Battle Born Tech September 2020

28 – September 1, 2020
Delay and Degrade

Cherie is looking to delay her email replies, Kathryn has a scam bill in her email for a firewall, Marianna has a degraded RAID, Rachel is scheduling Zoom meetings…or not.

Battle Born Tech Quotes: “Working at home or living at work”, “Lead with backup”ed up”, “Hair on fire and running around the room”, “Running around town on the doughnut”, “We don’t want a tech fainting us”

Tech Definition of the Week: We talk about breaches and RAID between calls. Joe and Christy recommend an offsite backup and some backup programs, including how one helps stop ransomware attacks.

Battle Born Tech Radio – Broadcasted 8 PM PST September 1, 2020 on KNVC 95.1

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September 8, 2020

Encore of September 1, 2020 (last week) Delay and Degrade, #28

29 – September 15, 2020
Moving and Losing

Elieen calls from the Chicago area about an aging iPad, Kathryn is moving and wonders about moving her email address, Chris from Atlanta about data destruction on donated hard drives

Battle Born Quotes: “The lowest common denominator keeps going up”, “Left behind in lagland”

Tech Terms: ISP, 3 rules for basic security by Krebs on Security,

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30 – September 22, 2020
Time To Zip

Rachel calls about Time Machine backup on MacOS, Kirk calls about an aging tablet, Michelle calls about error trying install HP printer drivers that won’t “delete output file”?!?

Battle Born Tech Terms & Tips: ZIP files (meaning move over the internet at high speed or zippy) are explored.

BBT quoteables: “If you don’t backup your files, you don’t own them; you are leasing them from fate. Fate can foreclose anytime.” “You don’t just want to go wherever Google leads you.”

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BBT Tripups: WinRAR does not do MORE than 7-Zip.