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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 "" 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

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)


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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