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The first 2020 patch Tuesday is here, are you ready?

Hello all,

I have not gotten a chance to read any particular articles but the first patch Tuesday of 2020 is here being the week ending January 17, 2020. Tuesday is the 14th, and there are two articles from Krebs on Security on this one.

The second from Krebs seems quite interesting. The notations from Security Now! for this week indicate that they will be catching you up on the news of the final patch Tuesday for Windows 7. But the article from Krebs talks about a patch that goes back several windows versions.

You can’t forget the Trend Micro Security blog January Patch Tuesday: Update List Includes Fixes for Internet Explorer, Remote Desktop, Cryptographic Bugs to boot. I’ll get a chance to read some of this soon, but it is definitely time to see if its time to update your computer. While I am unable to do so at this time, I plan on doing so before my next Internet radio show which is on Saturday. That will be of importance Friday or Saturday.

Its important that we catch up with our patches as soon as we can. Lets stay safe, and thanks for reading and listening to the blog and podcast!

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Technology podcast 335: Trend Micro predictions, AVA and a talk, and the Canute 360 talk

I’ve got the podcast on the rss feed and an mp3 can be had upon request. WWe’ve got a wide variety of topics taking a little over an hour. Below, find the show notes.

Welcome to the Technology podcast, podcast 335. On this edition, we do talk about a few things including security, transportation, and braille, but in a different light. Translation software was talked about in the talk, but nothing too specific. Here are the topics.

  • On our first segment, Trend Micro’s 2019 report and 2020 predictions. I talk about the numbers and what sticks out with me. Incidently, the webinar that they’ll do this month is dealing with the predictions for 2020. I’ll blog about that after I get a chance to read the email. If you want to read my blog post about the threat report and predictions please go to the blog post entitled: Question: Are we looking for more or less threats this year and if so what kind? from blog The Technology blog and podcast and it links to the article in question.
  • On the second segment, we talk about the automated voice announcement system. Every bus here is supposed to call stops and every train is to call stops too. While it is technology, and it fails, the failure is also within the drivers. It has to work both ways, and my talk which will be presented on Thursday, January 16th, at an Accessibility Awards Luncheon will talk about this. At some point, we must have drivers and passengers work together to get passengers to where they need to go safely. How is it for you in your area? How is the AVA specifically for you? Lets talk!
  • Finally, the canute 360 is discussed. This blog post which was posted on the 10th talks about where to go and links to Blind Bargains. I attended this forum, and what I learned was quite interesting. I didn’t stay long for the questions and answers, but the presentation was quite interesting. Its supposed to be made available for listening at some point. I do want to catch this so I can take the time to listen to the rest of the questions in case there is something else I can learn.

Finally, what is coming up on future podcasts and contact information. I hope you will enjoy the program as much as I have putting it together for you. I look forward in hearing from you!

  • email/imessage tech at menvi.org
  • text/whats app 804-442-6975

If you have other social media, you can use that. The Jared Rimer Network has all contact info made available and links to social media as well. Thanks for listening!

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Tech podcast 334: SBC Yahoo! having trouble, the beginning of a tutorial, and the Internet being gone for a day

This podcast is packed, and our RSS feed has been updated. I’ll make sure that Mixcloud will be updated as well. If you need an mp3, please contact me and I’ll ship one right away!

Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 334 for January 9, 2020. We’ve got a very interesting podcast comoing up, lets tell you whats on it.

  • What has been going on with SBC Yahoo! mail? Looks like they aren’t communicating with their customers about potential problems. I don’t think this is right, and my blog post entitled Yahoo forcing random password resets … am I the only one supporting someone having trouble? goes in to detail about this in writing.
  • As I tlak about what I want to do with the podcast, I give you the beginning of the Braille2000 tutorial I have created in regards to the talking edition. Go to the Braille Transcribing as a blind person web site to learn more, and download the full tutorial which is based on the documentation. We’ll have more from this tutorial over time.
  • In commentary from last podcast, Shaun Everess talks about how there is a video out there talking about not having the Internet for a day. Instead of linking to it I take this talk a little bit further by talking about it but bringing up the loss of power to boot. What would we do if one, the other, or both occurred? Lets take this for a spin.

As always, contact information is going to be available at the end of the program, and I hope you enjoy this podcast. The podcast runs over an hour in length. Thanks for listening, and make it a great day!

Stay tuned, I’ve got plenty more coming. Thanks for listening!

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Technology podcast 333: the first of 2020

Hi all,

Happy new uyear frpom the team at the technology blog and podcast. The podcast is available on our RSS feed for your enjoyment.

If you’d like an mp3, please contact me and I can upload one through we transfer and I’d be happy to do that.

I did start at one point the option where I uploaded a copy, copied the link and put it in the blog post. I know Shaun said that the files should be mp3 and I upload the raw mp3 to Anchor, what they do, I have no idea and I’ll inquire.

In the meantime, I have several segments for you on this podcast which is over an hour long, and I hope you enjoy the program!

I hope to get this and other programming up on Mixcloud very soon.

Please find below, the show notes of today’s podcast, and I’ll be in touch with you on another podcast very soon!

Welcome to the first podcast of 2020, podcast 333. Below, please find a list of items and links where applicable as the topics of the podcast are listed below.

  • Breaches galore, the epidemic of whats happened in the last decade. Are we really looking for more trouble, or will it slow down?
  • Freshbooks: thank you so much for giving me a great reason for talking about you today. On this podcast, I talk about how I had to reinstall the Freshbooks app, and how easy it was to reauthenticate with my account. I was afraid that I was needing to grab my 20 character password and paste in the password field. Not anymore!
  • Twit.tv has a new sponsor on their list that spomnsors segments on Security Now. Sadly, I can’t take advantage of it at this time, but it looks like something we could’ve and should’ve had many years ago. Learn about privacy.com and see if it will meet your needs.
  • Michael in Indiana and I talked about software and reminisced about the old days of how downloading the wrong software wasn’t fatal, but just a havoc. Today, this isn’t the case. I mention Stuxnet as an example of software that was developed and it did some real world damage. Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon: by Kim Zetter is the name of the book and its author. I read this through Kindle and I may have talked about this on my podcast when I did. If this is the first actual weapon that destroyed data and things that were going on, is something else being developed we yet don’t know about?

As usual, our contact information is at the end of the program, and I hope you enjoy this first podcast. I’ll be back on another edition very soon. Thanks so much for listening to this 71 minute program!

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Technology podcast 332: Iphone 11, Awards, and Braille Transcription

Welcome to podcast 332, the final podcast of this year. I hope you’ve enjoyed this years particular podcasts. We’ve got this on the RSS feed as well as on the telephone line.

I know I’ve neglected Mixcloud as of late, I really need to start posting there like i have been before. If you’re one of my mixcloud subscribers, tell me where I left off, and I’ll make sure to catch up if you only hear tech stuff.

Welcome to the final edition of the technology blog and podcast series for 2019. Trust me, we’ve got a lot more coming, but this is the final podcast of 2019.

  • My initial thoughts on my brand new, Iphone 11.
  • Brian Krebs gets an award. Several other members of the security field was also mentioned as needing the award more than Brian, but CISO MAG Honors KrebsOnSecurity is the article Penned by Krebs.
  • I have a segment on Braille transcribing as a whole in particular to Braille2000 and not specific to the assignment as a whole. I found this quite interesting, even while I did the talk.

In the first podcast of 2020, I’m going to talk about a company I feel we should’ve had around about 10 years ago if not sooner than now. Its an advertiser of TWIT, and boy, if it doesn’t fit my needs, I feel it may meet others. We’re going to start with that, and even more as we continue the transcription course, my Iphone 11, and who knows what else we’ll cover by this podcast as next year gets started and beyond. Until next year, thanks so much for listening to this podcast, and I’ll be seeing you very soon!

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Tech podcast 331

On this podcast, NVDA gets updated and its a breeze! Assignments 17-19 are talked about and I want your thoughts. A webinar that caught my attention, and web design and why links are all over the home page.

Its up on our RSS feed and I’ll see about getting it up on Mixcloud.

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Tech podcast 330

Our RSS feed has the podcast, here are the show notes.

On this podcast, B2k news, domain buying, and news on hospital mortality rates when ransomware and other attacks happen.Hospital breaches leading to more heart attacks? You bet! from blog The Technology blog and podcast Thats the name of the article and its linked from me. Very facinating read.

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Tech podcast 329

Tech podcast 329 has been out, and I believe I’ve neglected the blog. I believe I released it last week, and I apologize for not posting!

I’vll have some big news to share after I do some more development on one of my web sites I may have talked about. Enough of that for now, the RSS and mixcloud should have the podcast.

Below, please find the show notes for this podcast. Truly sorry for the fact I didn’t post it when it was published!

More later.

Released November 5, 2019

Welcome to podcast 329.

  • How can we keep ourselves as safe as possible when databases that companies hold them online? I completeluy understand the aspect of why they need to do so. It isn’t possible for them to store it like I do, and its just becoming a problem. A telecom company breached, mongo DB to blame is the blog post referencing this segment.
  • National Cyber Security month is now complete. Why? In this ever changing landscape where everything is online must we have only one month to teach how to be as secure as possible? Please check out my blog post penning this topic: NCSAM is over, shall we stop teaching for my written thoughts on this important topic. Its something we should be discussing, and we should be discussing it all the time.
  • I found an article through dark reading, and instead of covering that, I think we should try to discuss it in a different light whereby we ask how consumers can be safe in this time of major security problems. It isn’t just the entity that we shop at that should be the main problem, it is in both things. Merchants need to fix their security, but shoppers need to be careful and some tips are discussed on what we can all good.
  • Dice world has some interesting updates and I tie that in to other games and the accessibility landscape. There is always something to learn and I’m happy to see what happens as we continue to grow.
  • Michelle Dyer was a dear friend of mine. I let the domain go because I was under the assumption that the domain was not needed. Family contacted her closest friend, contacted me, and I’ve relaunched the domain on October 31st. Due to some other technical issues I could not fix, the domain is now relaunched and I only made some changes to clean some outdated info. Please click on this link to go to the Michelle Dyer Memorial page where you’ll find tech podcasts to download that she was a part of. We thank each and everyone for your continued support of my work.

The track I selected for this podcast comes from the artist Ehren Starks from the depths of a Year. Contact information is also available at the end of the program. Thanks so much for listening!

Thanks for your understanding while I try and catch up!

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Tech podcast 328

Hello all,

Our RSS feed has the podcast of this last podcast which I put together on October 31st but only uploaded it yesterday. I believe Mixcloud might need it, but I don’t remember I’ll have to check.

Here’s a link to the mixcloud and you can let me know if its there or not. If not, I’ll get it up asquick as I can.

Here are the show notes.

Hi folks, welcome to podcast 328.

I hope you enjoy the program.

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Tech podcast 327 for October 27, 2019

Hello folks,

Welcome to podcast 3247of the tech podcast. I have quite a bit for you.

Let me start by saying that on Segment 3, I am not looking for a replacement solution on the braille transcription course, I’m only looking for feedback. You’ll understand why when you hear the segment.

If anything is to be done, it will be a long term project, not a short term solution to something I feel that needs to be done.

With that, I want to give you the podcast, and it’ll be soon on Mixcloud as it is on audio RSS already.

Thanks so much for listening and here’s the show notes.

Welcome to podcast 327 for October 27, 2019.

  • What do you think about giving out or phone numbers? I’m not talking about business, I’m talking about phone numbers for personal use. I heard this on a telephone line on a bulletin board, and got to thinking.
  • VPN services is the next topic. I’m looking at express vpn as they were talked about on a prior post on the blog through tech warm. My thoughts are on this one.
  • I’m putting a feeler out there. On this third segment, I’m curious on your thoughts on the braille transcription course as a whole. I know I have had some struggles, but i’m curious on other people who have taken the course or are still taking it with me. Contact me by email for a phone call, as I’d like to discuss it with you.
  • Cachet Financial Reeling from MyPayrollHR Fraud is the next segment and the article is linked here. What an interesting story here.
  • Best Practices for Defanging Social Media Phishing Attacks is the final segment and lots of terms given here and info. This could be put under the NCSAM category as the cyber security awareness month is coming to an end.

Please feel free to contact me on the podcast contact info given, and I look forward in hearing from you!

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Tech podcast 326: Dice World, NCSAM, braille transcription, and more

The RSS feed found here found here and the telephone line Live Wire on my show and bulletine board 974 now have my latest podcast. The show is up now, but the board will pull it within the next 24 hours.

The show notes are sweet and to the point I think, I am also working on shortening the intro too. Lets see how it goes.

On this podcast, Jaws and firefox’s latest version. NCSAM should be all the time, yes or no? We’ve got a braille transcription update, and Dice World has a new layout.

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Technology podcast 325: Door dash, Commentary, NCSAM, Scotts New Book, and A Braille Transcription update

Welcome to the technology blog and podcast.

  • Doordash is the latest major breach, lots of coverage on it. It happened between the release of 324 and now. Is this the beginning of the end? Here is the blog post on it.
  • There is some commentary left by Joseph. We’d love to hear more on what you have to say, so please leave thoughts on segments.
  • Password managers and phone calls is the third segment as we start NCSAM. Here is the blog post on phone numbers which should be really discussed. JHere is the blog post on password managers as well.
  • Scott Schober wrote a new book. Here is the blog post on this book. I talk about chapter 3 specifically, and my thoughts on it, as it did hit home for me.
  • Finally, I’ve got a braille transcription update as I continue to struggle with assignment 15. I think I’m almost there! Thoughts?

My contact information is available at the end of the program, and thanks for listening.

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Tech podcast 324: two books of interest, and two articles of interest

Podcast 324 is now out, and I hope each and every one of you can get it. RSS and Mixcloud will have the cast. It is also available on my show on Live Wire and the bulletine board 974 ill have it as well.

Welcome to podcast 324 of the technology blog and podcast. On this podcast, we’ve got two different books that are talked about. The first is one that I’ve already read, the second is one that I’m going to read and preordered through Amazon. Finally, I’ve got two articles that I talk about. One is in regards to a school system teaching the parents of their students the dos and don’ts of social media. Finally, an article which wasn’t tech related, but yet it was bullying. What would have happened if this turned to online bullying and the same type of injury took place because of some cyberbully(s) who wanted to cause him harm? The only issue is that this child was 8 years of age. All of this, on this edition of the tech podcast.

One thing I should mention is that Scott’s book is available on Amazon as a non-kindle purchase, Kindle will be released October 1. He offered to send me a released copy, but since I can’t read print, I’ll wait for the digital version. Thanks Scott for offering to send it, it was appreciated. Thanks for reading the notes, and feel free to leave those comments! Contact information is available at the end of each and every podcast.

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Tech podcast 323: Philmore, Ecuador getting owned, and Braille stuff

The RSS feed now has the audio of this podcast. Its dated the 19th, however, I am only getting a chance to put it up now.

Below, please find the show notes, which link to several blog posts as of late. Thanks so much for listening!

Welcome to podcast 323 of the technology blog and podcast series. On this podcast, we’ve got several segments for you.

  • What happens when you have a population of approximately 17 million, a company in Miami, and a potential breach? Ecuador had that happen to them, and there are no rules to keep people safe from cyber attacks or breaches. Blog Post
  • What do you see when you hear or see the words “heat stroke?” It isn’t anything to do with the sun, and this I saw while working on the prior podcast. blog post
  • Three items in one, dealing with the company Philmore Productions. Have they learned anything? Two messages and an accompanying blog post on the subject indicate probably not. I’ll be caucious and indicate that things better change, or it will more than likely be the end. We’ll have to see. Please read the blog post, as well as listen to two messages in his own words. Let me know what you think of this one.
  • In two segments, I cover the transcription course as well as talking about braille in general in regards to paper braille VS display braille.

I hope you enjoy the program as much as I have, and thanks for listening!

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Technology podcast 322: Philmore and tech gone bad, a self driving car incident, braille transcription, and Phishing

We’re packed on today’s edition of the podcast. Its up on the RSS feed for you to go and get.

Welcome back to the technology blog and podcast, this is podcast 322 of the continuing series covering everything tech including assistive tech, self driving cars, the security landscape and more. This podcast is packed and even three articles that are on one topic, Phishing. Lets take this opportunity and give you the breakdown of today’s program, and I hope you’ll consider contacting me with your thoughts and comments on these topics.

  • Philmore Productions has had it bad with the technology as of late. I put a senario in place as a thought piece. Let me know what you think.
  • An unofficial report on assignment 15 was released, where I knew I had to fix some things, and yet I have read everything. Its going to get interesting once I’m ready, and I’ve sent my official assignment. Still pushing through.
  • A self driving car has had it bad. This isn’t the first for this make and model, and I have a hunch that this can be fixed. The strech of highway, according to the article I read, is to blame, where something wasn’t fixed, and the car got in to an accident. Multiple cars got in to an accident at the same spot. California highway barrier not repaired before fatal Tesla crash from blog The Technology blog and podcast is the article, and it links to the article of the same name where you can read more.
  • In our Phishing segment, three articles come together with some alarming statistics. Its not going away any time soon. The first article which caps off this segment is entitled Why Social Media is Increasingly Abused for Phishing Attacks. Just take a look at this stat: “In 2018 we found that the abuse of social media increased by near 200%” and if thats not enough, Phishlabs expects this to increase. I am not surprised, and this article is linked to other material. In another article Cybersecurity: 99% of email attacks rely on victims clicking links which means we need to continue to teach. Its OK to be curious, but yet, you should know the signs and we need to make sure we slow down and look at what we’re clicking on. Finally, to cap this off, Techwarm, a contributer to the blog, posted What is Phishing: Learn How to Protect Your Company which also links to some things and a great article to boot. All of these articles are put together in a nice package and tied up with a bow.

I hope you enjoy this 73 minute podcast. I’d also like to thank Amadeus, maintainer of Live Wire for putting this podcast as a podcast on Live Wire. Besides my show at 2276, people who read the RSS can now subscribe to a board to get the podcast if they wish. That board number is 974, so enjoy your options! Thanks so much for participating, and we’ll see you next time!

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Tech podcast 321

The RSS feed has this podcast I just uploaded Completed on the 2nd, i’m posting it late. Its all good.

Welcome to podcast 321 of the technology blog and podcast. In no way am I complaining at all, but I really think that braille transcription software, no matter what you use, should be a tool. When I started lesson 15, discussed in full in the first segment, I found that I seemed very confused. Its not graded yet, and I’m sure I have a few things to correct before my first submission, but I’m confident I’ll understand it. This article entitled Transcription software can’t do it all: Even Braille 2000 doesn’t have every possibility is a written aspect, but the first 30 minute segment goes in to an audio detail of the lesson and my confusions. Next, a very interesting ted talk dealing with storing data and DNA. I mention telephone systems including Live Wire, MyTelespace, and Philmore Productions Voice mail as examples of systems that could utalize this if it were to ever happen and how Philmore Productions could do things better and how Live Wire hasn’t lost any data because of a different backup routine. No trashing is going on here, but the talk and the recent Philmore Productions news about their data made me think about this a little more. Next, Armando is along with a very interesting talk about the Iphone and how we can utalize it without a home button. I relate an experience with a supervisor of a company when I showed him how Voice Over worked, and he didn’t have a home button. Contact info on both sides of the program is given. Thanks for listening!

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Technology podcast 320

Tech podcast 320 is out with a set of segments dealing with some of the technology I have in my house. I also have a braille transcription update, as well as an update on AIRA which I’ve utalized a little bit. RSS is here for those who need it.

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Tech podcast 319 is now out

Hello folks,

Tech podcast 319 is now out. We’ve got quite a bit of news, notes, a braille transcription update, and some commentary in regards to a Security Now episode dealing with sharing files and services out there. RSS is here or you can listen to the show on Live Wire on my box: 2276. I hope to have another podcast out very soon. Thanks for listening!

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Tech podcast 318

Welcome to the tech podcast, this is show 318. I’ll be in the process of reloacting, so this may be the last podcast until the relocation is complete. I’m hopeful that the relocating process will go well, and I’ll be available through contact methods mentioned throughout the program should you have questions and concerns.



  • We talk about URL shorteners. Cutt.us and similar services can be a target of spam. This service, along with a couple of others, allow the visitor to report suspicious links. These services allow the shortening of long URL links to shorten one for sharing. Reporting suspicious URL’s may be a start, but I’m going to try and get recaptcha on one of my biggest sites to see if it can curve this problem.
  • In segment 2, we finish the talking of shorteners by talking briefly about another service similar to the one I link above, and then we demonstrate braille 2000’s grade relaxer. This particular part of the application was already working, but some accessibility fixes were made, and with the beta, I present to you how the relaxer can be used in a classroom setting.
  • We take a song break. In the last segment, we had relaxed Gokul Salvadi to demo how this is done. I thought the music would be perfect to play one track, and you can leave your thoughts.
  • Finally, Equifax and Myspace are back in the news. When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users from blog The Technology blog and podcast | <a href=”Former Equifax exec sentenced to 4 months in prison for insider trading related to data breach
  • Our contact information is at the end of the program. I’m hoping that the relocating process goes well for me, and if something big comes out, I’ll do my best to get it out quickly. If not, then I’ll be back once I’m settled in. Thanks for listening, and thanks for your continued support.


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    Tech podcast 317

    Tech podcast 317 is now out on the RSS feed. I’m not sure if we covered the braille transcription software with grade relaxer in the segment with Braille 2000, but if I did not, I plan to do so in a future podcast. I link to it in the show notes, thinking I did, but I know I covered other stuff with the software which was minor accessibility stuff with the speech aspect of things.

    In any case, Braille 2000’s segment is short, but we’ve got a bunch of other stuff that is covered, including a very interesting article Phishlabs has in regards to the phishing sites themselves being more secured than years past.

    Below, please find the show notes, and thanks so much for listening to the podcast!


    Welcome to tech podcast 317.

    • How is our security as of late? Is the landscape good or bad? What are your thoughts on it?
    • Braille 200 has a very interesting update. Braille 2000 has interesting childrens program, made accessible is the article, and I talk about my work with this area of Braille 2000. Here is the Braille 2000 category that you can link to on the blog. It is the entire history of what I’ve been up too with Bob. We may have talked about this, but there are other odds and ends we tlak about if this was not talked about in this segment. If not, and you want me to cover it in detail, I can do that. The segment is Braille 2000 where we are at this point.
    • Jaws gets an update that fixes a major bug in Adobe. It also fixes other odds and ends as well, not just that. blog post for those who need it.
    • Mirai and Trickbot are back in the news. Blog post on the topic.
    • I saw an article on email and 5 signs on what to do if its hacked. Blog post.
    • Phishing sites and their trends. What do you think will happen? Phish Labs blog post has all the juicy details.
    • Michael in Indiana has a Philmore update. A month or so ago, Philmore Productions voice mail went down due to weather related activity. Its been a month or there abouts, and its still mostly down. The good news, Philmore did use an array, so the data isn’t lost, but the web site remains down. Listen to all the details.

    Contact information is available at the end of the program. Enjoy!

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