As the spread of the Covid-19 virus requires working from home (until the end of the year) this temporary website will be used.

This site will be updated as well.

Site Changes

Until the end of 2020, the in house website server (not the Google websites) will be modified to make sure that cookie controls are utilizing California and EU compliances. All three websites (timbabcock.net, seatacdownwinders.org, willamettemediasvc.com) will be going through an audit process (with a third party company) to remove any unnecessary cookie controls while working on a new solution to replace the existing controls.

As part of the "Data Responsibility" program, our websites will only use cookies to measure internal website traffic and will no longer be required to verify device used, in order to transfer mobile devices to the appropriate mobile version of the website. This control will be handled locally by the same web server.

Since this site uses Google to host, the policies for this site are followed and monitored by Google for compliances.

Most of these changes should be completed by November 11th, 2020.

This site doesn't support email services. Email services are available on the standard website.

Data responsibility

This time of year, we are presented with new phones that are more expensive and holding a great deal of information. Not only pictures, contacts, and text messages but also credit cards and work documents that may even have someone's information attached to them.

While Google and Apple do provide ways to backup information on your phone, they are incomplete at times. They require a monthly subscription. As data on these services increases you may have to pay more money to increase the storage capacity.

But what it there was a way that you could have your very own cloud server that operates from your home that can synch your contacts, pictures, and documents from your phone to the server in your house from the same app?

With the price of computers shrinking, it is economical to do as long as your are willing to pay for an internet service provider.

Within the next few months, the focus of the site will be on how cloud services work and how you can create your own service using an inexpensive computer using an operating system and software that is free for the public to use.

The focus will be using Linux computers to operate a cloud service known as nextcloud. This European based company is developing a free cloud server application while providing an alternative to Microsoft and Amazon for enterprise cloud services that are compliant with EU standards.

While One Drive will be continued to be used for Microsoft purposes (since it is part of Microsoft 365) Nextcloud will be a primary system to demonstrate how a cloud server can work in your home to demonstrate how the IOT (Internet of Things) can work in your own home.

For information, go to the website;

https://nextcloud.com/