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Email advisory for September 8, 2010

Posted by MCS at CMS on September 8, 2010 at 12:44 PM Comments comments (0)

Recently, Donet, the internet service provider that CMS has used for more than a decade, has found itself indirectly associated with a considerably large and stubborn phishing campaign.  Although the origins of the disreputable emails are outside of Donet's infrastructure, the highly visible but deceptive use of false "@donet.com" email addresses has now taken a toll......

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Interchangeable Core Wiki #100610

Posted by MCS not at CMS on June 11, 2010 at 10:52 AM Comments comments (1)

As primarily composed and edited by MCS not at CMS...


An interchangeable core or "ic" is a compact keying mechanism in a specific "small format" figure-eight shape.  Unlike a standard key cylinder, which is accessible for combinating only via locking device disassembly, an interchangeable mechanism relies upon a specialized "control" key for insertion and extraction of the essential (aka "core") co...

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Do You See What I See?

Posted by MCS at CMS on February 11, 2010 at 1:06 PM Comments comments (0)


Embedded below is a scan of the cover from a 2008 marketing mailer.  Since its arrival at CMS nearly two years ago, the nominally sized 5-inch by 8-inch glossy original has been displayed in a position of prominence on the wall in my office.  Although I see the publication every time that I enter, the message that it conveys still produces a certain sense of awe...

To be clear, however, that message is not actually the one implied as worded in yellow...


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A Missing Link to the Disclaimed Dorma Misnomer!

Posted by MCS not at CMS on January 26, 2010 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)


It exists!  I saw it for the first time several years ago and, ever since, rarely a working day goes by without a great big, glaring reminder of it popping up when my guard is down or when my back is turned:  What, you again?  How long has it been?  What time is it?  What's the date?  Okay, now, just go away...

I don't typically boast about the particulars to this and, furthermore, the whole thing just isn't sustainable as a topic of conversa...

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Print What You Like

Posted by MCS at CMS on January 7, 2010 at 2:36 PM Comments comments (0)


Consider yourself warned:  No matter how useful, no matter how interesting, no matter how provocative, never, never, never attempt to simply print a CMS web page.  Or, at the very least, never, never, yada, yada, yada without using a quality, free online service such as PrintWhatYouLike.com...

For those wanting to know more with regard to the technical merits: too bad; however, the content of this pa...

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Locks Talk and ARRA :: Part One

Posted by MCS at CMS on December 18, 2009 at 12:23 PM Comments comments (0)


Preface

For those with stimulus funded projects under way - and especially for those with openings set to receive ANSI Grade 2 primary door hardware from recognizable household brands such as Dexter, Kwikset, Schlage, Weiser or Weslock, or from interchangeable core mainstays like Best and Falcon - quickly:  Memorize the words "plausible deniability" and
stop reading now!

For those still reading - and especially for those with a penchan...

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Content Advisory

Posted by MCS at CMS on December 4, 2009 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)


If you have a request or an idea for an article, or if you would like to write or collaborate, or if you just want to add a meaningful comment to an existing work, then log in or register for a site key and create a post or send an email.  Topics relevant to CMS interests are encouraged - but are not required - and statements of fact must be verifiably researched...


Also, all content accessible via key - whether fully posted by CMS or merely hosted vi...

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Inaugural post aka "FIRST!!!1!"

Posted by MCS at CMS on October 13, 2009 at 3:14 PM Comments comments (0)


As at the forums --> just testing the waters...


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