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Check Out The New Digs!

General
We finally have a sign up in front of the Office - in case you are looking for us, here is our address: 2703 Broadbent Parkway NE Suite A Albuquerque, NM  87107 (505) 343-0650 Here is what it looks like:
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Why we all need to use Strong Encryption

Encryption, General, Privacy
A Missive from Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation: Hello, We can move more people from simply consuming the Web to becoming its active citizens, but we need your help. People like you and I know how fundamental privacy is to the open Web. There are many more who share our values and would join this movement. That’s why we made something to spotlight the importance of online privacy. We’re creating videos for you to watch and then share with friends, family, and colleagues. The videos are designed to be an introduction to the issues we care about — a way for each of us to start important conversations. This is where you come in: will you watch this first video and then share it? It’s a great…
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POTS is going away – and it won’t be soon enough for me!

Telecom General
From Fierce Telecom: http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/att-conduct-tdm-ip-transition-tests-alabama-florida/2014-02-28 POTS is Plain Old Telephone Service - It is still used for MANY things and is a giant black hole that businesses are pouring billions per year into - Most credit card machines still use them, but an IP-Enabled Credit Card Terminal does a transaction in under a second versus 25-45 seconds over POTS. A 10-Page FAX can take up to 10 minutes to send over POTS - The same scanned document sends in SECONDS over E-Mail. It is well past time for Analog to go the way of the Mullet and Bell Bottoms!
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FAX – Oh how I hate thee…let me count the ways!

Uncategorized
Yet another service call this morning out to a FAX machine that is not working correctly - if there is a technology more deserving of DYING I don't know what it is - you take a perfectly good and readable document most likely created on a computer and reduce it to a low-resolution picture that only a human being can get any information easily off of. And sometimes it is skewed/smeared/faded where even the Human can't use it. Die FAX! Die!
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Linux – More Hands On, but worth it!

Linux
OK - This webpage is being hosted on my own WordPress server - I tried various Server OS's and finally settled on one I was happy with, but it was not without it's trials and tribulations - It is also possible that the instructions I was using were out of date - it's sometimes hard to find the "best if used before date" on postings. Having said that, it is worth the extra effort to use FOSS software whenever we can, contribute back in any way you can, and keep telling people about the benefits of Free and Open Source Software. Most of the afflictions that affect Windows and OS-X are due to a very small number of people that are actually able to look at the source - you…
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