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Getting Your High School Grad Tech-Ready for the Next Step

Aug 20, 2018
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Time flies! It seems like just yesterday she was all pigtails and puddle jumping, and mere weeks ago that you were teaching him how to knot a tie for his first school dance. (Does anyone wear ties to school dances anymore?) And now, Poof!, they’re off to pursue higher education – away from you. It’s […]

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Encryption Backdoor Myth

Nov 18, 2015
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Just when the tide was turning in the US towards allowing encryption, Paris happened. There is undeniable heavy emotion around attacks on human life of any kind, and that is the danger when it comes to the shaping of public opinion and policy. It was quite predictable that this event would take no time at […]

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BEE status in South Africa

Oct 29, 2015
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We are very excited to have achieved BEE status in South Africa. Archbishop Desmond Tutu coined the term of rainbow nation! It’s a warm, inviting country in which nobody feels like a stranger! Nerds most certainly love South Africa!

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Banking could soon be safer – but will it be?

It is estimated that GameOver Zeus botnet is responsible for a loss exceeding $100 Million US Dollars. The problem with a lot of online theft today is that from the bank’s perspective, the theft occurred as a legitimate transaction. In other words, the bank acted on the customer’s computer instruction to transfer the money out. […]

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Don't let your heart bleed over Heartbleed

It’s a good thing when a technology vulnerability gets enough attention that it is patched quickly and methodically. However, it may also raise undue concern due to its complex nature and variety of headlines that leave us consumers confused and unsure what to do. The context of this article is for you and I as […]

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Maintenance Notification – September 7th, 2013

Outage Notification – September 7th, 2013 We are performing a preventative maintenance on our database server environment starting September 7th at 9am EST to September 7th 1pm EST. Outage Event Impact The KineticD backup service will be offline during the maintenance window. All users under your account will be unable to backup during this time. […]

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VW/NerdMobile night at the drive in! Neither rain nor sleet nor snow, nor 42C heatwave will stop Nerds!

Jul 18, 2013
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Cloud Managed Network Tools

Jul 5, 2013
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One of our many partners:   http://meraki.cisco.com/products/systems-manager

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There is a problem connecting to Netflix. Please try again later (1011).

We have had repeated reports on Netflix iOS apps not working on iOS devices in business networks since the last app update. This turned out to also be a problem in my own home network, where I found a relatively simple workaround: We use dnsmasq as our recursive DNS server in our home network. I […]

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Just about ready for JazzFest Toronto

Jun 21, 2013
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Come by the Toronto JazzFest June 20-29th and say hello to the smiling eNerds from Nerds On Site, and some great Dell products ready to demo.

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