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The Cobbler’s Children Get New Shoes
Our business website looked great when it went live in 2002. It was modern, clean, quick-to-load, and full-featured. We did updates and edits throughout the years, but the basic layout and functionality was rooted in standards and technology of the early new century.
The original home page is shown on the right (and click on the picture to go to the actual old site).
But, we’re not in 2002 anymore. It was way past time to create an updated Ozdachs.biz, and we were happy to go live with a new look in early July.
Here are 4 major changes we made… and ones you should consider doing, if your site is 16, 10, or even 6 years old!
Responsive design means that your site responds (displays) differently depending upon the layout and […]
WiFi Mesh “Systems” for 2018’s WiFi Networks
Streaming television services, connected lights, iPads and Chromebooks, and smart devices are becoming common, even in non-techy homes and businesses. Their growing use has made WiFi coverage throughout your home or office a necessity.
When we first installed WiFi, we had one router that reached in the back part of our building where the computers, iPhones, and the Netflix box were usually located. WiFi was weak in our front rooms and garage, but we were rarely in those locations looking for the Internet..
But then iPhone apps and Amazon Echos changed our needs. Our response was to get a WiFi extender, but to be honest, that solution was not great. We had to teach every device the main WiFi name, “REDDOG”, and its password. We had to teach every device about the extended network names, “REDDOG-EXT1”, and passwords.
As we carried our phones and other WiFi devices from […]
Facebook is Sharing Data? Shocking!
The main question I have about Facebook allowing apps to collect (and keep) user data is, “Who didn’t know this was going on?”
Seriously? You play the FB games to learn which celebrity you’re most like or what your “real” age is or what your personality IQ is, and you don’t think that someone, somewhere devised the quiz for a commercial purpose? You get asked questions about your habits, likes, and dislikes, and you don’t suspect that the software is collecting data about you for some reason?
When you click to play/answer a quiz you’re told that the app is going to have access to all sorts of your personal information, often including your contacts. You have to say, “Okay”!
Perhaps the most obvious collectors/sharers of data with Facebook are […]
So, How Does Malware Get on Your Computer?
No one intentionally installs an application that is going to encrypt their files until they pay a ransom, log their keystrokes and report their bank passwords to crooks in Russia, or hijack their web browser to show ads instead of the sites they want to go to. Bad guys have to trick you into going to some web site, looking at an infected message, or clicking on a link to allow them to download their toxic programs.
Basically, YOU have to give the jerks permission to infect your computer.
You’re not likely to click on a button that says, “YES, Download your malware and steal my identity!”
So the people who want to get inside your computer send you clever, urgent messages to get you to unleash their poisonous computer code on your computer. Frankly, the […]
The Dress’ Color and Your Website
Gold and White… or Blue and Black… this dress is one color for you and the other color for 50% of the population
This picture went viral when it was posted on Tumbler along with the question, “.. is this dress white and gold, or blue and black?” Everyone who viewed the dress thought that the question was silly. For half of the people the answer was unequivocally gold and white. The other half were equally sure that the dress was blue and black.
Personally, I first saw it as gold and white. I couldn’t understand how anyone could see anything else. Then I came back from being in a dark room, and the picture had magically changed. The dress was definitely blue and […]