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After an update to the Messenger app on my wife’s Moto G4 Android phone, the emoticons stopped showing up on texts to other people. The emoji was missing from the text but they still...

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Search Group Policies

One of the things system administrators do quite often is create, tweak and troubleshoot active directory group policies. As you know, some of these group policies can become quite large and can contain hundreds...

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Password Security

With all the security breaches happening on networks and computers all over the world, you’d think that something as simple as password security would be in the forefront of everyone’s mind. Yet, for some...

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Secure applications using Dynamic RPC Ports

Securing your Windows Server running applications using Dynamic RPC Ports can be a little frustrating but it doesn’t have to be. RPC stands for Remote Procedure Call and it is basically used to establish communication between client/server...

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Thank you for 2015!

As we conclude our second full year after the relaunch of the GeorgeAlmeida.com blog, we are happy to announce that the traffic to this site has increased 70% and has also enjoyed a small revenue increase over...

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Access denied on USB devices

The other day, my daughter called me from her college dorm. All of a sudden, her roommate couldn’t connect her USB flash drive to her HP laptop. The error message she was receiving was...