What’s New or Updated

This page is where I will post what’s new or updated at schmahl.net.

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January 6, 2024 – Updated the Backup Strategies page by adding a section for cloud storage and a link in the Further Reading and Useful Link section.

December 26, 2023 – While cleaning up old files and organizing my drive, I found this old Microsoft TechNet article “Zen and the Art of Performance Monitoring.” It could still be a valid post to the Tech Stuff section, but when reading it you’ll see my reasoning for placing it in the Fun Content area.

October 5, 2023 – Another friend was almost scammed. Reams of information are available concerning cybersecurity so I made a Security and Password page offering high level tips and pointers to further reading.

September 20,, 2023 – Now that RSS is back at schmahl.net, I realized the Tech Section’s RSS page needed some updating!

September 14,, 2023 – Being a fan of RSS feeds to get updates from my favorite sites, I had to add the capability back (even if it’s only for one or two regulars!). Point your newsreader (I prefer feedly) to schmahl.net/swrssfeed.xml

There is also an older page about what RSS is at https://schmahl.net/tech-stuff/rssfeeds/

August 22, 2023 – I read a great article at Wired.com titled How to Choose the Right Laptop: A Step-by-Step Guide.” Though it gets technical, everything is explained very well to a general audience. Wired allows non-subscribers to read four free articles per month.

August 15, 2023 – Finally got around to updating the home page to update information about the site’s status.

October, 2020 – COVID, with its work-from-home and school-from-home, caused just a few family issues. Kids gaming, television and music streaming, and the usual web surfing such as shopping brought Zoom, Teams, and other collaboration software to its knees. Segmenting networks is old hat to network professionals. Now it needs done at home. Posting the page “Segmenting a Home Network” was but one solution.