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Google Plus Sharing Your Investment

From the archives Google Plus+ Sharing Your Investment

Technology enables us to reach many others in a matter of seconds that in all the years before now would have taken hours and years to reach a large amount of people. Which is faster, to send an e-mail to 10 people, call on the telephone, or drive to someone’s location to hand deliver a message?
Yes, there are still many helpful social reasons why it is best to do things face to face with other humans, but the scope of this article is not covering those reasons. This article is to share a mild and easy tool of technology that can be used here at Geek Brain Dump more than what it is being used today.  This is somewhat of a surprise for me that it is not being used to its full potential!
Allow me to express some of your thoughts and questions you may be having from the statements above:
1. What? Why is it somewhat a surprise for you that you don’t see that many Google Pluses  on the articles here?
2. A mild tool you say? I receive more notifications from people in my circles than I do e-mail! Sometimes I say stop the madness!
3. Did he just throw in a shameless plug for a Google Plus video?
Okay, we will answer your thoughts in order:
1. The reasons for my surprise are these – How many IT people or geeks here do not have a Google + account?  How many people writers/authors here know how to use the Google Chrome or another web browser? And how many of you would like to see articles here go viral?  Google has provided a tool that anyone who professes to be an Information Technology Professional should be familiar enough  to at least help others to know what it is about and how to press a button that takes less than 1 second but promotes a strong influence on Google’s search engine to wake up to the information you just found value in! The effect results in higher visibility! You have the power to contribute to a viral showing!

  1. Yes, some of you are concerned about notifications from others in their circles so they leave Google Plus alone all together. Then here are options for you that may help you to revisit this tool.
    ●  Turn off notifications for some or all.
    ● You really don’t have to put anyone or very few in your circles (This is something  people overlook)
    ● Join IT or technical communities if you want to share the articles to a larger audience.  (Be careful with spamming)
  2. Enjoy the brief video of all the Google plus buttons.  Yes, a shameless plug (smile). But it makes the point that if we are investing time and energy into Geek Brain Dump should we not try and share our investment with others?
    Google  + Plus Display–mZpDUIs
    The Geek Brain Dump is a creation of Eli the Computer Guy; inasmuch, I am grateful. Still, make no mistake about it, everyone here can take this website to the next level just by sharing what you appreciate here. In a figurative way, take ownership of it!
    Closing comments and a Call to Action
    I would just like to express further that even if you have a Google + account with no one following you and vice versa  in the circles it does not mean your pressing the Google Plus button has no affect, because it does.
    Along with turning a noticeable red or some other styled result, you have contributed to giving the Google juggernaut a shot of java to take notice! Yes, a strong cup of coffee gets productivity flowing for a lot of writers, in the same manner, the Google search algorithm will speed up the indexing and page ranking of this website if there are good quality articles.  Granted, there are small things to work on, no one is perfect and we are all constantly learning. However, you know there are enough good quality articles here that this website is a force the Google juggernaut should add to its empire for technology enthusiasts to gain benefits!
    Take for instance this VIP article
    Cloud Security Problems: What can be done? By Michael Patterson posted on June 11, 2014
    As of the time of this writing, there is a less than hopeful amount of 3 Google plus. Have you briefly read or perused the article? Did you find something of value in it? Was it something you did not know?
    I just want to be clear, I am not advocating going through and pressing every Google Plus button in sight; yet I want to share with you these thoughts:
    An article like the one above has something that many programmers, consultants, professionals and students in the IT field would find a point worthy of note. How many people know what “SAAS means? Yes, you in your vast research and knowledge may already know, hence did you appreciate Michael Patterson taking the time to write it down and express the publics concerns about it?
    In like manner, we can take a few nanoseconds to press the Google plus to share “I have found value in this article.” Additionally,  Look in the mirror and say, “Yes, I may have not written his or her article myself, but when other authors are successful with bringing traffic to Geek Brain Dump, because I have taken ownership in a figurative way, I am also successful in helping to promote it! In return, the diversity of huge traffic from the Google juggernaut will bring people to my articles!”
    Note: Exclamation points (!) and “juggernaut” used in this article are for ones reading this 4 am in the morning. Have a nice day!

Teenagers Interested in Learning HTML You will like this Book

From the archives, Teenagers Interested in Learning HTML-You will like this Book.

Information Technology can be intimidating even when the desire is there, but then you look at the source code of an average web page.  For instance, with a web browser (I’m using Firefox), right click on this webpage to show a menu and select ‘view page source’.  Just scroll down the window that pops up. What do you see? Now place yourself in someone else’s shoes seeing this for the first time.  (A few have just left this site to learn something easier, like rocket science.)
Well, I’m glad you stuck around. If you want to learn HTML in an easy and fun setting read on!
A Teen’s Guide to Creating Web Pages and Blogs

A Teen’s Guide to Creating Web Pages and Blogs was first published in 2004 titled Kid’s guide to creating web pages for home and school and later republished under the present title in 2009.
This book is filled with examples and screen shots; and yet, it is compact enough to have you creating your own web pages with confidence within hours to 1 week if you are on summer break. (Smile)
The co-writers of this book will remind you of that favorite teacher who deserves a gift of an apple… Oops, wrong time period. That favorite teacher, you gave a high five! Huh? Wrong again.
All the same, tell your favorite teacher you appreciate them. Fair enough? When you read this book teenagers, it should take the scare out of HTML and even JAVA.
Background of the Writers
These are snapshots from history for the following 3 writers of A Teen’s Guide to Creating Web Pages and Blogs. Assuredly, likely they have learned and engaged in more activities since then.
Benjamin Selfridge .
Subjects of interest
● Attended Bard College
● Mathematics
● Computer science
● Psychology.
He is also a talented piano player and composer, and an avid listener of classical, jazz, and rock music. His other interests include skiing, movies, and reading out-of-the-ordinary fiction and Shakespeare.
Motivation for this book -When Ben was 11, his friends sparked his interest in creating Web pages.
Peter Selfridge
Subjects of interest
He has a Ph.D. in computer science and worked at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs for 19 years as a research scientist.
He currently works for a small science and engineering company near Washington, D.C. and advises the government on technology issues. He continues to do occasional hands-on programming (Java, mostly). When not working, Peter enjoys being a parent to his older children, Benjamin and Lauren, as well as hiss two new children, Sarah and Andrew. When time permits, he enjoys skiing, playing the acoustic guitar, and hiking.
Jennifer Osburn
Subjects of interest
She is a graduate student and instructional assistant at Texas State University, where she teaches undergraduate English and film classes. She is a future technical communicator whose interests include technology and education.
Hope this helps you young men and women in your endeavors to understand HTML.


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From the November 2013 archives, a subscription form sample

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Sample Poll Data

From the archives, sample poll and feedback data question

Which of these beverages do you often drink before an Exam?

Imagine for a moment your body and brain as a vehicle. A basic car needs gasoline and air to get it moving when called upon by the motor.

What are you fueling your brain with in  preparation for a big Exam? Select your choice below. Please share this poll with friends and colleagues. 

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Guide to the Spiceworks community

From the archives of James Lynch September 2, 2010

The year was 2006.  A company named Spiceworks held up its creation to the public. This was an answer to many IT administrators’ dreams.  The company designed and created a free network-monitoring tool.  Did I mention this tool is free? 
This company not only created a valuable software package for small to medium size businesses, moreover, they instituted an online community structure for support. 
Even though the ever-increasing capabilities of this network management software could be expounded upon, the scope of this article provides information about the Spiceworks online community.
The majority of the users in the “Spiceworks Community” share a common background of knowledge and application in the information technology field.  These bright administrators range from novice to experts.  Why is such an online community helpful?  Contrary to popular beliefs, your local IT person does not know everything. (Coffee cups have just dropped around the world.)
Here is where the beauty of this online community comes in.  The beginners can learn from the seasoned users of the network monitoring software. If you add the years of experience for the IT professionals in the Spiceworks Community, the years would number into the millions. How can this be?  Here is the answer. The noteworthy achievement of having 1 million professionals to use the software was accomplished in the second quarter of the year 2010.   Large quantities of these users have over a decade of experience; hence, you can do the math.
The Spiceworks Community is not limited to giving advice just for its product. This online community is subdivided into groups the user can join.   These groups help you to narrow down subjects that are of high concern to you and your job.  You are able to subscribe, create discussions, and receive e-mail notifications when someone posts in the groups. 
Notice just a few of the interesting subjects mentioned in the forums:
Do you have questions about Windows 7?  Then the “Windows 7” group would be the one for you.
Do you need research and ratings on hardware, software, or other information technology services?  Then you will want to search through the “Ratings and Reviews” section of the community.
Hey, as an IT guru, do you just want to share how you have solved the complexities of the universe?  The “Water Cooler” group would be the one for you.  This group’s topics alone continue to grow exponentially.  Good thing the universe is infinite!
This online community has implemented other avenues for the IT professionals to meet in one or two ways.
First, there are the “SpiceWorld” events they have each year.  All in this online community are encouraged to attend.  An article could be written alone about this event.  The workshops, breakout sessions, and vision of the company are shared in a spirit of comradely. Such a setting is conducive to learning.
Secondly, there are localized area groups called “SpiceCorps.” They discuss general issues related to information technology in a relaxed atmosphere.  Do not be surprised if “Water Cooler” subjects are also discussed at these meetings.
This online community has evolved in such a way that it is not viewed as a byproduct of the Spiceworks network management software, but an intricate part of a valuable service.
In closing, the Spiceworks online community is designed to help anyone to become knowledgeable and efficient in their jobs. 


The Twitter Mute Button

From the 2015 archives The Twitter Mute Button What does it really Say

On May 12, 2014, Product Manager Paul Rosania posted “Another Way to edit your Twitter experience: with mute”
I have a few thoughts on the announcement shown below.
Paul Rosania stated
“Today we’re beginning to introduce a new account feature called mute to people who use our iPhone and Android apps and Mute gives you even more control over the content you see on Twitter by letting you remove a user’s content from key parts of your Twitter experience.”
I, James, state
By using the words introduce, feature, more control, and Twitter experience it gives the impression it is certainly needed. In the next paragraph I come to the conclusion of why it was introduced, and IMHO it is more than what is stated in the paragraph. Read on.
Paul Rosania stated further 
In the same way you can turn on device notifications so you never miss a Tweet from your favorite users, you can now mute users you’d like to hear from less. Muting a user on Twitter means their Tweets and Retweets will no longer be visible in your home timeline, and you will no longer receive push or SMS notifications from that user. The muted user will still be able to favorite, reply to and retweet your Tweets; you just won’t see any of that activity in your timeline. The muted user will not know that you’ve muted him/her, and of course you can unmute at any time.
James stats further
What Paul stated in a nutshell, all be it an upbeat manner, is you can keep the muted person following you in addition to seeing your Twitter messages while you ignore their messages.

“Why not just unfollow them,” I quipped to myself? Then the following thoughts came to me.
● Twitter is now an IPO \ stock market commodity. It’s a numbers game more than ever.
● Maybe we can help stop people from unfollowing one another. One Twitter app user can have thousands of people they follow, this in return has a reciprocation effect, but in reality the user is only viewing a few hundred of its followers’ Twitter messages in his or her time feed line.
● Some may say, “I don’t want to be rude or hurt the person’s feelings for unfollowing them.
To each his\her own, however, here is something to think about.
How do you feel when someone wastes your time?
Are you a person who would appreciate having a person be straight with you?
For the teenage readers here, a word to the wise; social media is a tool of communication, however, muting a person with no intention to ever unmute them is in some mature circles rude or inconsiderate. This is what I think will happen in the short and long run with this mute feature. People will set it and forget it.
FYI – The Twitter Private and Public Lists feature is one way to focus on a core group of people. Periodically as you happen to view your Twitter timeline you can add and take away from the list
I wonder if someone will create an app that will inform you possibly of being muted and by who?
As for me, I desire for people to feel free to unfollow me knowing I will move on to the next person of interest. Because the several hundred I am following now know that if I greet them in peace, then it is only proper etiquette, professional and otherwise human relations to respond. This includes sporadically seeing my tweets in their time line. It is one thing to miss Twitter time line messages because no one can read them all in large numbers; it is another to not even give my Twitter message an opportunity to at least reach your eye’s attention.
So if ignored, thank you for at least making it obvious so I can now unfollow if I have no further interest either. This way I will not waste your valuable time and you will not waste mine. The mute button will provide a false hope in some people that a person they are interested in may catch a profound thought from them. Yet, in reality, they muted you 1 second after they followed you. As some young people can express with flare: “Yea, it’s all about the numbers baby!”
Inasmuch, if you like or don’t mind having a high number of follow\followers who some of them will not respond to a greeting and probably muting you in the same vein, then the instructions are provided below.
Instructions on how to use the Twitter Mute feature
To mute a user from a Tweet on your iOS or Android device or on Twitter for web, tap more and then mute @username. To mute someone from his/her profile page, tap the gear icon on the page and choose mute @username.


Best Practices Configure the Server Core

From the July 2015 archives Best Practices – Configure the Server and Remove the GUI

This is a best practice for Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Domain Services

The Best Practice – Remove the graphical user interface (GUI) from the Windows Server 2012 R2 by running it in the server core mode.

Why use it – A smaller OS footprint that will increase your server’s security lockdown and better utilization of resources. Server administrators will appreciate this additional information from Microsoft.
“Why Is Server Core Useful?”

How to install it – As mentioned at the onset, you may like to initially set up your server through the GUI. I recommend anyone unfamiliar with an operating system should use the GUI if one is provided. It gives you a faster visual understanding of everything that is going on with your configuration.

After you have installed the features and roles in addition to activating your server, administrators can carry out these enumerated steps to switch on server core mode.

1) Manage -> Remove Roles and Features
2) Press next -> Select a server from the server pool -> Press next
3) Press next on the Remove server roles screen
4) On Remove feature screen expand the User Interfaces and Infrastructure -> remove the check mark from “Server Graphical Shell” -> Press next
5) Place check mark in the “Restart the destination server automatically if required” box
6) Press remove

The wizard will do its work. Make sure the server restarts; if it does not restart, you must manually restart it.

There you have it.

Some like to remove the “Graphical Management Tools and Infrastructure” feature for an even smaller footprint. The Graphical Management Tool still brings up the Server Manager when you log in. I personally would keep it on at least one domain controller for local and remote management of other servers. However, you may want to remove all GUI features from all servers and just manage the server systems from a Windows 8.1 machine with Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) installed.

For your information- Server core can run the services below
File Services; Print Services; Streaming Media Services
Web Server (IIS); Remote Access Server; Remote Desktop Services
Windows Deployment Services; Windows Software Update Services


HTML Programming Instructional Video by Eli

From the year 2015 archives posts HTML Programming Instructional Video by Eli

Recently, with students out for summer break, I’ve been looking for teaching tools that will help teenagers who are seriously interested in developing their skills in the Information Technology world.HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is the default and still taught programming language for internet webpages. Before moving on to other languages, it really helps in the long run to get the basics down first. You will accumulate knowledge in your brain that will be laid as a foundation for you to build on top of like a house of Information Technology knowledge. Oh, you may forget this or that, but you will not forget the basics for a long time.
It will take a long time to Forget These Things
Like I mentioned in the first heading, you should not forget the basic. Here is a brief list of the basics:
● How to identify the document
● How to add a comment and why
● How to turn tags on and off
● What is a Titled tag
● What is the Body tag
● What is the paragraph tag
Introduction to HTML Programming
Here to also help you, is a class taught by Eli the computer guy, syllabus if you will, that will help you to understand what I have noted above and more.
It is very helpful for many people to read a book on a subject and have an instructor at the same time for questions and encouragement. An additional reason why Eli the Computer Guy’s “Introduction to HTML Programming” video will benefit you is because he takes into consideration the questions you would most likely ask and teaches them as he goes along. He also teaches in a repetition for emphasis style.  The 1 hour and 38 minutes video link is below.