Monday, November 17, 2008

Welcome to Chemonie Crossing blog!

We are using this as a forum for the neighbors of Chemonie Crossing. Please use this as a way to connect with neighbors, share ideas on how we can improve the community, current events, crime watch, etc.

Andy Wilcox
President
Chemonie Crossing Neighborhood Association

10 comments:

carrie said...
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RCS said...

Found - a Bluetooth along Wintercreek Lane, early February. If you're able to further identify it, we'll see that it is returned to you. Call Robert or Cindy Smith, 893-6624

halmc said...

Happy blogging to all.

Anonymous said...

EVENT TO BENEFIT LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF LEON COUNTY
The performance of the musical "Company" at the Tallahassee Little Theatre on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m., will be a benefit for Literacy Volunteers of Leon County (LVLC). LVLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and increase literacy in the community through the use of volunteers.

Hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be a silent auction too. Tickets are only $15 each. Please call the LVLC office at 606-2644 or Chemonie neighbor Martha Rodriguez at 321-9034 for tickets or to donate a silent auction item.

Hope to see you there!
Martha

halmc said...

The Blog ain't working. In a year's time, you've attracted one follower and five posts. (Incidentally, thanks so much for editing mine.) Even for those of us who are reasonably computer literate, access to the blog is difficult.

Facebook is vastly easier to access. That suspcious black kid on the skateboard could probably show you how to set it up.

carrie said...
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Terry Sumner said...

My name is Terry Sumner and I am a Chemonie Crossing resident. I am also an Information Technology professional with many years of experience (including Fortune 500 companies). Many of you in the neighborhood have purchased and installed wireless network (Internet) routers that I can see (from driving the neighborhood) have no security configured or (in some cases,) poorly configured security. Given the current economic climate, you should make sure you have protected your network access to a level that makes it difficult for someone to break into your network. If someone can wirelessly connect a laptop from the street to your network, they now have an opportunity to break into your home computer(s) and gain access to sensitive information (ie: Bank Accounts, Credit Card #'s, Small Business data, etc...)! I will post some tips in a separate comment, so stay tuned.

Terry Sumner said...

Wireless Router Configuration Tips!
As promised in a previous post, I want share a few tips with you about properly configuring your wireless internet router. I realize this may sound technical, so if you are unsure about how to complete the configuration, I am available for a limited time rate of $30 per hour. I don’t think you will beat this rate.

Ok, here are the recommendations for the major settings:

• Administrator Name and Password – If you can, change the administrator’s name you use to log into your router to something other than Admin or Administrator. Change the password to a minimum of 8 alpha/numeric characters using at least one upper case character and at least one number. Something like Gr33nH0us3. This is also a good practice for creating passwords on your home computers.
• SSID (or ESSID) – This is your network name. DO NOT USE YOUR FAMILY NAME OR THE ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER’S DEFAULT NAME (i.e.: Linksys, D-Link, Belkin, etc…). You are giving away too much information about your network and yourself if you do! Give your network a name that in no way associates you, your business, or your family with it. Also, don’t give it a name that dares someone to break in. They will try if you do.
• Broadcast Beacon – This option lets you turn on or off broadcasting of your network name. It generally is a good idea to turn broadcast off, but be aware there are ways to identify your network name, even though you don’t actively broadcast the name. The normal user won’t know how to identify this though, and also be aware that if the network name is not broadcast, you will have to manually configure the network name in your wireless devices in order for them to connect to your router.
• Wireless Security Mode – Choices are: No Security, WEP, WPA, or WPA2. WEP is better than nothing, but it can be hacked in less than 15 minutes (usually 5 minutes or less). WPA2 is the best choice using the AES Cipher Type. If you have gaming devices (i.e.: Xbox, etc…), you will probably have to use the WPA or a hybrid mode of WPA/WPA2 mode which makes the best secured connection it can based upon the device that is connecting. When using WPA or WPA2, be sure to use the AES Cipher Type, NOT TKIP if possible. WPA with TKIP has been hacked in as little as 2 minutes.

These are best practice recommendations.

Disclaimer - I won’t be held liable for any loss of data or network/PC/Laptop issues you may encounter as a result of implementing the changes.

Having said that, please make sure you have properly secured your network before the wrong person gains access to your data. If you would like me to perform your configuration changes, I can be reached by email: t.c.sumner@embarqmail.com or phone (850) 559-2352. I can also help with PC/Laptop performance issues.

SlimDave said...

Please leave this suggestion for members to see and perhaps respond to. Our dues are collected and spent for signs water trees and entrance upkeep. Also, there are many who have children who are involved with annual picnic movies in the park etc. Some residents may not have children and not be interested so much in the hayrides etc. The expense COULD be divided so that dues are two-tiered. Higher payment would include those with the park/picnic. Lower structured dues would be for those who want to pay their share toward the sprinkler system and maintence. That might be as little as $35 vs say $70. With economy cutting into our necessities expense and uncertainty of job security etc this would be for me a welcome approach. Responses???