Upgrades and Security

We have a major addition to our computing infrastructure that provides increased speed and security. We’ve added a cloud-hosting system to our service line! This new system allows us to provide a FREE SSL certificate for the life of your JML cloud-hosted website, including a much faster web experience for your customers. Also, our new system provides free backups in the event of disaster and scale-up abilities during increased traffic to your website. You can signup at our SHOP page to get on-board with JML and reap all the benefits of increased speed and security, or go directly to https://www.jml.tech/product/website-cloud-hosting-1-year/ or https://www.jml.tech/product/website-cloud-hosting-1-month/.

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Laptop or PC

A relatively age-old question with a computer purchase is: should I get a laptop or PC? Here’s a simple outline of the pros and cons. Laptops Built-in Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Portable More expensive Easier to steal Harder to upgrade PC More powerful Less expensive Harder to steal Easier to upgrade Fixed location Uses more energy Your choice often hinges upon budget and purpose — frequent travelers may want a laptop while most office workers are content with a PC. Whatever your choice, happy computing!

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End of Summer 2018

The month of August is considered to be the last chance to soak up some final moments of Summer before the start of the new school year. Family vacations wind-down, lawns need less tending, and hints of yellow start to appear on tips of trees. For parents, the moment is bittersweet — Summer fun is over but kids go back to school, bringing relief to weary care-givers. 😉 We hope your Summer held lots of fun, leisure, and inspiration!  

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When an Employee Goes Rogue

It’s the stuff of nightmares for an owner and manager of a tech-related business: an employee goes rogue, steals, and hobbles code. Tesla’s Elon Musk alleges that an employee as his facility did such things and is trying to mitigate damages. Rogue employees often give a hard lesson in trust. The publication Tech Republic points to a few ways to ensure this doesn’t happen at your business. One is to setup permissions on servers and computers that make sense for the employee’s tasks, and to go no further with escalated permissions unless there’s a promotion. Another approach is to conduct audits every so often to look for signs of sabotage… Read More

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From Germ Theory to Spacecraft Microbiome

It was about 150 years ago that the idea of microbes finally became accepted (aka bacteria and viruses). Germ Theory had beaten Miasma Theory and scientists of the late 1800’s were developing new tools to study microbes — the pace of development bloomed. Now, we decontaminate spacecraft & rovers to prevent microbes from hitching a ride to planets we are exploring. The reasons for this is less about Star Trek’s Prime Directive and more about ensuring that life-detecting equipment is free of false positives. NASA has been pretty good about sending sterilized robots to planets. Some of these microbes, however, have recently eluded spacecraft cleaning techniques — yet another example… Read More

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Reduce Your Chances of Getting Hacked

The allegedly hijacked feed of C-Span and other odd media glitches have brought cybersecurity to the front burner again–although for some of us it never actually left. Although C-Span folks deny it, no one is kidding themselves about whodunit. The hijack may have been due to nefarious forces (read: Russia). And while we do not know specific details of the attack it doesn’t take long to imagine how it happened. Typical suspects include unpatched servers, routers, PC’s, or even bad password management. That’s because security can be breached through exploits in older computer software and firmware. Solutions Reduce your chances of getting hacked by applying patches, running an updated anti-virus… Read More

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