Memory Leaks Make Our Eyes Leak and Our Show Late

Christy, Joe, and has calls from Tom and Mary this week and talk about mapping and remote desktop solutions (to control a computer from another location.)

 

  1. Tom asks about an unscheduled schedule change at KNVC
  2. Mary calls about permissions MAC OS needs to share a screen on ZOOM

 

 

 

“Internet should be Free for All but if it is then it is a Free for All.” 

“Giving the Stink Eye” 

“Memory Leaks Makes Us Sad” 

“Hold On There Buckaroo” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


API

Application Programming Interface. A set of commands that allow different programs and users to use a common application

 NAS

Network Attached Storage. Hard Drives connected directly to a network and available to users of the network for storage.

 Kernel

Programming at the most basic level of a computer system handling essential functions with the highest privileges and security.

Garbage Collection

An operating system process that collects unused memory and resources that are mistakenly marked as still in use and returns them to availability.

VPN

Virtual Private Network makes a private connection through the internet. More at BBT March 24, 2020

 Panic

A severe system stopping crash caused by errors at the most basic level of the computer’s operation.

 NAS

Network Attached Storage. Hard Drives connected directly to a network and available to users of the network for storage.

Memory Leaks

When a computer program or process does not return memory it uses to the system when it terminated.

RAID

Redundant Array (of) Inexpensive Disks Many physical hard drives logically linked into one large hard drive for speed and reliability.

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“Smart” TV Plays Dumb

Christy, Joe, and has one caller this week trying to out-smart their SmartTV

 

  1. Teri is trying to connect her SmartTV to her home Wifi. Later we confirm that the Internet Connection was broken on the TV when we tried a wire connection.

 

 

Wi-Fi Generations
1: 802.11b 2.4 GHz (1999)
2: 802.11a 5 GHz (1999)
3: 802.11g 2.4 GHz (2003)
4: 802.11n 2.4/5 GHz (2009)
5: 802.11ac 5 GHz (2014)
6: 802.11ax 2.4/5 GHz (2019)
6E: 802.11ax 6GHz (2019)

 

“I remember the Memory Effect” 

“Batteries Are Arranged in Cells-Just Like Prisons” 

“If Something Hurts…Quit Doing It” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


Memory Effect

Nickel-cadmium batteries lose capacity when recharged before fully discharged. Strangely current Li-Ion Batteries need to be kept less than fully charged/ discharged  for best battery life.

DISM

Deployment Image Servicing and Management. A command line tool used on offline images of Windows but can also service a running Windows System

SFC

 System File Checker. A command line tool to repair missing or corrupted system files

CHKDSK

A command line tool that checks the integrity of the file system and optionally tries to fix it.

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BBT from 2020

Moving Through Time

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about program transfer, WordPress site transfer, and finally setting a date.

 

  1. Michelle is moving Quickbooks. (See PCmover for a way to move programs with a commercial program)
     
  2. David is bringing back a WordPress site
     
  3. Bette is out of date every day.

Joe has a good story more mythology than history about Rear Admiral Grace Hopper and the bug. Here’s another account in Computerworld


 

“We only got a half-hour show.” 

“The Big Battery Helps the Little Battery” 

“Another Option is to Ignore It” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


Pixel

Smallest unit of light on a monitor. A single pixel of light is a group of 3 light emitters: red, green, and blue that are used to produce a single dot of color.

Image Backup

A complete copy of the hard drive contents not just the data. Also call “cloning” a drive.”

Portable

An old style 

DLL

Dynamic Link Libraries parts of programs contained in separate files that can be used by other programs.

PHP

A scripting language used for website creation that now stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.

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Managing WordPress 

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about WordPress, AOL, and poetry!

 

  1. Steve how to get updated posts on WordPress to the top of his site.
     
  2. Mary tries to get AOL web pages to behave
     
  3. BBT is Luke’s only hope to find an old website.
     
  4. Poet J. Paul Horgan shares “Online All The Time”

 


 

“Like a Crazy Person…Click Everything You See.” 

“Be Somewhere in the Vicinity of Your Computer” 

“Didn’t You Call in June?” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


 CMS

Content Management System is a database of text, images, music, video, and other files and the information on how to mix them to present them on a website.

Hosted

Hosted Services are installed, secured, maintained and updated by a third party service provider instead of the user and creator of the site’s content.

NFT

Non Fungible Token One of a kind  authenticated entry recorded on a blockchain pointing to a specific artwork or digital item. 

Blockchain

A secure open digital ledger tracking transactions of digital and physical items.

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Joe Talks About the Hora in Star Trek

Don’t shoot – The mind meld scene is age restricted and can only be shown on YouTube.

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BBT from 2020

Finding Cards, Cursors, Malware, and Obi-Wan 

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about SDs and SIMs cards

 

  1. Rachel talks to a confused Christy about SDs and SIMs cards in tablets (and phones!)
     
  2. Sue and extended video display (on a second big screen) with a Mac OS. Mirror and Extended modes along with keyboard shortcuts.
     
  3. Vern wonders about add-on Anti-Virus for Windows

 


 

“Once They Go Screen; They Never Go Back” 

“Whatever They Are Calling It This Month” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


 SD Card

Data storage media about the size of your fingernail.

SIM Card

Data identification card the size of your fingernail that identifies your device to the cellar data or phone provider for billing and service.

Telnet Star Wars

Watch an version of the full Star Wars Episode IV movie that only uses typeable letters, digits, and symbols with the command:

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange defines numeric representation to letters, digits, symbols, and commands for computer processing.

Confidence Screen

A projection screen in the presenter’s view that displays what the audience is seeing.

Zip Files

A single file that contains one or more files compressed and sometimes password protected

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Renaming, Reseting and Resoluting

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about Microsoft’s name calling, preparing for the resurrection of a tablet for its 3rd life, resolving display issues.

 

  1. Michelle can’t find .JPGs.
     
  2. Rachel calls about resetting a tablet. (see notes)
     
  3. Joan calls about screen resolutions vs. magnified display settings
     

Note 1: Remember the SD card on a table or phone might have data to remove or erase. Also the SIM card will carry mobile data info on it. So cancel the account.

Note 2: You can only CREATE up to 3 new Apple IDs on your iOS device. You can ADD as many existing IDs as you want. You can create another new Apple ID online

 


 

“Two Headlights Coming At You” 

“Do You Have Internet? Do I Need It? No.” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


 Carnary

A warning that something is wrong. Thinkst has Canaries for IT. The term is from mining days.

LLTTP

Late to the Party is a plea to catch up on some topic or news story. Related LI5 explain to me like I’m five years old. 

Resolution

Is the width and height of a screen expressed in pixels (not inches) or how many points of light there are along each dimension. Viewsonic has more than you want to know.

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BBT from 2020

Reviewing and Viewing

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about out of office email, and document cameras on Zoom!

  1. Adrianne works on getting her office email at home.
     
  2. Sue calls about a document camera options for Zoom and screen protection. Listen to the warnings about Amazon reviews before this call.

 


 

“Out of the Studio and On The Phone’” 

“Advice Best If Used By End of Week” 

“Time, Talent, Treasure whichever you want to spend” 

“Is It Snowing in Space?” – Groundhog Day

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


 Webmail

A browser based way to read and send email. Most emails providers have this option. Gmail is an example.

 Omnibox

The one line window at the top of a browser where URL (website addresses) are typed. Can also be used for searches. 

Sock Puppet

A web user that is not connected uniquely to a single human person but poses as one. One person might have many accounts under different names posting reviews, etc.

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Socially Distant and Technically Close

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about radio, data transfer, and FAXING!

 

  1. Kirk asks listening to Radio on his phone without Data! NextRadio (not NextCall) is no longer streaming radio stations but can pick up local stations.
      
  2. Jim is transferring data. Note: he could get an lightning to USB-C adapter for his favorite USB memory stick.  Oops, it is Smart Switch for Samsung not Transfer.
     
  3. Robert is faxing without a phone line. MagicJack is another option.

 


 

“Apple said: ‘No’” 

“Main Office in Bedrock” 

“Those are things that don’t work-how about things that do?” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


 Fax

Facsimile – a scan image transfer by telephone. Linus explains

 Streaming

Playing Video or audio content that flows over the internet data connection without downloading the entire show first.

Open Source

Free software community supported that makes their human readable source code (programs that run as the application) available for review and improvement.

Cloud Storage

Computer storage available accessed by the internet. OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Amazon Web Storage are examples.

VOIP

Voice over I P (Internet Protocol) – the Internet. Using the internet for phone services.

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Putting On Our Boots

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about 

 

  1. Rachel asks Whats Up with WhatsApp
      
  2. Mary Seeks Sound

 


 

“Knowing Where to Bang” 

“It Works Better When Plugged In” 

“Tiny Little Icon – Invisible in Dim Light” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


Right To Be Forgotten

Right to Erasure Article 17 of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) includes the right of erasure of personal data

MetaData

Provides data about other data. Like an envelope that describes the routing of a letter.

Troubleshoot

Microsoft has fix-it tools under the Settings | Update & Security. 

Peripheral

A device that connects to a computer that extends it’s ability. (Printer, monitor, keyboard, mouse)

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ZOOM Classic & Pandemic

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about backup, classic ZOOM, three parallel lines (or the “hamburger” icon), and ZOOM 2021, with a side trip to Amazon ratings. (Which we got wrong.)

 

  1. Ozzie with a different ZOOM issue…NOT dealing with an online meeting!
      
  2. Sue wants a document camera for ZOOM meetings.  

 Whoops. Turns out the number of reviews is no longer a good metric for trustworthiness. It fact the opposite! See CNBC report (11:50) & Fakespot at left. We’ll revisit. 


 

“Cranky Christy” 

“Always Wait for Backup” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


Rootkit

Malware that slips into the computer before the operating system and hides from it.

N+1

What you Need to be online or run your business plus one more. 

Document Camera

Hi-Tech Overhead Projector for computer

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