Images, Documents, and Other Stuff! I think that sometimes people forget that “Information Technology” encompasses so much more than websites and computer repair. I also create and edit many kinds of documents: Word, spreadsheets, images, audio, video, programming, data organization and management, and the list goes on. I get image requests of various kinds quite frequently. And while it’s true I am more of a programmer than an artist, if the client can communicate what it is they want, I can do it. (I just don’t usually dream it up) This young man wanted an animated gif for his store, it came out decent so I thought I would share it. It looks simple, but it has over a hundred layers and over a hundred frames. Just one of the many little jobs I do. Give me a call with YOUR special project!
With over one million tickets for sale, the 2018 Winter Olympics will bring large crowds that demand connectivity and technological access, giving hackers a target-rich environment. If you are planning on participating, either as a viewer, or as a participant, in the 2018 Winter Olympics, then you should probably read this article to understand all the ways you may/could be targeted for one of many various digital attacks. Informed is 1/2 the battle, after all. https://security.radware.com/ddos-threats-attacks/threat-advisories-attack-reports/2018-winter-olympics/
How lack are you in your password creation? If you have one of these worst passwords ever, a hacker can gain access in minutes. (like 1 or 2). And if you even use any word that is found in a common dictionary, a computer program (called a brute force hacker) can go through the entire dictionary in a very short time, and still gain access. For a password to be secure, it should have capital letters (not just the 1st one) lower case, numbers, and if permitted, characters, and it should be at least 16 characters long to be secure. It’s not that hard, as the Chrome browser can remember all your passwords for you, and if you log in to your google account on any Chrome browser, your passwords will be there for you. (just don’t forget to log off when you’re done) …that way, the only hard one …
The office will be closed from December 22nd until Jan 2nd, although I could be available as early as December 30th. Leaving town for Christmas. Although ALL remote services will still be available. I’m just not taking any jobs that require me “physically” being there, or any equipment/laptop drop-offs. I will however have a computer with me, and will answer all emails and texts, and will be able to perform any remote services, like Windows issues, Website issues, etc. …any of the things I would normally do remotely. So please don’t hesitate to call just because the hours say closed, there was no field to add an explanation on Yelp or Facebook. FROM EVERYTHING I.T.!
UPGRADE to WordPress 4.9.1 This update is a Security and Maintenance release, fixing 11 bugs and 4 security holes, so go get it now. If you want to read what the specific changes are, read the changlog: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2017/11/28/wordpress-4-9-1-scheduled-for-november-29th/ basically, this is the list: #42573: File caching affecting users’ ability to use the plugin and theme file editors. #42574: MediaElement upgrade causing JS errors when certain languages are in use. #42579: Incorrect logic in extract_from_markers(). #42454: Unable to translate Codex URL in theme editor. #42609: Theme editor cannot edit files when running on a Windows server. #42628: flatten_dirlist() doesn’t play nice with folders with numeric names. #42634: DB_HOST socket paths with colons not parsed correctly. #42641: On multisite upgrade the wp_blog_versions table doesn’t get updated #42673: Themes page throws console error when there is only one installed theme. In addition, one fix for a bug introduced in WordPress 4.7 will be included in 4.9.1: #42242: lang attribute in the admin area doesn’t reflect …
Microsoft IS discontinuing support for Windows Phone devices (Windows phone 8.1), it’s true. It was built around the Windows 8.1 platform, which was never popular to start with. (MS has a habit of only releasing a good operating system, every “other” build release, and the other half are crap anyway) There are actually a number of MS products being terminated this year, you may be interested in the list. If you can’t see the picture, you can follow the link to the MS page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4001737/products-reaching-end-of-support-for-2017 I have highlighted some of the most relevant ones for you:
I get calls all the time from people who have simple questions…How do I do something on Facebook? How do I do something online? What would be the best or cheapest solution to my problem? Etc, etc. Everything I.T. is a business that cares about people. We are a business, yes, but there are many things you just shouldn’t have to pay for, …and general assistance is one of them. We aren’t going to take your money if we can help you save it. There are too many people trying to take every darn penny you earn for stuff that we, as human beings, should do for each other. I see so many places “charging” to support their own customers…people who have already purchased their products, and I for one, find it distasteful and appalling! So Everything I.T. now has a help forum. If you want to ask a question, …
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