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Is SonicWALL the Answer?

April 12th, 2008 at 8:03 am » Comments (1)

MinistryTECH and the Church IT Roundtable gave me a lot of great opportunities to gain interest in and discuss SonicWALL solutions with Mark Moreno, consultant and reseller, and SonicWALL poster children Jason Lee and Jeremie Kilgore. I must admit to being more than a little impressed with the combination of flexibility, power, and price that […]

Pictures of SteadyState Internet Cafe Computers

October 28th, 2007 at 11:47 pm » Comments (4)

I’ve been promising pictures of the Youth Internet Cafe running Firefox and Microsoft SteadyState but first I forgot, then I took the pictures and didn’t upload them, then I uploaded them recently but haven’t posted yet. Oh well. They’re here now! I uploaded nine photos to Flickr, you can see them all in the Lakeview’s […]

Church IT Podcast Episode 15: Complete

September 6th, 2007 at 4:06 pm » Comments (0)

Well, Church IT Podcast Episode 15 is in the bag, with some good discussion on VLANs, DHCP Relay, and web content filtering. I got the show notes wiki page updated with some notes and links I remember now, having just finished the podcast, but others will hopefully fill in the blanks I forgot about! To […]

Firefox Updates and Windows SteadyState

August 15th, 2007 at 1:08 pm » Comments (0)

Firefox Upgrades Interfere with Kiosks I ran into a small issue with the SteadyState/Firefox setup that was a relatively easy fix: Firefox tried to update itself and the theme when new versions came out. Why it does this as a limited user when it can’t run the upgrade (for the program itself; the theme should […]

Windows SteadyState Lockdown and the Youth Internet Café

July 31st, 2007 at 7:30 am » Comments (12)

Our new youth facility now has a four-computer internet café. I’ve already written twice about my plans and research leading up to implementation, specifically about computer lockdown software. A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned briefly that we had changed course and decided to use Microsoft Windows SteadyState as our lockdown software of choice, mainly due to…

OpenDNS Does Free Adult Blocking from St. Bernard!

June 11th, 2007 at 12:00 am » Comments (9)

OpenDNS has listened to their users and released Adult Site Blocking to complement the rest of their DNS arsenal! True, ScrubIT beat them to it, but when you combine the reporting, the ability to sign up for accounts now (I still haven’t been invited to the ScrubIT beta and signed up well over a month […]

Initially Evaluating SmoothWall Guardian for Content Filtering

May 12th, 2007 at 11:34 pm » Comments (3)

We just released our Free Wi-Fi without much hurrah this week(end) (I’m out of town, so I hope no one needs help!). The big test will be Monday and Tuesday (when I will be in town) with us hosting our Indiana District Council. Right now, content filtering on the public wireless is being provided by […]