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 […]
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” 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, […]
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, […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, worse yet, his email address is email@example.com. What’s wrong with this? Why is it a lousy email address? Well, […]
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 […]
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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