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Our Motto is "Nothing is Impossible."   Just ask us, we will build you anything.  - Todd W. Byars, Founder

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Computer Dudes - Ready for 2024

In 2023 The Computer Dudes, Inc. built solar data centers and security products for home and small business use.

In 2024 we will continue all of those and expand further into Hybrid Data Centers,  Remote Backups / Archives,  Data Center Services and Power Systems

Our client list is Private for Security Reasons.   The Computer Dudes, Inc is privately owned and requires no outside funding.

New clients have to 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 different phone number to call for Computer Dudes services.

Computer Dudes - only sell Quality.       

Computer Dudes  work with ALL Operating Systems: and Equipment,  Hardware, Power Systems, Clustering and Virtualization - for individuals, companies, and global corporations.

Welcome!

Todd W. Byars
Computer Dudes
Global Operations

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COMPUTER DUDES - HIRING

on 09 Feb 2024  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 1

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.

Regards
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: 5

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.

Sincerely,

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:  www.thecomputerdudesinc.com  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.  :)

Sincerely,

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

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CorpRattX
11 hours ago
2 New Drones arrived today for our next Drone Flight Training Class. One is a new drone to replace for one lost earlier this week in our Basic Drone Flight Training.

That is the benefit of learning flight and flight maneuvers on in-expensive - disposable drones.

The student then gets a choice on which of the practice drone models they want to take home.

Part of our drone training includes an overview of how to pass the FAA Drone, Recreational or Private Pilot's License as well as a list of schools and resources in their home town - or near.
:)Todd

CorpRattX
2 days ago
Computer Dudes Salute - Devuan a more powerful Linux Distro that can be secured and that does not have to use Clouds.

https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/devuan/

This is from our friends in Europe - Computer Dudes has worked extensively with this groups softwares and operating systems.

Great job to everyone working on or who assisted this group in the past. :)Todd

CorpRattX
4 days ago
DJI Spark Drone - Mixed Reality - Meta Quest 3 with SideLoader to import Android Software which controls the drone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC4oQahkHAQ

This fellows video covers the basics.

Computer Dudes is a bit farther along using different equipment. :)T

CorpRattX
6 days ago
Military version of Anti-Drone / Drone Defense Courses

https://lnkd.in/gWMnjUTM

As for Computer Dudes' "Civilian" Drone Defense Course we have techniques weapons not know to the military. As the video in the link shows the military has weapons and methods civilians and companies can not use at this time.

Like the military Computer Dudes' Drone Defense course uses a "layered" defense. :)T

CorpRattX
1 week ago
MyrtlewoodPlantation dot com

In Thomasville, Georgia about 40 minutes drive to the North of Tallahassee, Florida.

Hunting and Fishing! Including Sporting Clays, Quail Hunting, and Shotgun Training.

It is that time of year! :)Todd

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Fascinating.
Some of the small WiFi Bridge equipment, with directional antennas, can be used to "jam" or "block" a WiFi router, transmitter, or small area of WiFi service.
It is not a new concept or function - its just the last time we experimented with WiFi jamming the Yagi antenna, transmission, and monitoring equipment weighed several hundred pounds.
Current to 2024 WiFi "Bridge" equipment works off a phone and the antenna's are the size of a tea cup. Cool Stuff! :)T

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Today we are working on Industrial Robot Control interfaces and methodology with the Meta Quest 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWdW-4n7G48

This morning we used the headset to configure workstations and virtual workstations in a 3D digital copy of the International Space Station, the ISS. :)T

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Hello atlagax1 dot starlink dot net - Welcome to the party... :)T

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Only the Computer Dudes dares to bring FPV Simulators and Trainers - to the real world!!

Freestyle - pilot vs pilot and drone vs drone on indoor and outdoor courses.

Our "Dogfight" drone game is the most fun in my experience.

We use the manual controllers but are modding things for VR and Mixed Reality Headset Use.

Dont have a drone yet? Use some of the FPV or other training simulations and instructions on youtube. Have fun! :)T

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRYfTYOuHlg

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Why Muon Beams are important - from Fermilab discussion:

Radio Waves and Light(laser) have been mastered as "carrier waves" for audio, video, and data.

What might be the "next" carrier wave? One not blocked by Matter or Time?? ;)T

https://www.npl.washington.edu/av/altvw161.html

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