BOTS = AUTOMATIC MACHINES

PHILIPPINES: USBONG CONTINUES TO PROVIDE COMPUTER SERVICE ASSISTANCE
TO MARIKINA ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALTY CLINIC (MOSC) & PARTNER PERIPHERAL UNITS
BY ADDING AND REPAIRING COMPUTER SECURITY BOTS
August 2020

To eliminate excess steps and inefficient time usage, MOSC requested Usbong's services to automate routine, monotonous tasks and share with unit members know-how on computers.

Here are Key Action Items that we executed in this updates list.

1) Updated computer security settings which include among others:
1.1) Installation of additional Anti-Virus Software, e.g. Kaspersky.

NOTE (from SYSON, MICHAEL B.):
I shared with Unit members that it is difficult for the budol-budol/manloloko/carnapper/communist terrorist/cybercriminal group to remotely enter our local network and steal data from our database due to computer security bots.

However, data sent outside our local network and databases physically located in another country can more easily be viewed, if not edited, by unauthorized criminals. The laws of that country may not necessarily be exact with ours.

In addition, if cybercriminals find it difficult to steal data from our database, an alternative action is to cause service problems, e.g. Denial-of-Service attacks.

I have previously used the LodeRunner and PhantomJS tools to automate browser actions, albeit not for attacking web services via making the computer perpetually think to force it to shutdown.

Recommended Reading: "3001 The Final Odyssey" (from Clarke, Arthur C.)


2) Continued to repair defective computers/machines with assistance from the following:
2.1) Computer/Repair Shops





2.2) Question & Answer web services, e.g. stackoverflow.com

3) Used LibreOffice Calc, Writer, and Impress as alternatives to Microsoft Office Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
--> Wrote: Macros using Basic Computer language
--> Shared: know-how in using legitimate/activated software,

NOTE (from SYSON, MICHAEL B.):
More than 5 years ago, I considered enrolling in a course on Computer Security with the Linux Operating System at a brick-and-mortar school, e.g. University of the Philippines Information Technology Development Center (ITDC); however, at the time, I decided that it would be faster to learn by actually using Linux and available online materials to learn what needs to be learned.

4) Verified BSD (Berkley Software Distribution) Operating System
--> We already use a combination of operating systems, e.g. Windows, Linux, macOS.
--> BSD, e.g. FreeNAS, supposedly offers a unified storage system for all operating systems.
--> From my understanding, it automatically converts the input filesystem,
e.g. ntfs, fat32, ext3, into its own filesystem, i.e. zfs.


5) Started establishing relationship with Newspaper Salespersons in Barangays San Roque and Sta. Elena, Marikina City
--> learning: Newspaper business from Salespersons
--> reading: "Balita" (PHP10 each) to verify use of Filipino language.

NOTE (from SYSON, MICHAEL B.):
Back in 2004/2005, in Japan I was able to buy PHP25 used 名探偵コナン (Detective Conan) Manga each with 10 Files/Stories. From my understanding, these materials are available and accessible to the public to share vital information/know-how.


Examples:
NOTE.1) Count (which Manga have you already read?)
NOTE.2) Reuse previously used paper (eventually recycled papers are burned)
NOTE.3) Reduce physical storage consumption by putting used manga in the recycling box

6) Shared with people I meet in-person, e.g. Newspaper, Medicine, Computer Salespersons, printed set with the following:

8) Continued to share with Unit members books and newspapers
--> Examples: "Say Goodbye to Back Pain!", "Enter the Zone", and "Balita"

9) Continued to share with Unit members at the MOSC HQ 4L of Selecta Fortified Filled Milk every week