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: 3
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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:
https://lnkd.in/ghbDNzMd     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
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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

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

Conclusions:

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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COMPUTER DUDES - HIRING

on 09 Feb 2024  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 2
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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: 9
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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 offered the whole course - including live shooting, and wifi defense, against drones and targets set to fly like attacking drones - in March of 2024.   For those of you who missed the Training we revealed our secret weapon for personal drone defense inside of 10 meters - in the comments section below this story.

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
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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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Moore's Law - Predicts the End of Computer Dudes... or does it. :)

on 30 May 2023  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 3
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I have had the privilidge of watching personal computers, networks, irc, gaming servers, virtualization and now Quantum Computers.

Before computers I worked on Analog Circuits, Power Systems, Communications, and Control Systems.

My age makes me one of the few Analog / Digital Engineers remaining on the planet.

Computers and Technology are very rapidly evolving systems, just about every year since 1997 Computer Dudes has had a different
business plan, or products and services, focus, and advertising.

One of our "Guiding Stars" has been Moore's Law.     

Moore's Law states that the number of transistors in a chip will double in size,
while the chip itself decreases in size and energy consumption - about every 2 years.

Computers are now so small Computer Dudes will soon discontinue home and small office PC Repair.

However we will replace PC Repair - with research, training, data center services, inventing, creating and bringing to market new products and services.

Our #solaronemonolith off-grid solar cluster type supercomputers are still for sale.   

The Shell and Core Design are scalable so we can
use many types of motherboards (motherboards the size of a credit card) and even the new Quantum Computers.

Moore's Law and his accomplishments in the invention and production of the first computer chips is incredible.   
If you are in IT I recommend you read Moore's history and writings. 

So while Computer Dudes soon will cease personal computer repair - We have expanded into further research, development, and prototyping.   
Also, our Data Center Services and Data Center Conversion to Solar Power or other Low Energy Setups business continues to grow. 

Todd W. Byars 

Founder, Owner
Computer Dudes

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CorpRattX
1 week ago
Computer Dudes - Tallahassee now has more drones than employees.

Water and Underwater Drones have been selected for purchase and testing.

Drones are better for practical applications and fun than for War.
:)T

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Our #libraryforspace project now has 324 Books 217 Mb Uncompressed - 77 Mb Compressed. :) :) :)

Neither NASA nor the Library of Congress responded to our requests.

So we go around them and directly to the sources.

Being a former Teacher I am setting the library up with Old Books and New and also Textbooks for PreK-12 and College.
More Updates Soon. :)T

CorpRattX
1 week ago
It has been a rough 7 days. Starting Last Friday 2 Major Storms hit Tallahassee, Florida.
Most of the area was without power for a couple of days.
Today I completed my storm cleanup and delivered the last of the emergency supplies to those on my list.
Everyone is safe and recovery had begun.
Thanks to all who helped, get some rest and family time when you can.
Regards - Todd W. Byars

CorpRattX
2 weeks ago
It does not really matter where you are in Florida or the SE United States you are subject to the weather and power / internet failure even with triple redundant systems.
I just lost a nice post for this website when went to post it and the Internet blinked. Then the power blinked. Now its raining.
In 15 minutes the sun will be out again. Crazy Summer Weather!

CorpRattX
2 weeks ago
Computer Dudes still online after nearby Tornado touchdown.
All Safe...

#solaronemonolith, #solaronedatacenter still online. Grid Power is Down.
No Worries. :)T

CorpRattX
3 weeks ago
Computer Dudes - Global Operations and Aerospace rolled out designs for a new system for Global Cooling.

We have modified a drone to tow or keep on station a large balloon for to block the sun and keep the heat rising while the cool air falls.

The first Test Balloon of Mylar arrives next week.

The project is being discussed with India, Africa, Japan and other Nations on or near the Equator.

More soon... :)T

CorpRattX
4 weeks ago
Space Library Initialized

34 Books Downloaded and Indexed.
More tomorrow.

Our Goal is 5 TB of books and materials for the SPACE LIBRARY project and servers. :)T

CorpRattX
4 weeks ago
Reseller Agreement request - Denied

https://www.avinc.com/

Moving to the next vendor on the list.

Know a US vendor selling Drones for Cargo or Land Management and made in America?

Let us know and we will review their products and give them a call.

Next!! lol ;)T

CorpRattX
4 weeks ago
Drones and Books are coming in!!

Two different projects - rolling smoothly - The Computer Dudes Way.

Library Server Setup began 2 days ago. It is a Linux Cluster - Air Gapped except when we need access.

Drones - we hope to have Drones for Commercial Use such as Land Management, Fire Season, Cargo, Learning to Fly and even possibly racing.

More soon....
:)T

CorpRattX
4 weeks ago
Labcorp dot com - Scheduling and Other Functions DOWN.

8:30 AM Eastern Time
Scheduled Maintenance, Or Other Cause.

One of our clients called it in, we are investigating further. No worries.

Have a Great Day. :)T

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