Thursday, April 30, 2020

More On Firewalls

If you have a firewall that will not do updateable objects (dynamic objects), then you probably have a base level firewall.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Firewalls And Features

I have been talking a lot lately about which firewalls I recommend to people and which ones I don't. Really for the low budget customer. I keep hearing people talk about why they like this firewall or like that one. It seems like two things come back most of the time: budget friendly firewalls and easily managed firewalls.
But what about features of a firewall? It's imperative that you have a feature rich firewall protecting your company.  I think it's comparable to having a B B gun protecting your home. You feel free to do that. I'll go with the larger caliber myself. My point is that you have to select the appropriate firewall features for your company data. You can't just skimp and hope all goes well in the cyber world.
Do your company right and explore all the features a firewall has to offer before deciding which route to go.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Home Projects: An "On The Fly" Fence

My wife has an impressive vegetable garden growing on the side of our house. She has many different things growing, and we have picked a few vegetables out and included them in some very good dinners so far.
We have noticed in the past couple of days that something is getting into it though. Not eating anything, just stepping in it. We had some sorrano peppers getl completely ruined and another strawberry (not that strawberries are a vegetable) branch broken off. So, we decided to make a quick fence to keep whatever this is from getting in. We think it's a dog down the road. Either way, let's hope this deters it.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Happy Wedding Anniversary To My Wife - 27 Years Today


Thursday we had a tornado come through in the Florida Panhandle. I got an "imminent extreme alert" text on my phone telling me to take shelter. I went outside to take a look and my wife was coming in. The tornado, which had already touched down on the ground in Greyton, was literally going over my house. It was not on the ground at this time, but just over the trees. It was quite a site to see. Of all my time living in "tornado alley" (46 years in Alabama), I've never been that close to a tornado.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


Now I'm not one for art, at all. I've seen some Picasso's and Monet's in museums before in New York City and Kansas City, and I am glad I've seen them. But honestly, it's just not my thing.
However, my daughter does some pretty cool stuff on a canvas. I'm sure she gets it from her mom, and this below shows that she has some talent.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Home Projects: Who Says You Need A Plumber?

Down here in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, finding a good plumber is a joke. I've been through probably half a dozen already since I've lived here, and my experiences with them have generally been less than a one star. Yes, it's that bad.
So I took it upon myself to start doing my own plumbing. So I bought a PEX crimper and off to the hardware store to get supplies for a bathroom remodel I'm doing.
I don't know if your recall, but not long ago, I ended up cutting one of my lines to the shower (when tearing out the fiberglass shower combo). I've since ripped all of the copper so I could rerun water to where I need it to go.
Working with PEX is surprisingly easy. I did multiple runs, angles, and valves without one single leak. I was actually surprised on just how easy it is to work with.
Save yourself quite a bit of money and tackle that plumbing job yourself. You will feel good with yourself and the new skill you learned.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Sunday Thought: It's All About Him

My wife came across this song, and I found I really like it. By Alan Jackson, It's All About Him

Thursday, April 16, 2020

New Tab Above Called "On The Road" Internet

I have a new tab above which takes you to a new website I launched. It's for the traveling man or woman who needs security when out in public or on a trip. If you use the Internet at the hotel, coffee shoppe, campground, etc, then take a look at the above new tab, or go direct here to .

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

PFSense vs Sonicwall

I set this box up for PFSense and it's working great.  I've noticed that PFSense has some great features to it and I've come to the conclusion that it's a better firewall than Sonicwall. It's certainly harder to manage that the Sonicwall, but the features are better on PFSense.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Weekend Water Concert

We have been very careful to stay home as much as possible during this "stay at home" restrictions in Florida. Some neighbors across the water decided to have a backyard concert for everyone who wanted to keep a safe social distance, but still enjoy some live music. Boats in the water and people out on their docks. That was nice.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter

Today we celebrate the empty tomb. Yeshua was crucified on Good Friday, and He overcame death on Sunday. It's interesting that some people still do not believe this event in history. Both people of faith and people who did not believe wrote about this event in ancient. Yet there has never been one single writing in history saying that the body of Yeshua was found.
I stand as a believer in that event in history. One day, we will all rise from the grave and be judged by the only God. I don't know what exactly that day will look like, but I suspect at least two things will happen.

1. It will be determined if we truly believed that Yeshua came down from Heaven, lived a perfect, sinless life on earth, and died during His crucifixion on the cross, taking the punishment for all mankind for all sins that had been committed, that were committed, and that will be committed. And that he rose up three days later and defeated death.
2. There will be two groups formed on that day. One group on the right and one on the left. One of those groups will be allowed to enter into Heaven. And the other group will be allowed to not live in Heaven.

Notice I say above that one group will be allowed to not go to Heaven. This is a choice that everyone makes here on this earth. To ignore what He did for us, in the form of unbelief, is a choice. To believe it, is also a choice. I ask you to look into the story of Yeshua. In fact, I plead with you. I ask you to look into a few things:
1. What the story actually is.
2. The prophecies that was written about this "Messiah" before he actually came. There are many of them, one even including the exact time when the Messiah would come (written hundreds of years before).
3. I would ask that you ponder one thing. My question to you would be this: Why did those people continue to believe, facing literal death during that time, for something that they knew was not right? There were over 500 witnesses that saw Him alive after He rose from the dead. Not one of them refuted what was being proclaimed at the time. Would you die for something you knew was not right? I wouldn't.

Everyone makes up there own mind. I have made mine up, and there is no way I'll ever deny what He did for us. At this point, there is no way I could deny it.

May you and yours be blessed. May He shine His face towards you, and bring you peace.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

New Domain Name Added

I added two new domain names for the White Rhino Security VPN Solution. It's called and .  It's for corporate use a personal use. Security is for everyone, and my VPN Solution will keep your communications safe.