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This is the last of three posts about things we can do to keep our data and private information as safe as is possible in todays online environment.  Boxcryptor encrypts files that you  store in the cloud. encrypts your emails in transit. Boxcryptor not only encrypts your files so that they are illegible but protects encrypted files from Meltdown and Spectre! Boxcryptor is free for non commercial use which allows you to install Boxcryptor on 2 devices, upload to…

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This is the second article in the series on cyber security and what you can do to discourage "that guy"  When you send your files as email attachments they go flying through cyberspace available to anyone savvy enough to reach out and grab them. Even files you upload to your cloud provider are not safe. More on that in another article. Most of us are not sending top secret files but we do sometimes send info that if intercepted could…

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Be Safe! Use A VPN!

Everyday it seems there is a new cyber security scare! Ransomeware, stolen identity, emails containing worms that allow nefarious types to highjack your email and use it to rip off your friends as well as you. We are truly never completely safe online anymore. This is going to be the first of a series of posts with tips about what we can do to be as safe as possible in the cyber world. Most of us use public wifi at…

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Google Drive Is Being Discontinued!

Effective in March 2018 Google Drive for Mac and Windows will be abandoned by Google.  Google has replaced Drive with Google Drive File Stream.  Download here.  The reason for this change per Google is to save hard drive space and eliminate sync time delays.  Like any change it has it's upside, save hard drive space, and its downside, you must now manually make files and folders you wish to work on offline available offline, this can be a  challenge for…

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CoWorking, Affordable And Sometimes Inspirational


My first article since I reestablished my blog is going to be about what I consider to be one of the best innovations to come along as a result of the mobile workforce/work where you feel inspired/soloprenuer/startup workplace revolution, affordable CoWork spaces. Tired of going to your local Starbucks or other coffee shop or restaurant and finding all the choice locations taken, and sitting in uncomfortable chairs in a busy noisy retail atmosphere?  Meeting potential and current clients in similar locations does not present your most professional image and anyone seated close to you can hear your entire conversation or presentation. Cowork allows you to present a more professional image. I visited four cowork options in my hometown, Houston, time constraints prevented me from visiting them all.  All offered different amenities and were in different parts of the fourth largest city in the U.S., and home of the Astros, 2017 World Series champs! Click on the Read more button below

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