Category: Tech

A working geek's point of view.

My Life In Tech: The Chitka Incident

DDS logfile shows browser hijack

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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My Life In Tech: America Online (Canadian Version)

YOUR registration number & password

Full disclosure:  I am a Charter Member of AOL.  I loved it.  I still have friends I met, some In Real Life and some online, through AOL. But that was back in 1980-something. Today, after I fixed a printing problem for a new customer she asked me to go through a pile of papers, manuals, …

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