A Message from your Computer Guy with a Bow Tie.

All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. So what are your options… 1) Buy a new computer with Windows 10. 2) You can purchase a copy of Windows 10 and upgrade your PC … Continue reading A Message from your Computer Guy with a Bow Tie.

HDD Terminator

I just received my new hard drive crushing tool. It is called Pure Leverage Crusher. It has a simple but very effective design. As I have told many of my clients, the best way to make sure that no data can be recovered from your old hard drive is to damage the cylinders inside. Some … Continue reading HDD Terminator

Mesh Networks – They Just Work!

My mission statement is, “Strive to empower my clients through my support, not enslave them to my service.” Some say it is a bad business model but the educator in me says, “Who cares.” It does, however inspire me to write about mesh networks. Without getting technical, a mesh network system, like Eero, Linksys Velop, … Continue reading Mesh Networks – They Just Work!

A new SCAM attempt to add to my experience list

This is a recent email conversation that I had with what started out sounding like a potential new client. As the conversation continued over a few days I became more and more suspicious of a SCAM and ultimately ended it after doing some research. This post is kind of long but I hope by including … Continue reading A new SCAM attempt to add to my experience list

The Amazon Dash Button

I recently install a new gadget. The Amazon Dash Button. A conveniently located device that allows you to order a common item at just the push of a button. In this case, toilet paper. I have strategically place this button on the inside of the closet door were we store our extra TP. Yes, I … Continue reading The Amazon Dash Button

Never thought I’d use a hammer to fix an iPad.

This is a first for me. A friend of mine stopped by for a visit and mentioned that her iPad was all funky. When I asked her to explain, she showed me that the colors were all crazy. I noticed right away that the display was damaged and suggested that she must have dropped it … Continue reading Never thought I’d use a hammer to fix an iPad.

Upgrading to a Solid State Drive (SSD)

My computer is six years old and its tiny 150GB hard drive was maxed out. So I finally pulled the trigger and decided to upgrade to a 500GB Solid State Drive (SSD). For those of you who do not know, a solid state drive is like an over grown USB thumb drive but it goes inside your computer where your old hard drive use to be. It does not have any moving parts or spinning disks so its ability to read and write information is infinitely faster. Well maybe be not infinitely faster, but 3x to 5x faster. Not bad for $185 in parts. … Continue reading Upgrading to a Solid State Drive (SSD)