Reese's 15+ years in information technology includes six years at NASA and five as data center and disaster recovery coordinator for a county on the Texas Gulf Coast. Reese authored the county's IT preparedness, continuity, and disaster recovery plan as well as the monthly newsletter for 1,300 county employees. He also administered the county's information security training program.
Reese began his college career later than most at age 45, earning an AAS in Application Programming, a BS in IT Management, and a MS in Information Security and Assurance.
While most of his content will be IT-related, you may find Reese's posts in other categories as well. He has successfully explored a variety of career paths over the last four decades, including seven years as a police officer and nine as an investigator for a Texas state agency. He spent 13 years in the music and recording industry in Austin and Nashville and has written radio advertising and news reports. He also owned and boarded horses for many years and is an avid vegetable gardener.
Reese uses his years of wide-ranging experience to write on a variety of topics and hopes you find his articles useful and informative.
It's a good idea to have a disaster recovery plan in place for your family to follow should a catastrophic event occur. That plan should include strategies for maintaining communications with one another and having the ability to get critical information from emergency services when you need it. This article, written by a former disaster recovery coordinator for a county in a hurricane zone, provides recommendations for developing your family's communication plan and concludes with additional suggestions regarding development of an overall preparedness plan. | Read More →Words: 542 Downloads: 0 Category: Family By: Reese Kimmons
Rainwater is better for your plants than tap water. Among its other beneficial qualities, rainwater facilitates production of elements essential to plant growth and health, while tap water contains chemicals that can be harmful to plants. Installing rainwater collection systems can result in savings on water bills and may even qualify you for other incentives, too, depending on where you live. This article explains it all and provides information on where you can go online to quickly find out whether your state offers incentives for collection system installation. | Read More →Words: 702 Downloads: 0 Category: Gardening By: Reese Kimmons
According to the FBI's 2020 Internet Crime Report, the old tech support scam is still being used and is a growing threat. Criminals using this attack vector have added some new tactics to their scams. This article includes statistics, descriptions of variants of this attack currently being perpetrated, recommendations for protecting yourself, and information about what to do if you do become a victim. | Read More →Words: 1286 Downloads: 0 Category: Technology By: Reese Kimmons
If you've never heard of the federal Real ID Act, you're not alone. In response to the 9/11 attacks, this law was passed back in 2005 and, as of it's upcoming May 3, 2023, enforcement date, those who do not undergo what can be a fairly extensive identity verification process to obtain a qualifying Real ID may no longer be allowed to board planes or enter certain buildings. This article provides information about the law and what steps are required to get a "Real ID." | Read More →Words: 886 Downloads: 0 Category: Law By: Reese Kimmons
For a very affordable price that can be as low as $40 per unit, you can install an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) in your home that provides emergency power along with surge protection during brief outages. You can use these small UPS units to keep your Internet online by providing power to your router. You can connect your desktop PC, extra monitors, lamps, and other devices as well. This article provides details about how these devices work, how to choose the unit that best fits your needs, and where to get them. | Read More →Words: 1019 Downloads: 0 Category: Technology By: Reese Kimmons
If you share a Windows 10 home computer with other users, Microsoft offers free tools that allow you to better secure your sensitive data and information. These tools also include parental controls to help keep your kids safe online and limit their access and activities. You simply create new user accounts for each person and, if you choose to do so, activate the desired controls. This article explains the process. | Read More →Words: 960 Downloads: 0 Category: Technology By: Reese Kimmons
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