Cate Eales

I'm an American living in Kelowna, BC (Canada) with my husband, Eric. I miss the Peet's Coffee and Mexican food that is so easy to find in my beloved San Francisco Bay Area. But not the traffic. Having given up driving way too fast, I still stay up way too late and drink way too much coffee. I own and operate Computer Care Kelowna, a mobile computer business providing on-site service for home and small business customers. My weekly column, "Getting Along With Your Computer" appears Mondays on castanet.net. The column archive is available any time at the Computer Care Kelowna website.

Most commented posts

  1. Merry Christmas 2015 — 14 comments
  2. We Wish You a Merry Christmas! — 5 comments
  3. My Life In Tech: The Chitka Incident — 3 comments
  4. Public Art in Kelowna: Run — 3 comments
  5. Public Art in Kelowna – Levels — 3 comments

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Greenway the Other Way

Gerstmar Road

We finally had a beautiful, warm, sunny day, and I took advantage of the opportunity to take a bike ride on the Greenway. I’ve ridden the Greenway quite a few times, but this time I started in Mission Creek Park and rode “the other way” toward Gallaghers Canyon.  It’s been a few years since I’ve …

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My Life In Tech: The Chitka Incident

RogueKiller fixed the Hosts file

A good customer recommended me to her sister-in-law because her sister-in-law needed some help finding her way around Windows 7.  My customer said, “I live just around the corner.  When you’re through there, would you come over and take a look at my computer.  I’m having some issues.” No problem.  I know better than to …

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My Life In Tech: How Many Geeks Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?

Warhol's Light Bulbs

One night as I was doing the wash I flipped the light switch for the light in the laundry room.  Big flash of light, then darkness. The light fixture in the laundry room is a globe that I have to stand on a ladder to remove before I can change the light bulb. Three things …

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It’s that time of year again.  That time of year when we wrestle technology to the ground and live stream our Christmas tree.  This year is our 16th year.  We were doing this back in the last century, when it was called “webcasting.” Here is our tree.  As Eric puts it, “as always, the best …

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My Life In Tech: Just Shoot Me

PDF User Manual

The last couple of week have been hectic, and the last few days have been long ones.  The economy must be improving.  People are buying computers, tablets, and routers.  And it looks like this is a great time for people to catch up on the maintenance they’ve deferred for eight or nine months.  The good …

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