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Entries from February 2014

Sometimes you find out about things the very hard way

February 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I will cut to the chase first thing. Windows 7 x64 with Adobe Reader (or full version) and a Xerox Phaser printer don’t play nice. Recently I sold, delivered and setup a new Windows 7 x64 PC to a client. Things went smooth overall so I Ieft when I thought all the setup was done. […]

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Tags: E-Mail Issues · Hardware · Security · Software

Has It Really Been 66 Years?

February 26th, 2014 · No Comments

This is a reprint of an article written by Dan McNeil on Feb 4th 2013. It has been reprinted with his permission and has been left unedited. It gives a lot of history, that is no longer in books, in a condensed format. Take it as history and facts, if you are a hater, go […]

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Tags: Non-Tech · Soap Box

Tainted love with disk drives

February 19th, 2014 · No Comments

I just could not wait to share this! Get your Geek on!  

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Tags: Entertainment

Controlling what programs users can run in Windows 7

February 19th, 2014 · No Comments

I have held off posting this article since it was a “contributed” article from over 2 years ago. I have edited it a little. I lost the name of the original person who sent this to me. So if it was you, thanks. Different versions of Window have different methods of controlling what users can […]

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Tags: Security · Software

Protecting your customers credit information

February 14th, 2014 · No Comments

This is a guest article by Mercury Payment Processing, a company I represent. The one comfort about large-scale data breaches is that there are often lessons that can be learned. In the case of Target’s breach, customer data was reportedly compromised by malware installed at the POS. Mercury’s Chief Information Security Officer Jim Maloney notes […]

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Tags: Internet · Malware · Non-Tech · Security