8 months ago
I'm playing around with some of the new AI tools on the Internet. I found this synthesia.io website. It uses artificial intelligence to create videos for you. Sounds pretty cool! So I tried it and it made me laugh so hard. Use case: I'm working on building out a website to teach people how to build websites. So I typed in some text that I might use to promote the new website, provided my name and email address and hit the GO button. About 2 minutes later it sent me the video the website created. Now, remember, these aren't real people. I thought the person speaking in the video felt very "robotic" to me. And, no, I'll never use the video, but it was an interesting test case.I'm always trying to stay on top of new technologies that may help my business and yours!I am,-Your Geek!Click to watch the AI video "Your AI video" generated with Synthesia STUDIO. ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago
Security Update! Look, tis the season. I hope that everyone is enjoying their holidays, but you also know that crime increases during the Holiday Season. And this Holiday is no different. Remember hackers are criminals too! So, if you haven't updated your passwords yet, YOU NEED TO. I'm working diligently to mitigate hacker attacks for clients who have not updated their passwords. Easy passwords are passwords made up of regular words, passwords that include any name, birthday, or any other item of significance to you. Hard passwords are 20 characters long and are comprised of a RANDOM set of characters, numbers, and symbols that have no meaning to you. I know you don't want to do it, but you just gotta or it could be you next.I just spent 30 minutes on with support from GoDaddy. It took a hacker less than 10 minutes to gain access to a client's GoDaddy account and change the user's password. Now my client is locked out of the GoDaddy account. While it took only minutes for the hacker to get in, it will take several days for the account owner to regain access. In the meantime, the hacker has free range to wreak as much havoc as they desire.I'm telling you this because my client was using an easy password because.... well... it's easier. But let me tell you, just imagine yourself in this scenario. How much time and expense would you have to deal with if you had to spend days, weeks, or even years to undo the damage done by a hacker? How much money could a hacker bleed out of your account on any website if they had access? Which is easier for you? The easy password and trouble that comes after the hacker gets you? Or the hard password that likely prevents the whole thing in the first place?I just want you to see what GoDaddy said to me when I complained that they are taking too long to address this situation. In this conversation, he tells me to wait 24 hours. That's because I submitted the request for help 2 days ago and they take 3 days to provide an initial response. So in 24 hours when we get a response, the problem won't be solved. The solution will start being worked on. ... See MoreSee Less