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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Public Art in Kelowna: Run

Plaque for Run 2 sculpture on the Greenway

I started blogging about Public Art in Kelowna last summer when the Kelowna Art Gallery presented Please Touch the Art: Art in the Public Space.  I picked up a brochure there (PDF) that listed 59 pieces of public art, got on my scooter and visited many of the installations. I posted about most of them …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cateeales.com/2012/05/27/public-art-in-kelowna-run/

Public Art in Kelowna: Growth

Brandt's Creek entrance

Last July the Kelowna Art Gallery’s exhibition “Please Touch the Art: Art in the Public Space”  made me want to vist and blog about all the public art in Kelowna.  In August and September I rode my scooter around town taking photos and blogging about some of the pieces.  (Check the Public Art category on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cateeales.com/2012/01/29/public-art-in-kelowna-growth/

My Life In Tech: Password Hell

Gateway All-In-One Computer

I set up a brand new Gateway All-In-One the other day for a lovely older couple.  They also needed files transferred from a ClickFree backup of their old XP PC, and a new printer/scanner set up. When I set up a new PC, I take out all the crap including Norton, put in a decent …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cateeales.com/2012/01/18/my-life-in-tech-password-hell/

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Eric and I have been live streaming our Christmas tree since back in the days when it was called “webcasting.” Here’s our 15th tree, featuring cameo appearances of Eric, me, of course Sandy Dog.       Merry Christmas! Watch live streaming video from christmastreecam at livestream.com

Permanent link to this article: http://cateeales.com/2011/12/15/we-wish-you-a-merry-christmas/

My Life In Tech: Adventures With Restore

Seagate Freeagent Pro 320 GB external Hard Drive

First of all, what was HP thinking when they decided to turn off System Restore by default? Today I set up another HP Pavilion with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on it, and when I told PC Decrapifier to set a Restore Point, the Decrapifier complained that System Restore was off. And indeed it was.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cateeales.com/2011/12/05/my-life-in-tech-adventures-with-restore/