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Happy New Year 2021! Great to put 2020 in hindsight!

Happy New Year 2021, everyone! The expression “we all have 2020 hindsight” is a favorite since childhood.  Now it’s great to say “we all have 2020 in hindsight.” To paraphrase our friend Paul Haut, at W. Haut Specialty Co., between the virus pandemic, the election, the fires out west, the droughts and flooding elsewhere, the racial turmoil and […]

Merry Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas 2020 Dear Friends, It’s December, and the end of the year cannot come soon enough. 2020 definitely has been a year that we won’t forget. The pandemic, the election, the stock market, social unrest, all in one year. Masks… I am tired of wearing a mask. My blood pressure is getting higher just […]

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Happy Veterans Day!

For those who’ve served, “Happy Veterans Day!” Some vets bristle a bit when people thank them for their service on  Memorial Day, because that’s not what the day is for. However, that’s exactly what Veterans Day is for. From the US Department of Defense: “Veterans Day is NOT the Same as Memorial Day. A lot of Americans […]

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Happy Labor Day Weekend 2020

Here’s how Labor Day Weekend 2020 came to be: Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.[1][2][3] It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend. Beginning in the late […]

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1776 – A Revolutionary Year, A Good Book

Thanks to many in 1776, Happy Independence Day! We wouldn’t be in a position to extend “Happy Independence Day” wishes without the revolutionary efforts of many in 1776.  It was a revolutionary year, and it is a good book. Written by David McCullough, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the book reads like a novel.  We […]

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Memorial Day 2020

This Memorial Day 2020 weekend, the traditional kickoff to summer, will be different than we’re used to. Usually, my wife and I attend a nice solemn ceremony held by our Legion post. Our plans have changed. Whatever your tradition is, it’s likely impacted somehow by the COVID19 crisis. This, from NPR.org: U.S. government buildings, military […]

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Remote Worker Setup and Support is Our Response to COVID-19

Whether for Remote Worker Setup or traditional network support…Contacting MBS During the Crisis: We are working from home as much as possible.   You may still reach us by phone or e-mail.   We are on the “essential worker” list, so we will make on-site visits if necessary, but we prefer to avoid them until this passes.  […]

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Racine Hit By Ransomware; Overcoming Ransomware

Overcoming ransomware:  the City of Racine was hit with a ransomware attack on Friday, January 31st.  They are still working to recover.  This type of attack is one of the reasons behind several recommendations we’ve been making consistently for years. Here’s a typical scenario for overcoming ransomware:  Redirected folders store users’ documents, pictures, and desktop […]

Windows 7 Expiring

Windows 7 Expiring

Windows 7 Expiring Windows 7 was one of Microsoft’s best products. It was very stable and easy to work with. But, all good things come to an end, and Microsoft is discontinuing extended support in mid-January. Windows 7 expiring means no more security updates. Some of you may wonder what the big deal is – […]

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