By LMS November 28, 2018

Tech Talk – November 2018

A Note from the President

From the LMS family, we want to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

We are extremely thankful for our clients, partners and dedicated and loyal staff! We couldn’t be more grateful for all of those around us!

Thank you for everything!


Scott Shatzkamer

Calculus, Gun Control and Septic Systems

by Larry Schulman, CEO

Last week I learned a lot about life and how good decision making and problem solving occurs. As in most cases I learned by the mistakes I had made, how a specific thought pattern that has always been my predominant method was flawed and although it served me well for 60 years, it was time to change it a little.

While up in Vermont and pushing over a tree with my Kubota (excavator) I noticed a lot of water under it. I also noticed a white pipe growing out of the ground in the middle of the woods. There was a large flow of water coming out of the pipe. This was not a Jed Clampett moment from the Beverly Hillbillies. This was not black gold but rather my neighbors septic system pipe crossing my driveway.

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Fend off cybercriminals with better business security practices

used with permission from Tektonika (HP)
by Karen Gilleland

“Gimme the dough—or you’ll never see your files again!” In this scenario, the thug in the mask is ransomware, and it’s only one of the ways cybercriminals attack businesses—which are often left vulnerable due to poor business security or cybersecurity practices. Alongside the devastating effects cyber attacks can have on individuals, cybercriminals are sucking billions of dollars out of the economy, and you do not want your business in that position are hungry for passwords, as they have substantial monetary value.

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Online scammers cost time and money. Here’s how to fight back.

used with permission from Microsoft On the Issues by Athima Chansanchai

A message pops up on your screen. It screams that your computer is at risk or has been infected by a virus. Or, you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from tech support.

And then, before you know it, responding to these warnings has delivered your passwords and personal information to scammers, your PC is under their control and now they’re extorting you by peddling bogus security software and services.

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Looping a slideshow in PowerPoint

Sometimes you want to run a PowerPoint presentation on repeat – looping a slideshow so it can play in the background during an event, perhaps at a trade show booth. Is it possible to automatically loop a slideshow in PowerPoint? Yes! In PowerPoint, it’s easy.

  1. Open your PowerPoint file.
  2. First, make sure your slides are set to advance automatically: Go to the Transitions tab on the Ribbon.
  3. On the far right side, under Advance Slide, check the box next to After and set a time amount.

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