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Email Me, Who are You?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Business Computing, save money | 0 comments

Email Me, Who are You?

There are times that you want your name to stand out. For example, if you are a professional dealing with the public or a company presenting a strong image, you want YOUR NAME to stand out. One way to do this, of course, is to get your name on the Internet. And you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to do it. Go Cheap! A web site! That is what people first think of when they think of getting their name on the Internet. But that can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars for a site that won’t scare people away from you. Let me...

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Back to Backup

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in computers in general, maintenance, security | 0 comments

Back to Backup

May 05, 2014 An affinity for News Kurt R. Rahlfs Back to Backup Many of you have heard me harp on the importance of your data and backups. I became a big fan of correct backup procedures when, in graduate school, I lost a term project a week before the end of the term. This was because the company I was working for backed up its data by writing over last week’s backup. I destroyed my work just before the backup took place so my empty set of data wrote over the mostly complete set of data from the previous week. This is more oriented towards...

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Bleeding Heart

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in computers in general, linux, mac, security, windows | 0 comments

Bleeding Heart

By now many of you have heard of the Heart Bleed security problem on the Internet. This is not a problem on user’s computers but on servers that run “secure” Internet and email sites. It doesn’t matter if you are running Mac or Windows. All systems are vulnerable. Do you have to do anything? Yes. WHEN your email or the secure website says it’s fixed, then you can change your passwords. (System administrators may want to get new security certificates.) Also if you have what is called two factor authentications you may want to reset...

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Replacing XP

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in windows | 0 comments

Replacing XP

With Windows XP losing it’s manufactures support on April 8th this year your computers with it will be at risk Microsoft may no longer activate it if you have to reload your Windows XP on your PC. E.G. if your hard drive goes bad, as many do, then the har drive has to be loaded with Windows, XP or something else. What to do to stay working? 1. If you unplug your network cable from your older computer it will stop the most prevalent means of infecting it. Naturally you won’t be able to surf, get email, check facebook etc. 2. You...

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XP Demise

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in windows | 0 comments

XP Demise

So Taxes are due on April 15th, but on April 8th this year, Microsoft stops support for Windows XP. Kind of a double wammy, if you have a computer that was purchased in 2007 or earlier you have XP. Newer Windows can be recognized by a round start button in the lower left of the screen whereas XP has a green rectangle there. What does it mean when Microsoft, “stops support?” All vendors have limited resources so can only put effort forth to keep up current versions of their products; e.g. try getting parts for an old car. Extra parts are made...

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Windows 8

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in consumer technology, windows | 0 comments

Windows 8

Windows 8, It’s different. Friday the 26th Microsoft will launch Windows 8. Microsoft has not changed the appearance of it’s system as much since the launch of Windows, replacing DOS.

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Storage or Memory? Is it Virtual?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in consumer technology, maintenance | 0 comments

Do you ever get a message about virtual memory being low. When people approach me about this warning many say they have moved their pictures off the computer and have removed programs and they still get this error. Some say they have checked their computer and it says they have hundreds of gigabytes available. Why is it saying it doesn’t have enough? If the message is not caused by a virus then doing the repairs and checks the people have done usually wont help the situation. They are freeing up storage not memory. In our lives they...

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