Archive for the ‘LNS Blogs’ Category

Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 3:10pm

LNS “Top 3” I.T. Checklist for Business

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Security, Software

I’ve been thinking for a while about what matters most in small business I.T. – so I made the LNS “Top 3 I.T. Checklist”. It’s comprised of the 3 most important practices of I.T. (IMHO) – Backups, Security and Maintenance. Just a quick rundown that any small business could benefit from by taking a look […]

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 11:31am

4 Days in the Life of a Firewall

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, Open Source, Security, Technology Articles

I thought I’d share a screenshot of a firewall application that helps protect my public web + email server. This server hosts this domain ( and a number of other domains.To me it symbolizes the constant barrage of attacks that public, Internet-facing servers and services face on a daily basis. The above log shows entries […]

Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 8:05am

Free Windows 10 Upgrade – Worth it?

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Security, Technology Articles

  My customers have been asking me lately when a good time will be to upgrade to Windows 10. Since it’s a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 customers until July 2016, there seems to be a sense of slight urgency to prepare offices and at-home users for the upgrade that will inevitably become […]

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 10:50pm

Replacing SystemD with SysVinit in Debian 8.0

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs

For those who opt for the greybeard^Wmore stable and less resource intensive init system in Debian 8.0, here is a (very) quick howto in downgrading: # apt-get update # apt-get install sysvinit systemd- # apt-get install systemd-shim # apt-get moo

Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 8:59pm

VIDEO: A trillion FPS camera captures light particles as they travel

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Open Source, Science, Technology Articles

Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build cameras that can look “around” corners or see inside the body without X-rays.

Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 10:02pm

Welcome to the Inter(pla)net?

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Education, LNS Blogs, Science, Technology Articles

Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Vinton G. Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. Cerf has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google since October 2005. In this TedTalk, Mr. Cerf talks about the growing interplanetary data communication network in […]

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 7:52am

Resistive RAM Technology to Replace Flash?

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Going Green, Hardware, LNS Blogs, Science, Technology Articles

IMAGINE storing your entire music collection, documents, pictures, even your HD movies on a flash memory chip the size of a postage stamp… Only it’s not flash technology, it’s a new competitor called “Resistive RAM”. This new venture by company Crossbar is touting that resistive RAM not only can hold much, much more stuff than […]

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 7:23pm

Sony’s new A4-sized digital paper notebook

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Going Green, Hardware, LNS Blogs, Technology Articles

At the Educational IT Solutions Expo, Sony shows off an A4 sized digital paper notepad. The video demonstrates how this new idea blurs the lines even further between traditional paper and pen and its new digital rival. They are planning on having a production ready version this year, and are hoping to capture the hearts […]

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 11:35am

Touchable Holography

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Science, Technology Articles

Like something out of science fiction, our amazing friends at Shinoda Lab (University of Tokyo) have created a sort of ‘tactile feedback’ that works along with animated 3D holography to give you the sense that these optical illusions are real. Amazing!

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 4:08pm

Get Your Start Menu Back in Windows 8

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Software

Dear those who have made the courageous and admirable leap to Windows 8, If you find yourself disoriented while navigating your new operating system, there are a few choices you have to help bring the new Windows 8 interface back to the “ole days” of Windows 7 if you so choose. Classic Shell is an […]

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