#1 Brace for IMPACT with CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution v10.4 » The post Cowichan This Week – Did you hear the news » 2020-09-04 14:48:31

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Welcome to Cowichan This Week, your source for the latest local news and events. Sign up to get this in your inbox every Thursday.
Did you hear the news.

Shalu Mehta has joined The Discourse team
She’ll be telling community-driven stories in Cowichan and launching West Shore This Week

a newsletter for the communities of Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Highlands, View Royal and Sooke.  Right now, she’s focused on telling stories about food security in the face of COVID-19.

You can support this work with a contribution to The Discourse

We can’t do it without you.
News and announcements   The province has extended funding for temporary tent sites in Duncan and Ladysmith to shelter people without housing through the pandemic, My Cowichan Valley Now reports.
Youbou Lanes has reopened for “family bubble” bowling bookings.    Penelakut Tribe has closed Tent Island to the public because of campers lighting unsafe fires and leaving garbage behind, the Chemainus Valley Courier reports.    The Cowichan Valley Regional District is reopening ice rinks at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, the Cowichan Community Centre, and the Kerry Park Recreation Centre this month, according to a news release.
RCMP Investigators are asking for tips in the 2015 homicide of Delores (Deedee) Brown of Penelakut Island, the Chemainus Valley Courier reports.    The B.C.

Government has delayed the return of students to schools in September

CBC News reports.

Teachers and staff will return as planned on Sept

8, .

And students will follow on Sept

Family and friends are fundraising to support Cowichan man Wayne Christopher Lee Charlie with costs of addictions treatment and recovery.

Two people died in an incident off the coast of Victoria that sank the Arctic Fox II

a fishing boat registered in Shawnigan Lake, Victoria News reports.

Vancouver Island University has appointed Judith Sayers

a prominent Hupačasath First Nation leader, as its chancellor, Ha-Shilth-Sa reports.
Community events  Thursday, Aug.
13:  Meet at the Kin Park Youth Urban Farm for a “SusTEENability” workshop on seed saving, for self-identified girls ages 13-18.  Thursday, Aug.
13:  Join MLA Sonia Furstenau for an online town hall meeting on her newly released Strategy for Climate and Resource Resilience.
Sunday, Aug.
16:  Special Woodstock, an annual festival celebrating performers of diverse abilities, is going online this year.
Join the fun by joining the Facebook group.  Sunday, Aug.
16:  Check out art and performances by local youth at the CVYS Art Show at the HUB at Cowichan Station.
The artwork will remain on display through Aug.
Tuesday, Aug.
18 and Wednesday, Aug.
19:  BC Housing is hosting online neighbourhood dialogues about planned supportive housing projects for Duncan and for North Cowichan.
Registration is required.
Wednesday, Aug.
19:  The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce is offering an online Q&A on navigating the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.  This month:  The legendary Cobble Hill Fair has gone virtual.
Submit contest entries through Aug.
18, and winners will be posted to the website.  This month:  Celebrate the Cowichan Valley Wine Festival by tasting your way around 13 wineries across this region.
What did I miss.
Let me know what events are coming up near you by sending me an email.
Photo of the week Ann Perry-Smith (Mountain Sessions With Ann on Instagram) shared this great photo of a gull with a starfish in its beak.

Ann was kayaking towards Genoa Bay Marina and startled the bird into flight

“I was snapping shots wildly while trying not to tip my kayak & send myself into the drink,” Ann writes.
The moral of the story.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Thanks, Ann, for taking this one.

Do you have a great photo of life in Cowichan

Send me an email, I’d love to see what this place looks like through your lens.
In your words “Thank you for your wonderful presence in our community, and your great reporting on real issues by real people,” Diana wrote to us recently.
Thank you so much.

The Discourse is possible because of community members like you

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#2 Doing Cloud Right: Don’t Have a Big, Public Screwup » Stadium POS and BI Software Customer User Experience – Wigan Athletic » 2020-09-03 02:56:51

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Verteda, an MSL Company, worked with Wigan Athletic to implement a new software and hardware system that can more effectively reconcile stock and tills, integrate cashless payments, and provide stadium-wide customer analytics.

Wigan Athletic’s Head of Business Development and Customer Experience

Jonty Castle, explains how the club now benefits from a vastly reduced time to reconcile stock and tills, and foresees the long-term return on investment that Primo analytics can provide through its customer insights.
The post Stadium POS and BI Software Customer User Experience – Wigan Athletic appeared first on MPower MSL.

#3 Breadcrumb Menu » In our current Coronavirus world » 2020-09-01 19:07:03

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In our current Coronavirus world, it’s challenging to keep face-to-face communication going with clients, customers and prospects.
Social distancing prevents us from attending professional organizations, business lunches and mix and mingle events.
These are all places we normally give a handshake and greet other professionals to build and strengthen our business relationships.
But, .

Our business relationships don’t have to suffer in this COVID-19 world

In this video, .

I share 3 ways to greet clients virtually in a Coronavirus world

These tips are easy, quick and effective ways to greet those you can’t mix and mingle with in person.  I share how Email, ZOOM open office, FaceTime and even e-newsletter greetings help keep communication going.
Above all, your greeting lets others know they are being thought of.
You can watch this 4-minute YouTube video here: How to Greet Clients Remotely in a Coronavirus World.
No matter what industry you represent, .

You can use these tips during this unprecedented time of COVID-19 social distancing

Take a few minutes real soon to virtually greet and communicate with business professionals, prospects and clients.
As a result, you will stay top of mind and those in your professional network will appreciate you for checking in on them.
In addition, .

You may also like to read Professionalism for Working Remotely with Coworkers
Rachel Wagner is a licensed business etiquette expert

speaker, and trainer.
You may contact her at 918.970.4400 for additional information on her business etiquette training services or to speak at your event.
She is currently preparing business etiquette guidelines for returning to the workplace post-COVID-19.
Photo source: Allie at Unsplash The post How to Greet Clients Virtually in a Coronavirus World appeared first on Rachel Wagner | Etiquette & Protocol.

#4 CyberArk Version 10.8 Flies High in the Cloud » Republicans dodge vote on Tallian marijuana amendment » 2020-08-31 16:47:28

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INDIANAPOLIS – State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) had an amendment to end jail time for possession of small amounts of marijuana, but the amendment was ruled non-germane to the bill.

Since she was unable to offer the amendment for a vote in front of the full Senate

Tallian gave a point of personal privilege.     “For many decades, .

This body has taken every opportunity to block this discussion,” Sen

Tallian said.
“In those years, our surrounding states have moved forward on the issue of marijuana, either by allowing medical use, stopping arrests or fully legalizing the plant.
Once again, .

Indiana Republican legislators dodged the clear will of 78 percent of Hoosiers.”

#5 THE CHS Breach: What You Need to Know & What You Should Do Today » L'articolo Ernesto Colnago e Olaf Ludwig » 2020-08-29 17:07:08

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Un incontro tra fenomeni quello che si è svolto a Cambiago

nella sede della Colnago: Ernesto Colnago ha ricevuto la visita di Olaf Ludwig indimenticato campione tedesco degli anni ‘80.
Classe 1960 (ha 59 anni), Ludwig è stato uno dei più forti ciclisti dilettanti di quegli anni: campione del mondo a Praga nel 1981 (quando Martens battè il nostro Giuseppe Saronni nella prova riservata ai professionisti), ha vinto praticamente tutto fino a conquistare l’oro olimpico nella prova in linea ai Giochi di Seul 1988 quando, lui tedesco dell’Est, staccò i tedeschi occidentali Gröne e Henn.

Fu l’ultimo grande trionfo della Germania Est

visto che un anno dopo sarebbe crollato il Muro di Berlino con la conseguente riunificazione della Germania.
Passato professionista nel 1990 con la Panasonic, .

Ludwig confermò il suo grandissimo valore vincendo la Coppa del Mondo nel 1992

Olaf, dopo tanto tempo.

Ha voluto incontrare nuovamente Ernesto Colnago

che per tanti anni è stato sponsor degli atleti che difendevano i colori delle Nazioni dell’est Europa, in particolare DDR e URSS.

Colnago che ha sempre creduto nei giovani atleti di quei Paesi

nella loro tenacia e nella loro determinazione, tutte doti decisamente fuori dal comune.

Ludwig ha portato con sé il telaio con cui vinse l’oro olimpico per farlo restaurare

un ancora bellissimo Colnago Master in colorazione blu (speciale DDR) con forcella cromata.

A lui abbiamo rivolto alcune domande: Quali ricordi conservi della tua vita di atleta

“E’ stato un periodo bellissimo, che rimarrà per sempre nella mia memoria.
Ho avuto la fortuna di imparare il ciclismo ad una grande scuola dello sport.
Ricordo gli allenamenti massacranti con sveglia alle 6 del mattino, magari doppiati da una seconda seduta di training nel pomeriggio”.
Ci puoi raccontare un aneddoto.
“Ricordo che, spesso, i nostri allenatori ci facevano pedalare per 6-7 ore di fila senza bere acqua.
Dicevano che serviva a temprare il fisico e la mente alla resistenza alla fatica”.
Pedali ancora.
“Sì certo, oggi pedalo soprattutto per tenermi in forma, l’agonismo l’ho dimenticato.
Farò circa cinquemila chilometri l’anno, accompagno gruppi di ciclisti in tour organizzati, .

Soprattutto in Bulgaria che è un paese bellissimo”

Qual è il corridore che ti entusiasma di più oggi.
“Senza dubbio dico Sagan, mi piace il suo modo istintivo di correre.
Il ciclismo moderno è troppo tecnologico e tattico, avrebbe bisogno di maggiore improvvisazione.
Dico anche Primoz Roglic, .

Anche lui come Sagan non bada alla tattica è sempre all’attacco”

La tua corsa preferita.
“La Parigi-Roubaix.
È una corsa dura adatta ad atleti potenti come me che, quando ewro in peso forma pesavo 81-82 kg.
Inoltre, chi la vince entra nella storia del ciclismo”.
Nella classica delle pietre.

Il gigante tedesco è arrivato secondo nel 1992 dietro a Duclos Lassalle

terzo nel 1993 (sempre vittoria di Duclos Lassalle su Ballerini) e quarto nel 1994 (vittoria di Tchmil davanti a Baldato e Ballerini, nda).
Colnago e Ludwig, ovviamente, hanno sfoderato ricordi, ritrovato foto, visitato il museo di Colnago e si sono emozionati per i grandi traguardi conquistati insieme.
Come solo i grandi campioni sanno fare.
L'articolo Ernesto Colnago e Olaf Ludwig.

Due campioni si incontrano proviene da Colnago


#6 IT Security Rewind – Week of June 27 » Nikola Tesla and the End of the World is here » 2020-08-27 17:13:23

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The season two trailer for award-winning sci-fi series Nikola Tesla and the End of the World is here, before it returns to Amazon Prime Video…    The award-winning, charming and quirky sci-fi series Nikola Tesla and the End of the World is returning to Amazon Prime for season two.
The original series won a number of accolades worldwide and was nominated for “Best British Series” at Raindance.           In the new series, two physicists and a lost boyfriend use Nikola Tesla’s multiverse device to travel through parallel Brooklyns and bring Nikola home… if they can get him out of debt and defeat an inter-dimensional death cult.     Fast-paced and zany.

Nikola Tesla and the End of the World puts a fresh spin on history

science, and social commentary.
The series explores the intersection of science and ethics, cutting-edge scientific theories, as well as the frightening potential of powerful technology.
The series has a fresh format and style, a stellar cast and 628,609 possible worlds to explore.     Nikola Tesla and the End of the World is written, directed and created by Canadian filmmaker Ian Strang and stars Stephanie Sy (Netflix’s Fractured, The Grudge), Gillian MacGregor (The Stolen, Beyond), Paul O’Neill (The Guard of Auschwitz), Adam Hurtig (Cult of Chucky, JT LeRoy) and John B.
Lowe (The Butterfly Effect, The Haunting in Connecticut).
A CBC Gem Original in Canada, the full series will also be available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and USA.
Nikola Tesla and the End of the World Season Two is released on Amazon Prime Video from 4th October 2019    Official website: www.teslaseries.com     Social media:    Twitter: @TeslaSeries    Facebook: @TeslaSeries    Instagram: @TeslaSeries The post Nikola Tesla and the End of the World is here appeared first on Geek Fest.

#7 Special deals and freebies at CupLux Coffee Drive-Thru for their 3rd annivers.. » I joined CareCloud’s team in 2015 » 2020-08-26 17:05:53

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By Paula Richmond  CareCloud Vice President of Client Operations Our mission at CareCloud is to help sophisticated high-performance medical practices grow, not just survive.
We believe innovative healthcare leaders and physicians are defining the future of independent medical groups in the U.S.
— connecting outstanding, modern care in their communities.
To grow as a medical practice, you need a technology company that is a true partner in your success.
With this focus, CareCloud has assembled a new Client Engagement team as part of our expanding service promise to clients.

Client Engagement serves two key roles: first

to serve as your partner on the support team, helping with requests that go beyond routine inquiries handled by our existing service channels for making the most of your CareCloud technology.
And second, to serve as the voice of the client inside our office, working every day as your advocate inside our organization.
This team is reaching out now, introducing themselves and outlining how we can team with you for practice success.
The conversation starts by setting up your practice with a 30-minute analysis with our team.
On this call, we’ll use our Command Center data to go over the key performance indicators that provide a high-level view of the financial health of your practice as well as reviewing any service questions and feature enhancement requests you may have registered with us previously.

We want to help your practice get the most out of CareCloud’s technology platform

Our new service standard for clients includes:  Proactive outreach from your dedicated Client Engagement team High-level review of the performance of your practice compared to benchmarks  Check-ins to make sure your team knows the latest technology best practices  Suggestions to help your medical practice get ahead  Customized training tools based on your preferred way to learn  Supporting your practices through product upgrades and new regulatory changes, including MACRA/MIPS   It is my personal mission, as well as CareCloud’s goal, to help your medical practice succeed.
I joined CareCloud’s team in 2015, after 15+ years of work in the medical billing sector.
Over the past two years, I’ve helped our team to enhance the billing and collections operations for customers of our award-winning Concierge Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) service.
Early this year, our CEO asked me to expand the success we’ve seen on the RCM side to every CareCloud practice.

We hope the level of service you receive as a CareCloud Central

Charts, Community, and Companion client will inspire you to grow with us into the Concierge RCM services, which offers an even deeper level of strategic partnership for your practice.
It is an honor to be partnering with you.
I want to make sure that you know that we are listening.
We are here.
We care.
We are advocating on your behalf.
Keep an eye out for a contact from your new engagement manager, if you haven’t already started the process.
And please give us feedback on how this program helps your practice.
I hope you will email me anytime at [email protected] with your thoughts.
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#8 Marketing Ideas For The Alliance of American Football (AAF) » perhaps most prominently Garnet Hertz’s Outrun Mod » 2020-08-25 16:43:26

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This article is a media archaeological probe written for Dr Darren Wershler’s Media Archaeology graduate class at Concordia University.
When I first encountered 2-XL, it had been relegated to an out-of-reach shelf above the repair counter at A&C Games in Toronto.
Unsure of what to make of the device, the staff had adorned it with a baseball cap and positioned it high above the back area of the store — serving as, at best, a mascot and, at worst, a long-forgotten tchotchke.
When I expressed my desire to purchase the robot, the cashier was confused by my interest and skeptical of the toy’s capabilities.
“It definitely powers up but it doesn’t really do anything,” he recounted.

“I think it runs on old tapes or something.” Shrugging his shoulders

he handed me the device and completed the transaction.
For someone who grew up during the peak of the 2-XL’s popularity, it was surprising to see the toy so quickly dismissed.
In the early-to-mid nineties, the robot was one of the hottest toys on the market, heavily advertised during children’s television programming blocks and eventually starring in its own syndicated game show Pick Your Brain.
The second in a line of robot “smart toys” — the first of which was released in the 1970s — 2-XL was conceived of as a teacher, entertainer, and futuristic friend for children.
Running on cassette tapes and allowing user interaction through the use of four buttons, 2-XL exhibited rudimentary intelligence by humorously posing questions to children then dynamically responding based on button presses.
Its programs ranged from simple multiple choice quiz sessions to choose-your-own-adventure stories based on popular franchises such as Power Rangers and Jurassic Park, all made possible by rapidly switching between cassette audio tracks.
Despite an international release strategy and strong sales, the 2-XL was shelved in 1996 following the release of its 45th cassette tape.
With compact discs flooding the market and personal computers turning into a common household item, 2-XL’s obsolescence was all but inevitable.
25 years after its retirement, both iterations of the 2-XL serve as excellent sites to discuss Garnet Hertz’s and Jussi Parikka’s notion of zombie media — “media that is not only out of use, but resurrected to new uses, contexts and adaptations” (429).

To borrow a phrase from Arjun Appadurai

I first discovered my 2-XL well past its initial commodity phase, enjoying its second (or perhaps third or fourth life) as a derelict automaton resurrected for aesthetic purposes.
Although my second-hand purchase briefly returned the 2-XL back into a commodity form, its context had shifted from “hot new children’s toy” to a questionably-functional curiosity.
Hertz and Parikka are less interested in the transformation of consumer goods into a purely aesthetic display piece, however.
Instead, they encourage a hands-on artistic method of repurposing that incorporates aspects of DIY culture, circuit bending, and hardware hacking.
Throughout their discussions in Zombie Media: Circuit Bending Media Archaeology into an Art Method, the authors argue that media archaeology should not “start from [the ready-made’s of] Duchamp and the historical avant-garde, but from opening up the screen, the technology” (429), and pose circuit bending as one of many methods of reintroducing old consumer technologies into new life cycles.
Through these techniques, we are reminded that “users consistently reappropriate, customize, and manipulate consumer products in unexpected ways, even when the inner workings of devices are intentionally engineered as an expert territory” (426).
To Hertz and Parikka, media archaeologists are tasked with peeking behind the curtain of corporate blackboxing in order to access the technological archive that lies within these media zombies.
For my class presentation next week, I will summarize the various experiments I have been conducting with my newly acquired 2-XL in an attempt to reverse-engineer its cassette library and restore it to working order (despite missing several key components of the device, including its original power adaptor).
Reactivating the 2-XL is the first step in incorporating the robot in the broader research project I am undertaking — one that investigates the navigational structures of text adventure videogames, .

Choose Your Own Adventure style gamebooks such as Sorcery

and Fighting Fantasy, and other media that center around riddles and branching narratives.
The articulation of cassette-as-riddle is particularly intriguing in this regard, due to both its technical affordances and the temporality of spoken-word media.
However, as a starting point for this probe, I choose to examine a 2-XL media archaeological exercise that has already come to fruition: Echo 2-XL.
This project came to my attention while conducting background research on 2-XL, and it takes a very different approach to studying the device.
Echo 2-XL is a tinkering project that fuses two pieces of outmoded technology: the original 2-XL from 1978 and the second generation Amazon Echo Dot, released in 2016 and quickly supplanted by third and fourth generation models.
The purpose of Amazon Echo 2-XL.

As conceived by its creator Collin Cunningham

is to create “a new face and voice for the Amazon Echo Dot” (Cunningham) by combining it with the interface and aesthetic of a vintage 2-XL unit.
Despite being created forty years apart and with entirely different audiences in mind, .

Cunningham keenly noted the similarities between the two technologies

Released long before development of the algorithms that facilitate Alexa and similar voice assistants, the 2-XL was nonetheless a two-way communication device that — through careful navigation of audio on an 8-track tape — created a rudimentary illusion of artificial intelligence.
In its original form, communicating with the 2-XL required deliberate button pushes following distinct prompts from the machine itself.
However, through careful engineering, Cunningham routed the Amazon Echo Dot through the 2-XL and altered its output to mimic the original toy’s vocalizations and LED lighting patterns.
The result is a voice assistant that crosses temporal boundaries and speculates on what a contemporary communication device could look like if it were designed and introduced far before the technology that powered it was conceived.
I would contend that Cunningham’s work can be considered part of Parikka’s conception of retro-mediation, in which a newer device is remediated backwards onto an older medium (rather than a newer one, which is a much more common practice).

In Inventing Pasts and Futures Speculative Design and Media Archaeology

Parikka elaborates on this process by describing several retro-mediation projects, perhaps most prominently Garnet Hertz’s Outrun Mod, which combines an 8-bit arcade driving simulator with the established “old media” technology of a physical automobile.
When driving the Outrun Mod, users look through a “windshield” computer screen that rapidly transforms the real-world road into an 8-bit simulation, allowing users to engage in screen-mediated navigation (Parikka 214).
The simulation is no longer presenting an entirely fictitious space, instead relying upon real-time environmental input from a car-mounted camera, placing both the automobile and Outrun in contexts that exceeded their original design specifications.
In the case of Echo 2-XL, Cunningham has essentially sent an early-generation home assistant forty years in the past by fusing it with a children’s toy.
By combining a device that has been obsolete for years with one that is rapidly approaching its planned obsolescence, Cunningham has reimagined both.
As Hertz and Parikka note, this type of experimental practice can serve as a “useful counterpoint to envisioning digital culture only in terms of a glossy, high-tech ‘Californian Ideology’” (427), accomplished through the creation of custom devices that lean into the weird, antiquated, and even campy.
Sitting in a room with the 2-XL can be vaguely unsettling, as its cold stare and computerized voice starkly contrasts the sleek designs and disembodied voices produced by Amazon, Google, and other big tech companies.
This type of tinkering is also productive in studying the 2-XL as it heavily relies on depunctualizing the device.
Punctualization is a concept rooted in Actor-Network Theory (ANT), in which components are brought together “into a single complex system that can serve as a single object” (Hertz and Parikka 428).
From a design perspective, this often means that the object is deliberately made opaque through black-boxing that is resistant to consumer intervention — “the technology is intentionally created to render the mechanism invisible and usable as a single, .

Punctualized object” (Hertz and Parikka 428)

With the 2-XL, this punctualization serves an additional purpose beyond preventing user tampering: to further its conceit as an intelligent, personable robot.
Reflecting the visual and sonic aesthetics of science-fiction robots from the 1970s and 1990s, the two 2-XL models were designed to evoke the idea of a semi-conscience machine.
If users were given the ability to peer inside the robot’s mechanisms or fully deduce how their audio tapes functioned, this facade could be compromised.
Thus, circuit bending and hacking a 2-XL has allowed Cunningham (and other tinkerers) to tactically push back against corporate strategies designed to blackbox the device and gradually push it toward obsolescence, and also question how technology has been humanized to imbue it with value as an entertainer, teacher, and assistant.
I opened this probe by recounting my surprise at how quickly the 2-XL had been forgotten — not just the device itself, but also the protocols for it use and the software library that allowed it to flourish upon its release.
Many of the challenges I have encountered while studying the device are rooted in its perceived lack of value, the destruction of its paratexts, and the failure of the hardware itself.
Reflecting on Ernst, Hertz and Parikka note that “media is itself an archive in the Foucauldian sense” (427) and that investigation should start at the media assemblage itself — a device that is operational.
However, making a technological object operational can prove to be incredibly difficult, and may require thorough restoration and even replacement parts.
Thus, as a prelude to my presentation next week, I would like to then pose a question: as media archaeologists, how much leeway should we give ourselves to tweak or alter a device in order to return it to functionality.
This is not a new question, of course, being more-or-less an iteration of the Ship of Theseus thought experiment (i.e.
whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object).
However, even my simple investigations into a relatively functional 2-XL required a replacement power adaptor and a bootleg cassette tape, so the question remains a pertinent one.     Bibliography    Appadurai, Arjun.
“Introduction.” Commodities and the Politics of Value.
In The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective.

Edited by Arjun Appadurai,Cambridge University Press

1986, pp.
Cunningham, Collin.
“Echo 2XL.” Adafruit, learn.adafruit.com/echo-2-xl.
Accessed 2 March 2020.
Hertz, Garnet, and Jussi Parikka.

“Zombie Media: Circuit Bending Media Archaeology into an Art Method.” Leonardo

45, No.
5, 2012, pp.
Parikka, Jussi.
“Inventing Pasts and Futures: Speculative Design and Media Archaeology.” New Media Archaeologies, edited by Ben Roberts and Mark Goodall.
Amsterdam University Press, 2019, pp.
Strauven, Wanda.
“Media Archaeology as Laboratory for History Writing and Theory Making.”  New Media Archaeologies, edited by Ben Roberts and Mark Goodall.
Amsterdam University Press, 2019, pp.

#9 6 Tips for using your preference center » or are a Cadwyn tenant who needs support » 2020-08-24 16:33:45

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We want to provide our tenants and stakeholders with an update following the Welsh Government review of lockdown which was announced on Friday 8th May.

Cadwyn has been operating differently since the UK first went into lockdown on 23rd March
Our office on Newport Road has temporarily closed and where possible

staff have been working from home.
We have continued to carry out emergency repairs, gas servicing and cleaning of communal areas.
All of our staff have been provided with the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) to carry out this work.  Our colleagues have also been supporting tenants with phone calls, and providing help and assistance to access food supplies and other support agencies.
Cadwyn will continue to operate our services in this new way for at least the next 3 weeks.
The safety of our staff and tenants is our priority and we will do all that we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.
We have put together a list of frequently asked questions, which you can find here.
If you have any other questions, or are a Cadwyn tenant who needs support, please contact us using the details below.

Telephone on 02920 498898   Social media (search for Cadwyn Housing on Facebook

Twitter and Instagram)  Email [email protected]   Use the My Cadwyn App to contact us, report a repair and pay your rent    The post Latest update from Cadwyn appeared first on Cadwyn Housing Association.

#10 Candy-Making 3D Printer Launches on Kickstarter for $500 » â€œBest Practices with the Privacy & Security Genius Bar” » 2020-08-22 16:45:50

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CynergisTek to Participate at HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum in Chicago on July 1

2015 CynergisTek’s David Holtzman, VP of Compliance, was selected to participate in the HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum in Chicago on July 1, 2015.
Holtzman will participate in a panel discussion, “Best Practices with the Privacy & Security Genius Bar”.
The purpose of the panel discussion is to allow the audience to ask their toughest privacy and security questions and get advice from the group of experts.
The panel will also be addressing best practices and solutions on data leakage prevention, access control, vendor contracting, cloud computing and much more.
What: “Best Practices with the Privacy & Security Genius Bar” at HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum When: July 1, 2015 11 am – 12  pm Where: Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago, IL  Click here to learn more about the program or to register.

#11 Kian Dibutuhkan, Pijar Mahir Perkuat Pelatihan SDM Bidang IT » which she parks alongside Central Park in New York City » 2020-08-20 17:38:33

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Jane Rosen began yelling sometime in April

By May, it had become routine.
The incidents usually occur near her minivan, which she parks alongside Central Park in New York City.
As she attempts to enter or exit the vehicle, a cyclist or a runner will whiz by, so close she can practically smell them.
“I scream, ‘Where is your mask?’” said Ms.
Rosen, 73.
Her daughter warned her that these confrontations could end badly.
But it feels worth it, she said, because lives are at stake.
She’s had about 18 such confrontations.
The figure would be higher, she said, if she ventured out more often.
Melissa Mayen, a high school senior in Washington, D.C., had also been avoiding going outside.
Then in mid-May, she set out for a ride for the first time in nearly a month.
She was startled when a man, walking across the street, yelled something about a mask.
“I almost fell off my bike,” she said.
She owns one mask, which her father brought her from a construction site where he works.
Aside from the fact that it’s so thick that she can barely breathe in it, she tries to preserve it for higher-risk situations.
“If you are yelling at someone to wear a mask, then give them a mask,” she said.
Several months into the coronavirus pandemic, battles over when to wear masks have heated up, sometimes with political alliances replacing health guidelines.
And few activities seem to have incited more debate than exercise: walkers, cyclists, runners, skaters — everyone seems to have contradicting interpretations of the science and etiquette around how to behave outside.

Let’s get to the rules: Runners are required to wear masks

Not necessarily.
When cities and states started urging people to wear masks to reduce transmission of the coronavirus, some made exceptions for exercising.
Carry a mask, many seemed to say, but if you’re by yourself on an empty street, you don’t have to wear it.

New York City explicitly states that face coverings are not required while walking

running or biking, if you can keep your distance.
Likewise, San Francisco has urged runners to carry a mask and put it on when they are within 30 feet of other people.
Since mid-May, .

Los Angeles has required residents to put on a face covering upon leaving home

But masks are not required while running and biking so long as distance is maintained — though they should be carried, the county and city later clarified.
In Boston, an elevated heart rate is no excuse not to cover your nose and mouth.
“You need to be wearing a face covering when you’re out exercising,” Mayor Marty Walsh said in April.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings “where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain,” but offers no specific guidance on exercising.
Why can’t runners just wear masks.
It can be really hard to run in a mask.
Many runners are put off by how challenging it is to inhale as their heart rate rises.
It can be much more difficult than walking in a mask.
“It’s harder to breathe.

And it’s a lot more clammy,” said Gaston Ly

a store manager at Running Room in Honolulu.
Others forgo one because, even as the virus spreads, masks have not been widely adopted in their communities.
“Oh gosh no!” said Larry Holt, the owner of Ken Combs Running Store in Louisville, Ky., when asked if runners there wore masks.
“That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard of in my life.” (In Kentucky, Gov.

Andy Beshear asked residents to begin wearing masks in public on May 11

Like officials elsewhere, he made an exception for people exercising alone.) Even in Hong Kong, a city so committed to face coverings in public that it has been widely praised as a model, there is little expectation that runners will wear masks, said Brian Woo, a founder of a running group there.
“I assume it’s just understood that running is not a time for wearing masks,” he said.
Still, there’s evidence that runners and bikers should wear masks, right.
There is no scientific consensus around the importance of wearing a mask while exercising, primarily because so little relevant research has been completed.
Researchers do agree that masks slow the spread of the virus.
They also agree that it’s best to avoid exercising within six feet of anyone beyond your immediate household and that working out is less risky outside than inside.
Donald Milton, a professor of environmental health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health who has studied masks’ ability to block respiratory droplets, suggests their value depends on location.
“Outdoors is relatively safe, and masks would only be important if you are exercising in crowded areas or indoors in space shared with other people,” he said.
How could a runner or biker infect me.
It would most likely occur while you were stopped talking to them, said Julian Tang, a virologist and a professor at the University of Leicester in England.
He thinks the risk of infection from quickly passing someone is low, because the “massive air volume will dilute any exhaled virus and the wind may carry it away.” In general, researchers agree that air circulation outdoors seems to strongly inhibit transmission of the coronavirus.

In a study of more than 7,300 coronavirus cases in China

just one was connected to outdoor transmission.
But if exercising people are breathing harder, doesn’t that make a mask more important.
In April.

A draft of a scientific study by Belgian and Dutch engineers indicating that runners

brisk walkers and cyclists create a wake of air behind them that could carry exhaled respiratory droplets much farther than six feet began to circulate online.
A widely shared Medium post referring to the research recommended keeping a distance of 32 feet when running or slowly cycling and at least 65 feet — four car-lengths — when cycling quickly.
For a few days, every social media platform seemed to be oozing with the same terrifying graphic: two runners, one spewing a colorful cloud — many interpreted it to be coronavirus — on a man behind him.
The study’s authors soon published a follow-up, noting that their research was just an engineering wind-flow model, which found that when we walk or run, the air moves differently around us than when we are still.
Despite telling people not to draw conclusions from their research about how the virus infects people, it had taken on a life of its own.
One useful takeaway, both the study’s authors and several researchers not involved in it said: It’s best to avoid running or biking directly behind someone for a prolonged period.
What about sweat.
Stranger sweat is disgusting.

But it’s not among the bodily fluids that the C.D.C

warns transmits the coronavirus.
What about spitting.
Spitting is not only disgusting but also dangerous, as saliva can contain viral droplets.
Runners, cyclists, skaters, walkers — don’t do it.
(Or at least not around others.) I’m a cyclist or a runner and want to do it safely.
What can I do.
Avoid popular routes and times, suggests Douglas Nicaragua, the owner of Go Run in Miami.
He advises taking a mask, even if you don’t expect to cross paths with anyone.
If you see someone, put it on.
“Over time.

You’ll get used to it,” said Joey Ta

a competitive endurance athlete in Los Angeles who recently started wearing a mask.
People exercising have used several kinds of masks, some with drawbacks.
A surgical mask can easily grow damp and heavy with sweat; so can a cloth one.
A bandanna tied around the head may slip more easily when running.
Some may even consider a face shield.
Others have used a face gaiter or Buff, a tube of cloth that extends from the collarbone to the ridge of the nose.
That’s what Colin Klein, owner of Fleet Feet in Burbank, Calif., recommends.
And whether you wear a mask or not, pay attention to the position of people around you.
Benjamin D.
Levine, a professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, is advising the U.S.
track and field team on how to train safely.
He urges focusing on what he calls the four Ds: “double the distance” from six to 12 feet and “don’t draft,” meaning “don’t run or cycle directly behind someone so you are continually running into and breathing their expired air.” Will a mask help me train.
The idea that wearing a mask mimics high-altitude conditions is a myth, Dr.
Levine said.
An unmasked biker got so close I could smell him.
Permission to yell.
“I don’t understand how people can’t understand that this is about more than just a mask,” said Ms.
Rosen, the New York woman who has taken to yelling at runners.
She said her confrontations were driven by a sense of duty to protect not only herself, but also her neighbors.
But is yelling — which may also expel more viral droplets than talking — likely to change behavior.
Possibly, said Alexandra Brewis, a professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University and the author of a book on stigma and global health.
But she has found that most people are far more likely to take advice from friends and family than from a stranger and to incorporate feedback delivered with empathy, not shame.

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#12 City facilities expected to reopen in coming weeks  » Brainerd Fishing Report: September 11 » 2020-08-19 17:35:46

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Brainerd Fishing Report: September 11, 2019 This weekly fishing report features multiple lakes in the Brainerd Lakes Area located in central Minnesota.

It’s provided by Nate Berg Fishing Guides

The fall walleye transition is here in the past week the bite been fairly inconsistent.
Some fish are being taken on the edge of weeds long lining jigs with shiners While others are being found in deeper structures using live bait rigs or snap jigging rattling baits.

Big Pike have moved shallow and are very active

Trolling musky jerk baits and casting big spinner baits of been effective.
Bluegills have moved shallow, crappies have moved deeper with bass heading into the reeds and shallow weed flats.

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#13 Miles charged in kidnapping of Round Rock sisters » Kickstarter suspended a crowdfunding campaign for the iFind » 2020-08-18 17:33:31

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Not too long ago, Kickstarter suspended a crowdfunding campaign for the iFind, a device that would have raised well over $550,000 despite not being able to share any details about the product with backers or show a functional prototype.
It’s still not clear whether that was an elaborate scam or an actual product, but it looks like there’s one more similar product that’s raising scam flags during funding.
With 17 days left in the campaign, the Ritot smartwatch has already passed $750,000 in funds on Indiegogo well over its initial $50,000 goal, but The Next Web revealed there are some issues with the campaign.
The Ritot smartwatch is supposed to be a tiny smart bracelet that packs a projector capable.

#14 Your Complete Guide to Getting Back to the Gym » ScriptCase works fine with YouTube videos » 2020-08-16 17:09:28

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Videos are currently the most effective form of communication, in recent years access to videos online has grown and with it a site stood out among so many pretty segment, YouTube.
Using a simple platform and quick loading and uploading videos it is growing every year and settling as the most trusted store videos in the world.
If you stop to consider how easy it is to create a video and publish it on the internet today, will see how it can be a differentiator in many applications.
Applications involving libraries of videos, for example, .

Can easily be replaced by a tracklist videos from YouTube

With the link at hand is easy to put the video where you want to store it for later viewing or offering that video as a support for an online class, for example.
ScriptCase works fine with YouTube videos, and one of the most common examples are the tracklists calls.
Here you can, for example, create a sequence of videos that will appear throughout an online class in an application that offers this type of service.
The registration of a class is simpler using the resources ScriptCase already puts the field “Video” in the form automatically.
There is an infinity of projects that may involve videos and all this will depend basically on the focus of the project and the primary need of the customer.
YouTube allows those videos remain stored at the base and with that you have not worn server storing videos that are often heavy, book a space on the server only for video storage can be very costly in terms of both resource and financially.
Furthermore, YouTube provides better performance in providing the video avoiding problems such as failure of transmission, for example.
Do you want to know more about how to integrate the YoutTube videos to your projects with ScriptCase.
Then go to the examples page here on the site.
And if you still do not know ScriptCase take a look at our Free PHP Course with ScriptCase and learn how to take the first steps in their development projects with our tool.

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#15 CMO Insights: David Reske, Founder and President, Nowspeed » FROM EARLIER: Don’t feel like paying for your apps » 2020-08-15 13:49:43

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This is shaping up to be a great day for buying some incredible deals on top-notch iPhone apps.
Per 9to5Mac, Apple announced on Friday that it’s having an enormous sale on 20 popular productivity apps that are being steeply discounted to bargain bin prices.
FROM EARLIER: Don’t feel like paying for your apps.
Check out our most recent lists of paid iPhone apps and paid iPhone games that went completely free for a limited time earlier this week.
Just what kinds of great deals are we talking about.
Consider that popular text editor Writer Pro has been chopped down from its regular price of $19.99 to just $4.99.

Or that acclaimed task management app Clear has seen its price fall from

#16 Williamson County lifts burn ban » With WannaCry barely in the rear view mirror » 2020-08-13 16:36:24

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With WannaCry barely in the rear view mirror, ransomware was back in the spotlight with a new malware dubbed NotPetya.
We can expect to see new ransomware strains as advanced attackers continue to evolve their tactics, and the ramifications on business will be significant if proactive measures are not taken.
In previously posts, we’ve deconstructed ransomware and offered mitigation tips.
To protect your organization, it’s important to be informed and have baseline knowledge.
Here are five things to know about ransomware:  What is ransomware.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, that denies access to files and data until a ransom is paid.
There are two distinct types of ransomware.
The most common is crypto ransomware, which encrypts sensitive data and files until a ransom is paid.
The other type, locker ransomware, locks a device, completely preventing the victim from using it.
In most cases, ransomware encrypts personal files, blocking users from accessing them.
Victims are given instructions on how to pay the requested ransom, and only after doing so, are they given a decryption tool that will unlock the files.
How does ransomware encryption work.
A well-designed ransomware strain will typically use an asymmetric encryption algorithm, which leverages a pair of keys – one public and one private.
The data that is encrypted with the public key can only be unlocked by this matching private key and vice versa.
How do victims pay cyber ransoms.
Ransoms are typically paid in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin due to its anonymity and difficulty to trace.
How much is a typical ransom.
Requested ransom amounts can vary wildly.
In the WannaCry attacks, victims were asked to pay between $300 to $600 via BitCoin to have their files unlocked.
This may not seem like much, but it’s important to consider the other, more severe, costs resulting from such attacks due to downtime caused by lack of access to systems.
Shockingly, it was recently reported that South Korean web hosting provider paid $1 million in bitcoins to hackers after a Linux ransomware infected its servers and encrypted the websites data hosted on them.
A big jump from the amount the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center reportedly paid last year.
How do I mitigate risk.
Ransomware prevention measures can seem particularly daunting as administrator rights are not always required for some of today’s advanced strains of malware to compromise an end users’ machine and infect the endpoint.
This means that while privilege management can play a role in mitigating risks, many strains of ransomware can encrypt data using standard user rights.
So even if an organization has removed local administrator rights, this doesn’t necessarily mitigate the risk.

Testing at CyberArk Labs demonstrated that application control

including greylisting, coupled with the removal of local administrator rights, was 100 percent effective in preventing ransomware from encrypting files.

Watch this CyberArk Brief and learn how to proactively protect against ransomware



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