Archive for November 9, 2009

Why do I even bother? USE WIRELESS SECURITY!

Posted: November 9, 2009 by datechguy in tech
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Today I ran into the wife of a fellow I haven’t seen for decades, like me he is a computer guy and is currently employed as same.

As we talked I found we have a lot in common, same amount of kids, both with a son newly in college all pretty much the same.

I forget how but the conversation came up but somehow the conversation came to wireless security and I almost fell out of my chair.

He keeps a wide open wireless network with no security at all

. He operates under the theory that if someone wants to break in they will.

This man is a computer professional, he has been doing this work for over two decades. He also does plenty of financial stuff online.

If I wasn’t so bald already I’d be tearing out my hair. He should know better, how can he NOT know better and even worse as a computer expert how many other people has he said this too.

Sometime I wonder why I even bother, so let me say it one more time.


If you don’t then the resulting problems you will have will be your own.

Watch and learn!

11 11 campaign

Posted: November 9, 2009 by datechguy in Uncategorized
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1111_logo_blue_url_small.jpgThe Beyond Tribute program is an attempt to change the way that people look at both Veterans day and Memorial day.

The basic fundraiser is to get 11 million people to donate $11 dollars by Veterans day 2011.

This program works with many different vets from different generations and member organizations.

You can contribute your $11 by texting to 85944 or you can give at this link.

Even better if the word is spread so go to the site and spread the word via facebook, twitter, carrier pigeon whatever.

Lets make Veteran’s day and the future Veteran’s days a celebration of veterans rather than another cheap shopping day.

If you are outraged over this article and you claim Christianity, then you’d better re-open your bible and head to your local confessor because you don’t get it.

You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same? So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.

These are the rules, they are not easy. Major Malik Nadal Hasan is an Islamic killer, praying for him is counter-intuitive, but that’s how the game is played. As long as he is alive his soul is winnable and EVERY soul is worth winning. Let repeat an important fact:

there is nothing more pleasing to God and more frustrating to Satan than to pull a soul ANY SOUL that is “so going to hell” out of the fire.

And lets have a reminder concerning of the text of an important prayer:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one. Matt 6:9-13

That and the two verses that follow are the bottom line. Direct words of Christ, non-optional.

Listen Christianity isn’t easy, it is counter intuitive to man in so many ways, if it wasn’t we wouldn’t struggle sin but as is usually true in life that the best things require the most effort.

And believe me praying for this guy requires effort.

I asked the question yesterday Have the Democrats learned to count?. Apparently the news from George Miller and Nancy Pelsoi is yes:

Miller told DeLauro that there were “more pro-life votes in the House than pro-choice” and that abortion-rights advocates had better acknowledge that reality.

In the end, Pelosi’s strategy paid off in a big win for her and President Barack Obama. After Rep. Bart Stupak’s (D-Mich.) amendment banning abortion funding was approved with 64 Democratic votes, Pelosi was able to push through the health care reform package on a virtually straight-line party vote, 220-215.

Even more significant is the very next paragraph:

Pelosi wasn’t the only one getting pressure on the amendment. As rumors spread that Republicans might vote “present” in order to scuttle the entire bill, even Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called Republican leader John Boehner to make sure the GOP didn’t play any games with the Stupak amendment, sources said.

One the democratic party once again become a place where a foe of Abortion can live comfortably within that party the Republicans are in trouble. If the party also becomes friendly on other Religious issues then all bets are off.

As a Catholic I’m am thrilled, as a Republican I am very worried, but in the end the Catholic Hat is more important. Politics is polities but good and evil is good and evil.