Cyber Security

HP predicts more cyberattacks in 2021 New report published by HP forecasts threats in 2021 “anticipates an increase in…ransomware, message hijacking, insider threats, corporate email corruption…” “the consequences of the pandemic have weakened security within companies” “corporate data is less and less secure” “We should expect cybercriminals to identify and exploit any new vulnerabilities that

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Check On Your Friends

I hope you never let yourself get to a point where you let go. Do not be afraid to tell people you are going through something. Do not be afraid to so call “burden” people with your problems. We would rather watch you rise above and go beyond than watch life go on without you.

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The President is coming to Houston

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education VIP Notice – Houston, TX Notice Number: NOTC1701 Notice: Expect VIP movement February 26, 2021 in the vicinity of Houston, TX. Pilots can expect temporary airspace restrictions in conjunction with this VIP movement.   The FAA recommends that all aircraft operators check NOTAMs OFTEN for temporary airspace restrictions prior

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Report on cloud-based print management

Report on cloud-based print management Research published by Quocirca Customer’s IT managers are looking to deploy, secure, monitor and managed connected printers and MFPs, including those at remote locations, from a central Web dashboard Alerts for supplies and service Rules based printing Generate usage and sustainability reports Cloud-based printing Discover printers and print without installing

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Artic Cold in Texas

Never felt so cold in my 20 years living in Texas, it got so cold that my garden plants die and had a hard time with my dogs going outside to do poop & peeing. Thankfully, the power went out for only 10 minutes unlike some other people that I know that lost power for

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Rain Today Gone Tomorrow

Let’s face it rain gets a bad rap, plans change, moods change, the rain blame ensues. Anticipation of when the favorite child “the Bright Beautiful Sun “ Might make an appearance and save us from the “gloom”, have we not evolved as a compassionate “No rain shaming Society” it is only doing its job keeping

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What 2020 Taught Me

Enjoy the journey Be curious, ask the questions and listen without judgement.  Try new foods and talk to a stranger.   We feel most comfortable when things are certain. But We feel most alive when they are not! Lighten up Remember to laugh.  Laughter is one of the best medicines, lowers stress and strengthens your

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License Plate Cover

Our service vans are frequently washed by running them thru a drive-thru car wash. The license plates do not have a license plate cover so often, one of our van license plates get bent out of shape. A few years ago, the front license plate was completely torn off one of my trucks by a

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Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Valentine’s is right around the corner and who doesn’t love Red Velvet Cake! Here are a couple of my favorite desert treats for this time of year. Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 10 minuets Total Time: 20 Min Servings : 24 Cookies Calories: 170kcal   Ingredients 1 package Red Velvet Cake

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Space City Weather

The latest on extremely cold weather coming to Houston, and snowfall potential February 11, 2021 at 6:57 am by Eric Berger The Arctic front has pushed all the way off the coast and temperatures this morning are in the 30s and 40s. Welcome to your new reality, Houston. It’s possible the region won’t see temperatures in the 60s

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I Finally Met My Grand Daughter

Thanks to COVID Restrictions my Son and Daughter in Law just went through their second pregnancy basically by themselves. We were not able to participate in many of the activities that go with the pregnancy including the delivery. We had a face time gathering hours after her birth and although we were very grateful for

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Offroadin’

I started riding offroad when I was just a kid in the mountains of Kentucky, and I’m pretty sure I rode a dirtbike before I ever touched a bicycle. Racing along the trails, cutting across the backroads, and then making my own path is one of my favorite memories. When I moved to the Houston

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Cycreekstoptheflooding.com

Raveneaux and the $160 million gambit To significantly reduce flooding along Cypress Creek we need about 25,000 acre/feet of detention.  That is about 3.9 square miles of detention facilities along our 30-mile-long creek.  Why, you ask?  Because the creek area is “over developed” – too many roofs, streets, parking lots, too much impervious surface.  Rain

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COVID-19 vaccination registration

Recently, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) launched a new COVID-19 vaccination registration portal inviting residents to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine waitlist. To ensure fair access for elderly residents, working families, and vulnerable populations, registrants on the waitlist are selected through a randomization and prioritization process rather than on a  first-come, first-served basis. While

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Technical Service On-Site

Sidestepping a Pandemic: Dealers Chart Challenges of Delivering Technical Service On-Site Thursday, February 4, 2021 Erik Cagle Ah, the joys of being a service technician during the age of COVID-19. Face mask? Check. Hand sanitizer? Check. Gloves? Got ‘em. Disinfectant spray for machines? Right here. Maybe disposable work mats and booties, or anything else that

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Joe’s

Joe’s Crab Shack is not gone for Houston residents completely because we can still drive to Galveston and eat their awesome food. ‘In August 2017 at bankruptcy auction for $57 million. In August 2017, the chain closed 40 locations in several states amid bankruptcy proceedings as Landry’s prepared to take over. Landry’s has plans to

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To Streak or not to Streak!

Now that I have your attention!  : )  Are unwanted streaks (or lines) printing out on your copies or appear on scanned images and are missing from every print job, then the most likely culprit is the “scan-thru” glass. The scan-thru glass is located either to the left or right of the original glass. It

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The Grove

This month I bring to you an eerie place here in Texas . The Grove (also known as the Stilley–Young House), located in Jefferson, Texas, is an 1861 historic home that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. The house has also been called the most

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Curbside Groceries

I’m sure you, like everyone else have made some pivot in life to adjust to ( gosh I’m sick of this ) the “new normal”.  Grocery shopping has been in the chore column in my house for quite some time. As of late I’ve taken well advantage of grocery store’s curbside pickup option, and truly

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Waiting on COVID-19 Vaccine

Billions of people around the globe are desperately waiting on covid-19 vaccine and that includes me. For the first time in human history this global pandemic has people on their knees to depend on big pharma to provide protection for a potentially fatal disease that has no cure only treatment. I am not trying to

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Recycle Clean Planet

A lot of our customers contact OSOT and ask what to do with their copier & printer used toner cartridges. We utilize and recommend recycling via the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Program. We are happy to stop by our customer locations and collect those used toner cartridges and toner waste boxes if the Konica Minolta

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Industry News

Xerox reports on last quarter’s earnings 4th quarter total revenue was down 21% to $1.93 billion Operating income down 55.2% to $184 million Net income was down 71.1% to $77 million Equipment revenue down 17.2% to $510 million Color A4 MFP installs down 22% B/w A4 MFP installs up 22% Color A3 MFP installs down

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