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Kody Backman


Position:  Technology Coordinator

Email:  kody.a.backman@k12.nd.us

Phone:  701.228.2266 ext 131

Education:  Trial & Error

About:  I grew up on a farm north of Souris where I was a tractor jockey for 10 years or so.  I moved to Minot and bounced around in a few different jobs before I found I had an aptitude for technology.  After spending several years in Minot I moved to Fargo looking for greener pastures.  I bounced around in a couple of I.T. jobs and finally settled in as a Linux Admin for BCBS of ND for several years.  The opportunity to work as a computer monkey for BPS came up and the allure of moving home was too hard to resist.  In the late winter of 2010 I moved back to the farm.

My wife Sara and I have two daughters, Samantha and Kaci.  In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with the family.

Snapchat UID DB hacked

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in I.T. Notices | 0 comments

Incase you haven’t heard, snapchat’s user database was hacked over the holiday break.  What this means is that a group gained access to snapchat’s user information…uid’s and phone numbers.  You can read more at this link. This is a reminder that you should use a throw away uid/pass combination for services like this.  You shouldn’t use the same uid/pass combination for everything and certainly make things different for your financial accounts…etc. On a side note…maybe snapchat should have...

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Newsletter Email Lists

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in I.T. Notices | 0 comments

You asked for it, and BPS delivered! I have set up a subscription list that users can subscribe to that will provide them with the BPS monthly newsletter as an email attachment.  The newsletter will come to your email as a PDF that you can browse at your leisure.  I have set up the list in such a way that other people cannot email it, so you won’t be getting spam from other users.  Your email address is also secured so that people cannot randomly find your address. You will need to subscribe to the list, which amounts to clicking on...

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