Archive for the 'Rants' Category

Twitter me this Batman

While I have been playing with Twitter for awhile for broadcasting and following interesting topics, the other day it came in useful for another reason.  One of the few things that is hard to do without nowadays is email, and mine had stopped working.  This has happened in the past and it takes awhile to [...]

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Beware Conficker Worm set to go off April 1st

Conficker worm is set to go off tomorrow in one of the largest Internet attacks in awhile. If you can’t get to certain web sites you may be one of the millions infected. This article is one of the more detailed articles on how to remove it from your computer and what to expect April [...]

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Virus war is escalating

Lately it seems that the virus and malware war is escalating, but before I go any further I would like to recommend a product from http://www.malwarebytes.org/ just called Anti-Malware.  The free version’s only limit is that it doesn’t run in the background you have to run it manually.  This is a great utility to have installed on [...]

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House jumps the shark (literally)

I’ve been a fan of House up until this season, if anybody missed it in the first few minutes of the show tonight he literally jumped the shark with a small car.  Jump the shark refers to a Happy Days episode where Fonzi jumps a shark which was considered the point at which the show [...]

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Microsoft ends free support for Vista SP1 on March 18 2009

About a year when Microsoft introduced Service Pack 1 for Vista it also offered free support with any issues upgrading or installing Vista with SP1. Well folks the clock is ticking and after March 18th you will now have to pay for support just like any other Microsoft products. So even if you are having [...]

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Advice on when to upgrade.

Usually when I get called in to a new client it is either because they have a defined need or they are in immediate trouble. The latter is more often the case and I usually enjoy the challenge of figuring out what is wrong under the threat of impending doom. More often than not, no [...]

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When stuff just stops working, what to do?

Suddenly the computer won’t work, the server dies, monitors flicker or don’t turn on, HELP! Well I know this is no consulation, but it happens to all of us, the PC that no one wants to touch with the applications that do something, but you are not quite sure what. This experience has been made [...]

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Rebates are they worth the trouble?

It’s after the holidays and for some reason other people like to buy me electronics, and vidoe games (hint I can buy wholesale!). Well luckily I can return it and buy what I want right? Wrong nowadays returning electronics, video games, or DVDs means the dreaded store credit. This used to be only if you [...]

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Does Loss of the Desktop mean Loss of the Enterprise?

My First Rant! Lately it seems that IBM and other vendors have given up trying to capture the business desktop market. This always gets me concerned, because the small business owner loses a valuable resource in the local reseller and business level support from the manufacturer. The smaller business will be more likely to shop [...]

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