Windows XP: Do No Resuscitate

August 21st, 2013

written by our friends at I am writing a book and working on a chapter about "Nuking and Paving" desktop computers. That's when you totally flatten a computer and rebuild from scratch. This may be done for a variety of reasons, including some super nasty virus attacks.

An Easy Way to Hack Into Your Web Site

July 17th, 2013

written by our friends at Consultant or Amateur
How vulnerable is is your web site?
You hear news stories all the time about sites being "hacked" - But what does that mean? And are you in danger?

First, let's look at hacking. "Hacking" can mean just about anything that involves breaking into your computer systems.

Are you phish bait?

May 14th, 2013

Despite the tools many email providers have put in place to block malicious email, phishing emails are still very successful in making it into your inbox. Phishing emails generally attempt to acquire sensitive information or to cause damage or disrupt computer systems.

Don't Panic – and Don't Click!

May 7th, 2013

Here's another great insight from our friends at consultantoramateur.comEvery once in awhile, the evil people who run phishing scams and spread viruses figure out a way to get an email past your spam filter and into your InBox. They can be very tricky and scary.

A Dishwasher that "Technically" Works

April 29th, 2013

Here's another great insight from our friends at Have you ever had an appliance that didn't quite work right? I had an experience once with a dishwasher that just didn't clean very well. It seemed to work. It went through all the cycles.

Exploring Internet Explorer 10

April 19th, 2013

Another round of updates to Internet Explorer has come, and they have brought some interesting new features. Internet Explorer 10 was first introduced as the default internet browser for Windows 8, but has just recently been released for Windows 7 as well.

Do Not Install Every Windows Update

April 15th, 2013

The following article is a great post from our friends at Consultant or Amateur? that speaks to the importance of allowing your IT provider to be the sole runner of updates on your machine.

Do Not Install Every Windows Update 
As a Managed Service Provider (MSP), we manage our client's computers.

Google Glass: Could it be our future?

March 8th, 2013

Have you ever read a science fiction story where people used a heads-up display?  Where within their line of sight is an intelligent video display.  Where they can take pictures and video at a glance, hands free.  Where they could communicate with the office, friends, and family by just talking to them.

Windows 8: An Inside Look

February 28th, 2013

Here at the office, we’ve begun migrating to Windows 8 so we can better support our clients.  I have a bit of a unique experience as I also have a new Microsoft Surface tablet, and I have been enjoying the experience so far.  My first impression is that Microsoft has done a very good job.