» February, 2014

Living in a High Tech world

Technology - by - February 24, 2014 - 09:26 Etc/GMT+5 - Be first to Comment!

Spent a good part of my weekend improving our online security.  One big part of this improvement was to tighten up some of my online accounts.  We have all seen the new stories of the massive data breeches, the stolen credit card data, the big hacks & wide scale identity theft.  And while we need to be careful, there is not a lot we can do with our data that other people have. But what we can improve is the security of the small things. Full Story

Pursuit of Home Network Bliss

family, Home Networking, Technology - by - February 23, 2014 - 15:15 Etc/GMT+5 - Be first to Comment!

So Google fiber is here, you would think that would be enough.  But consider our crowdedhouse.  Our network not only serves our family (which admittedly is larger than average, ranging between 9 and 11 people depending on the day, your definition of family and my general attitude), but the network also serves our carriage house apartment, 3 guest rooms being used by long and short term guest and whoever is couch-surfing in the basement at the time.  Add up all these users and all their devices plus the odd server or six we tend to run, and we have 25-35 devices on the network at any one time.  Supporting this network has become quite the job.

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