It’s Raining, it’s pouring, it’s FLOODING (9/10/22 Part 2)

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Are you ready for unexpected disasters? Fast Disasters! Kihei had a big rainstorm with flooding. So, what happened? Well, Jonathan rushed home and began his emergency protocols! What are yours? Did you back up? Are you backing up the right stuff? Do you have UPS’ for your electronics? Do you have a bug-out kit? Let’s talk about it! Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we discuss being ready for bad stuff happening!

Listener Mail Show: Summer Edition (8/27/22 Part 1)

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It’s that time again! Viewer Mail August 2022 – Part 1 We go through your emails and talk about them on the air! From Alert Internet Surfer “John Smith”: https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/am_deadlink.html And Jonathan found a fun list of link checkers: https://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/broken-link-checker/ Cool stuff in your car! https://www.aamcocolorado.com/computers-in-your-car/ How to back up your Gmail! https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-backup-your-gmail-2378049  

Who won the Contest Drawing? (8/27/22 Part 2)

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Our friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot have given us an amazing Sandisk 2tb external drive which one of you won! Viewer Mail August 2022 – Part 2 More reading from the show: https://earthsky.org/space/galaxies-spiral-arm https://www.interviewbit.com/linux-interview-questions/ https://www.linux.com/what-is-linux/ https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-the-metaverse/

Searching: Better. Faster. Stronger. (8/6/22 Part 2)

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Search Like a Pro! Your search engine is a vital tool for finding things you want to know about. But how much time do you spend trying to sift through the results? Fear not! We’ll talk about how to optimize your search so you can get to the good stuff faster! Better searching in Google: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433?visit_id=637954240335182907-821392750&p=adv_operators&hl=en&rd=1 Better searching in Bing: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/advanced-search-keywords-ea595928-5d63-4a0b-9c6b-0b769865e78a Better searching in DuckDuckGo: https://help.duckduckgo.com/duckduckgo-help-pages/results/syntax/

Is your internet expensive? (7/30/22 Part 2)

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Internet access is particularly important for most people. Never mind the fun stuff; online learning, bill paying and financial access, medical services and more are part of our daily lives. The Important ACP Program Not being able to get online makes life hard, especially if a business decides they don’t want to bother with phone support or local representatives. Guess what? There’s help for that. https://www.fcc.gov/affordable-connectivity-program-consumer-faq

Are you ready to leave Windows 7 and 8? (7/9/22 Part 1)

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Windows 7 was a great operating system. Windows 8? It depends on who you ask. Most PC users have two upgrade options: Windows 10 and Windows 11. Is it Time? – Part 1 So let’s talk about that! Windows Health Check app: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11#pchealthcheck Windows 10 system requirements: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications Windows 11 system requirements: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-11-vs-windows-10/ https://www.tomsguide.com/features/should-i-upgrade-to-windows-11-what-you-need-to-know https://www.pcmag.com/news/reasons-to-upgrade-to-windows-11-now

Are you ready for Hurricane Season? (7/2/22 Part 1)

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It’s Hurricane season! Prep 2022 No, not like Hurricane fries or popcorn. The less tasty variety: tropical depressions, tropical storms, and full-blown hurricanes with category ratings and everything! As we discussed: What is your level of risk and kind of risk? What is your response plan? What are your disaster supplies? Food and water for 14 days? Medicine? Do you have cash? Cash doesn’t need the internet unlike a credit or debit card. Check your insurance! Homeowners, Renter’s Insurance, Auto, etc. What do they have to say about natural disasters? Ready for those links? https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/safety-and-outages/storm-center https://www.noaa.gov/hurricane-prep https://www.weather.gov/hfo/HPW2022 https://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/public-resources/preparedness-information/