.
The last thing on the pipe is reformatting and resetting the ipad with new accounts and such because it also has issues with the network.
Dad is retired, if you have read the blog on my end you will note that things are looking up for everyone including me.
Don’t worry I will be putting tech up when I can but life is changing for me.
On the tech front, if you havn’t turned off recomended updates on your win7 or 8 machine, reports from twitter indicate that ms are now trying to automate the infection with the windows 10 virus on all machines.
Now if you are ready to go, then thats fine, I am not ready yet and to be honest I am unsure if I will ever go now.
The big upgrade end for all of us will happen at the end of july anyway and redstone is released on july.
For obvious reasons unless I get through all the articles on things, in the next day or so there mayy not be a crashletter article weekly roleup this or next weeks.
One thing new I need to do is actually retrain myself on my new 2gb recorder as I go away and do things.
During that time, due to security, atmosphere and other things, I am ditching all technology.
I will have a cell but it costs a lot to use so won’t be doing that that much.
I will have a field recorder and batteries.
I will have a full set of ears and I will not have any net access at all.
The laptop is to bulky to take to a hot place and anyway it would be antisocial to talk and work while talking, there is also security for where I go and so I won’t bother.
At any rate, routeens be damned.
I will be active till friday night and then I will be no more.
Friday next week that is.
See you later, read the other blog for more news.

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FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple loss to patent troll

Well, here we go again with patent trolls. This time FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple loss to patent troll is the article in question, and I don’t think there is anything to this. Facetime is used on most IOS devices, and I say most, because you can turn it off if you don’t want to use it. Imessage is automatic though, but I think that can be turned off by turning off cellular data when the phone is off of airplane mode. According to the article, this company plans to use the technology but hasn’t done anything, and leases an office. Seems to me, they’re sitting around, not doing much, and trying to make money. Sounds like the comment boards will be open for comments.

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update on audiogame hub

Hi all.
Well, not much to say on this post but that the score servers and databases now work and the website review is done.
I have a couple suggestions but yeah its working as it should.
In other news, ccleaner, klite codecs are updated.
As well as this there is a new gwx update.
For those that have it and well get it, this one seems to be one of those that doesn’t need removal.
Ie if you have removed it just restart as soon as update is done and it will go awayy but do it as soon as you can after the update.

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some links for you all

Hi all you guys out there.
I have some links for you all.
firstly, look at this from bandcamp
Seems the industry is going to the digital age, vinal, tape, cds etc seem to be doing well.
Downloadable music to, not so much subscription based services.
Well it appears though it may bitch and scream, and sue, the industry is being pushed forward.
Bandcamp, Downloads, Streaming, and the Inescapably Bright Future

Next, submitted from my dad, I get this.
Security in android look at said audio.

Finally, submitted by our outgoing moderator of nvda list and head rep of win10 list, leader of the last nvda con international among other titles, joseph lee has submitted a tutorial cast on win10 redstone which has just entered discussion phase on the lists and who’s official release number will be 16007.

In other news on the hub and sonnar since this is tech related, A few more bugs fixed and another version of the hub is out for all devices, should be.
1.3.16 latest build released on the site.
Amazing support from our playerbase so far as we move to bigger and better things.
Things still being worked on include but are not limited to.
1. general website review/ implimentation including highscore and donation subsystems and databases.
2. Setting up for a pr marketing tv event which is still being worked on as far as to get people to handle it all.
3. New testers, yes this is still vary much open you just need to email me and tell me what you have and your experience I have already added one person from applevis that has the hardware.
4. as well as a issue on my wrig submitted I have a meeting with the boss and others next week for some more game tests, pluss the beginnings of some new audio content of which I don’t even know about.
Work on future plans is expected to be discussed at this meeting.
As of now I can be certain we are 99.9% stable.
No issue on iphone or droid, my pc issue not withstanding no issue there either.
Most of the work is to be continued on the donation portals, website and score database.
For the first round we are going well.
Its great to get a quick turn around especially when we are a new company, though while we have been working on several things its really cool to know things are going well.
Ofcause it can be disconcerting to not have that many issues, and only 8 off the apple side, 2 of which are online but still.
And now a few notes.
While things have been going on we have recieved a few queries on bits of the games.
1. audio tutorial, its made to be easy to understand.
Some may not like it but its the way it is.
2. Voice speed, can’t put it up and down as its a recorded voice.
We need funds to add a few more voices.
3. platform spaciffics.
Its been asked if we can have this feature or that mostly from the apple community.
Answer is no gamecentre, no voice over, in fact no platform spaciffic features of any os, its a tradeoff for being cross platform and why we have recorded speech in the first place.
Score intergration again working on it, will eventually happen.
From the comments or lack of them I can only presume everyone is happy with the current arrangement and that in itself is good though I would really like more feedback on what we are doing.
Its fine if its working but fact is while what we have had is good, vary little has actually been recieved, ie not much has been recieved.
So more is always good.
A reminder to all that I will be on vacation in 3 weeks time.
No net no computer nothing.
I will be traveling round singapoor and bali for 2 weeks so fuck you winter! and helo scorching heat and the beaches and a nice cold drink or strong coffee!!
This will be the second longhall trip I have done in almost 4 years.

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podcast dump

I don’t know what the last show notes were i posted besides 244, so I want to take the opportunity to put the show notes up here for the last several podcasts.

Podcast 243 2016/05/13
On this edition, podcast 243 continues Freshbooks, and then John and I talk about incidents I thought were becoming a problem, but it has been round for years.

Podcast 242 2016/05/07

On this podcast, we talk about All About Fraud: How Crooks Get the CVV which is one of many different articles I’ve read within the past while. Just a note, the K7 service is not active so the 206-222-3143 number is disabled because I didn’t transfer it over. I give my mytelespace number out, for feedback by phone. Hope you enjoy the podcast!

Technology podcast 2016/04/25

Virtual Audio Cable,, AAC and the transit app, and more.

Technology podcast 240 2016/04/16

Welcome to podcast 240 for the technology podcast. One new piece of software for me, talk on the iphone S.E. and also a game. Enjoy!

Tech podcast 239 2016/04/07

Hello everyone, on this podcast, we talk about Rosen Credit Card Breach May Affect Attendees of Recent NFB Conventions and Ubber. Hope you enjoy it.

Tech 238: 2016/03/20

On this podcast, we have several articles of discussion, and we even have other topics covered too.

Its 2 and a half hours. Enjoy!

I think I’ve posted since, so there are the show notes. Go to our audio page to pick up these and other casts up there.

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Tech podcast 244’s show notes

Hello everyone, we’re here better late than never in the podcast release department. I’ve got podcast 244 on the RSS feed. The show notes includes links to articles in which I am going to share, although the initial release missed one link.

Hi folks, we have a lot of stuff on the podcast, make sure you check out the links we are pointing out which will be in the show notes. K7 and laser, breach talk, ransomware, criminals getting caught, and a whole lot more.

Podcast 244:

Hope you enjoy the show!

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New tech support scams mimic ransomware, lock users’ computers

I just read this articile entitled New tech support scams mimic ransomware, lock users’ computers and this is just sad. The article title is longer than the link I’m giving you which is also the blog post title. I just can’t see myself trying to pay $250 to unlok my PC after I reboot to clear up memory or whatever else I need to reboot for. We as people with disabilities understand that money can be a problem, howevber, the people behind these tactics don’t have any idea who they’re targeting in this particular instance, and we need to be prepared by doing everything we can to be as safe as possible. Your thoughts are welcome.

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Noodle shop potential breach, Wendies confirms breach, and more

Hi folks,
Several interesting things for this time. Apparently, a noodle shop has been breached according to Noodles & Company Probes Breach Claims (May 19, 2016) and this is just another in a big series of groups of things being breached. In this article, Wendies was also mentioned, as well as others. In the upcoming podcast 244, I record a segmemnt after reading this one, and I’m just wondering really what we can do. Speaking of Wendies, Wendy’s: Breach Affected 5% of Restaurants (May 16, 2016) is an update on this story. It is just sad, but 5 percent is nothing to laugh at. If you’re not subscribed to Krebs, there’s plenty to read, too much I am not blogging about each and every single one. Check out Krebs on Security for more. Let me know your thoughts.

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another update dump

Hi.
Well it looks like a few things are not going well.
1. itunes latest has access issues again.
2. updates out, for windows below 10.
An unknown update, update to the upgrade to windows 10 thingy and update to fix windows installer repair not working if you just happen to be on a server.
Also thunder bird 45.10.
Due to having no ports, broadband didn’t happen
Also due to general badness having coms techs that can’t do things right for a friend has me conciddering not even bothering to upgrade at all.
The only tech thing of note this week is that audiogamehub a thing I discussed a while ago has an update and online scoring, there is going to be some pr event next monday which I am going to so lets see, another step in the right direction I hope.
Its for local tv but a podcast will be made and it will be easy enough to handle.

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flash

Hi all.
Ok flash has finally been updated, and so we have opera and google, firefox and netscape, and ie pre win8.1 versions on the same page.
Not much technical happened over the last while.
windows10 on one workstation, that station has also an office 2016 upgrade and setup and a bing to google search shunt blocker.
Tuesday will see me take off all machines for the wiring techs and then start upgrading the primary coms array lets hope there are no horror stories like the one that happened to my friend last week where bits do not work and her house is dammaged.

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patch tuesday this month

Hi all.
No crashletter this week because nothing to report at all.
Firstly before we get into the updates for this week, I just would like to say, hackers/whistleblowers need to check their data before releasing.
By now you will know about the panama disaster where a hacker dumped a whole lot of data online about alegal law companies and forign trusts online with names, addresses, and other info.
Just about everyone that is everyone is named in this.
Investigations or denials have been launched depending on what country and plans to bann anything forign from trusts to forigners coming in to said countries.
Now it has been revealed that out of the 2 databases released, researchers think that half of them may be as a result of spam and scam attacks.
What is worse, is that it may just be a data dump and most info can’t be varified.
Blowing the whistle is fine but come foreward and own up like a man.
This guy is not even identifying himself which itself means he is not confident in himself or the info he is dumping.
And while over the last 2 weeks I was ready to concidder it hmmm now I wander if it can’t be traced what good is it.
It maybe that this dumper is trying to destabelise the world if so he has achieved the objective.
On one hand he may be improving the situation in making people aware of the issues, but he is also catching things like charities in the middle.
I don’t usually bring my political opinions to the net per say especially with the new antiterror laws but I do think that this guy’s fame is waring thin, I wouldn’t discredit all this yet but if it can’t be varified its like bombing the house of parliment or an airport.
It makes no sence and this makes no sence.
I do agree we may have some issues to solve, the bad guys will find another loophole I am sure.
However if it can not be varified I actually think this guy needs to be found and shut up for causing all this drama before someone gets hurt if not allready.
This slander must stop and it may as well be if there is no proof.
This guy has locked up the news for the last 2 weeks and may in fact lock up things for longer, changing laws, etc.
If it can not be proven I think the best way is to silence this thing and continue as if nothing had happened.
The second best way would be to sort it but do we really want to go with a large trash dump especially when there is so much of it allready in our news?

And now on to the updates
adobe dc has an update for this month, as well as dropbox.
Due to dropbox not releasing release notes, I am not going to release a version number.
I feel that if they are not willing to release an update properly I won’t release one either.
windows10 updates.
Yes, now I have a win10 machine out and online I am going to release updates.
Win10 strategy is to release all updates for the month in a cumulitive build update.
The number is technical and long, several updates to dotnet and such are mentioned as well as flash.
On that note adobe has yet to release a flash update this month.
The only change with this update is that errors I have been having with icloud yesterday are gone.\

Firstly we have the brouser updates, you guys know what the ms ones are for now.
And you know what they are for to its been the same for the last year or more its not even worth mentioning remote execution.
The same updates are released every month along with the malware removal tool.
the same reason above applies to the java and visual basic scripters.
And surprise, surprise applies to office to.
The next update is the same but for ms graphics engine.
Next is the same but for journal viewer who uses that now anyway.
Next is for the shell, ofcause it can only be a problem for those that click links in emails for dodgy websites the same remote execution.
The next is for iis.
All I can say is don’t let a untrusted person access your server, simple really.
Next the same thing but for windowsmedia centre which is not in 10 and well scan your files people and don’t click links.
In fact just don’t use media centre.
Next update is for the kernal, again this is not a problem unless you let someone access your system locally ie they have to break into your office.
Shared computer users should be aware with some of these though I don’t recomend it but I know some friends that still do this.
Next is a remote access violation.
If you don’t need to remote, turn it off.
If you do though by all means keep your remote updated.
We then have a kernal drivers update, another of the be carefull of who you trust to access your stash cases.
Need I say more.
Next we actually have a security update to stop an actual man in the middle attack for dotnet, you need this one.
Next we have an update to get past secure mode.
I can actually think of several reasons to get past windows secure mode myself.
Its one of the reasons I am probably staying with 7.
The final update has to do with a usb drive incorectly configured over a remote session this can be bad.
To be honest though avoid this by not having any usb devices connected that don’t need to be.
I don’t now have my drives connected unless they need to be used, you shouldn’t have these connected anyway.
Out of all those 16-20 for 7 and office depending what you have.
only 6 for windows 10 and up.
Out of that cut out mrt and flash, the 2 updates for dotnet and you have 2 actual updates.
In other windows, cut out all the office updates as well and its acutally quite good.
I was able to get all updates at a reasonable fast clip though I got up really early to handle the updates.
In terms of updates it wasn’t that bad.
The next thing to say is that I did a half win10 review.
That is that I upgraded dad’s pc with win10 and have done a desktop runthrough.
After configuring task manager, finding out how to enter admin mode on various programs, and how to set some settings I think I know what I am doing.
I have not as yet tried the online cloud version of the system.
I am unsure weather I will go the whole hog to try to sevenise win10 for myself.
I do know that it is possible at least for me as a pro user to get rid of the stupid lock screen without having to edit the registry.
I have also been able to effectively remove the quickaccess by putting it to the current pc and to actually remove any info from ever being displayed in there in the first place.
I am unsure if I want to remove the ribbons and set the start menu to a more traditional menu but I may just do that we will see.
Things I havn’t touched are the cloud half of the os, I want to for example to signin to the apps using ms account without conversion of my account to ms account.
I want to be able to use universal apps and go shopping for stuff like that.
While I am able to use the pc as it is I also want to see what cortana can do.
For my dad I won’t need the other half of the thing but win10’s strength relys on linking lots of devices together via the cloud.
For myself I have started the quoting process for the new supernova screen reader as I use this for a few things still.
Dad also wants me to upgrade his office instal to the next version which I will do tomorrow.

The following further updates have been released today of note is klite codec pack 12.13
windows 7 users have a configuration update to the diagnostics, aparently this is to fix some inacurate info.

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moving on up

Hi all.
Well, looking at the network most users want to go to 10 so I am seriously looking at moving to that system.
There are a few systems that are still quite old but maybe that will run 10 fine enough.
I have to update one of my access packs before I can actually upgrade but we will see.
My dad is a streight upgrade he will need some modules updated but these are free.
Sometimes I wander what I could achieve with 10, especially on the bad days where 7 can be a bit of a bitch.
However today I turn on the system and remember why it is that I still have 7, its stable and today it ran nicely.
Speaking of 10, gwx was updated yet again with some other updates over the last few days not named, gwx tasks and triggers folder have been replaced so you need to turn off use sharing wizzard, and get full control on gwx triggers and then kill both folders again
With the end of upgrade offer looming I am in a bit of a bind now.
While upgrading would be the next thing, its been easy enough to remove the annoying gwx upgrade enough that its not a problem for me.
Then there is the fact that bar one system we have 3-6 year old boxes due to eventually get replaced so whats the point.
Then again, win7 may become the next xp, the only thing I may need is a better malware module all said and done and this may still be easier than upgrading.
While people have said they will upgrade for free not otherwise and 7 has met their needs.
A few interesting articles did come up at any rate.
Its no secret but an official looking mail from ms has stated that windows live mail is going to be no longer at least for ms accounts due to sync protocal and that all their hotmail, msn, live and outlook addresses are going to the new outlook system online or offline and that their mail app will handle this stuff.
I think the easier way will be for those of you that use windows live to 1. change to thunderbird and not use it and 2, get a gmail and shut down your live email address.
This week coming its update week which means I will be sitting round waiting for updates to download yet again.
later

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team talk gets an update

In case anyone missed it, I was made aware yesterday that team talk has had a PC and phone update/. This blog post from bearware.dk blog post from Sunday talks about the release, and instructs you where you can get the associated files. I thought people who use this software should know about it, and I hope you enjoy your new software update!

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