St. Lawrence: County, School, River, Saint
St. Lawrence of Rome, with his gridiron, upon which he was executed, on August 10, 258 AD.

St. Lawrence County makes up the upper northwest corner of New York State. It is the largest county in New York. St. Lawrence County is bordered on the west and north by the St. Lawrence Seaway and is home to St. Lawrence University, in the county seat of Canton, and St. Lawrence Central High School, […]

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Accolades on My Master’s Program
utica college

Utica College: Master’s Degree in Computer Forensics and CyberSecurity From my professors: Outstanding paper on cyber bullying. This is not only one of the best in the class, but one of the most thorough and historical accounts on the subject that I have read. Jeff, You absolutely nailed this discussion forum. Your response to the […]

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Edit Adobe InDesign with Open Source Tools
Scribus. Open Source Desktop Publishing

Scribus and Open Source can be used to open and edit Adobe InDesign files. Here’s one suggestion I found: Create an .EPS from Adobe InDesign and open it as an editable file in Scribus. That did not work. Alternative: Another suggestion was to create an .IDML (an InDesign file that can be read by a previous version) document from InDesign and open that in […]

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Meta Descriptions of Colleges
University of Michigan

When revving up the Googler and searching for colleges, the browser shows a snippet of information it gleans from the site’s source code. This is the meta description that is embedded in the website’s HTML code. Ideally, that information should be no more than 160 characters. It can be longer, but it will be truncated […]

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Email Spam: Since 1844
Samuel F.B. Morse sends the first email spam in 1844

“I don’t believe in email. I’m an old-fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up.” —Sarah Jessica Parker It is staggering to think just pervasive email is in our lives. In 2012, there were 2.2 billion email users worldwide, 144 billion email traffic worldwide per day, 68.8% of it spam, and of that, 51% was […]

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Cybersecurity Complacency

It is human nature that we do ourselves harm or neglect ways to keep ourselves healthy even when we know it is against our best interest. We fool ourselves by thinking “it won’t happen to me,” or “why bother.” We smoke, we text and drive, we consume mass quantities of alcohol—and we neglect our own […]

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Online Education

We don’t need no education. We don’t need no thought control. No dark sarcasm in the classroom. —Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. —Benjamin Franklin inventor, diplomat, guy on the hundred dollar bill   The value of education has been debated forever—from Benjamin Franklin to Pink […]

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