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Well Played, Microsoft, Well Played

Microsoft has always found support for its platforms by providing an excellent development IDE.  Now, that IDE is free, in most circumstances.

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Free Visual Studio?

Just got notice that Microsoft is making a full-featured version of Visual Studio available--for free.  Traenk is happy.

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Risk Management Versus Vulnerability Analysis

Vulnerability Analysis is deceptively easy. Security Red Teaming requires more than that.

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Thank you for catching up, iPhone and others

How much actual technical progress are we making in today's mobile technology?

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Which new phone is best?

How do you evaluate the many new mobile device choices?

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1830 wasn't so long ago

My family and I had a meal in Pigeon Forge, in an old mill building that's quite old, in an area settled in 1830.  Walking in with a MacBook Pro certainly seemed odd to some, but no one noticed my phone offering tethering rights.  And so it was that I posted a blog in a building that dated back 160 or more years ago.

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Iโ€™m ready, but the United Stateโ€™s infrastructure is not.

I’m outside the Cades Cove visitor’s center, hearing acoustical instruments like bangos and hammered dulcimers play.  I have my MacBook Pro, alive—charged and ready.  My phone is charged and ready and has a tethering plan, just begging to be used.

I am signal-less.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsSeptember 17, 2014
Topics: Access, Data

Windows 9 When?

Traenk is looking forward to Windows 9:  Here's Why.

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How Long?

Traenk kept his Windows system from the Internet, from even starting, for some 45 days.  A lot can de-evolve in 45 days...  Honestly, how long does it take before your system becomes very vulnerable and how long must we wait for new Windows components?  Will Windows 9 fix the issues?

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Ethical Hacker

It's time to take back the term hacker from the wanna-be's...

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What would it take to sell you this Surface Pro 3 today?

Traenk wonders, what would it take to get someone to buy a Surface Pro 3?

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Gone with the passwords

How much can Digital Cryptography do?

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