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Amazon wants your house and car keys

Amazon wants your house and car keys

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Yup...Amazon the giant company that you order all the products you love is now searching a way to have access to your house and/or car. Why? A survey of 1,001 US homeowners conducted by August last year claimed that upwards of 11 million homeowners had packages stolen during the year. They also found that 69% of homeowners believed that letting someone inside their house to leave packages was better than leaving them outside. This is causing Amazon to search for new ways to have delivery workers be able to access your home and even your car. To do this, they are looking to new tech inventions like the smart lock for the door. If you feel you don't want them to have access to inside your house then you can opt for them to leave the package (if it fits) inside your car. They hope to do ...
Windump (back to basics)

Windump (back to basics)

Tech Tips, Software, Windows
Sometimes I like to go back to the basics, for network troubleshooting a good packet analyzer is what I need. I use Wireshark and Tshark if I can, but sometimes I get everything I need out of TCPDUMP. Sometimes I find myself staring at a Windows machine and not at a Linux command line. No problem, Windows has a couple of useful shells to work with, and it can run something very very close to TCPDUMP. So, if you are also looking for a simple alternative to Message Analyzer, Wireshark, or Tshark than WinDump – (a port of LibPcap ) may be just what you’re looking for. If you are familiar with TCPDUMP on Linux or UNIX than you will find WinDump works very much the same. Download windump here verify your download: SHA1: d59bc54721951dec855cbb4bbc000f9a71ea4d95 MD5: 7b50683722d9efd3dccbb9e65e
College Tech Tips

College Tech Tips

Tech Tips
Be Ready for College with these Tips! 1. How to Save Money for College Going away to college is expensive! However, being a college student with a .edu email address allows you access to a 6-month free trial of Amazon Prime Student This is a great opportunity for those of you who haven't yet been a member of Prime and want to try. Living on your own or in a dorm is much easier when you can simply buy just about anything and have it shipped to you for free within 2 days.   Have time to kill between classes? With Amazon Prime, you have access to Prime video which gives you a collection of movies and TV to watch from all your devices.  2. Decide on what you need to be successful in school Depending on your major and what your hobbies are will dictate how much tech hardware you will be brin
Have laptop, will work remotely

Have laptop, will work remotely

Tech Tips
"Have laptop, will work remotely" Does anyone still remember  Have Gun, Will Travel? from 1957 - 1963? Starring Richard Boone as Paladin? It was basically a show about a good guy gunfighter for hire - paid by those who could afford his services, and often working for free for those who could not. (but needed someone to help when no one else could or would). Do you find yourself helping some people for free with their network or computer system problems, - spending time advising and or troubleshooting over the phone, or remotely across the Internet? I know time is money, and sometimes we forget that. Is it wrong? No, sometimes it's worth it. If you like to help people out because you can, maybe that's reward enough. If you plan on consulting or contracting your services, working for fr
Windows 10 Command Line Tips and Info

Windows 10 Command Line Tips and Info

Tech Tips
If you like to work at the command line with nothing more than a curser and some text, but you're not really into PowerShell, have no fear the "Administrative Command Prompt" is here. Ok, so that's really nothing new to you. You probably even use netsh to check your firewall status netsh advfirewall>show currentprofile  or survey your wireless LAN. netsh wlan show all   Maybe all you need to do is check your "ipconfig /all" status every so often. If you just want to know what your computer's name is on the network all you need to do is run the "hostname" command. "net users" command to see who is on the network. Very basic but useful things you can do from the command line or shell. Well let's see, maybe you already know about the Windows Management Instrumentation Command lin...