Disclaimer about tips from the US-CERT Website

I’m posting this in one place because of the fact that I already have some older Cyber Security Tips. Rather than going back through all of my posts, I decided to put one disclaimer up. If I’m required by law to put the disclaimer on each tip, then I will.

Any tips that are used from the US-CERT website are subject to the following statement:  “This link is provided for informational purposes only and does not represent an endorsement by or affiliation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).”


Moving the blog finally….

The time is up to renew my Office Live domain (http://patscomputerservices.com ) so I’m going to be migrating it, as well as this blog over to a BlueHost webhosting site in the next few weeks.  I will keep this site updated as well, for a few months—just to ease the transition.  The new link will either be http://blog.patscomputerservices.com or http://patscomputerservices.com/blog.   (Neither of those are live now, but soon they will be).  I expect to do this in the next three to four days (as my renewal comes up before May 17).  So, if you happen to send an email to my address, and it bounces, resend it the next day (as they will require about 24 hours to migrate my mail accounts over).

I’ll update this post when I start the migration, and when it’s completed.  And while I will post here for a few months, my posts will have a link to the new site in them.

Have a great day:)

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Calling All Amateur Astronomers: Help Solve a Mystery | Wired Science | Wired.com

Calling All Amateur Astronomers: Help Solve a Mystery | Wired Science | Wired.com

This is something that I found interesting.  It’s non-computer related in that the focus is on Astronomy, however there are computer-related aspects to this (in the things that we can do to help out).

There is  a star which dims every 27 years or so.  This dimming is going to happen over the next two years, so astronomers are looking for people to help out.  And there are ways for people who have an interest in science and astronomy to get into the field.

I’m writing about this, because I’m interested in Astronomy and have been since I was a kid.  I’ve had telescopes since I was around 11 years old (in fact, I still have that original telescope).  I plan on looking into this to see what I can do to help out.  If you’re interested in Astronomy, I recommend checking it out as well.

Have a great day:)  And hopefully later today or tomorrow, I’ll start writing my own material instead of pointing out interesting articles that I’m reading 🙂