September 30, 2016

[HDGEM] Prevent data breaches by penetration test

Since a penetration test is a benign way to simulate an attack on the network, you can learn whether and how you are exposed. It's a fire drill to ensure you're optimally prepared if there's ever a real fire.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 08:19:00 PM

[HDGEM] Penetration testing is the process of identifying security gaps in your IT infrastructure by mimicking an attacker

Think about it as quality assurance for your IT security.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 04:45:00 PM

[HDGEM] Hosted container solutions

Hosted container solutions such as Google Container Engine or Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) reduces the burden of administering the container infrastructure and possibly the VM infrastructure that it runs on.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 04:31:00 PM

[HDGEM] The benefits of containers

Containers isolate your service instances from each other. 

You can easily monitor the resources consumed by each container. They encapsulate the technology used to implement your services. The container management API also serves as the API for managing your services.

Containers are a lightweight technology. 

Container images are typically very fast to build. Containers also start very quickly since there is no lengthy OS boot mechanism. When a container starts, what runs is the service.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 04:29:00 PM

[HDGEM] AWS provides autoscaling but it is difficult to react quickly to changes in demand.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 04:24:00 PM

[HDGEM] Deploying your microservices as VMs enable you to leverage mature cloud infrastructure.

 Clouds such as AWS provide useful features such as load balancing and autoscaling.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 04:23:00 PM

[HDGEM] A major benefit of VMs is that each service instance runs in complete isolation.

 It has a fixed amount of CPU and memory and can't steal resources from other services.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 04:21:00 PM

[HDGEM] Boxfuse packages your Java application as a minimal VM image.

These images are fast to build, boot quickly, and are more secure since they expose a limited attack surface.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 04:21:00 PM

[HDGEM] Packer is a tool for creating machine and container images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.

Packer.io is an option for automated VM image creation. Unlike Aminator, it supports a variety of virtualization technologies including EC2, DigitalOcean, VirtualBox, and VMware.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 04:19:00 PM

[HDGEM] aminator - Easily create application-specific custom AMIs

Aminator creates a custom AMI from just:
  • A base ami ID
  • A link to a deb or rpm package that installs your application.
This is useful for many AWS workflows, particularly ones that take advantage of auto-scaling groups.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 04:17:00 PM

[HDGEM] challenges of microservices application deployment

A microservices application consists of tens or even hundreds of services. Services are written in a variety of languages and frameworks.

Each one is a mini-application with its own specific deployment, resource, scaling, and monitoring requirements.

For example, you need to run a certain number of instances of each service based on the demand for that service. Also, each service instance must be provided with the appropriate CPU, memory, and I/O resources.

What is even more challenging is that despite this complexity, deploying services must be fast, reliable and cost-effective.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 04:11:00 PM

[HDGEM] WildFly Swarm deconstructs the WildFly Java Application Server into fine-grained parts

WildFly Swarm allows the selective reconstitution of those parts, together with your application into a self-contained executable - an "uberjar".

The resulting artifact contains just enough Java EE to support whatever subset of the traditional APIs your application requires.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 04:09:00 PM

[HDGEM] The deployment of a monolithic application is not always entirely straightforward

but it is much simpler than deploying a microservices application.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 04:06:00 PM

[HDGEM] Apache cordova platform

For a complete list of platforms you can add, run cordova platform.

$ cordova platform
Installed platforms:
 
Available platforms:
  amazon-fireos ~3.6.3 (deprecated)
  android ~5.2.0
  blackberry10 ~3.8.0
  browser ~4.1.0
  firefoxos ~3.6.3
  ubuntu ~4.3.4
  webos ~3.7.0



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 02:05:00 PM

[HDGEM] How to fix: /usr/bin/env: ‘node’: No such file or directory

$ sudo link /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node
# or
$ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 02:01:00 PM

[HDGEM] How to fix: cordova command not found on Ubuntu

On OS X and Linux, prefixing the npm command with sudo may be necessary to install this development utility in otherwise restricted directories such as /usr/local/share.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 01:55:00 PM

[HDGEM] Write Once Run Anywhere (WORA)

WORA refers to a piece of code that's written once on one platform but can run on multiple platforms. 


As variety of mobile platforms increase, developers are finding it harder to provide their app in consumable form as users may be on very different platforms.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 01:35:00 PM

[HDGEM] Yahoo open sources its porn-detecting neural network

There are more details available at the Yahoo blog post, and the model is available for download on GitHub.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 12:31:00 PM

[HDGEM] Skipping out on a home inspection can end in disaster.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 12:30:00 PM

[HDGEM] Reports suggest that the Microsoft all-in-one (AIO) PC is already on the way.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 12:28:00 PM

[HDGEM] Atomic Database Operations and race conditions

If you are using an ACID-compliant database, which guarantees atomicity, then the race conditions can be avoided by implementing critical sections as atomic database queries.

Beware, however, of TOCTTOU bugs: any code not inside a database query will still be subject to race conditions.

You really do need to be careful of what guarantees your database provides! If implemented correctly, it is almost certainly better than using a lock.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 12:23:00 PM

[HDGEM] What are Race Conditions?

Race conditions in software are when two concurrent threads of execution access a shared resource in a way that unintentionally produces different results depending on the time at which the code is executed.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 11:58:00 AM

[HDGEM] Race conditions




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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 11:57:00 AM

[HDGEM] The LEDE project - Linux Embedded Development Environment

The LEDE project is a Linux based embedded meta distribution based on OpenWrt and targeting a wide range of wireless SOHO routers and non-network devices.
LEDE spun away from the mother project in May 2016, aims for an open governance model and attempts to simplify contributing to encourage new developers in embedded development.
Refer to our about page to learn more about the projects origins.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 11:47:00 AM

[HDGEM] AWS Lambda Simplifies Amazon API Gateway Integration



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 11:45:00 AM

[HDGEM] Amazon EMR supports data encryption for Apache Spark, Tez, and Hadoop MapReduce



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 11:45:00 AM

[HDGEM] PayPal is the quick and easy way to pay your friends back in a few taps.

All you need is their mobile number or email, and the funds go quickly into their PayPal account. And if they don't have one, setup is free and easy, so no more hassle of asking for bank details or setting up a security question. Plus, it's free to send money to friends and family within Canada from your PayPal balance or linked bank account.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 11:44:00 AM

[HDGEM] The Eclipse Edje project defines a standard high-level Java API called Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) for accessing hardware features delivered by microcontrollers (MCU)

The Eclipse Edje project defines a standard high-level Java API called Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) for accessing hardware features delivered by microcontrollers (MCU) such as GPIO, DAC, ADC, PWM, etc. that can directly connect to native libraries, drivers, and board support packages provided by silicon vendors with their evaluation kits. MCUs are small low-cost low-power 32-bit processors designed to run software in resource-constrained environments: low memory (typically KB), flash (typically MB) and frequency (typically MHz).

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 11:25:00 AM

[HDGEM] Apple's MacBook Pro

Apple's MacBook Pro received excellent reviews. 

Starting at $1,299 for the 13-inch model and $1,999 for the 15-inch model, the MacBook Pro features up to 10 hours of battery life, dual-core and quad-core Intel CPUs, PCIe-based flash storage, up to 16GB of RAM, and Apple's Retina display technology. Other features include Apple's Force Touch trackpad which offers additional functionalities, depending on how hard a user clicks, as well as new storage options like Optimized Storage, which automatically moves unused files off of MacOS and into iCloud.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 11:23:00 AM

[HDGEM] Dell Precision line of laptops

Pitched by Dell as a mobile workstation, the Precision line features a choice between Intel's Skylake and Xeon CPUs, DDR4 memory slots for up to 64GB of RAM, a choice between Nvidia and AMD GPUs, Microsoft's Precision Trackpad, and an Infinity Bezel display on the recently released Precision 15 5000 series.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 11:22:00 AM

[HDGEM] Xiaomi's phone is less than half the price of Apple Inc.’s top-of-the-line model.

Xiaomi's new device with dual cameras and a pressure-sensitive screen that's less than half the price of Apple Inc.'s top-of-the-line model. With the 5.7-inch Mi 5S Plus, Xiaomi, once known as a purveyor of inexpensive but innovative phones, is taking aim at fans of premium devices.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 10:50:00 AM

[HDGEM] Twitter Moments enable users to stitch together multiple tweets into slideshow-like stories.

The ability to create Twitter Moments is being rolled out to all users.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 10:47:00 AM

[HDGEM] Only 1% of high school girls in the U.S. are considering studying computer science



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 10:40:00 AM

How to send a file as an email attachment using Linux command line

Attachments can be added with the "-a" option.
$ echo "This is message body" | mutt -s "This is Subject" -r "Sender<[email protected]" -a /path/to/file [email protected].ca
Mutt is like an enhanced version of the mail command with a very similar syntax.
$ mutt -s "Subject" -a /path/to/file -- [email protected].ca < /tmp/mailcontent.txt
On Ubuntu, you may need to put -a after receiver to avoid "unable to attach file" problem.

Example use of the Linux Command zip

zip i88ca *

This command creates a file "i88ca.zip" which contains a copy of all files in the current directory in compressed form. However, files whose name starts with a "." are not included. The extension ".zip" is added by the program. Your to-be zip file name cannot have postfix. For example:

zip i88.ca *
doesn't work.

zip -r i88ca .
This copies the current directory, including all subdirectories into the archive file.

[HDGEM] How to unzip gzip file

Here is an example of how to extract the contents of a gzip file:

gzip -d file.gz

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 10:12:00 AM

[HDGEM] The last two months of the year account for over 20% of ecommerce sales

Make sure you optimize your site for maximum traffic and sales.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 10:02:00 AM

[HDGEM] Online shopping is now a mainstream activity among internet users of all ages.

Across the board, it's PCs/laptops which top the table; at least 7 in 10 in each generation are using these devices to buy products online, with their perceived security and functionality benefits being key to this.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 10:01:00 AM

[HDGEM] Log services

Everyone uses log files to search and understand errors, crashes and exceptions in their application. Some use the direct approach and sift through plain text log files, while others rely on log management tools to help them find the bug in the log-haystack.

  • Some choices:
  • Sumo Logic
  • Graylog
  • Loggly
  • PaperTrail
  • Logentries
  • Stackify


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 09:58:00 AM

[HDGEM] A shift in mindset is required to really take advantage of the scale that comes with cloud deployments.

Many people underestimate the DevOps shift required for running applications in the cloud rather than on-premises. And truly cloud-native applications on Java EE are possible with very little effort.

But A shift in mindset is required to really take advantage of the scale that comes with cloud deployments.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 08:30:00 AM

[HDGEM] Elon Musk revealed SpaceX's system for $200,000 round-trip tickets to Mars as soon as 2027



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 06:24:00 AM

[HDGEM] JAVA 8 IS NOW DOMINANT

Java 8 is the new normal. You are increasingly likely to encounter Java 8 code in others' applications, and you will be increasingly expected to be able to write code in idioms influenced by Java 8.

Take advantage of features new to Java 8 and assume that you will encounter Java 8 in other developers' code.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 06:18:00 AM

[HDGEM] Modern web apps using the latest web technologies and ideas

web apps that will have super powers in the latest modern browsers, but still provide an acceptable user experience in less able browsers.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 12:58:00 AM

[HDGEM] Many successful business ideas address everyday problems.

Talk to family, friends, and work colleagues and look out for 'you must be able to solve this problem' comments. 

Also look for activities where information on the internet can be given more meaning because of a user's location or current activity.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 12:41:00 AM

[HDGEM] Invention and innovation

Former United States Commissioner of Patents Charles Holland Duell said in 1902, "In my opinion, all previous advances in the various lines of invention will appear totally insignificant when compared with those which the present century will witness. I almost wish that I might live my life over again to see the wonders which are at the threshold." 

Those words are as true today as they were over 100 years ago.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 12:36:00 AM

[HDGEM] Firefox Marketplace is a marketplace for HTML5 applications.

Its purpose is to support Firefox OS and its Firefox apps. After launching in September 2013, it had nearly 6,000 apps by March 2015. The marketplace imbues Mozilla's principles of transparency, user control, and open innovation that locked-down platforms lack. Its mission is to promote a free and open web.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 12:25:00 AM

[HDGEM] A multiple phone web-based application framework

A multiple phone web-based application framework is a software framework that is designed to support the development of phone applications that are written as embedded dynamic websites and may leverage native phone capabilities, like geo data or contact lists.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 12:17:00 AM

[HDGEM] Online videos

Many traditional network television shows, movies and other video content is now available online, either from the content owner directly or from third party services. YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Synaptop, Amazon Video, FlickRocket and other Internet-based video services allow content owners to let users access their content on computers, smart phones, tablets or by using appliances such as video game consoles, set-top boxes or Smart TVs.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 12:12:00 AM

[HDGEM] OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research company,

OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research company, associated with business magnate Elon Musk, that aims to carefully promote and develop open-source friendly AI in such a way as to benefit, rather than harm, humanity as a whole. The organization aims to "freely collaborate" with other institutions and researchers by making its patents and research open to the public.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/30/2016 12:03:00 AM

[HDGEM] Partnership on AI (full name Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society)

Partnership on AI (full name Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society) is a technology industry consortium focused on establishing best practices for artificial intelligence systems and to educate the public about AI. Publicly announced September 28, 2016, its founding members are Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and IBM

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 11:57:00 PM

September 29, 2016

[HDGEM] Google Apps for work has a new name - G Suite

G Suite is still the same all-in-one solution that you use every day, with the same powerful tools—Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 04:05:00 PM

[HDGEM] Google’s Penguin goes real-time and be more granular

Penguin is a filter designed to capture sites that are spamming Google's search results in ways that Google's regular spamming systems might not detect. Introduced in 2012, it has operated on a periodic basis.

The last Penguin update, Penguin 3.0, happened on October 17, 2014. Any sites hit by it have waited nearly two years for the chance to be free.

According to Google. With this latest release, Penguin becomes real-time. As Google recrawls and reindexes pages — which happens constantly — those pages will be assessed by the Penguin filter. Pages will be caught and/or freed by Penguin as part of this regular process.

As Google said in its post:
With this change, Penguin's data is refreshed in real time, so changes will be visible much faster, typically taking effect shortly after we recrawl and reindex a page.

Penguin becomes more page-specific, not sitewide only

Google also said this new Penguin algorithm is "more granular.":

Penguin is now more granular. Penguin now devalues spam by adjusting ranking based on spam signals, rather than affecting ranking of the whole site.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 09:55:00 AM

[HDGEM] How to delete apps on Mac

Open a Finder window and navigate to your Applications folder.
Once you find the app you want to remove, drag its icon to the Trash icon in the Dock.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 07:34:00 AM

[HDGEM] Mac Password Hint

If you forget your password while logging in, click the question mark in the password field to see a hint. If you don't see a question mark, your user password doesn't have a hint.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 07:00:00 AM

[HDGEM] How to re-install OS X on Mac

Enter Recovery Mode and wipe your hard drive clean and start fresh.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 06:57:00 AM

[HDGEM] Apple Firmware Password

Even with your files encrypted with FileVault, someone could grab your laptop, enter Recovery Mode and wipe your hard drive clean and start fresh. While this keeps your files from being stolen, it doesn't prevent others from happily using your Mac after a fresh install of OS X. A firmware password is a hardware-based encryption tool that requires a password when booting to Recovery Mode or from an external drive.

To create a firmware password, you will need to reboot your Mac and enter Recovery Mode by holding down Command-R when it begins to boot up. When the OS X Utilities screen appears, click on the Utilities menu in the menu bar and select Firmware Password Utility. Next, click Turn On Firmware Password, enter a password, and click the Set Password button. Finally, click Quit Firmware Password Utility, and choose Restart from the Apple menu in the upper-left corner.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 06:55:00 AM

[HDGEM] Apple FileVault Disk Encryption

FileVault encrypts the data on your Mac so unauthorized users can't access your files. If you are using OS X Yosemite, then you are likely already using FileVault. When you installed Yosemite, one of the setup screens asked if you wanted to enable this utility.

To check to see if you are using FileVault, open System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, and then click the FileVault tab. To enable FileVault, click the lock in the lower-left corner to unlock it and enter your admin name and password. Next, click the Turn On FileVault button.
You'll get a recovery key, which you'll need if you want to reset your password. Be sure to keep this recovery key in a safe spot. Alternatively, you can store it with Apple. If you choose the latter, you will be asked to create three security Q&As -- three hoops to jump through should you need to ask Apple for your recovery key in the future.
After a restart, FileVault will begin to encrypt the files on your drive. You can still use your Mac while FileVault works in the background.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 06:51:00 AM

[HDGEM] How to reset Mac's password

Apple includes a tool with Mac OS X to replace a Mac's password. This is the best option if you have completely forgotten your password. Follow these steps:

  • Turn off your Mac (choose Apple > Shut Down).
  • Press the power button while holding down Command-R. The Mac will boot into Recovery mode. When you see the load bar appear you can let go of the keys. It may take a few minutes to load.
  • Choose Utilities tab in the top menu bar > Terminal.
  • Enter resetpassword (all one word, lowercase letters) and press Return
  • Select the volume containing the account (normally this will be your Main hard drive).
  • Choose the account to change with Select the User Account.
  • Enter a new password and re-enter it into the password fields.
  • Enter a new password hint related to the password.
  • Click Save.
  • A warning will appear that the password has changed, but not the Keychain Password. Click OK.
  • Click Apple > Shut Down.
  • Now start up the Mac. You can login using the new password.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 06:49:00 AM

[HDGEM] Digital River is a private company that provides global ecommerce, payments and marketing services.

Digital River is a private company that provides global ecommerce, payments and marketing services.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 01:31:00 AM

[HDGEM] Consumers increasingly value the flexibility and affordability of on-demand access over the commitment and upfront investment of owning assets.

 Now is the time to reshape your business model to deliver meaningful experiences and value-added services that lock in customer loyalty for years to come.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 01:30:00 AM

[HDGEM] Bias, priming, and salience are the main psychological factors that influence our ability to estimate.

Bias, priming, and salience are the main psychological factors that influence our ability to estimate.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 01:28:00 AM

[HDGEM] Microsoft has released TypeScript 2.0

with Simplified Declaration File Acquisition, Non-nullable Types and Readonly modifiers.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 01:26:00 AM

[HDGEM] Oracle is proposing to entrust the development of the NetBeans platform and IDE to the Apache Foundation

According to NetBeans, the IDE currently has 1.5 million active developers worldwide, being used both in production by NASA, NATO, Boing, Airbus, among others, and in education by various schools and universities. NetBeans is a cross-platform IDE written in Java and targeting mainly Java, but it supports several other programming languages such as HTML5, PHP and C/C++.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 01:25:00 AM

[HDGEM] Jenkins pipelines enable you to define the whole application lifecycle.

Pipeline functionality helps Jenkins to support continuous delivery (CD). The Pipeline plugin was built with requirements for a flexible, extensible, and script-based CD workflow capability in mind.
Accordingly, pipeline functionality is:
  • Durable: Pipelines can survive both planned and unplanned restarts of your Jenkins master.
  • Pausable: Pipelines can optionally stop and wait for human input or approval before completing the jobs for which they were built.
  • Versatile: Pipelines support complex real-world CD requirements, including the ability to fork or join, loop, and work in parallel with each other.
  • Extensible: The Pipeline plugin supports custom extensions to its DSL (domain scripting language) and multiple options for integration with other plugins.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 01:17:00 AM

[HDGEM] Turning Google Assistant Into an all-knowing digital helper.

Google is threatened by the decline of web search.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 01:10:00 AM

[HDGEM] The Partnership on AI unites Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft to ease public fears of machines that are learning to think for themselves.

The Partnership on AI unites Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft to ease public fears of machines that are learning to think for themselves.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 01:06:00 AM

[HDGEM] Jenkins Master and workers

Set the Jenkins Master executors to 0, setting up separate cloud instances to be the workers; Jenkins Master will only be the orchestrator.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 12:57:00 AM

[HDGEM] GitHub Webhooks allow you to build or set up integrations which subscribe to certain events on GitHub.com.

When one of those events is triggered, we'll send a HTTP POST payload to the webhook's configured URL. Webhooks can be used to update an external issue tracker, trigger CI builds, update a backup mirror, or even deploy to your production server. You're only limited by your imagination.
Each webhook can be installed on an organization or a specific repository. Once installed, they will be triggered each time one or more subscribed events occurs on that organization or repository.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 12:32:00 AM

[HDGEM] eBay fees

eBay lets you list 50 items for free per month, and then charges 10% of the total sale plus standard PayPal fees of 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/29/2016 12:06:00 AM

September 28, 2016

[HDGEM] Configuration Management Tools

A configuration management tool helps to automate the process to achieve speed, scale, repeatability, and consistency, for example, using Scalr and Chef tool solutions.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 07:28:00 PM

[HDGEM] Digital product markets

App Stores and Specialized Markets for selling digital products. 

Typically you'll find a market designed for the types of products you're selling—the Kindle store for eBooks, a WordPress market for website themes, Bandcamp for music, Steam for games—and list your products there.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 07:16:00 PM

[HDGEM] How to view encrypted office 365 messages on iPhone or iPad

If you're on your iPhone or iPad and you've received a message encrypted with Office 365 Message Encryption, you can use the free OME Viewer app to view the message and send an encrypted reply.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 07:10:00 PM

[HDGEM] Computer software and security company Symantec Corp.

Symantec has announced plans to cut costs by $550 million by the end of FY18, including cutting its workforce by 10%. With these savings, analysts expect Symantec to earn $1.7-1.8 per share in fiscal 2018.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 02:18:00 PM

[HDGEM] Microsoft Azure, Cloud and Enterprise Symbol / Icon Set - Visio stencil, PowerPoint, PNG, SVG

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=41937

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 02:15:00 PM

[HDGEM] MicroSoft Visio Trial

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-visio-professional-2016/

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 01:53:00 PM

[HDGEM] Cisco network Topology icons

They can be easily used in LibreOffice – you just have to do copy/paste from folder where they are stored.

You can download them in JPEG format directly from the following link:

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac50/ac47/3015_jpeg.zip

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 01:49:00 PM

[HDGEM] It is important to leverage tools and software to free up time to focus on growing the business.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 11:37:00 AM

[HDGEM] It's better to do one or two things really well than many things poorly.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 11:36:00 AM

[HDGEM] Depending on the hiring manager, education is either non-essential or can be a key factor.

Some managers want a Computer Science (CS) degree from a recognizable school. However, other hiring managers believe that your code should speak for itself and since the majority of developers are self-taught and may or may not have CS degree, this becomes less of a key factor.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 09:55:00 AM

[HDGEM] Thought leaders and influencers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, specialties, industries and expertise.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 07:08:00 AM

[HDGEM] All Google Cloud Compute Engine disks are automatically encrypted.

You can also further protect your disks at rest with your own Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys (CSEK). Only users with the correct key can use CSEK-protected resources.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 06:54:00 AM

[HDGEM] Google Cloud 3 TB Local SSD GA

Fast, cost-effective, and more flexible SSD. Attach up to eight 375 GB partitions or 3 TB of high input/output operations per second (IOPS) SSD to any machine with at least one virtual CPU.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 06:53:00 AM

[HDGEM] BlackBerry to end internal hardware development

BlackBerry says it plans to end all internal hardware development -- signalling a strategic shift for the company.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 05:55:00 AM

[HDGEM] Major HTTP/2 features


Multiplexing, which allows multiple requests to be sent on the same TCP connection.
Header compression, to reduce header size in a request.
Stream prioritization, to transfer important data first.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 12:10:00 AM

[HDGEM] Azure DNS lets customers host their Domain Name System (DNS) domains in Azure and manage DNS records using the same credentials, APIs, tools, billing, and support as their other Azure services.

Available for use in all public Azure regions,  Azure DNS also incorporates enterprise-grade security features in Azure Resource Manager for two-factor authentication, role-based access control, and detailed audit logs.
Azure DNS uses a global network of name servers for extremely high performance and availability, now backed by a 99.99 percent availability service-level agreement (SLA) .
Azure DNS pricing is based on the number of hosted DNS zones and the number of DNS queries received (in millions); general availability pricing will go into effect November 1, 2016.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/28/2016 12:02:00 AM

September 27, 2016

[HDGEM] Consumers are never required to pay money to receive lottery or sweepstakes winnings.

If you, or someone you know, received a potentially fraudulent letter or think you may be a victim of a fraud scheme, report it.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/27/2016 02:03:00 PM

[HDGEM] Encryption does not allow automatic login on LInux

If you want automatic login: remove the encryption.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/27/2016 09:37:00 AM

[HDGEM] How to enable echoing the verification code for Google authenticator PAM module

By default, the PAM module does not echo the verification code when it is entered by the user. In some situations, the administrator might prefer a different behavior. Pass the echo_verification_code option to the module in order to enable echoing.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/27/2016 07:26:00 AM

[HDGEM] /etc/rc.local on Linux

#!/bin/sh -e
#
# rc.local
#
# This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
# Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other
# value on error.
#
# In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
# bits.
#
# By default this script does nothing.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/27/2016 06:55:00 AM

[HDGEM] How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen on Ubuntu

If you want Number Lock turned on when Ubuntu starts (not before that on the GRUB menu, and not afterwards when logging in, and not just for specific virtual consoles), then install numlockx and make the initialization script /etc/rc.local use it to enable Number Lock:

sudo apt-get -y install numlockx  sudo sed -i 's|^exit 0.*$|# Numlock enable\n[ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ] \&\& numlockx on\n\nexit 0|' /etc/rc.local

Another way:
#Ensure that numlockx is installed:  sudo apt-get install numlockx  #Edit the file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf  gksudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf  #Add the following line to the file:  greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/27/2016 06:48:00 AM

September 26, 2016

[HDGEM] Canada Startup Resources




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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/26/2016 02:11:00 PM

[HDGEM] Mind map usage

  • A mind map can be a memory aid to review notes, a solo brainstorming tool or a collaborative one. You can use mind mapping techniques for problem solving and decision making. 
  • A mind mapped SWOT analysis can help spot a weakness or an opportunity.
  • Forecast revenue.
  • Plan an birthday party.
  • Prepare for a hiring interview.
  • Chart product development and marketing.
  • Fine tune a RFP (Request for Proposal).
  • Organize a trade show.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/26/2016 12:58:00 PM

IBM Innovation Space in Toronto

[HDGEM] IBM opened a startup incubator in the heart of downtown Toronto

The IBM Innovation Space dedicates to helping tech startups take advantage of IBM's wide range of technology, legal advice, and marketing expertise as they step into the global marketplace.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/26/2016 11:54:00 AM

[HDGEM] Influencer marketing is the process of building relationships with influencers to get your product in front of new audiences.

With influencer marketing, we can harness the creativity and reach of relevant influencers in our industry while leveraging the trust that they've already formed with their audiences.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/26/2016 11:48:00 AM

[HDGEM] Google Cloud Console mobile app

Google Cloud Console mobile app for Android and iOS provides an easy way to manage your Google Cloud Platform resource from your mobile device.



The app lets you see the overall health of your system, view your projects, set alerts, keep an eye on billing, and monitor and take action on Google Cloud Platform resources.

In your Cloud Platform project, you can use the configurable graph to monitor key stats, such as requests per second, errors per second, and total instances for Google App Engine apps.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/26/2016 09:29:00 AM

[HDGEM] Privacy is possible, Signal makes it easy.

Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/26/2016 09:18:00 AM

[HDGEM] iPhone already has basic support for .ZIP files built into iOS.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/26/2016 08:22:00 AM

[HDGEM] Why encrypt your data in the cloud?

By encrypting your files in the cloud, you protect the confidentiality of your private information. This is of great importance if you want to store sensitive business data or personal data that you do not want to see in the wrong hands.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/26/2016 07:15:00 AM

[HDGEM] Cloud file security

When you upload data to the cloud–photos, documents, trade secrets, military intelligence, etc–you probably have a certain expectation of privacy. Simply, other people shouldn't be able to look at your stuff, even though it's stored on a shared cloud server. Unfortunately, that simple expectation can be difficult to ensure.

That is why you need to turn on 2-Step Verification and encrypt your file before you upload to the cloud.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/26/2016 07:06:00 AM

[HDGEM] gpg is the OpenPGP only version of the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG)

gpg is a tool to provide digital encryption and signing services using the OpenPGP standard. gpg features complete key management and all bells and whistles you can expect from a decent OpenPGP implementation.

This is the standalone version of gpg.  For desktop use you should consider using gpg2 from the GnuPG-2 package
        ([On some platforms gpg2 is installed under the name gpg]).

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/26/2016 06:58:00 AM

September 25, 2016

[HDGEM] 9/25/2016 03:03:00 PM



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 03:03:00 PM

[HDGEM] It’s easy to integrate Arquillian via Maven

Adding the Maven dependencies by adding its universal BOM dependency management definition as given follows:

<dependencyManagement>      <dependencies>          <dependency>              <groupId>org.jboss.arquillian</groupId>              <artifactId>arquillian-bom</artifactId>              <version>1.1.11.Final</version>              <type>pom</type>              <scope>import</scope>          </dependency>      </dependencies>  </dependencyManagement>  


Throughout this dependency management section, I will use the arquillian-junit-containerdependency by adding it to my project. It provides the integration with JUnit for implementing our tests. It also transitively depends on Arquillian core and ShrinkWrap APIs so I don't need to add those as separate dependencies.


<dependency>      <groupId>org.jboss.arquillian.junit</groupId>      <artifactId>arquillian-junit-container</artifactId>      <scope>test</scope>  </dependency>


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 03:03:00 PM

[HDGEM] Intellij IDEA is one of the most powerful IDEs on the market

With its 2016.2 release, it now offers enhanced support for configuring Arquillian containers.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 02:55:00 PM

[HDGEM] Arquillian is an integration and functional testing framework that can be used for testing Java middleware.

You can find more information on what it can be used for on their website here

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 01:33:00 PM

[HDGEM] Cell phone and health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wrote on its website that the "weight of scientific evidence" says that cell phones radio waves don't adversely affect health but more research is needed.
"According to current data, the FDA believes that the weight of scientific evidence does not show an association between exposure to radio frequency from cell phones and adverse health outcomes. Still, there is consensus that additional research is warranted to address gaps in knowledge, such as the effects of cell phone use over the long-term and on pediatric populations."


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 01:23:00 PM

[HDGEM] Americans seem to bring their cell phones everywhere they go.

On average people look at their phone 46 times a day, according to Time Magazine.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 01:18:00 PM

[HDGEM] 9 of the USA's top 10 highest-paying occupations are in the medical field.



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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 01:16:00 PM

[HDGEM] SSID (Service Set Identifier—Wi-Fi network name)

The SSID, or network name, identifies your Wi-Fi network to users and other Wi-Fi devices. It is case sensitive.

Set to: Any unique name.
Details: Choose a name that's unique to your network and isn't shared by other nearby networks or other networks you are likely to encounter. If your router came with a default SSID (network name), it's especially important that you change it to a different, unique name. Some common default SSID names to avoid are "linksys", "netgear", "NETGEAR", "dlink", "wireless", "2wire", and "default".
If your SSID isn't unique, Wi-Fi devices will have trouble identifying your network. This could cause them to fail to automatically connect to your network, or to connect to other networks sharing the same SSID. Also, it might prevent Wi-Fi devices from using all routers in your network (if you have more than one Wi-Fi router), or prevent them from using all available bands (if you have a dual-band Wi-Fi router).


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 12:59:00 PM

[HDGEM] 9/25/2016 12:53:00 PM

Apple introduced the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 10, that came with a new addition to its now nearly five-year-old iMessage chat service: Apps created outside developers.

Users can now play a game during their chats, reserve a restaurant table, or buy movie tickets. It's all designed to make iMessage more useful—and thereby help Apple sell more iPhones and iPads.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 12:53:00 PM

[HDGEM] Mutt is a small but very powerful text based program for reading and sending electronic mail under unix operating systems

Mutt includes support for color terminals, MIME, OpenPGP, and a threaded sorting mode.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 08:49:00 AM

[HDGEM] How to Sell Online

Online Marketplaces
Crowdfunding Sites
Social Networks
Forms
One-Product Pages
Hosted Online Stores
Self-Hosted Online Stores


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 03:47:00 AM

[HDGEM] The internet is rich with real estate for your storefront.

No matter what you have, you'll need a place to sell it if you want—and the internet is rich with real estate for your storefront.

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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 03:45:00 AM

[HDGEM] The internet is the world's largest mall, where everyone can hawk their wares

The internet is the world's largest mall, where everyone can hawk their wares


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 03:42:00 AM

[HDGEM] How to update your facebook status on the go

To update your status on the go, send a text to 32665 (FBOOK). See more commands below. Edit your SMS Settings
What do you want to do?SMS Command
Update statusis at john's party
Get one time passwordotp
Helphelp
Start smson
start
Stop smsstop


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 03:32:00 AM

[HDGEM] In total, Cloudflare says it serves a massive 8 to 10 percent of all Internet requests, offering content delivery, server, and security services to clients like Nasdaq and eHarmony

In total, Cloudflare says it serves a massive 8 to 10 percent of all Internet requests, offering content delivery, server, and security services to clients like Nasdaq and eHarmony


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/25/2016 03:11:00 AM

September 24, 2016

[HDGEM] The push for web encryption, or HTTPS, is a crucial, attainable step in improving the Internet’s privacy and security.

The push for web encryption, or HTTPS, is a crucial, attainable step in improving the Internet's privacy and security.


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Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 07:41:00 PM

[HDGEM] Switch to Google Apps

The information below applies to Chrome for iOS only.

Chrome and other apps are integrated to help you have a seamless mobile experience, allowing you to easily navigate from app to app.
If you have other Google Apps installed on your device, Chrome can automatically switch to those apps when you click on one of their links in the browser. For example, if you want to watch a YouTube video from a webpage you're viewing, you can click the link to that video and it'll open up and play in the YouTube app instead of Chrome.



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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 07:03:00 PM

    [HDGEM] Deploy your JVM, Node.js and Go apps to AWS. Effortlessly.

    Build minimal fully-provisioned images in seconds.
    Test on VirtualBox, deploy atomically to AWS.
    No legacy OS. No containers. No drift.

    https://boxfuse.com/

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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 06:24:00 PM

    [HDGEM] Jenkins is a leading open source CI server.

    It is flexible, providing hundreds of plugins to support building, testing, and deployment, and is capable of automating any project. Jenkins CI infrastructure can be deployed to on-prem, in the cloud using configuration management tools, and third-party vendor. 

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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 11:31:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Concern of food handling and storing process

    The more people touch your food while preparing it, the more risk there is for contamination. 


    You're counting on them to make sure cutlery and equipment, such as blender blades and juicers are clean. You're also relying on storefronts to make sure they're keeping smoothies and drinks at the right temperature.

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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 11:14:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Many software components in use are old, unsupported, or unpopular versions.



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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 11:06:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Most applications indicate at least 8 GPL type licensed components.

    Most applications indicate at least 8 GPL type licensed components.


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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 11:04:00 AM

    [HDGEM] The typical application has 23 known vulnerabilities per application.

    The typical application has 23 known vulnerabilities per application.


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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 11:04:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Twitter reportedly in talks with Google, Salesforce for potential sale



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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 08:58:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Facebook Messenger gets polls and now encourages peer-to-peer payments




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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 08:23:00 AM

    [HDGEM] LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning




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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 08:23:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Twitter is pushing further into one of the mobile ad economy's biggest moneymakers




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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 08:21:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Types of security features of network-connected printers

    Password protection
    User authentication
    Encryption of data stored on printers
    Printer feature restriction
    Device configuration change protection
    Security certificates

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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 08:20:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Printer security

    If printer security hasn't been on your radar, now's the time to make a change.

    From wireless connectivity to internal storage, printers now have many pathways for attack.

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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 08:16:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Proactively tracking your links is an online marketing best practice

    It can also be a time-consuming one that's hard to commit to.

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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 08:13:00 AM

    [HDGEM] SSL improves your Google ranking

    SSL encryption is rated positively by Google and other search engines, resulting in a better position in the hit lists.


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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 08:10:00 AM

    [HDGEM] SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encrypts and protects all data that your website exchanges with visitors

    Such as personal data, login data, credit card information and e-mail addresses. This means that third parties have no access to that data.

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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 08:09:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Discover.ly is a tool that lets you see what connections you have in common at a glance

    Not just on LinkedIn, but Facebook and Twitter too. 
    From there you can reach out to your mutual contact and ask if they can give you an "in" with your lead.  

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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 08:05:00 AM

    [HDGEM] SimilarWeb is a great tool for a lot of different reasons

    SimilarWeb is a great tool for a lot of different reasons: SEO, competitor analysis and, in the context of this post, analyzing the potential of a partnership, affiliate or blogging opportunity.

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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 08:03:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Unless you’re using some sort of email marketing software, you usually have no idea whether your emails are getting opened or the links you’re sharing are getting clicked.

    Unless you're using some sort of email marketing software, you usually have no idea whether your emails are getting opened or the links you're sharing are getting clicked.  


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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 08:01:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Email is naturally one of the most important weapons in your biz dev arsenal.




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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 07:57:00 AM

    [HDGEM] The most important weapons for your business

    When it comes to business development, your phone, email, and eye for opportunity are the most important weapons in your arsenal.

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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 07:56:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Create pipelines for all your outreach efforts

    No matter you're looking for a supplier or an influencer to feature your product.

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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 07:55:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Knowing when your emails get opened means you know when your leads are "warm".

    Knowing when your emails get opened means you know when your leads are "warm".


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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 07:53:00 AM

    [HDGEM] Bitcoin Is money

    In a landmark decision, U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan ruled on Monday that bitcoin was indeed to be treated as money, for the purposes of adjudicating an alleged hacking attack against J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and other financial institutions.


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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/24/2016 07:45:00 AM

    September 23, 2016

    [HDGEM] Google has announced that Chrome packaged apps and hosted apps will be phased out of Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

    Google encourages developers to migrate apps designed for Desktops into web-based apps or progressive web pages using the latest APIs and features available.


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    Posted By Blogger to HDGEM at 9/23/2016 05:19:00 PM

    [HDGEM] Micropurchasing

    Micropurchasing
    Micropurchasing is a process is where the federal government makes small procurements to directly buy products and services, as long as the price does not exceed $3,500

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