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Philmore orders new server

Hello folks,

Last update we got was at some point last week indicating that Philmore Productions would be ordering a new server for the voice mail system. On Sunday, after recording the first file for podcast 319, it was learned that the IT department will be proceeding with the ordering of the server. My hunch of the company shopping around and looking for a deal looks to be coming true.

Also, it is to be rumored that people are now asking for cancellations left and right.

Philmore Productions is now making it clear you need to ask for money back, going back on their word on automatic refunds for this downtime.

Still not satisfied? You can report your concerns to the BBB who’s link is in an earlier post, as my opinion still stands whereby automatic refunds, and/or no billing past the outage date if prolonged is the necessary step.

Please advise I’m not here to tell customers what they should or not do with their money. I enjoyed Philmore Voicemail when I was on it, but I’m no longer there as I wouldn’t call it very much now anyhow.

Please make the right choice for you.

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Waking up with a nightmare

Hi all.
There is nothing worse than waking up early in the morning to find your site is hacked.
There is nothing more annoying to wake up with an error.
So thursday morning I get up early to do a few things only to check email and get an odd message I have never gotten before.
From google search console.
Crawl error with one page, index failure.Solution, not sure.
Site works, page works, so assume a network brounout for 1 or 2 seconds, during index, logical solution is request entire domain index.
Mean time I decided to go and do a health scan.
1. run health scan.
Warnings!
1. you do not have the latest php.
2. your site is not secure.
3. you are missing some optional modules.
Searching all things, 3, doesn’t matter, however I did a download of another php tool for plugins so hopefully things don’t go stupid.
Next ssl, do we have ssl?
Easiest solution for me is to update and get ssl on the site.
Since I don’t have that sort of access the easiest way was to set up cloudflare which I did but not sure if I will bother using as I found out we have ssl already.
So install simple ssl, enable it and set it all up.
So thats up.
So if you get the site in https by default thats why.
Technically it doesn’t matter if we have ssl or not but google puts search ranks up for it so its a good idea.
So thats all that.

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Philmore still down, no end in site

vvHi all,

I want to take this opportunity to give a brief update while I’m on location about Philmore Productions.

We’ve gotten confirmed reports of Philmore Productions billing customers for service which has not been up since July 4, 2019.

The activation date was supposed to be July 15th, but that has since been come and gone. aWe believe Philmore Productions is looking for a cheap server, as several days ago, athey reported they were ordering a new server for the voice mail system. On top of that, net by phone had its own issues of hard drive problems and computer trouble.

Net by Phone seems to be up for now, but the voice mail system haws no end in site. Long time customers are finally seeing what Philmore is all about, and is demanding cancellation or money back which was promised.

Now iuts time for everyone to speak up. Speak up loud and clear. Now is the time to show Philmore what issues are not impressing you. I don’t understand why there is a delay in the server ordering, it should be straight forward, unless Philmore doesn’t have the money to buy the server but yet they say it is being ordered.

We’ll provide updates when we can. This is beyond repair now, I think this is killing the company.

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Philmore: … Is Anyone Home?

According to this July 20th 9 am CT update I have a question to ask. Is Philmore home? Alive? Pulsing?

History can be found by reading Philmore: Is It Down for Good? Other articles include Philmore Productions not honoring cancellations? What the hell? and Is Philmore up yet? This all paints a story which seems to be getting worse by the day. It was also reported that the voice mail may have been up if not briefly.

Is this company still breathing, now that we are finding out that its flagship product Net by Phone is now down? Philmore Productions indicates that it went down on July 20th because of a hard drive failure. They claim that it started some time ago, but yet, part of why I think Philmore is dead is because the signs of the drive was going as they claim it was acting strangely. Thats usually the first sign of trouble. Philmore Productions has never run maintenance tools on the drives to determine if there is something going on. We always try to tell people that if there is something wrong, to seak help, if they aren’t knowledgable. There is nothing wrong with not being knowledgable, even I don’t know it all.

Are we still breathing over there in Chicago? The weather had a hand in motion, but its always the company that has to make sure things are operating the best it can. There was recently an article published, not totally related, about a company who is recovering from ransomware. In this case, being tight lipped is not a bad thing, but backups in both Philmore and the company in question is key. We know that Philmore has little to no backups. We know that in the article I speak of, the company in question is recovering from the ransomware by restoring from those backups. While I’ll talk about that article more in a different post, I’m emphasizing that each situation is different, and updating your customer base in any situation is the key to each situation that comes up.

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Is Philmore up yet?

Philmore is either going to be up, or is going to be down. Today is the day that Philmore promised his customers that it would be up. Are you interested in the latest update?

Go and download this 1mb file which talks about how i’m correct.

The company claims that they were not prepared for this. Some of this is common sense.

  • Did Philmore Productions back up? Probably not since he’s trying to restore from corrupted data.
  • Why did it take a month to come out and tell his customers about the fact that he couldn’t recover their data after the power outage?
  • The system was up, probably slower than normal because it couldn’t access the data customers had for years.

There’s probably more, but the problem we have is that I still think its too late. One customer on a line indicated to me they’re calling Philmore Productions to cancel all boxes. When I last wrote about cancelling, Philmore Productions would not take cancellations until the 10th which was the day I published that article. Philmore Productions did not have a data recovery program available to him which should’ve been run the first day after his systems came back up.

This is the same company that decided to have a running live system while data recovery was in process, and the promise it would be done in days.

School doesn’t teach these things, common sense does. I would have:

  • had my software backed up somewhere
  • customer data backed up somewhere
  • never taken down sensitive data while traveling, saving the message until I could take it down safely
  • made sure if I had trouble, be prepared to tell my customers about the issue and what I was going to do with it and
  • be transparent on everything to do with the business and its operations which include good or bad.

I’m sure that now is the time to say something. Now is the time to show this company about how serious this mistake has cost him.

Have you read Philmore Productions not honoring cancellations? What the hell? yet? There is more live coverage around the phone lines if you know where to look.

This includes:

  • Gordon Radio: 832-999-8255
  • Philmore Productions customer service update: 773-572-3000
  • Unsensored partylines customer service line: 773-572-6200

Make your voices heard. It may be till August before the system sees the day of light. This can’t be good.

Thanks for reading!

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Philmore Productions not honoring cancellations? What the hell?

Hello folks,

It has come to my attention that Philmore Productions is not honoring cancellation requests by customers. Within the last 24 hours of this posts timestamp, 773-572-3000, has a message about the catostrophic downtime and estimated restoral of July 15th.

After this announcement, he gives his office number (312) 396-4160 for questions and concerns.

According to the BBB search on Philmore Productions, the company has an A. Recently, the company was called in regards to cancelling services. Its been reported that Philmore Productions said that customer service is closed, and cancellations will not be honored until the 10th of July. This is a responsible customer who wishes to cancel and has a right to cancel as they are not happy with the level of service Philmore is providing. We all know that in coverage here on the blog, that Philmore is not covering themselves very well through this difficult time. I understand it isn’t easy, but they’ve done it all wrong. The link to the BBB provides a complaint form that you may access to file a complaint against the company if you wish to do so. Telling customers that you’re closed, yet you provide your office number, seems wrong to me. If you didn’t want to have people calling, don’t give your number out! Philmore does not like dealing with customers live. His behavior towards customers have been good at times, but at times also bad. The security of the company is laxidasical at best.

Its time for you to show Philmore Productions who is boss here. Demand money back, or you’ll go and file a complaint with the BBB through the link to the search above. Its time the mistreatment of ligitament customers comes to an end.

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blindvms e1 out

Hi all.
Go here
blindvms first ep
Yeah, its out, bad sound and all.
I am still getting used to the setup but at least I made a start.
For those on nvda list I am going to start putting out things in reguards to part of this.
For those waiting, remember that www.groups.io/g/blindvms is the group to go to.
You can comment here and I’ll get them.
You can comment on the blindvms blog and I’ll get them to.
You can leave a voice message on the blindvms anchor page and I will listen, maybe include it, and you can eamil me and I will get it.
Finally if you happen to listen to this from new zealand and want to chat or australia maybe, email me and I will give you a number but understand my offline phone and mobile is the only way to keep my online and offline world apart, and I generally want a bit of peace when I log off, I get far to many scams as it is.
Also it appears a fellow podcaster is interested to know what I am doing and how I am doing it, weather that could mean someone to share remains to be seen.
Never the less, know this jared that if you think you want to contribute to this or un it along side the current tech cast there is always a spot, after all you let me admin this site with you so its only fair you share in any expantion.

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Philmore: Is It Down for Good?

Ever since the technology archives became the technology podcast, Philmore Productions has been talked about for good and for bad. I believe it has been more bad than good. The most recent: Philmore Productions blocking whole area codes which was minor compared to others. Philmore Productions continues to trash its customers writeen in November 2018 was a prediction post, in no way was it written to trash the company.

The time has now come to really put Philmore to bed. I am thinking that the time has come to say good-bye. Philmore Productions programs reasonably, the system has always worked, but now, after some recent events, its time to say goodbye to ignorance.

First, lets start at the beginning. Around the end of May, 2019: Philmore Productions suffered an outage due to a storm that blew through the Chicago area. After determining that it was a circuit breaker that caused the outage, Philmore was braught up. Currently to this day, Net By Phone is still up and operating under its capacity.

After some time passed, Philmore Productions determined that a hard drive failed. That is not the worse thing that can happen, you buy a new drive, and rebuild from the data you had in backups. The good news is that he had an array, so the data was not completely lost. This took several weeks to diagnose. The system could be used with newer material, but older material had issues. Once this was determined, a new drive and restoral of data took place. This is now mid June, when this process took place.

Lets fast forward now to July 4th weekend. At the time of writing, and until we find out otherwise, Philmore is down. It has been down since the 4th, and this could be the end. Philmore Productions told its customer base that the system would be down briefly for maintenance. After several hours, people were wondering what was happening.

According to some reports, the system is either down to restore data, or worse, it was supposed to be back up at a certain date (jul 6th 2019) and its not. The recent report is an upgrade gone wrong.

If there is something I’ve learned through the years of covering breaches, we need to backup all of our stuff, which would include software, correct? Philmore is telling some that there was a software update which pretty much crashed his software. This could be the end.

The constant lies, the potential breaches, the non-communication with customers or potential customers, the loss of potential data you had, the apologies, the inability to put hard limits when you say 3,000 messages, the unlimited factor, the yelling at customers (including me when testing the uploader tool) really adds up. I’m very fair here, I even posted Philmore Productions releases upload tool for the voice mail system a 2014 article when I was still there. If you say I’m not fair, here is the Philmore Productions search I did on the blog. Phil, its time for you to start understanding how your stuff works, and it may be too late. Your biggest customer is still there, and for that, I’m surprised.

I think this biggest disaster is the end. There is no line of communication with the company, because the company does not give any live customer service. They will call from any number they want, but yet, they hate when people call any number they have. I’m using “they” loosely, as Philmore doesn’t want people to know its a one man shop, not an organization of a few employees.

Customers, its enough. Show Philmore Productions that you mean business. Be truthful and tell the public what is up with your system including the web site and services. Do not tell a potential returning customer one thing, and another person working at a different company another. How are we going to believe anything you say or do now? Its been over a month now, and the system isn’t operating and you still have no web site. Time to tell him who is boss around here.

Other systems have had their issues, and they have been able to notify their base.

Thanks for reading, and make it a great day!

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Philmore Productions blocking whole area codes

It has come to my attention that Philmore Productions customer service is now blocking full blown area codes from accessing the platform. On May 30th, a customer notified me of this issue through another contact method. They were once able to access the system, but now has to access the system a different way through a completely different app.

We’ve talked about Philmore Productions in a negative light before, and I’d rather talk about Philmore in a great light. The problem is, that Philmore Productions and their customer service team doesn’t know how to do things the right way. You don’t block full area codes, and you don’t just block just because. Customers from the same area are now going to be effected by their foolishness. This is outright terrible, and anyone who does not like this behavior should cancel service immediately.

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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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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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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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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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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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Blog update

Hi all,

It has come to my attention that clicking on the titles or the comments links had some issues. I saw this yesterday but didn’t get a moment to look at it. Got an email from my other admin here on the blog, and one of the plug ins has been removed. it was used to allow us to post to social media, but I’ve set up dlvr.it to assist for twitter and linked in. We still allow you to post your favorites to social media through other plug ins that are still active.

Thanks Shaun, for your continued support and helping fix the error.

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I’ve just been deleted from mytelespace

I’ve been on MyTelespace since its beginning. It was born on March 24, 2008.

I’ve enjoyed the system, and quit participating on the main bulletine board since it had turned in to a bashing board.

While I’ve been on the system, I’d make suggestions what could be changed, and even respect the parent company who runs MyTelespace.

Several weeks ago, MyTelespace added a co-administrator. The name of that person is not important, because people can come and go, and I do not have anything bad to say about the administration as a whole.

The only problem I do have is the shows that the administration gets involved in. Both people who administer the system now run bashing and trashing shows. Thats my only problem. This is their choice, and I respect that choice.

I picked up a voice mail this morning saying that I was targeted on one of the administrators shows. I politely responded telling the caller that the info was probably false, and inaccurate. People will believe whatever they want, and that is the choice each individual has when calling a telephone system.

This afternoon, I got a voice mail indicating that I was deleted. Administration didn’t reach out to tell me what rule(s) I might have violated so I may correct it.

The only reason that I’m posting about it here on the tech blog is because I’ve talked about the system on my podcast. Now, you can find me on Live Wire where my box number is 2276.

I have found it a pleasure to be on MyTelespace, and I always knew that it was a free system so anyone can be deleted for any reason they felt like. While I don’t agree with that practice, its like a job. You can be hired, then fired for whatever reason they see fit.

Hopefully the system can survive, but then again, they may not survive, depending on certain factors including how the administration makes their money.

I understand but have never been able to confirm or deny it, that MyTelespace is part of the traffic pumping system, and if changes to that occur, then that system won’t survive.

Hopefully, people will come over to live wire, and communicate with me, and I leave that the choice of the reader or caller of the system.

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Ground Zero has been closed

Hello everyone,

This is an important announcement that I am passing along to you. On an earlier podcast, I talked about two systems that I have been on. The first is Livewire. The second is Ground Zero.

Today, March 10, 2019: Live Wire’s Amadeus announced that he is closing Ground Zero.

Instead of giving you the full announcement via text, I invite you to call the phollowing phone number: 631-686-8600 for the entire details. The message takes a couple of minutes to play, and I’ll endeavor to see if I can play the full announcement on my podcast.

If you had a box on both systems, please use your box on Live Wire.

If you had a popular bulletine board, Amadeus says that he’ll move it over for you.

Thanks for your support of reading the blog, and seeing what I have to offer. I’ll have more soon.

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Time change

Hello,

The blog has been updated with the correct time as we just changed time in the united States.

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The Braille Transcription course to date

Hi all,

I’m going to give you a link which is going to expire in 7 days. This link is to all of the podcast segments to date including one for an upcoming 306. Download the braille transcription segments and give me your thoughts. You can download a complete zip file, or download individual files. Feel free to pass the link along, and lets discuss what could be changed as part of the course for others in my situation.

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Happy New Year from the Jared Rimer network

As the new year is starting, I’m interested in hearing your predictions. So far, my prediction on Philmore Productions has been wrong, but I feel with the many mistakes this company has made, its just a matter of time. You can’t be in business with as many mistakes including trash talking this company has done.
The landscape discussed in podcast 300 has changed, both for assistive tech as well as security and other aspects of life. I’m curious on what thoughts you have on what might change. Main Menu a program as part of ACB Radio’s channels, had a show for year end. The whole team was a part of it, and it will be on the RSS feed as part of their podcast feeds.

In podcast 300, I covered the last several years of content, and how we’re trying to branch our content out to cover lots of stuff. I’m curious on what content you’d like to see?

My predictions:

We may see breaches that could effect one country as a whole, if other breaches has not shown that to possibly be the case.

We’ll see at some point, a shift in the way assistive tech works with the computers of the future. We’ll probably have a bigger threat landscape, and the assistive tech companies, no matter which one, will have to double their efforts to make sure our data is as secure as possible, and the software we use is patched from any potential vulnerabilities. If it wasn’t known, GW Micro had a main script that was changed and it caused a big issue on who did it, and I don’t know if we ever found out. Since GW Micro’s closing, people may try to go after JFW or NVDA in the same way, figuring out how to push an update that could do something we as users don’t want. We’ve got to figure out how these things can be prevented.

I’m curious on your thoughts, so please post those comments.

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