Friday, January 18, 2013

AT&T Email and Outlook - It's not you, it's them

If your ISP is AT&T in any way, shape, or form (including Uverse) and you're getting error messages when you connect via Outlook, it's not you.  Don't waste your time uninstalling and reinstalling your entire MS Office suite.

AT&T email servers had a hacking incident recently and every geek on deck is twiddling knobs to close the new vulnerability.

Of course, that means someone twiddles the wrong knob and FUBARs authentication with 3rd-party email programs.

Use your webmail or smartphone-based mail client for a while.  Calling AT&T doesn't usually help, they just deny changing anything on their end.  Security, ya know.

I'm in this boat as well.  I'm handling all mail on my phone.  If something is mission-critical, give me a call.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

State BOE Hearing will be webcast at 1 PM

The hearing for the DeKalb Board of Education will be webcast.  The state BOE will hear from DeKalb's BOE members before determining their fate.

Whether or not you have children, whether or not they live in your home, and whether or not they attend DeKalb public schools, this affects each of us.  Not just because of "home values" but because 64% of the property taxes we pay have funded the actions that brought us to this point.

The weather is a bear today so listen in online.

Viewing the webcast requires the RealPlayer plugin.  Download for free here.

1 PM  January 17
Be there or be square.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Dunwoody Chamber on Business Radio X Monday Morning

Every month, the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce is featured on Business Radio X, an Internet radio program dedicated to local business enterprises and entrepreneurs.

This month, one of the featured guests on a special edition of the High Velocity Radio show, dedicated to the Dunwoody Chamber is Dunwoody graphic designer and home business owner, Debbie Smith of DesignSeven.

If her name isn't familiar to you, her work is.  Not only has she designed a series of print graphics for the Dunwoody Chamber, (which I have had the great pleasure of adapting to the Chamber website) but she is also responsible for much of the art that you see distributed for the Sustainability Commission.  Debbie also created the new logo for the Dunwoody Nature Center, which is the cornerstone of their new branding and publicity campaigns.

Debbie is going to be talking with the host about doing business in Dunwoody and her involvement with the Chamber.

Listen in at 10 AM on Monday, Jan 14 live.  Or, check back to the Dunwoody Chamber site in a couple of weeks and a mobile-friendly file will be available for review.

Dunwoody business is not just business - it's our neighbors and our lives.  Get your neighbor's perspective this Tuesday.

UPDATE:  Debbie was a smashing success!  Access the recorded show here.
Debbie will be back in the future with a show dedicated to graphic design.