So here I am, perusing the flat-screen TV aisle of my local BJs Wholesale Club. James’ birthday is fast approaching, and with Justin recently graduated from college with his ultra-geeky degree in audio production, working (Huzzaah!), and moved out, James will finally have his own room and, if my shopping is successful today, maybe a new flat-screen TV to go with it. Here’s the hitch, the room so recently abandoned by Justin measures a meager 8×12 feet, most of which is occupied by a bed, desk, computer, three guitars and a half-dozen fish tanks (don’t ask!). (more…)
Archive for December, 2008
While I was at Walmart last night…
While I was at Walmart, (yea… looking for a Wii for my grandkids. Good luck on that), I did as any good geek would do and took a stroll through the computer aisle to see what was being offered in the sprawling land of “Save money. Live better.” And frankly, I was pretty impressed by how much silicon a few hundred bucks can buy. Not only did they have a $298 “bare bones” tower with a gig of ram and a hefty-for-the-price 160Gb hard drive, it also came preinstalled with the increasingly rare Windows XP (considered a plus by most geeks!). (more…)
From the FTC website
“Free Security Scan” Could Cost Time and Money
Messages telling you to install and update security software for your computer seem to be everywhere. So you might be tempted by an offer of a “free security scan,” especially when faced with a pop-up, an email, or an ad that claims “malicious software” has already been found on your machine. Unfortunately, it’s likely that the scary message is a come-on for a rip-off. (more…)
Every day, unprepared laptop and notebook users send their computers to an early grave by not knowing how to react when coffee, soda, or some other drink is accidentally spilled into their computer. (more…)
Danger! Danger! Do you use facebook or know someone who does? If so, check this out…
The koobface virus is spreading through facebook and is purported to be a harvester of personal information such as passwords and credit card info.
First things first, How can you tell if you are already infected?
It’s been a week of computer woes.
In fact, tech Geek, Paul G, from Geek Housecalls spent one and half hours cleaning out my desktop machine yesterday and talking to me about how to keep it running smoothly.
(He did a great job — my machine runs like a top now.) Read the entire post here.
The common thief has a new target and it’s your Laptop Computer, GPS, Digital Camera, iPod, or Mobile Phone. What do all these things have in common? All are valuable, all are portable, and all are likely, at one point or another, to end up sitting in your car. What a lot of people are learning the hard way though, is that leaving these devices in the car is like hanging a neon sign that says “please break my window and take my stuff!” (more…)
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