Nerd Stuff

The only way to get out there is to prepare and save. Nerd stuff is how we do it.

  • UPnP hacks emergence (your router might be in trouble) Routers. Love ’em, hate ’em….you gotta have ’em. There has been a number of router hacks recently but one of the most  dangerous vulnerabilities to come around (after WPS hacks. ak=reaver) is a UPnP issue that may make some routers not worth the money you paid.   The test is easy but the explanation is not. Use this link to test ...
  • Verizon has a sharing attitude. I have a few friends that are sensitive to conspiracy theories. FEMA camps, chem-trails, government spying are not far from their minds or conversations. What I have noticed is that all of us (including those mentioned above) have a blind spot when it comes to admitted conspiracies and obvious spying by companies that provide a modicum of services to ...
  • Paypal Email Crashes Outlook A few days ago my Outlook 2007 would lockup once and a while. Thinking it was a PST issue, I rebuilt it, move to a backup computer but the issue continued. After many hours of research and I was able to identify the issue and a solution. Google didnt have anything on the issue so I ...
  • Should I Change My Password? Should I change my password? If you have asked yourself this question, you are ahead of the curve. Many people think of a password like a key that you make and keep forever. The only issue is, if we are talking a key (email or account password) then the lock is available to everyone in the ...
  • Setting up a New Company My parents exposed me early to self  employment. Working with them, (cleaning office buildings) I learned allot about all the many soft skills needed to be/run a company. From billing, scheduling, client communication to the actual work involved…it takes a ton effort to keep it all afloat. Tamara had a recent idea for cool product; A ...
  • Windows Update fix – Fake Anti-Virus A client of mine got one of the very common Fake Anti-Virus trojans. You know the one, where a pop up box, that looks like a Windows security window, frightens you with all these virus and privacy alerts. These fake AV malware are called “Extortion-ware” as they want you to pay to remove the newly ...
  • iWater (if Apple made water) Saw this great graphic about Apple and wanted to share it. via http://johnburke.tumblr.com/post/3193501324
  • Blogs can work Tamara and I have been blogging for over thirteen years. Before blogging was invented we used hand-coded HTML websites to document our travels for friends, family and as it turns out…for us and our failing memories. With the invention of the Wordpress platform, we thought we found a way to easily document future travels. Unfortunately, I ...
  • Mozy is dead to me. My consulting company (ChristopherHudson.com)  has seen a recent rash of clients having hard drive failures. About 70% of these drives are recoverable using some higher end software tools (Spinrite, ect) but my data recovery rates make this an expensive option. This is why I have all my core clients on a offsite storage system. For personal ...
  • 6 Months at GSB It seemed like a long time but it has finally come to an end. I took a six month contract to sys-admin the Portland office of a high end law firm, Garvey, Schubert and Barer. The work was challenging at times but mostly focused on helping the Attorneys by making sure they had the computer/electronic tools ...
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