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Recently I was privileged to have received a promotion where I work.  I was promoted from the ranks of telephone support to product manager.  I still speak with customers on a regular basis and I still do support in a higher level and more specialized way. I just don’t take […]

If you can’t do these 6 things you should not ...



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I became fascinated recently by the realization that we all take for granted the durability of computers now days.  In the early days of computers many parts, for example vacuum tubes, had to be replaced constantly, almost every hour and sometimes more often.  Later on spools of magnetic tape had […]

Durability of Computers


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I just spent nearly three days troubleshooting and diagnosing a laptop Hard Disk Drive.  I wish I had at least two of those days back.  Working inside a corporate LAN means that reinstalling the operating system is not as easy as it would be for your home PC.  Let me […]

Rest in peace Hard Disk Drive



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Summer is great if you are not a Computer. I was thinking today about the things we seem to do during the late spring and early summer months at my house and it occurred to me that people, on the whole, ignore their PCs during the summer months.  They play […]

Summer is Awsome..if You are not a Computer


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    Data loss is something we all have to deal with in the digital age.  Cheap computers mean that equipment failures are a part of life.  PC component are not meant to last forever.  Who wants that anyway?   Backing up your precious data is very important and a process that […]

Backing up is Hard to Do for Some



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Working in the software industry for the last 10 years means I have had the pleasure of dealing with EVERY level of computer user you can imagine.  I firmly believe that our schools are FAILING our children in one enormous fundamental way.  THEY DO NOT SEEM TO TEACH KIDS ANYTHING […]

Math, Science and COMPUTERS



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I sit writing this while my mind pines away for the sunshine and warmth of spring.  I am sure many of you reading this feel the same way.  Thinking of what to write has been tough lately, but today I had a fun thought and in a flash knew that this […]

The Computer Geeks Most Valuable Tools


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So I just spent 6 days out of a gamers life attempting to install a computer game that was originally released in the year 2000 on my laptop which is now running windows 7, the new thoroughbred of operating systems.  As I spent quality time perusing old old forums and […]

A Gamers Life : from Birth to Geek



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I read a news article this morning about how a case can be made, using certain statistics, that laptop computers will someday make desktop computers obsolete. It made me think pretty hard about how the world is evolving. Working with the always changing computer industry all day, every day, I […]

A Laptop will NEVER be as good as a desktop