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Social Engineering 101

Social Engineering 101

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A Hi again, I’m Gary Hunt and I want to start right off thanking everybody that has downloaded and subscribed and listened (I hope because if you download and don’t listen, well what would be the point…right?) Anyway, by the time you hear this, we will have passed 500 downloads of our podcasts.  That makes it oh, let’s say 5 weeks since we really started.  It’s been about that long since I started only recording each episode once.  I was going through a perfection obsession during the first few episodes.  Obviously if you are listening you realize I came up ……well let’s just say I came up waaaay short of the perfection thing.  Working full time and putting out a podcast weekly, well let’s just say it’s not easy.  I will promise you though that I never fell asleep while I was recordi

2014 Laptop Buying Assistant

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I am assuming that because you are buying the laptop for school, you will need all the attachments.  ie. DVD drive, wireless (get 802.11n), and make sure you buy Microsoft Office.What size screen do you need/desire?  Are you buying mobility or a desktop replacement?  Is this going to be your primary machine?  Are you a gamer?  Do you want to play DVD's on your new notebook? Netbooks are generally up to 10" or 11".  Ultrabooks fall into the 11" to 15" range and notebooks are anywhere from 12" to 18".  This is really a preference thing.  If you are buying a workstation replacement that you will not carry around much go with the 17” models.  I use 13.3” laptops at work because they are lighter and small…thus for me more convenient.  If I am going to make presentations then I would go with
Giving Thanks, Happy New Year

Giving Thanks, Happy New Year

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…the setup… It’s about time I stop and give thanks for what I have.  I know, it’s after Thanksgiving and THAT is when I should have been doing this. But here it goes… I give thanks to the guy who put me here in the first place.  I give thanks for meeting my wife five years ago and secondarily I give thanks that she saw something in me interestingly enough to marry me.  I give thanks for a sister-in-law who saw talent in me and convinced me to turn my IT hobby into a profession.  I give thanks for having a wife that has supported me unconditionally in my endeavors.  I give thanks for what we have, what we have built and what we have accomplished.  I give thanks that I am living in an era and country when/where you CAN accomplish what you can dream. The Scott Buehler story So
You Have Six Months to Live, You are XP

You Have Six Months to Live, You are XP

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They say we live in the information age.  They say that we have never had more information available to us on a daily basis than we do currently.  So you would think that when we are faced with a certainty…such as an event that will affect everyone equally, an event that has been warned about for literally years, yes an event that is getting closer and closer and closer…..so you would think we would be prepared for this event.  You would think we all would take steps to protect ourselves from this event.  That event I am talking about is the certain death of Windows XP.  On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will stop updating and maintaining XP therefore ending its ability to give you the Operating System experience that you have come to know and trust over the last 13 years. Not only that but it