Tag: computing

 

Money 2.0

There’s been some recent excitement in cyberspace about a ‘new kind of money’. Some may be familiar with the term ‘Bitcoin’. Others are scratching their heads, whilst another lot are reaching for bottles of Valium and clutching their wallets, while lying spread eagle across their mattresses. I expect to beRead More

Malware, PUPs and PUMs

I’m ashamed of myself because I’ve been caught out by a malware trap. I accidentally clicked some link that took me to a site that looked just like the reputable Adobe. A popup message said that my flashplayer may be out of date “click ok to update”, then I getRead More

Life Reminders

A suitable smartphone to run this is required. Life Reminders is a neat little application that does the job of reminding you about stuff that’s coming at you, or has to be done. Here’s a list of examples: 1. You can also set it up to send SMS messages forRead More

SORTED

The commenting system is now fixed (fingers crossed). I’ve don’t four test comments which now appear in the right places. How it was fixed: Avoidance of panic attacks. Not spending tons of time reading what idiots have written on the net about it. I had a look but I wasn’tRead More

Commenting issue

The site has developed a bug, where comments to one post end up against another entirely different post. Yes – the usual is to assert that “There’s a virus!” Then to start squarking and flapping around shouting “VIRUS, VIRUS!!” Or “HACKER!! HACKER!!” etc.  No such thing is reality – butRead More

Whole computer backup

The first rule of computing is backing up you data.  This means keeping a copy of your data in a place where you can recover it. I’ve dealt with backup strategies before. So,  this blog is not about that. I’m talking computer backup. This is the software that runs the Read More

Reclaim disk space after Windows 8 upgrade

The following assumes that you have a sufficiently powerful computer that has been upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8. What I’ve discovered is that W8 being so cool, leaves behind much of the W7 installation’s old files. This is a precautionary measure – which should not be relied onRead More

Unify spell checking language in Word 2013

This has been a pesky error that drives people nuts!! But there’s a simple solution that I’m documenting here, in case I need to refer to it again.

Which computer?

I’m often asked by so-called friends, family and work-related folk “Which computer is a good buy?” When I go, “I don’t know?” – some look disappointed whilst others take on a look which suggests, “You mean you call yourself an IT expert and you don’t know what computer is best?’Read More

How to Google it!

Now you know. [scribd id=127449438 key=key-4p0ug721jmr5ozbgjt0 mode=scroll] Full credit to HackCollege.com with this graphic.

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