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NLS BARD releases Bard Express 2.0.32

I’m a little late for this, but I think that this is important to pass along. This comes directly from the BARD mailing list and from BARD themselves.

I hope the following is of interest to those who use this utility.


BARD Express 2.0.32.68 Now Available

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled is pleased to announce the next version of BARD Express. Version 2.0.32.68 brings many features
to NLS patrons, providing new ways to discover even more of the national collection of books and magazines.

Here is the list of the new features available in this release:

Public or Private:

By choosing the Public option during installation, the new version of BARD Express can be installed on computers that are available to the public. This
means the program will not retain user credentials any time the program is closed, or is left idol for 5 minutes.

Choose the Private option during installation to have BARD Express remember your username and password so you don’t have to.

Choosing Your Preferred Format:

Tell BARD Express your preferred format. Have BARD Express display audio, braille, or both formats, it’s up to you. Change it at any time by opening the
Preferences menu, or by using the keyboard command Control+E.

Braille:

BARD Express can now search for, download, and copy braille books and magazines to an external storage device for your reading on the go.

Column Configuration:

There are 2 additional column types that can be found under Column Configuration: Format, and Date Added. Format lets you know if the book is braille or
audio. Date Added informs you when a title was added to BARD.

Back One View: Escape

You can now use the Escape key to return to a view you just came from. For example, perhaps you opened the book details page of a title that sounds interesting.
After reading the details, you decide that book is not for you. Press the Escape key to return to the list of Recently Added books and Magazines.

Manage Devices: Control+N

This is the new keyboard command assigned to open the view where you can manage external storage devices. In addition to the new keyboard command, this
dialog now provides a utility to eject the cartridge or thumb drive. The keyboard command to eject the drive is Alt+E while in the Manage Devices dialog.

Open the Download Status view: Control+T.

There is now a place to keep track of your downloads in progress. This is handy when you have multiple titles downloading at the same time.

Find: Control+F

This utility gives you even more control over finding which books and magazines you want. From within menus such as Recently Added Books and Magazines
for example, use the Find utility to sift through metadata to refine the type of material you want. After opening a view such as Recently Added Books and
Magazines, tab or shift-tab to locate the “Find” button and open it. As an alternative, use the keyboard command Control+F to open the Find dialog. This
feature works with any list of books such as your existing Bookshelf, Recently Added Books and Magazines, Most Popular Downloads, and after clicking a
specific subject under Browse By Subject. The various checkboxes in the Find dialog tells the program where to look for the text string you want to find.
The checkboxes include: Title, Author, Annotation, and Content Flags. They are checked by default, which means the program will sift through each of these
items to see if they contain your search criteria.

Reset Find utility to the default: Alt+E

This Reset button returns all options in the Find dialog to their defaults, and erases any text from the Search field.  Activating the Reset button will
result in the original book list repopulating. For example:

list of 6 items
1. Load the list of Most Popular Books.
2. Run the Find utility and type a search such as “Romance” without the quotes.
3. Choose the Okay button.
4. The resulting book list will likely be less than 50, assuming you have BARD Express to display 50 books at a time.
5. Open the Find utility again, and this time choose the Reset button.
6. The Find utility will close and focus will land in the original list of 50 books
list end

Filter utility: Alt+I

The Filter utility lets you choose to see only fiction, nonfiction, or music titles.

Bring up a list of books such as in Most Popular Downloads. Navigate this dialog and choose the “Filter” button. This dialog presents a few control types.

list of 4 items
• Use the “Item Type” combo box to choose either Books and Magazines, or Music.
• If Music is highlighted, you will see only music materials after clicking the Okay button.
• If Books And Magazines is highlighted in the “Book Type” combo box, use the set of radio buttons to choose fiction, nonfiction, or all if you want to
see both fiction and nonfiction titles in the same list.
• Click the Okay button to get the resulting list of books.
list end

Previous Downloads: Alt+V, P, P, Enter

Users of BARD Express now have the ability to access their list of previously downloaded books and magazines.

Under the View menu in the menu bar, choose Previous Downloads to see your list of previously downloaded titles.

Or, type the keyboard combination, Alt+V, P, P, and Enter

Sort: Alt+T

To try out the new keyboard command, navigate to a list of titles such as your Bookshelf, Wish List, Recently Added, Most Popular Downloads, or Browse
By Subject. After bringing up the “Sort” menu, explore the new ways you can sort the titles.

Subscribe to a book series or magazine: Alt+S

This keyboard command lets you subscribe to your favorite book series and magazines.

list of 4 items
• Locate a book series or magazine and open it so you see all the titles in that series or magazine publication.
• Choose the Subscribe button.
• BARD Express will say that you are now subscribed to the item.
• Choose Okay.
list end

Unsubscribe to a book series or magazine: Alt+U

list of 4 items
• Locate a book series or magazine and open it so you see all the titles in that series or magazine publication.
• To unsubscribe, choose the Unsubscribe button.
• BARD Express will say that you are now unsubscribed to the item.
• Choose Okay.
list end

Manage Subscriptions: Alt+V, S, S, Enter

An alternative to unsubscribing to a magazine or book series as described above, consider managing all your subscriptions from one place.

list of 4 items
• Open the View menu in the menu bar, Alt+V
• Scroll through this menu until you find the item named Subscriptions, and choose it. Alternatively, use the keyboard command listed above.
• Open the item you wish to unsubscribe to.
• Choose the Unsubscribe button as described above.
list end

Here’s how to download the software.

If you’re already using BARD Express:

list of 4 items
1. After running the program, open the Help menu and choose, “Check for Updates.”
2. If you’re not already running the latest version of BARD Express, the program will notify you that a new version is available.
3. Choose the option to download the software. BARD Express will download the new version and start the installation process.
4. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
list end

Alternatively, you can download the software from:

https://nlsbardpractice.loc.gov/LOC_02/BARDExpress.html

Note, this version supports Windows 7.0 and above.

Sincerely,

The BARD Support Team

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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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Join AT Guys on January 13th for an informal demo of a brand new display

Blind Bargains is asking people to join them for a demo of a brand new braille display which is 360 cells and a multi line display. The article Join Us Monday for a Canute Multiline E-Reader Live Demo and Q&A has all of the details of the presentation including dial in options.

Since this gets retweeted and resent one week after posting, it is important to note that its January 10th today, and when it gets retweeted, the event will have already passed. You may still be able to get a recording if one is available, I’m unclear if this is the case. I’m passing this along to subscribers in case they want to participate in this event.

It sounds facinating! Have you ever heard of this?

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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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Question: Are we looking for more or less threats this year and if so what kind?

Hey folks,

I want this to be a post where you can ponder and form your own opinion. The trends set forth by experts are predictions of what may happen, what may be seen, and what could happen. In no way is it exact, and its a retrospective.

With that out the way, the article entitled The Everyday Cyber Threat Landscape: Trends from 2019 to 2020 caught my attention recently. Trend Micro has a great history of predicting what may happen, what is seen, and what is far out there. I really like the work they do in this field, and they can be known as a true leader in this field.

Headings within this article include:

  • Top five threats of 2019
  • What to look out for in 2020
  • How to stay safe
  • How Trend Micro can help

Trend Micro has had a lot of experience in this field, and the longest serving company and innovating to stay one step ahead of the threat actors if possible is a stepping stone.

Here are the top threats we need to be aware of. Remember there could be more we are not aware of.

  • Home network threats
  • end point threats
  • mobile security threats
  • online accounts under attack

  • breaches

You would want to hope that breaches which contain personally identifiable information would be going down, especially since services like Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and others are in use by some people. I know that Apple Pay is being taken by stores because recently I’ve implemented and used it a few times within the last couple of weeks. It does make it convenient!

I see that when it bills my credit card, the credit card has the last 4 digets, and even in there, it has the last 4 of a different account number altogether. If there is a breach, nobody can do anything with that number as my understanding of this is tied to the phone itself, and so each phone will have a different account number.

If I’m wrong, someone please correct me, but this is how I understand it.

What can we expect in 2020 according to this article?

  • Smart homes under siege
  • Social engineering online and by phone
  • Threats on the move
  • Worms make a comeback

I’m not going to paste the article in full as there are links to various other aspects of this including text messaging and other things, so its best to click through to the article and read it.

Since I only have one computer, thats good enough for me. I must keep it as safe as possible, this is definitely something I’m trying to do every day.

There are basic common things we should do when it comes to staying safe. Make sure we apply patches and get router updates. I need to figure out how to get in to my router and see if there are any updates to apply. I’ve never had to worry about that, but at some point, I need to figure this out. I don’t even know the name of the modem/router I even have or how to get in to it.

Feel free to discuss this one, as I know it’ll be a big topic this year. Thoughts are welcome.

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Yahoo forcing random password resets … am I the only one supporting someone having trouble?

This is more of a curiosity thing than anything else, but I have a hunch from what I’m told that this has been going on for a number of years now.

The service AT&T has email service. When we started with this service it was known as SBC Yahoo! Through the years, some have gotten straight att.net addresses although the web site is a dot com for everything else.

In this world, we’ve got many types of people with varying degrees of capability in the technology world. We also know that Yahoo! email has been breached and that came to light three years after the fact.

When you authenticate as an SBC Yahoo! customer using mail, you go to the Yahoo! mail web site.

The authentication is your full email address I.E. jrimer2002@sbcglobal.net which belongs to me. It also asks for your password, which is the account password for that address.

Here’s the problem. I was able to switch the account to a different interface two weeks or so ago. But for awhile now, ATT Yahoo! account holders need to reset their password every two weeks.

My grandmother has had an SBC Yahoo account for a number of years, and has never experienced this until recently. I never experienced it, although I don’t use my SBC address anymore, in favor of my accounts on my domain and my gmail. I understand this has been going on for a couple of years now, and enough is enough! The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) folks changed the guidelines where passwords are not needing to be changed as often, as long as there is not a valid reason for the passwords to be reset.

My grandmother is older than most on this blog, reads facebook, comments on things, plays games, checks email, and does some shopping on amazon for things she needs. Nobody except ATT Yahoo! services have prompted her to change her password.

Here is my hunch based on what I know:

  • passwords may not be as secure as they should
  • company never sent email to my knowledge about said policy
  • too much time was spent on hold trying to get the issue resolved and
  • frustration as to why no email can be accessed and wondering why the account was locked out.

I’ve never seen any of this behavior with any company before. Unless there was a valid reason, I’ve never changed my password, even after all of these breaches. The fact my biological data is potentially out there now, its game over for me! I know this, and I’ve been working hard to make sure I don’t use the same password everywhere and thats why I have Lastpass, the last password you’ll ever need.

I’m thinking that this is targeted because of the potential weakness of the passwords given to me, yet my password may not be all that secure over there anyhow. I’m thinking it may be the same password i use somewhere else.

So ATT, what gives? Why are you making an elderly person who has no knowledge of why and what to do about the issue if you don’t tell them in writing or email or phone?

If this issue persists, I’ll have no choice but to help her either set up a gmail, or even set up an address on the domain purchased for her and hosted through me. Then, I’ll either have to show her that web mail, or set it up through Tunderbird.

For someone who has so much in the way of notifying people and companies, I’m not going to be impressed with having to have her do all of this, and I can hopefully have mail forwarded to the new address in the meantime, but this is enough! Was it the weak passwords? You can check the hashes without knowing the password, and if you notice its weak, reach out! There is no need to make someone change their password every two weaks without probable cause. I know nobody else who is going through this experience, and I’ve not been tipped off to any articles saying there is a problem of this scope.

If anyone else is experiencing this, I’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch!

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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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Braille2000 2.274 introduces new options for percent code usage

For Immediate Release:

December 30, 2019 11:05 AM US Pacific time 13:05 US Central Time

We’re happy to release a new Braille2000 release for those of you who use percent codes.

Assignment 18 illustrates an assignment whereby you’re handing out documents, and each document needs to be on a separate page. Those documents that have a second page need a running head.

To accomodate this, there are new percent codes which have been introduced, and this update understands these.

  • %interpoint   (declares the document to be interpoint mode)
  • %pager        (begins a new braille page WITHOUT a runnning head
  • %page1        (begins a new front-side page, used in an interpoint document)
  • %page2 and %page 3 are similar in regards to Interpoint transcription but %page1 may be used the most

This update released today understands these codes. While the lessons tell you to use single sided mode even for electronic delivery, the final lesson which is 20 stresses to using single sided. I could see us using this mode for our work when we do interpoint work.

The update can be done by doing the following:

  • Hit alt+p for panel, and m for file management.
  • Tab to fetch software update.
  • On that screen select Braille2000 2.274 which is dated 12/30/2019
  • A dialog will pop up to tell you that B2K needs to be closed. Close it at your convenience, and the update will run.

As per usual, contact Bob or I if you have any questions or concerns. The percent code aspect of Braille2000 is going to be a helpful edition and I’ve been using it for my lessons. Between the simulated Braille when needed, and the percent codes and these new editions, we’re having a fine product. The Talking Edition can also be used to check to make sure that the formatting you wanted is used as intended.

Thank you Bob, for your hard work and dedication toward this valuable service toward the blind transcriber. My hope is to get people interested in a different method of doing this work, and this edition adds to what we might need.

Contact the Braille2000 team by going to our site and finding the method that works best for you.

Thanks so much for your time and interest in our product!

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What have you gotten for the holidays

Hi all,

Hello all, hope the holidays went well for everyone. What did you get for the holidays as far as tech is concerned? For me, getting my new phone was much needed, and I’m happy that I got it.

I got some other non-tech related items this month, but I also know that I enjoyed a couple of other devices like the sonos speaker and the Google Home which I got when I moved where I am now residing.

If you’d like to show off what you got for your holidays, please do so. Use Wetransfer or any other file sharing service and send me an email with the audio. I’ll be sure to check it out and consider it for future inclusion to upcoming podcasts.

Of course, during the holidays, i’ll be working on my B2K and braille transcription web site and assignment, and hopefully will be submitting 17 before the new year.

This assignment has been a lot of fun. Always learning new things.

Thanks for reading and participating this year on the podcast, and see you soon!

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The Worst Hacks of the Decade

It’s been a rough 10 years in cybersecurity—and it’s only getting worse.

Source: The Worst Hacks of the Decade

Security Now for Christmas which was taped on Monday will cover this, but I saw this today. I wonder how worse it can get now? Just reading a few of these and using headings to see what the rest was makes this interesting. I believe we’ve covered all of these through the years.

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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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Braille2000 2.274 brings new functionality, fixes

For Immediate Release:
December 22, 2019: 11:23 AM US Pacific Standard Time
JaredRimer.info’s Braille2000 Transcribing as a blind person
Braille2000 LLC

Today we’ve braught a new feature to Braille2000 in regards to unicode lookup and inserting. This dialogue was mainly a graphical interface, but a text representation has been introduced with the update released very early this morning. It also fixes Dagger support in the Braille translation.

The interface for the unicode lookup is very nice, It was introduced after I wanted a list of the most common codes. I have a very short list of items that I’ve used through my lessons, but then I needed more. This lookup tool can put the characters directly in to your Braille document, and also we can take the decimal number (alt+number) or unicode number or other set. that might be available within this tool.

I’m not too familiar with all of this, however, if the decimal check box is unchecked, the system gives the unicode number which is different.

We had some major issues with transcription in regards to the dagger and double dagger. I’ve never seen these characters until assignment 17, and there are several in there. The assignment teaches formatting of various kinds, with footnotes and other notations. The write up on 17 will be done after I submit it to the proctor for grading.

To get this latest update:

  • Hit alt+p for panel and select file management (m) and press enter
  • Tab to fetch software update
  • The update will be dated 12/22 2:03
  • Press enter
  • B2K will tell you that it needs to close to be able to update

The update will run and download and it’ll then install over itself. The version number is still 2.274.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob or I, and I hope you enjoy these changes and new functionality!

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Donald Trump gets impeached, what does this mean for tech?

OK folks, I don’t mean to turn this in to a political debate here, but we all have heard that Donalt Trump, president of the United States, just got impeached. While this blog doesn’t touch politics as a whole, politics and technology have mixed where court cases have been involved or something like Russia or some metaling or lack there of have been talked about.

The point of this blog is not to turn this in to a political debate, I’ll let other blogs do that. I’m wondering what the potential impeachment process will have on the technology field and whether we’ll see more or less trouble with hacking, breaches, and the like because of it?

I’m not ready to think about that right now, I do have other pressing things that are more important to me than worrying about that indirectly, but it is crossing my mind as I hear discussion in regards to this whole ordeal of whether something like this would have an effect on hacking and other tech related activities.

Donald Trump is the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. We do not think he’ll be removed, and that has been stated. When President Clinton was impeached, there was none of this hacking business going on as much as it has been for the past several years. This is why I’m bringing it up now, because of the events of the last several years since this president was braught in to office by election.

Thoughts on whether this will have an effect on the hacking scene is welcome. Thanks for reading.

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jaws 2020 has been released

According to this earlier posting on Jaws 2020 I was confused and decided to be caucious on the ordeal of the release.

Seeing its near the holidays, I decided to call Vispero to find out the information so I know how to proceed.

Jaws 2020 is released as of the press release I blogged about. I didn’t get a letter as discussed in a podcast, but it also seemed like it was available.

I know we’re not receiving CD’s or DVD’s this year, so if you want it, you’ll need to go get it.

I’m happy I decided to go get the information as I’d like to use 2020 as it seems to have fixed some things with Google docs which I use.

I’m hopeful that the upgrade will be taking bplace either this week or next week, for me, but I thought since I was thinking about it, I’ll post this and make it clear that the update is out.

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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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Apple Releases iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 with Some Fixes for Blind and Low Vision Users, but also a Regression to Smart Invert

I know I’m a little late. Call it a little more late than I intend. On the 10th of December, Applevis released a post that talks about the release of 13.3. When I got my knew phone, I noticed that it needed an update, and I promptly got everything up to date.

On a future podcast, I’ll talk about some of what I’ve noticed with my new phone, and I still have quite a lot to do with the setup of the phone. Here is the link to the blog post from AppleVis and I hope you enjoy your day!

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Iphone Its going to get interesting

Between last podcast and the release of this one which should be within a day, its been busy. Part of this journey was getting a new iphone which was desperately needed. My Iphone 5S has outlived its usefulness finally dying a horrible death because it couldn’t keep itself from shutting off wen unpluged. The phone is 100 percent, but I knew the battery was a issue.

I’d say as I said at the end of the podcast that I’ve gotten my money’s worth. I really don’t want to buy phones every year or two, and while we didn’tget money for mine, I’m OK with it. Should it be needed in an emergency where I need to have something, it may be able to do the trick,or maybe not. Whatever the case is, on upcoming podcasts, I’ll talk about my use of my new phone, the 11.

I hope that everyone has a good one, and I’ll be releasing the podcast soon.

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10 Ways To Legally Get Free Internet At Home (And In Public)

On the 12th of November, someone emailed me about this particular article. 10 Ways To Legally Get Free Internet At Home (And In Public) which I’ve finally gotten a chance to read. Since it has been awhile, I thought I’d finally take a look.

While Net Zero has been around for quite a number of years, I’m honestly surprised they’re in this list.

This is only a resource. I’m not saying you should go totally free, read the entire article and decide how you want to proceed.

I enjoyed reading this article, and maybe someone can find the information of value as we look to proceed in todays digital age.

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FTC Warns of Ongoing Scam Spreading Scary Terrorism Allegations

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned consumers today of an active scam campaign targeting potential victims with letters designed to scare them with fake money laundering and terrorism allegations.

Source: FTC Warns of Ongoing Scam Spreading Scary Terrorism Allegations

This is only a portion of an article I think people should see, especially during this time of year in shopping online and in store. Please be as careful as you can.

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