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Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Featured, Politics, Technology | 0 comments

How to use your own e-mail account and fool (most) everybody into thinking you are complying with company/government policy

How to use your own e-mail account and fool (most) everybody into thinking you are complying with company/government policy

As a person who managed e-mail servers on multiple platforms for more than 15 years, I have become accustomed to hearing from end-users that they don’t like the systems I have provided.   Some people just grumble. Others actively look for ways to avoid using it. Usually it involves the end-user putting their own convenience over conformity. So when the revelations about Hillary Clinton rolling her own mail server and domain surfaced, I was not surprised at all. The only thing that surprised me is the lengths she went to hide her system from oversight. In the corporate world, I witnessed employees doing what Hillary did every day. And despite company policies, you could get away with whatever you wanted as long as you had the juice. When Blackberrys fell out of favor, many people in my company bought iPhones and iPads and brought them to work. The IT department got numerous requests to connect them to the corporate mail system. And while there were solutions for connecting iPhones,...

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in For Tribbles, Technology | 0 comments

Be your own first responder.

Be your own first responder.

    Got an e-mail from the California Rifle and Pistol Association with this in the subject line.   But I’ve seen it several places lately so I can’t give them all the credit.  It’s a good premise to expound upon and another word of caution regarding media bias. We love our first-responders.  We have elevated their status to where we now frequently lump them in with our military forces.  But there is a big difference between a soldier and a paramedic.  You and I can’t do what the military does.  The military has a specific duty outlined in our Constitution.  When you join the military you cease to be a civilian and vice-versa.  Not true of the people we call first-responders.  You certainly can’t do everything a paramedic, policeman, or firefighter can.  But there are some things you CAN do during those minutes while you are waiting for them to arrive. Everyone needs a hobby.  I submit to you that at least one of our hobbies should be...

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Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in For Tribbles, Hugh Hewitt Show, Technology | 0 comments

Hughnivision + Ustream chat for Android (Google Nexus 7)

Hughnivision + Ustream chat for Android (Google Nexus 7)

  (Thanks to Jon Purnell for this article.)   If you got a Nexus 7 tablet for Christmas, you might have been disappointed, as I was, to learn that the supplied Chrome browser cannot be used to view Flash video clips that are posted on many web sites. Even worse, you cannot access Hughnivision or the Ustream chat room using Chrome on the Nexus. Dang! To get around this surprising limitation, I first tried to install an Android version of Adobe’s Flash Player. Unfortunately, Adobe no longer supports Flash for Android devices, and the back-alley version of Flash I found via the CNET site didn’t work either. I decided I needed to find a better browser. At the Google Play App Store, I found the Puffin Web Browser. This browser does support Flash, and I have since used it to watch the Aftershow and the Ustream chat room in the Hughniverse. Puffin costs $2.99, but you can install a trial version whose Flash supported features will run for 14 days. The browser will continue to function after...

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Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Featured, For Tribbles, Technology | 1 comment

Exciting News! Apple to Release Technology Android Has Had for Two Years: iPhone 5

Exciting News! Apple to Release Technology Android Has Had for Two Years: iPhone 5

I will be the first to tell you that I really don’t like Apple. I don’t own any of their hardware, I don’t use iTunes, and I certainly don’t own any of their stock like Hugh Hewitt. All of that said, I am a consumer of technology. I built my first computer when I was 13 and my first website when I was 15. I love innovation and steps forward and I always am happy to see companies blaze the trail to new devices and features that will make my life better. I can honestly tell you that Apple is behind the curve with their release of the new iPhone 5. Gizmodo says: Overall, it seems they have incrementally improved every single aspect of the iPhone. It’s not a revolutionary phone, but it is a very nice release. They report on the new features that Apple is adding to their latest flagship phone, summed up here on Tribble News: Smaller dock connector called “Lightning “(no doubt solely used by Apple...

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