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Facing Screens 

Christy and Joe welcome callers, Cheryl, Carolyn, and Robert.

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  1. Cheryl fights for her right to admin Facebook.
  2. Carolyn wonders about adding a second monitor to her Windows 10 Machine. We talk about multiple displays on Linux and Mac
  3.  Robert looks for a Print Screen shortcut.

“The Third Half of Studio C-5”

“The Disgruntled Member Scenario” 

“Lord Almighty, You Don’t Want to Call Facebook”

“If One Way Doesn’t Work…Do It Another Way” 

“If You Know How To Do That…You Are Probably NOT Listening to This Show”

“I Think That Is Something I’m Going to Forget” 

“Welcome Facebook Follies”

“I Think We Solved A Bunch of Problems this Week…and Created A Whole Nest of New Ones” 

 

 

 

 

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Telegram

In the future their will be a great article in Wired about Telegram messenger.

2FA

Two Factor Authentication. A confirmation beyond username/password often a code sent to a phone or device.

Win+P

Shortcut to control what is displayed on multiple monitor setups for Windows users

Twitch

The online grandstand for spectators of online game play

Win+SHIFT+S

Print screen dialogue for Windows users. 

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Cloud Prospecting 

Christy and Joe welcome 2 callers, Katie (not Cindy) and Bette.  along with iOS 15 even on the iPhone 6s

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  1. Katie wonders about EPIK breach who got what information how. We talk about out the parts of the internet come together to make a website or service available on the Internet.
  2. Bette has decided that she needs to put an app on her iPhone. We also tell her how to take an app off…just in case.

“What do we say before every update? BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP”

“Domains, Servers, and Hosts” 

“It’s Like Whack-A-Mole

“You Need Four Things To Be On the Web. Well,  Really Three” 

“Do You Remember Popsicle Sticks?”

 

 

 

BATTLE PLANS


Facetime

Video calling previously only on iOS products.

Epik

Network Attached Storage. One or more hard drives or storage devices are connected and accessible by a network. More on TechTerms

AWS

Amazon Web Service allows folks to host their content on the internet. Where most of the “cloud” (a term for the computer resources on the internet) lives.

DOX

Short for Documented. When a person’s personal information such as home address and phone is published on the web. Usually unwanted, often illegal. It is almost always against the terms of use of the service used to publish. 

Side Loading

Getting apps on a phone or protected device outside of the official channel or store for the device. 

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Treasure Hunt 

Christy and Joe welcome callers Robin, Tom, and Robin again

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  1. Robin looks for buried treasure in OneDrive and discovers Save As and Recent Files
  2. Tom calls about the USB shapes and standards
  3. Robin wants to move photos to her iPhone

“I have a lot of questions.”
“Well, we have lot of radio”

“Defaults Are Evil” 

“I Always Like to Blame Marketing”

 

 

 

BATTLE PLANS


On Prem

Also, on-premises is the opposite of on-line or cloud storage and computing. The programs or storage are located on the same site as the user. More at Wikipedia

NAS

Network Attached Storage. One or more hard drives or storage devices are connected and accessible by a network. More on TechTerms

AirDrop

An in person way of sharing files between iPhone users using WiFi and Bluetooth. More at Apple

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Thanks for the Memories  

Christy and Joe welcome callers Robin, Naomi, and Tom. 

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  1. Robin and evacuating tub of photos into the cloud
     
  2. Naomi sorts out Memory and Storage requirements.
     
  3. Tom and stump the Tech call about docks and monitor connections
     

“Sounds Like A Good Job for a Intern”

“Remember Not to Look Into The Light” 

“Time to Take Windows 10 to the Gym”

“Good News-You Don’t Have a Choice” 

“Going Shopping in the Future”

 

 

 

BATTLE PLANS


Cloud Storage

Keeping data on-line via the internet on some other computer, such as Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Apple’s iCloud, and Dropbox

PowerShell

A command line text interface that controls the Windows operating system

GUI

Graphical User Interface screen based operating system that uses icons, windows, a screen cursor and a mouse.

Optical Drives

CDs and DVDs along with Blu-Ray that uses lasers to read and sometimes write data on a disk.

Recovery Point

On Windows systems a file that saves the machines settings (a snapshot) which allows a roll back of updates and damage to a working state in the past

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Powering Up  

Christy and Joe welcome callers Rachel, Luke, and Verne

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  1. Rachel and updating her iPhone 6s
     
  2. Luke and the notebook that quits.
     
  3. Verne not getting all his Gmail screen real estate.
     

“Keep the Old Tech Rolling Along”

“Hot Machine has a Different Meaning in Las Vegas” 

“Stay Cool Luke”

 

 

 

BATTLE PLANS


Thermal Paste

Special material to get CPU closely connected to the Heat Sink that dries out and loses its efficiency with age sometimes causing overheating.

CAPTCHA

Completely Automated Public Turning test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. Presents images (usually) that are hard from computers to recognize but easy for humans.

Turing Test

Originally called “The Imitation Game” it is a measure of how well a machine is able to exhibit intelligent behavior indistinguishable from a human.

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Jim, Joe, and my other Caller Joe  

Christy and Joe welcome callers Joe, another Joe, and Jim.

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  1. Joe and QuickBooks to move.
  2. Joe and a right sized SSD 
  3. Jim and Streaming the Bandwidth

“Pay Attention to Where the Data Goes”

“No Defrag on a SSD” 

“VPN is an old time chauffer driven vehicle. You see someone is going down the road, but you don’t know who is in the box”

“Work for a more reasonable person with a better Internet connection” 

“VPN is an old-time open-air chauffer driven vehicle. You see the chauffer going down the road, but you don’t know who is in the box”

“Very Thorough and Very Helpful” 

 

 

 

BATTLE PLANS


SSD

Solid State Drive is a storage medium with no moving parts . 

Wear Leveling

Moving data from overly used sections of the SSD to reserved fresh sections. 

Virtual Drive & Cache

Using memory as a storage place. Older systems were called Swap Drives.

Torrent 

Torrent is a method of moving large files efficiently over the internet from several upload nodes.

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Who You
Gonna Call?  

Christy and Joe welcome callers Ozzie, Brian, and Carolyn.

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  1. Ozzie and setting up a UPS for his system.
  2. Brain calls in for help with call-ins on his podcast
  3. Carolyn calls Battle Born Tech instead of Scammers

“Laptops are close to overheating already.”

“Haven’t Had A Problem Since the Last Time It Did It” 

“If you get an email from ‘Microsoft’ it isn’t from Microsoft”

“They Are Lying…Nobody Wants You To Call from a Webpage Alert” 

 

 

 

BATTLE PLANS


Surge Protection

Conditioned power outlets on a UPS that are not backed up with the battery. The printer is best plugged in here. 

Backup Power

On a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) outlets that have both Surge Protection and Battery Backup that allow computers to still be powered during a power outage. 

Social Engineer

Getting people to do what they normally wouldn’t do by conning or tricking them with lies and other techniques.

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Power to Upgrade  

Christy and Joe welcome callers Ozzie, Gary, and Ozzie again.

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  1. Ozzie cuts off power to his computer with a switch which means a call to us.
       
  2. Gary has Windows 7 and wonders if he should upgrade to Windows 10. 
  3. Ozzie warns us about email scams trying to get you to “upgrade” to their malware.

 

“I told you to say, ‘Yes’.”

“Never Use the Power Switch on a Power Strip” 

“If you get an email from ‘Microsoft’ it isn’t from Microsoft”

“I’m feeling faint.” 

 

 

 

BATTLE PLANS


Spooler

A system service that manages documents that are sent to the printer.

UPS

Uninterrupted Power Supply are batteries that condition power and allow computers to still be powered during a power outage. 

Mainboard

Also called a Motherboard it is the board in a computer that connects all the components and holds the CPU, memory, and other computer chips.

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Forget WiFi 

Christy and Joe welcome callers Linda, Robert, Alexia!, and Doug

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  1. Linda has iPad issues with her Facetime recording.  
  2. Robert has mobile phone apps on the move in your car!
  3. Alexa pops in with some comments.
  4. Doug calls about synching Audio and Video.

 

“Christy Should Ask Better Questions”

“Twitter read on the road? I think it is Apocalypse” 

“OBS…Take Your TikTok to the Next Level”

“Red Sun Robs Our SuperPowers” 

 

 

 

BATTLE PLANS


Head Unit

The replaceable entertainment module in a vehicle containing radios, screen, and possibly CD player.

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Rerun

Due to technical surprises, July 27 was a repeat of our July 20th show. 

Memos will be circulated, emails replied all,  policies reviewed, meetings held, Zoom invites sent, servers rebooted, computers replaced and we will be back next week at 8 PM Pacific.

 

 

Texts between Christy and Joe Tuesday, July 27, 8 PM


 

“Whoops Rerun. Playing last week’s show” 

“Well Damn” 

“Just checked. The automation got stuck on a prior iteration. This is the computer we’ll be replacing, so I’m hoping that these issues will dry up.” 

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