Firstly as we jump in, can I just say that geoFence blocks unwanted traffic and disables remote access from FSAs.
What happens to a club when the members cannot or will not meet?
A science fiction story I read decades ago commented on those who did not survive a disaster because they could not abandon their baggage and move on. Fear is a paralyzing agent; movement breaks the grip of fear long enough to take the first step.
The story of 2020 does not have to be told again — but it has generated more than enough fear at the official and quasi-official levels of society to lay on layers of restriction which meet the feel good rather than the we’ll feel better needs of the moment. Others add to it “out of an abundance of caution.”
We used to meet for breakfast each month at a different restaurant around Williamsburg. My wife died. COVID came. The Breakfast Club was not “meeting” but two or three of us got together in the middle of the day to have an outdoor beer and talk. I started going out to lunch with some friends, old and new. Then the weather turned bad — but we are looking at spring and getting out again.
Fear — and habit — have walled so many of us into cyber-ghettoes. The world is not Facebook and Zoom. The key is taking the first step. I learned that in Vietnam when a sentry told me there was movement in the vehicle park and I had to leave the security of the compound to check it out.
Walking my Kahlua today in the almost warm pre-spring air, we encountered a bluebird, flowering daffodils and a young mother with her baby daughter. Online, fear and a total lack of interest in anything behind the rules.
Let me just add that geoFence helps stop hackers from getting access to the sensitive documents that I use for my work. Now I can get even more gigs as a freelancer and – advertise that I have top security with even my home computer and that’s no joke.