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Computer Dudes - 2024 +

The Computer Dudes, Inc is privately owned and requires no outside 2024.

In order to RAISE SECURITY for our clients we request that you contact us on our plain old telephone 850.681.7552 and leave a short message with your needs and contact information.

We will return your call, ,and if it is something we can help with, or a contract type we take - you will be given a different Phone Number for 24 Hour Contact and Support - by The Computer Dudes, Inc.

Again - New clients should call our Main Number:  850.681.7552 - for a free estimate, and to join our client list!

There are no fees, or charges, to become a new client.  Typically we will setup a first appointment, onsite or by remote, then we give you a number to call for Computer Dudes services in the future.

The Computer Dudes, Inc.  - Only sell Quality..       

Computer Dudes  work with ALL Operating Systems: and Equipment,  Hardware, Power Systems, Clustering and Virtualization - for individuals, companies, data centers, universities and enterprise level corporations.

We welcome you!  

Todd W. Byars
Computer Dudes
Global Operations and Space

#toddwbyars  #computerdudes  #solaronemonolith  #dronedefense   #cubesats  #drones  #lidar #research #security #datacenterservices #labs #skunkworks #provinggrounds #robots 

Computer Dudes Status Reporting: 4 Areas, 3 Colors used for Corporate and Jobsite Condition Reporting and Safety

on 05 Apr 2024  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 0

Computer Dudes Status today:  Green, Green, Green, Green

The First Status: Global Condition of Computer Dudes, Operational Status

The Second Status:  Office and Local Conditions, including Weather and Other Hazards

The Third Status:  Local Status:   People, Conditions, Supplies 

The Fourth Status:  People - Health and Safety Conditions and Warnings.

Used by Employees, Friends, Clients, Family, Community, Nation and World
This is Computer Dudes  Status Reporting and Alert System.

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Computer Dudes begins Re-Genesis with people and companies around the world. Greetings to BSides!

on 24 Mar 2024  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 1

Alert: Computer Dudes - Re-Genesis Mode Active!!

Like many in IT, The Computer Dudes, are members of groups, around the world - development, discovery, invention, training and growth of Computer Dudes.

Here is another group, the BSides setting up their products and global networks, BSides physical Meetups for IT professionals, clients, friends and projects in cities all over the world. Go The BSides!

I would recommend you check this one out:     Link to BSides

Tell them The Computer Dudes, Inc of Tallahassee, Florida sent you to join, learn and help.

BSides!! Greetings and congrats to all the BSide groups from your friends at Computer Dudes. Tell them I sent you and ask for a tour.

Computer Dudes will also be sharing "other groups" we work with - including those in the Netherlands, Germany, England, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America and across the planet.

After BSides - we will introduce you to a truly DYNAMIC group with a 25 years of products, training, art, and music; as well as the servers needed to stream you audio and video live - even from a broken computer...

Time to grow!! Lets Go.

Todd W. Byars
Computer Dudes

PS - Check back soon for the post on Dyne:Bolic Linux and their newest release or their Dynebolic 4 - 25+ years of development since their first version back in 1999. :)T

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Evaluating the Meta Quest 3 and Other VR + Mixed Reality Headsets and Controllers

on 04 Mar 2024  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 0

For the past 6 months to a year, The Computer Dudes, Inc and I have been doing heavy research and development on VR and Mixed Reality Headsets

We were among the first people and companies to have done research and development on this hardware and Software.   Computer Dudes does its own in house testing and evaluation which is our normal operating procedure

Evaluation:  Meta Quest 3


Smallest VR / Mixed Reality Headset with multiple sensors and cameras.   The one we are using does Eye tracking.
Games are Fun - But Simple
Good for Research
Good for "Room" Creation
Works with Other Computers and Cell Phones   (see further discussion below "Cons" list


Battery - Based on Use the Minimum Battery Life can be less than 1 hour
Size - far to large and cumbersome.
Not for use Outside - not weatherproof.   Probably not ready for Factory Floor
Avoid Humidity
Can Use a large chunk of bandwidth.


So far - The Computer Dudes, Inc. and I can only recommend the Meta Quest 2 and 3 for home, recreation, and data center use.   We like of the games for they systems that help develop real life skills,
like working on your car, learning programming,  or learning photography.  

We also learned to "SideLoad" giving us access to all droid software and apps and addition to what Meta offers.

Soon: we will finish this evaluation of the Meta Quest 3.  Then we will  report on the Ray Ban Smart Glasses,  then maybe the Oculus 2.
We hope to test Apples Smart Glasses next.    We also want to test the HTC and Playstation 5 VR Mixed Reality.

Also, you can see photos of me, wearing the Meta Quest 3 headset - posted the on my LinkedIn profile: Todd W. Byars   :)

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on 09 Feb 2024  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 2

Computer Dudes - Job Posting Alert

Computer Dudes, Engineers and Project Managers - Computer Dudes now has new contracts in ALBANY, GEORGIA. Also new contracts in AUGUSTA, GEORGIA and

We need one Field Engineer, one Sales Engineer and one VR and Training Specialist.

These are full time positions in and around ALBANY, GEORGIA and AUGUSTA, GEORGIA and may require travel to training facilities and conferences a couple times a year in other locations including international conferences.

These contracts requires you be able to pass a background, security, and other checks. You may be required to apply for a Security Clearance.

Please share this with anyone who might be interested.

Todd W. Byars
Computer Dudes
Tallahassee, Florida
Global Operations and Space

#computerdudes #hiring #fulltime #jobs #careers #albany #augusta #georgia #tallahassee #panamacity #jacksonville #florida #computers #security #training #technology #communications

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Computer Dudes initiate Drone Defense training.

on 14 Jan 2024  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 8

We started our Drone Defense training course this morning with a one hour segment on Drones, Perimeters, Threat Vectors and Attack Vectors.   

This segment covers the basic of drones, their weak points, flight paths and attack vectors.     After a brief classroom segment we practiced personal drone defense inside 20 yards.

Then we discussed drone defense weapons, their weight, their ammo (if any) and how to use them at different ranges.    The group practiced defending against different flight and approach vectors and speeds.

We closed with a segment on safety, cleanup, and storage of equipment.    None of the Civilians who took the training had any experience with drones, or defense, or electronic warfare, or weapons.

The Computer Dudes, Inc in conjunction with Mac 1 Security hope to offer the whole course - including live shooting and wifi defense against drones and targets set to fly like attacking drones - starting in March of 2024.   We will post as soon as the class is ready and registration is open.

Drone Defense Training:
Segment One - Drone Size, Class, Identification and the "Ready" Stance - Ready to Listen, Ready to See, Ready to React
Segment Two - Drone Threat / Response by Distance, Bearing and Angle of Attack  -  Current "Layers" of Drone and or Air Defense
Segment Three - Defining your "personal defense zone" - from your person out to about 50 yards.
Segment Four - Tools and Weapons for Drone Defense - Comparison and Discussion 
Segment Five - Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns, Jammers and Electronic Drone "guns"
Segment Six - Shotgun and Pistol identification and practice on Paper Targets,  Practice with Laser Pointer on or in barrel.
Segment Seven - Hunting Birds and Hunting Drones - Similar Theory and Practice
Segment Eight - Shooting Skeet and "Moving Targets" out to 60+ Yards
Segment Nine - Drone Flight and Practice  -  Drone vs Drone simulation.
Segment Ten - Anti-Drone Ammunition, Non-Lethat Ammo, Carbon Ball Ammo, Salt Rock Ammo, 12 Gauge compared to .410
Segment Eleven - Shoot and Scoot!!   Electronics OFF..   Drone Avoidance. 
Segment Twelve - Open Practice according to student or group requests.

Everyone completing the course will receive a Certificate, some books and materials used during the course and a free sample of our new ammunitions.

We are looking at this being a 3 or 4 day event with social events and food from the area - including some of the game birds professionally prepared.

The area has normal Hotels or Historic Places one can choose to stay during the nights.     A number of the groups supporting this project will have many types of hunting, sporting goods, sporting wear, knives, tents, hiking gear, hunting gear and even hunting licenses.

Extra time with a professional trainer on the shooting part of this course, or of any other part of this course will be available during the course or for hire for private lessions.


Todd W. Byars
Computer Dudes
Drones and Drone Defense - 2024

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Up First for 2024 - Best Practices going into Q1 2024

on 21 Nov 2023  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 0

Welcome to 2024 - or according to when you read this Happy Holidays to all our friends, employees, families and communities.

Up First

1)  How To: Setup a safe payment app with local bank support.    Details and Video will be posted soon. as well as full detail on our website.
load a new payment app lightly funded, then how to setup a separate safe account at a bank.   This one is at the "Filming" Ads stage of prep for 2024.

2)  Backups, portable backups, remote backups, offsite backup, usb drive backups and taking a copy of your backup home in case there is a fire at the office.

3)  Identify "Deepfakes" and those who use them, along with con-men, grifters, deals that are "too good to be true," and people who abuse your customers and employees.     
     Cut them off and Block them.   We will show you more on this soon.

4)  If you do wish to surf the web, use Social Media or Hold Secure Meetings - use a disposable Laptop attached to a separate network than your main network at work and at home.
      Easier than it sounds - use a "Hot Spot," or Second Data Source or put it behind a separate router with a different IP series.   Turn the laptop off when not in use.   Factory Reload if it gets a virus or replace it.

5) Stay Alive - take care of your health, your families and your employees and clients.  Be Prepared to assist or render First Aid or CPR to others.   Advanced First Aid classes are suggested.  One can find such classes for free in most cities and towns

6) Back Out of Social Media in 2024 - to many fakes, bots and political posts.   Do not spend your advertising dollars on Social Media instead bolster your website and its SEO.   Revert to non-social media marketing plans and MAKE SURE your marketing is on target for whom you are selling to.    Dollars spend on bad advertising have put many a company under since long before computers and social networks existed.  

7) NEW Security Processes and Standards in 2024.    We recommend "Open Security" for 90% of all corporate computers and "Redundant" resources.  "Compartmentalization and Separation" for Real secrets, client databases, finances, bids and advertising go on a SEPARATE NETWORK.    Nothing personal or business is left on the workstations or servers on the "Open Security" side.   Secure materials are kept on a different server on a different network with real-time backups and off-site backups.   Encrypt your databases on your "secure side" too and have them limited by IP and MAC address filters.

8) Employees - value them, listen to them, keep them on track.   Respect is a two way Street.   Pay and Benefits should be appropriate for a long term relationship. 

9) The Rule of Three - Always have 3 different suppliers, 3 different ways to access the net for transactions, 3 Ways to Do Business in Emergencies (including pen and paper.) and 3 Different Tests at a minimum of all hardware, software, and power systems..  Most of us Computer Dudes even have 3 sets of tools - one in the truck, one on their workbench, and one at the lab.   ;)

10) If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.   Don't be scammed, fooled, or lied to.   If the client or company is shady - don't use them.    Get rich quick just doesn't work for most people.

11) Quality as a Business Plan is something we endorse.   Quality to the point of being Art.    Money is a Side Affect of Quality.

12) "Be Excellent to Each Other!!" - Yes, I did complete this list with a quote from Bill and Ted and their Big Adventure. 

:In 2024 Computer Dudes will continue to share our Photos, Videos and Project Discussions - online at out website:  or on Youtube when they become available.

The Economy is solid and outlook good - going into the first quarter of 2024 - from both a business and personal standpoint.  :)


Todd W. Byars
Founder / Owner
The Computer Dudes, Inc
"Nothing is Impossible" - our motto since 1997

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9 hours ago
Alert Cleared. Status is 4 Green

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)T

1 day ago
DAMMIT - can't a guy even get a nap after a disaster.

We have an ALERT ONE:

Incident Report Logged.
Go to Secure Mode.

Thanks and Have a Nice Weekend. :)T

1 day ago
For those of you following TAK and ATAK did not fail during the last storm even though the power was out for most of the area.

Solar and Cell Phone Battery Pack Chargers kept them all online. Some recharge in their vehicles when no grid power or solar is available. :)T

1 day ago
We took more than $10,000 in damage from the storm that hit Tallahassee, Florida two nights ago.

We are on Secondary Data and Phones.

CenturyLink gets fired as our Data Provider today or early next week.

Our business class accounts have not been supported or repaired.

All Computer Dudes Clients Online and doing fine.

No insurance claim will be submitted.

No assistance offered from Tallahassee, Area except from a couple of our clients.

Business Reality and Resilience 2024 - SE United States.

I have to get back to work now - more updates later.

Todd W. Byars
Computer Dudes
Since 1997
Global Operations and Space

2 days ago
Another form of TAK

Different Approach and Multiple Equipment Options.

Link to other TAK several posts below this one.

Most of you may have a TAK group in our State or Nation. Simply search YOUR CITY name and TAK or ATAK for Civilian Level Products also used by Fire Fighters, EMS, Law Enforcement and Others.

If you have trouble contact us here at Computer Dudes for a quick review or questions - we generally do NOT sell these products but instead direct you to those who created and support them - to purchase through their secure Website or Portal.

Todd W. Byars
Computer Dudes

2 days ago
Given that many of the Local Law Enforcement and all Branches of the US Military are "shy" and do not care to help with training or talking to civilians and corporations about Drones and Drone Defense - Computer Dudes has created a new Drone Defense Training Course.

I made the calls this week and we now hope to have one or two certified Olympic Shooting Sports Trainers. Allare Professionally Ranked.

One out of Atlanta, One out of Tampa.

We may add a 3rd local trainer - she is very good at training new students.

These people have been training men and women for US Olympic Shooting Team and Competitions - to shoot professional competition in Trap and Skeet as well as the other Shooting Sports involving Clays and Paper Targets.

All of them have Outstanding Skills and decades of instructional experience.

More updates Soon!!
The Story on Drone Defense is here on our website: Story 5 or 6.

3 days ago

ACTIVE - And we have projects going in several more US States and Nations Internationally today alone.

Come Grow With Us - by
Step 1 Cleaning Out your Workshop or Work Areas - and start new training, projects, art and or build new things.

Small Companies - Do the Same.

Step 2 Choose or Create your best product or service then come tell me about it on LinkedIn - Todd W. Byars :)

4 days ago
Civilian Airspace Control and Monitoring?

On your computer or Android Phone

For flight watchers, forest fire fighters, remote locations, video, cargo and sensor Drones and UAV's.

Add your own LiDAR or RADAR sensors using single board computers and solar panels for resilience.

Fun too - they got a Game that works outside and inside called Drone Football.

Here at Computer Dudes we like the fun innovations and technology that allows us to work safer and be more productive.

Check out that website and download the app to give it a try. :)T

6 days ago
Breaking News:

Geek Squad is going in-active. No more onsite repairs or drop off repairs for Geek Squad.

Don't worry - Computer Dudes isn't going anywhere except to the Future as we continue to grow into new areas and products / services.

Todd W. Byars
Computer Dudes
Global Operations and Space

6 days ago
Found some Drone Boats and Catamarans for surveying and working on channels or harbors.

Cool looking company too.

As usual - NOT a PAID ENDORSEMENT - just some cool projects and website I found.

I wonder if they still have the Napier Lion Diesel 2 Stroke Aircraft Engine they once had for sale? :)T

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