ReddingITPro

Technical Blog of Jason Olson

COBOL 2020 – why are we still using it?

With the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic going on, it has brought to light just how old many computer systems are running on our government. It is shocking to people to learn

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WH: Participating in a video conference

Oh technology, how I love thee — but the video conference is one that I love to hate. Not because it isn’t a great tool, especially in the days of

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WH: Dress Code

After working from home for years, I put together this new series of posts to help those who are working from home for the first time. Tips and tactics to

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Top 5 Ways to Speedup Desktop Computers

In the old days, computers often performed very slowly because of a lack of preventative maintenance. Those days are behind us because a lot of these things are now handled

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WH: Set a schedule

After working from home for years, I put together this new series of posts to help those who are working from home for the first time. Tips and tactics to

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WH: Virtual Phone Number

After working from home for years, I put together this new series of posts to help those who are working from home for the first time. Tips and tactics to

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[FIXED/SOLVED] scotch/box

Nick’s scotch/box and scotch/box-pro have been discontinued for over 2 years! Version 3.5 was released with Ubuntu 16.05 and Pro version 1.5 was released with Ubuntu 17 – both are

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Cognac Box — the Scotchbox Alternative

I have been using ScotchBox for Vagrant for many years for web development. It’s been a great tool. Certainly, there are other methods out there like Docker, WAMP, etc., but

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Forgot my password and spam

On the topic this month about security and password, the discussion of lost passwords come to mind today. When you need to reset your password on your website, the most

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WebDev: Password Best Practice

Based on my article earlier today about Password Reset Tips for Businesses, this article is about the responsibilities and best practices of web developers. The Security versus Convenience paradigm is

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