2020-09-05

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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Christmas Letter 2019

Christmas Letter  Dear Friends, It’s already December, and we find ourselves celebrating another Christmas season. This year has gone by so fast, where did all the time go? Looking back, 2019 has had its’ shares of ups and downs. Business-wise, for us, information technology has been blessed…Politically, it seems like Americans are in a state […]

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Intel Shortages Continue

Here we are, in December, and Intel’s chip supply issue is no better – actually worse – than when I wrote of the problem in May. My go-to computer for business use, the HP ProDesk 400 G6 with an Intel i5 processor and an SSD drive, is now a tough find.  Very tough. I have […]

Do we really remember?

I remember hearing about the first tower on the radio on my way to work. At the office, we tuned in to watch news coverage. It seemed like a terrible, freak accident. Then the second plane hit and we all knew it was no accident. We always say “Never Forget”, but 18 years is a […]

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