Archive for February, 2010

MacBook Flashing Questionmark-Over-Folder Icon May Indicate Failed Hard Drive

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

geekablog-logoSome folks are waking up their MacBooks only to find an ominous grey screen with a flashing questionmark icon instead of their usual friendly desktop.

According to Mac expert Joe Riess from the Geek Housecalls Computer Service Center, this flashing questionmark-on-folder icon may indicate that the hard disk drive in your MacBook has failed.  (more…)

OOPS! Cell Phone Took A Bath! Now What?!

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

If you are reading this article because your phone just got wet, DON’T WAIT! Remove the battery from your wet phone now!  Then read on…

geekablog-logoEvery day, people experience the horror of cell-phone dousing - when their mobile phone takes an unexpected plunge into anything from swimming pool to soup bowl to toilet bowl (yes, gross, but possibly the most common as mobile phones seem to have a special knack for slipping out of your pocket while dressing/undressing).  This post offers advice for how to recover and possibly save your phone when the unexpected happens. (more…)

A Journey From Windows XP to Windows 7

Monday, February 8th, 2010

geekablog-logoOkay, so  my vintage 2004 laptop was having some serious cpu cooling problems and failing badly.  I thought about refurbing it, but in the end decided it was time to bite the bullet and upgrade to current technology.  

The big question for me at that point became:  ”do I go with tried and true winXP, or do I entrust all of my web development, email, blogging, and other work from home as well as personal and social computing to the new kid on the block?” (more…)