Beware Of Outlook Autofill

When I upgrade some one’s computer, I always have them try it out for a while while I’m still there. Occasionally, someone will say that their Outlook Contacts are gone. Well, if you’re using Outlook all of your data is stored in a single PST file, or in an Exchange mailbox. As long as I’ve imported the […]

Here Comes Windows 8

Windows XP was introduced in 2001. A lot of people are still using Windows XP. It’s eleven years old now, and that’s a long time in the world of computers. Since then, we’ve had Windows Vista, which never caught on (for good reason). Next came Windows 7, which I like a lot. Now, Microsoft is developing Windows […]

The Wayback Machine

If “The Wayback Machine” doesn’t ring a bell, it’s a reference to Sherman and Peabody cartoons. You know, from Rocky and Bullwinkle… Yeah, I’m that old. I work with a few machine shops.  Most machines are run by a computer.  While it’s expected that a machine will last for decades, the attached computer rarely ages as […]

Legacy Software – Hanging On To That Old Program

Recently, I ran into a client who had a computer in a machine shop. The legacy software on this computer was written when Windows XP was new, and would NOT run on Windows 7. We tried using “XP Mode”, which is a virtual machine that you can download from Microsoft. To make a long story short, […]

Malware

“Malware” is an all-encompassing term used to describe any malicious program. In years past, viruses were the big threat. Viruses would actually infect a floppy disk and the files contained on it. By just inserting the floppy disk, you could infect your hard drive. I have not seen a virus of this type in years, […]

Farewell, Steve Jobs

Apple has a lot of ardent supporters, and understandably so. I’m a PC guy, but I can still look at a Mac and appreciate the attention to detail, the simplicity, and the elegance of Apple’s products. This was largely, maybe entirely, due to Steve Jobs. For those of you who are too young to remember, […]

Do you have a lousy email address?

I’ve met a number of small business owners who are using a lousy email addresses. For example, let’s say Bob Smith runs Bob’s Bait Shop. His web site is www.bobsbaitshop.com and his email address is bsmith98@yahoo.com. Or, worse yet, his email address is bsmith98@sbcglobal.net. What’s wrong with this? Why is it a lousy email address?  Well, […]

Emergency Computer Support: Hello? Is anybody there?

Network technicians, as a group, have a reputation for poor people skills and lousy service. What kind of response do you get when you call for computer support? Have you left a message and never been called back? Do you get YOUR technician when you call, or do you get a help desk? When you […]

Backups Now: But I Can’t Afford a Server!

Some of my clients are small business owners who are just getting started. These people tend to look at a server as an unnecessary expense, and rightly so. Sure, I would love to sell them a server, but if you work alone, you probably don’t need one. What they DO need is Backups Now…. a […]

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