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Windows 10 1903

Hi all.
Well its about time this goes up.
So the update came out yesterday a few things to note.
In some systems I updated, system restore was turned off and needs to be turned back on.
In all systems after first boot the system was in a weird locked up mode and needed to be turned off then back on again.
After updating, entering a folder may not show its contents, if you are in a tree of folders on any drive, hit down arrow once and enter and open something up then it should display.
In some cases, I have found folders not viewing or displaying right tab and shift tab a couple times and they will appear.
The downloads history pain sucks, tab about the view ribbon and you should be able to sort things by all sorts of things, select the option none and most of that will be gone.
Everything else seems to work though the system seems to have a few fan spikes from time to time especially at startup.
All apps or a great load of them for ms are updated in store including store itself.
When updating, always download the media creation tool, run it, make a drive, and then
run the setup, select to not download updates as this seems to cause the program to lock itself waiting for a responce from the server, interestingly you can happily do this at normal speeds from ms own servers after you update.
Running windows upgrade assistant will eventually cause a slow down and then eventual lock up of the program at 99%.
For now and until they fix it, updating due to issues with setting up from a usb stick may cause the installer to switch all drives around so right now it won’t even try to even run when you have a drive inserted.
Instead make a folder on a drive in the system call it esd, copy the contents of your drive to esd run setup with the drive or drives out of the system and it will run.
On newer installs of the os windows will now have a reserved storage option enabled, which is supposed to be used by windows itself for better performance with updates and junk files.
It can be as much as 7gb of space, and windows says it could be bigger so in a worse case scenario windows could take over your drive and get rid of anything it needs for itself.
Even if it doesn’t after 1809 I wouldn’t put it past the os to delete all drives and make them windows reserved for itself if it wanted.
So go here

How to disable ‘Reserved Storage’ on Windows 10


Look at the keys mentioned and make sure that thing is off.
Remember, if you like me use winamp as your chip player and adlib and had to reassociated msc files with mmc.exe before, you will find that .msc files are unknown to the os because of the way we sort of forced windows to be.
Load regedit, and search for mmc.exe
tab once to the tree view, find the do not open key and delete it.
Then you should be able to associate mmc.exe with msc files and be done with that remember not to associate winamp with msc files.
If you have msc files which are media, open them inside the player.
Until I hear back from its makers assuming my mail does get read, ribbon disabler is disabled and just won’t work.
So you will have to deal with the crappy windows shell till it is fixed.
The home tab has some of the edit functions and new functions, all the other keys work as expected.
All features and languages have been transfered for you and there was only 1 feature to install infrared support to windows.
A reminder to have your display and soundcard and other drivers handy just in case.
For the intel unit I installed things last night an old asus workstation it didn’t appear I needed to do anything.
However on my amd workstation I currently use while there was sound it didn’t sound right.
Luckily refreshing the driver from hp for 1809 worked well enough but is still slightly different.
A reminder to all amd users for right now, that amd 2019.5.1 just won’t work no matter what os you are running, it simply will lock things and just suck and not work and you will have to restore.
Currently the recommended amd driver version for compatability right now is 2019.4.1 so install that and remember to go to preffs and turn off overlays so the key doesn’t conflict with file replacement opperations.
Please remember to deactivate your eloquence and vocaliser and other speech synth licences before you install the program or you will loose them.
Please note that if you use resilio sync your configurations will be destroyed so remember to have your keys so you can put them in again.
Please remember to check all services, ie dropbox, for dropbox account settings, security then hit t and unlink any ghost devices which havn’t updated in the last hour if they are and close down any sessions that are not running right now.
Be prepaired to get warnings from services, icloud, etc you shouldn’t but who knows.
Please remember to check for store and other program updates.
Google chrome has one but nothing else right now.
Please rerun adobe reader after you update so it can register itself.
When first run windows installer will appear for a short while while the program configures itself.
Windows this time has kept a lot of settings bar autoplay an and a few things like that saved.

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Self voicing prototype take 1 for braille 2000 beta 2.274

This is only opinion and not necessarily the opinions of Braille 2000 staff.

Braille 2000 is a braille transcription software used in many different places. While the goal of braille 2000 is to not be self voicing, but to be a full piece of software for all, it lacks some accessibility in regards to key components of braille transcription.

  • It laks a clear capability to allow a blind transcriber to get coordinates of a braille document where the cursor is
  • It lacks the capability to read in grade 2 as Jaws reads in ASCII equivelants like it would in note pad
  • Braille 2000 lacks the capability to work with NVDA, another screen reader
  • Both NVDA and JFW will read the menu system, although there are some aspects of the menus where even Jaws has issues

There are probably more, but now, with the assistance of the self voicing aspect, we can be more independent.

  • There is a speech menu that can be accessed by keyboard command that can give you some very extensive commands to utalize the on demand speech, or the as needed speech.
  • Some of the commands can have Braille 2000 read to you while you use your arrow keys by word, character, dot patterns, and the like.
  • I’ve tested it in limited form with Braille 2000’s Bob Step and it does work as advertised. There are some issues, but for the most part it works.

Version 1 of the speech interface speaks each and every menu item by default. This could be confusing to JFW users where JFW will read these menus and most dialogues without a problem. The Self Voicing on first testing reads controls of dialogue boxes, but doesn’t read most of those items. While I’ve not played with NVDA very extensively in menus and the like, NVDA does read menu items and I believe it runs through most of the dialogues that I’ve encountered without a problem. Further testing needs to be done.

Braille 2000’s speech interface can be accessed without the speech menu with a hotkey. The hotkey initiates the sequence, and with control held down, other letter sequences design it to do specific tasks as discussed in the first list. My impression has already been mentioned to Bob, but I found the cross keyboard work a little tricky. For Example, ctrl+q to initiate, plus t, plus l will have it read the current line as you wish. This is just an example of what it can do.

Here’s what I’d like to see. I’d like to see, and have already voiced, the opportunity to have it not read menu items, unless its switched on. While it is handy, the screen reader can do that, but if it gets stuck, the option should be available for you.

Also, in this release of the 2.274 beta, were some translation issues and other under the hood improvements.

As I continue to test, I will provide updates when I can on my initial impressions.

One serious bug was the fact that braille 2000 forgot my settings completely. In earlier builds, it wasn’t remembering the license info, but this time, it reverted settings altogether. Certain settings need to be turned off within the display dialogue for it to better work with access technology. It turned those back on, as well as forgetting that it needs to be maximized as that option in the system menu is disabled or what Jaws says is unavailable.

Again, these are initial impressions, and the work is not finished yet. I’m hopeful we can have a co-existing self voicing option for braille 2000 for those who would rather utalize it instead of, or if they don’t have, a screen reader. This is going to be fun.

Have thoughts or would like to talk to me about my work with Braille 2000? Get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. I can be reached at tech at menvi.org and other information can be found on the info you need page on the blog.

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IOS 12.3 now out

Applevis has posted an article in regards to IOS 12.3. This is the link to that post where it also talks about the general things that have changed. I’ve not updated to this version, I hope it fixes the jumping in Newsify that is reported in News. That was very annoying, and why I’m very behind in reading news and posting some of what I find of interest. In any case, here’s this post, and make it a great day!

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The Technology blog and podcast, podcast 314

Holy crap, I forgot to post about tech podcast 314’s release. I don’t even think its on mixcloud yet. Me and mixcloud need to have a date, but the podcast is out. I’ve also neglected this blog as well. I’ve been reading a lot, but then quit. But I’ll try to be better.

Here are the notations about the program.

RSS Mixcloud


On this podcast, tech moving too fast: do you think it is? Next, a braille transcription fail, big time. Gaelynn Lea, an artist on CD Baby, is disabled and yet involved in touring and more. I pick a track from this artist and we feature it. Finally, a tech talk dealing with a wristwatch to aid the blind and others in navigation. Search the tedtalk out on Youtube or Ted’s website. CD Baby page for Gaelynn Lea so you can read more about her.


This program was released on the 14th.

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the interesting net thing

Hi all.
Well, as I sip my morning coffee I began as usual with my daily digest of my news feed.
There was an opinion piece about the net, and how with the introduction of the iphone and other smart devices that others could use it and not just those that knew how.
And that this opening of the net opened it up to the world and all the worlds problems.
I must admit, that I guess with all the net mirroring the real world we will get real world issues on the net.
Big companies springing up all over the show, social networking driving the world, and all that.
We have big companies like google and amazon pulling our data for who knows, data is the new currency.
I guess it could be all doom and gloom, but who knows.
Right now the net mirrors the real world.
There are 2 differences between the real world and the net though.
No need to breathe, sleep, or eat.
You can be anything or anyone, and can do whatever you want almost.
A lot of the laws that would usually bind us to the real world offline either don’t apply or have not been written yet.
A big issue with the net is when you translate a borderless world to the physical one it gets a bit complex.
I must say back in 1995-6, the net for me was an interesting place.
You did email, a few sound downloads, maybe some music but still mucked round with software on cds.
No blogs, no social net, no game adiction as such.
The computer was something you used for whatever but it wasn’t your life.
I used to run programs to get music, in fact I had to download something and was asked to install a program for advertising, I did, and every day for a month I got emails and other popups asking me to listen and rate music.
At the end of that month I got a mail to put my name and address in a form, and would be sent a cd of music.
I did, and I have the cd and well it wasn’t exactly the music I wanted but it was interesting.
Several other adds and give aways graced my system till 2003 or so and things just rocked.
Now days its to dangerous to run x file and view the funny flash video, or run that attachment from your friends, or put your address and name into a servey link from your website or a random site and expect things.
We have spam, malware, unwanted software and ransomware to be concerned about now.
The net back then was simple and well it just was.
I know that a lot of negative opinion exists on the net, but there are good things to.
Colaberation and inclusiveness to some extent still exists.
With the cloud, there is free email anywhere, shopping, and well you can find and get almost everything.
Of course, there are the issues to.
Ie your shops know what you buy and can use it for advertising.
Thing is, suppose you don’t mind and or are happy with it being so.
No one has asked the questions on that.
In my supermarket, my supermarket knows when I swipe my club card what I got and what I may want in the future.
So do my online stores.
Yeah that can encourage impulsive buying, but you don’t need everything and once you know x store sells x thing then you can note it down for later.
There are lots of good things about the net, the same as in the real world, and just like the real world there is a lot of bad things to.
Of course, one thing to note is that what we call the net, isn’t the entire net.
There is the dark net where all the bad people are and other things, but who knows.
Point is with all these so called bad guys and stuff about, there are seedy bits of the world same with the net.
The net we can se isn’t the entire net, and we may not see the entire net just a bit of it the bit we want.
There are of course a few things we will have to come to grips, and its not the big data and companies.
Our devices are our friends, but if anyone has watched the matrix, they are dangerous.
There is almost no need to leave.
We use our devices wrecklessly.
Look at the articles in this blog about kids and adults overusing their devices.
Studdies say looking at and using devices constantly is changing our brains, our eyes, and our minds and not all of them good.
I have been there, working late into the afternoon playing something online only to realise that if I don’t actually get sort of ready for the night time when my care person comes its going to be a bit embarassing to still be in pjs and not excercised, or anything.
But at least I could get out and eventually did.
There are people that are stuck online, died online, etc.
I have noticed people walking on the beach, smoking, and using a device at the same time.
I have to tell my family off for using their devices at social gatherings, at dinner or at functions and not talking to us.
My latest one came just before I was doing the comment on articles 2 weeks back.
I was doing one of my 3 walks I do each week with friends and was sitting down with my japanese pork don bury lunch.
Well there was this family.
The mother was sitting down using her device, the dad was to and the kid.
To shut the kid up they got him to play a game, the game was at full volume and the guy was just using the device and not looking round him.
There are banns of devices in schools and the like now.
To be honest, eventually if we handle ourselves right it will all pan out ok.
However, the net is everywhere and thats good and bad.
That out the way though, we actually need some rules for the net.
As I said, babies and yung children except in certain situations, education maybe, shouldn’t be on the net, certainly not social networks.
Teenagers well who knows.
Right now if you are born online you will never leave.
When I was 20 years old, I struggled to leave.
My family were mostly offline, my grandparents not having even heard of the net and I made myself normalise to an extent.
I had been outside, but I did feel the pull of the net.
Always sunny, and no issues anywhere.
Now days I have found my own niche.
While I do read twitter posts I don’t use facebook or twitter, just wordpress.
I email, but don’t skype much, I use bt sync for some stuff and dropbox for some stuff.
I have a reasonable workstation and the like.
I still use external storage and cds.
I know people that don’t but I still like the feel of hard plastic the same as I like the latest digitals.
And I don’t see myself changing any time soon.
I don’t care for subscriptions and only watch local tv but thats changing so who knows.

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Braille 2000 beta now out

Hi all,

Braille 2000 is now in beta. It is not widely available, however, it can be retrieved. For instructions on how to get the beta, please contact me or Braille 2000 directly.

The beta does introduce some new features, fix bugs, and as far as braille 200 is concerned, stable.

As with any beta software, it could have some side effects, and could have effects you’re not expecting. The next release will hopefully be sometime this month, if all goes well.

Remember to report bugs directly to Bob, as he’s the person who codes the software. I can assist with the accessibility side and getting it installed.

The beta will install over the current released version.

I’m looking forward in having fun. Thanks for reading!

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Is technology changing too fast

Hi all,

Well, there is a discussion on one of the distribution lists on Live Wire about technology. Thats all well and good until you include those people who for one reason or another are not able, or not capable for any reason, to use the technology of today.

I’m not saying that they are completely out of society, however, they must be able to keep up at some level. Within the next 10-20 years, technology will change in such a way where things older people grew up with will definitely be harder to find.

Let me give you an example. Someone went looking for a radio for me so I can take it with me to enjoy the ball game(s) that I may be attending. This radio is a battery operated radio, and it does work. It was definitely hard to find this radio.

I was very happy to hear that cassettes and CD Players and the players for cassettes still being able to be baught. The people who need them are those who can’t use digital equipment because they’re afraid of change, or they have issues learning or other types of issues with learning the new technology. I definitely feel for them, and I’m saddened that we’re moving toward such a point in our lives.

While I’m technologically sound, I feel that there are plenty of people who are not, for whatever their reasons. Tech is not going to slow down for thenm. They need to learn at their own pace, or find themselves behind.

Do you have thoughts? What are they?

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Tech podcast 313: Wipro, Braille 2000, 2019 Phishing report, and more

RSS and Mixcloud have copies of the show. Here are the show notes and articles.


Welcome to the technology blog and podcast, podcast 313. We’ve got a lot for you in a wide variety of news, notes, Braille 2000 stuff, and more.

  • Wipro (pronounced We Pro) is in the news big time. There are three articles which are talked about in the first segment.
  • The 2019 Phishing Trends and Intellegence Report is out. Some very interesting stats within this article that I discuss.
  • Julian Assange was recently picked up for violating the CFAA according to a report. I thought I saw multiple articles, but one article was retrieved. I talk about this development.
  • Braille 2000 is getting ready to release their next version. In a segment, I talk about the Braille 2000 percent codes in general, highlighting the entire list that I have, skipping some which aren’t available yet. They’re talked about in passing, but no code is discussed in full. The web site has removed Version 1 of the software, and version 2 that has been ran is now on the home page.
  • Two ted talks about seizures and heart attacks are talked about and the full talks are played in full. You can search the talks separately through YouTube on the ted talks channel.

The articles dealing with Wipro are hard to swallow. Clearly, nobody knows what is happening, but hopefully they’ve found the issue and corrected it. Being an IT company, you need to understand these things and do proper PR. The PR here was not good, and I’m sure they’ll feel the reprocussions for awhile.

A list of articles that accompany the podcast follows:

Enjoy the podcast, it lasts 72 minutes long. Thanks for listening and make it a great day!

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Braille 2000 soon to be getting a new version

Within the past year, I’ve added to my linedin page the fact I’m an accessibility tester for Braille 2000 a very powerful piece of software that can produce braille documents. Within the past almost year, I’ve started and talked extensively about this software, the braille transcription course, and the trials and tribulations of using this software with Access Technology. The software works for the most part with Jaws with some shortcomings, but not any major pitfalls. Thats good and bad, because NVDA won’t work within the editing pannel at all.

In recent podcasts, I’ve been talking about percent codes within working with RTF files. I’m due yet a new copy of the file, but in the upcoming podcast, I’ll be running through the list I have, briefly touching whats coming in this area.

I’ve found some very interesting bugs during my taking the braille transcription course which have been fixed. While I don’t have any timetable on the release, I can now tell you that Version 1 has been completely removed from braille 2000’s web site, and version 2 is prominent. I’m hopeful that the release will be fruitful, and both my network and braille 2000’s staff will be doing a joint release and I’ll be talking about it in full in a future podcast.

For more info, please visit the web site, and feel free to reach out with questions to Bob or myself. Its been a fun ride. I hope to have more news soon!

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In The Future, Will Your Kids Be Able To Sue You For Oversharing Online?

This article is quite lengthy, but well worth the read. I saw it on twitter today, and its a great read. It has several sides of a particular prediciment that parents get in to, and that is the sharing of their children’s lives. Some parents share everything, others share little or none. I think, that the parent needs to decide if it is something they want to do. According to the article, a French child was able to say something that got their parent in to trouble, but yet, no successful case in the U.S. has come to the courts in regards to children verses child. Will it happen? Maybe. How should we teach parents to make the right choice on what they share?

In The Future, Will Your Kids Be Able To Sue You For Oversharing Online?

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Windows Defender, does it do a good job?

Hello folks,

I had a very interesting issue with my computer. For some reason, a system scan yielded some potential severe threats which Windows Defender only found on a full system scan, not the default scan. After that scan, I ran an offline scan to determine if there was anything else. After the reboot, I was still having the issue of not being able to open anything from the start menu.

To solve this, I went over to Trend Micro’s House call page and decided to download and run it. It can be run in conjunction with other software already installed. After several minutes even though it only went through as far as the users temp directory, it seemed to have cleared up whatever issue I was having. I even did a couple of reboots to make sure and things are OK.

I’m thinking that something got picked up that was removed, although no threats were found from the scan, or it fixed an error with the drive itself when scanning things. I just found this weird. Do you think Windows Defender is still good? Its the only accessible piece of software besides house call that is accessible to us. Trend Micro also has an app within house call called Ransomware buster which can protect files in directories. Don’t know how accessible that is, but that was very interesting. Thoughts?

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tech podcast 312

Tech podcast 312 is now up on RSS and Mixcloud. Transcription software, a woman getting caught with malware, and email signatures are the topics today. I hope you all enjoy!

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Bug Allows HIPAA-Protected Malware to Hide Behind Medical Images

OK, here we go. This aught to get interesting. This is strange.

The ubiquitous nature of the flaw opens the door for rapidly spreading, crippling cyberattacks.

Source: Bug Allows HIPAA-Protected Malware to Hide Behind Medical Images

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new dropbox rules

This is a coppy of a post I put on lists about dropbox, I will replicate it on my blog to.

From march this year, all basic accounts are limited to 3
devices.

What does that mean?

Nothing, except that dropbox remembers every device and session
ever made.

So you reformat your computer or change your account name, or
get another computer and don’t unlink first, your device becomes
a ghost device same with app programs, and brouser sessions.

1.  sign into dropbox.

The easiest way to do this is to login with your own client,
click the tray icon and launch dropbox.

Now near the top of the page is a menu called my account hit
space on that, scroll down to settings, hit shift space to exit
forms mode then hit enter.

Don’t move about else things will just not work right.

Now dropbox settings load.

hit control home for the top of the page then h.

2.  select security tab, in the same way, enter forms mode once
you scroll down to the list of tabs, and locate security.

get out of forms mode and hit enter.

Next control home again.

then hit t.

3.  The next thing to do is locate every session in the first
table which has an end session button it and hit the space bar
till they are all gone.

Next  locate the device tree which is directly below the brouser
treeview.

The first device in the list is your device.

scroll to the end of that list.

Every device you have ever linked including every ghost device
linked in the past will exist, I had 6, my dad had 2.

Hit unlink button on all the devices bar the one that says its
been modified in the last hour.

Every other device will have a time when it was last valid.

Finally go through the steps of going to my account, then
settingss however next select the connected apps view.

Then disconnect every app you don’t use and service.

If you need to link devices take note of the devices you want to
connect.

A basic user can connect up to 3 devices.

Those can be a computer, a phone and one other device or 3
computers.

You can buy, but to be honest, if you get this warning and are
only using 1 device, then you probably have a lot of ghost
devices.

I’d also update your password at this time if you have forgotten
it if you havn’t allready.

I’d also check to see if you know what all the devices you have
are, if you find something you don’t know, then chances are
someone has hacked your account or you linked to a device
somewhere else.

In a way this while annoying is good in a way.

I had no idea dropbox kept all devices from all reformats and
all times I had changed dropbox.

I had 6 devices, 1 is my device I had.

The next one before that was my old win7 device which I may
relink later.

The rest were my win7 and xp devices and their reformats
including profile changes etc.

My apps were not needed ones and I clobbered them.

As for my brouser sessions including the current one there were
19 others which were still signed in from devices that were no
longer active.

In the case of my dad’s system, there were 2 devices, the
current one, and an older instance of the same device which
existed before it, its good to know that I was able to kill
things.

Now I know about this, if I need to reformat my first thing
after I get back in is to kill the ghost devices that linger
inactive after the fact.

This actually is a good reason to check security on my account
if anything else.

Its worth noting that if you need more space and upgrade you
won’t have to bother with this though even if you do knowing
what I had, its worth looking at the site anyway.

I didn’t need all those 20 sessions logged in at once, nore did
I need the 6 devices 4 of which were ghosts of old linked
devices and one which is not on the network.

I guess knowing that I could link that one but even so I will be
carefull to check every linked system I service to make     sure
its all clear of stuff that shouldn’t be on it.

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Silk Road 2 Founder Dread Pirate Roberts 2 Caught, Jailed for 5 Years – Motherboard

This is quite interesting. I’m looking at twitter and found this. I never knew who was behind the 2nd part of the silk road, but knew there was a second version of it Very interesting.

Source: Silk Road 2 Founder Dread Pirate Roberts 2 Caught, Jailed for 5 Years – Motherboard

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Tech podcast 311 is now out!

Hi all, the RSS, Mixcloud, and telephone options have the podcast. I’m slow in regards to updating this blog, and for that, I’m sorry.

If you need links and or a phone number, contact me.


Welcome to the technology podcast, podcast 311. We’ve got a very interesting braille transcription update which makes me very excited to push forward in this course. Besides that, a transit update, and we start with several articles in discussion. The articles will be linked, and the podcast runs 82 minutes. I hope you enjoy the program!

Thanks so much for listening! That completes the article listings and do feel free to read them if the discussion interests you. See you next podcast!

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Apple watch gets updates

Hi all, as I thought, apple watch did get an update to 5.2x. This apple vis post Apple Releases watchOS 5.2, Bringing the ECG Feature to Hong Kong and Europe and Adding Support for Air Pods 2 has all the details. I don’t have a watch, but I do want to pass this along to those that do and didn’t know about the update. Thanks for reading.

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Tech podcast 310: Phones, privitation of messages on voice mail, and more

Edited to fix HTML, and to remove the listen line because the show has been removed by request.

RSS and Mixcloud have the show.


Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 310. On this podcast, we’ve got a very diverse podcast for you.

  • Bullying, is it a disability problem? I talk about this again in a different way. I talk about this in a way where one might be deleted for no reason, including but not limited to false information, information that may be old, and other aspects of the article. Bullying, Is This Just a Disability Problem? longevity.media May 2, 2017
  • Privitizing messages in voice mail, is it a big deal? Live wire made an announcement and change in regards to marking messages private which was received well. In today’s day in age, it is easy to take any private message and make a copy of it if you know how. Good idea? Bad idea?
  • Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof is talked about next. This article was written by Krebs on Security on the 17th of March. It argues in part that giving out our mobile telephone numbers may be more of a problem, and we should use services including but not limited to Google and disposable numbers from Services like Text Now. There are several people I know that have used, or are using the service in different ways. I’m sure there are other services that can be used too.
  • 51 Critical Cyber Bullying Statistics in 2019 is linked from the blog to an article sent by Someone named Caroline Black. She linked in an email to a post of mine from last year where bullying and cyberbullying was talked about. This article has some very chilling stats, and its talking to others and bringing awareness to the problem that will solve it. I talk about some of the statistics within this article and have invited Caroline to the podcast to discuss this.
  • IOS and Mac have updates is a short segment. In this segment, the fact that IOS and Mac have updates is mentioned with info on how to find the posting where you can learn more.
  • Finally, Text Reminders is talked about. There is no demo, but a description of the service, the fact it isn’t free, and the basics about it. I worked with the company behind this to make the site accessible. The service works, and I find it valuable.

As in all podcasts, contact information including Email, Imessage, and Text Messaging options is given at the end. If you’re listening by phone, leave public feedback, and if you want, have it aired on an upcoming podcast by letting me know. The podcast lasts over an hour in length. Thanks so much for listening, and make it a great day!

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IOS and Mac have updates today

There was an apple event today and IOS and Mac both haveupdates. It would not surprise me if apple watch also have updates. Below, I’ll list the apple vis articles that I’ve found.

Thats all I can find, but that doesn’t mean that there may be something else I am not spotting. Thanks for reading, make it a great day!

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51 Critical Cyber Bullying Statistics in 2019

On the 12th of March, someone contacted me to share an article with this blog entitled 51 Critical Cyber Bullying Statistics in 2019 and there are a lot of things in there.

Cyberbullying is now defined as online, or offline methods of harassment, where by technology such as SMS, and social media is used.

There is a lot of things in this article that jump out at me, however, the biggest thing to jump out at me is the fact that this problem is not going away any time soon, and children and adults have had this done to them.

As I discussed in an earlier post, I believe that my deletion off of one of the chat lines was a bullish move, but yet, the company behind the telephone line choses to have someone that does this behavior to run it. All of that is their choice, and my participation is not wanted there.

Thats OK, we’ll just have to outsource elsewhere, and I’ve found that place.

I suggest each and every one of you look at this, and please feel free to share it.

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