Computing Posts

These posts focus on all aspects of modern computing, including hardware, software, and general IT information. I’ve worked in this industry for nearly 20 years and have a passion for Linux, server monitoring, and ensuring proper backups.


Moving Clients Forward

Moving Clients Forward

An important service my company provides to North Bay businesses is an independent, third-party assessment and inventory of their computer networks and infrastructure. We look at the age of hardware, potentially unwanted programs, how often security patches are...
Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online

Earlier this year I was invited to speak to a group of Sonoma County financial professionals about improving their online and internet security, both for their own and their clients’ sakes. I cover topics such as avoiding phishing scams, malicious...
The Difficulty of BYOD

The Difficulty of BYOD

Gaining real steam in 2017, “bring your own device” was an initiative in IT that was designed to reduce corporate overhead and increase employee productivity by encouraging employees to use their own laptops and cell phones for work purposes, rather than...
High Speed Internet and Data Caps

High Speed Internet and Data Caps

While consumers are often inundated with advertisements for ever-increasing speeds for internet access, service providers often hide a nasty caveat in their contracts – including on so-called “unlimited” plans – that can put a damper on the...
The Value of Gaming APIs

The Value of Gaming APIs

Sometimes software designers create an application programming interface (API) for their product, meaning third parties can ask questions of, and get results from, the given software. That sentence may sound esoteric, but please bear with me. If a single server holds...
Security: a Zero-Sum Game

Security: a Zero-Sum Game

In the wake of 2016 and 2017’s wide-spread online security breaches, I now regularly have clients who ask how their data can be secured against online threats, but who at the same time don’t want to change their existing processes or learn new technology....