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by steph.younger
Tue May 19, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: LDS Linux
Replies: 89
Views: 25369

If I may, I'd like to chime in with my excitement that such a project is being considered by this community (almost as excited as I was when our "new" computers came into the genealogy library with OpenOffice on them). I miss Linux dearly, and think that this kind of distribution might eve...
by steph.younger
Tue May 19, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Genealogy Industry Issues
Topic: Portable NFS solution?
Replies: 2
Views: 7467

If you haven't already checked it out, RootsMagic has a feature that will install a fully-functioning portable version of the application and syncronize your database to a designated folder on your USB drive. I use Microsoft's "SyncToy" to keep my media and research folders syncronized and...
by steph.younger
Mon May 18, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Family Safety with Technology
Topic: Public DNS Servers
Replies: 28
Views: 40273

I'd like to take OpenDNS out for a spin, is there anything I need to know beyond the info at their site?
by steph.younger
Mon May 18, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Family Safety with Technology
Topic: Antivirus solutions
Replies: 58
Views: 21356

From the direction the thread has taken, it may be too late for me to weigh in, but I have to make a plug for Avast antivirus. I use it on two of my computers and have been virus free for more than five years - and I use my internet connection in airports and hotels rather often, which is where my c...
by steph.younger
Mon May 18, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Family Safety with Technology
Topic: Why internet filtering can be a bad idea
Replies: 35
Views: 17850

I can guarantee you youth don't use the same phrases adults think of (like "necking and petting"), and often definitions will be required. I realize this is a technology forum, and don't want to stray too far, but I have to say that this is the crux of the matter for me. Shortly after my ...
by steph.younger
Mon May 18, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Family Safety with Technology
Topic: Why internet filtering can be a bad idea
Replies: 35
Views: 17850

Thanks, I appreciate your patience. I wanted to take a moment and amend some of my earlier, less-thought-out remarks and realize that in the future I need to think more and talk less. ... usually end up not installing [a filter] - I think the concept of filtering is a good one. I&#8217] ...restr...
by steph.younger
Mon May 18, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Family Safety with Technology
Topic: Why internet filtering can be a bad idea
Replies: 35
Views: 17850

it would be useful to know of your PRACTICAL solutions. Dont worry about writing big articles as a list of things here would suffice. When I recommend a filter, I recommend K9 - the quirks are irrelevant (in my opinion) - no 'fix' is perfect. My other solutions tend to be simplistic (which is why I...
by steph.younger
Mon May 18, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Family Safety with Technology
Topic: Why internet filtering can be a bad idea
Replies: 35
Views: 17850

If you think about it so much and go out so much to lecture parents then it would be useful to know of your PRACTICAL solutions. Dont worry about writing big articles as a list of things here would suffice. I have to be honest Stephen, so far you have talked about and around these issues but I have...
by steph.younger
Sun May 17, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Family Safety with Technology
Topic: Why internet filtering can be a bad idea
Replies: 35
Views: 17850

It would be really good if you can give us some examples so the rest of us can cater for that too when advicing people? Actually, I meant to include a link, but forgot (it was very late) and now I can't find the forum. The thread you mentioned covers K9 and OpenDNS (which I haven't tried, but hear ...
by steph.younger
Sun May 17, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Family Safety with Technology
Topic: Why internet filtering can be a bad idea
Replies: 35
Views: 17850

I didnt get the impression anyone here is thinking of filtering as a substitute for their own responsibility I didn't get that impression either, but that's a philosophy I encounter pretty often. Usually, people call me too late - I get an earful of how their "teenager" (sometimes it is, ...

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