You’ve Got a Virus!

  How to remove stubborn PC viruses This article was prompted by my experience the past two days with disinfecting one of my customer’s computers. He had managed to pick up the Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.Y infection, which typically produces this dialog box: It also prevents the Windows Security Center from running, shuts off the Windows Firewall, and […]

Interview: JABstone founder Joe Bureau

Due to a recent stroke in the family, I recently was motivated to look for a method of helping non-verbal people communicate without making everyone around them learn sign language, or play charades. There are a number of apps available for smartphones and tablets, notably the iPad and the Android platform. After comparing features (and […]

Quick Review: Google Docs Unleashed (video)

I subscribe to the daily email newsletter from How-To-Geek and often find it informative or amusing, and sometimes it saves me some money. Today it saved me some money. It offered a link to AppSumo.com for a free video tutorial, entitled Google Docs Unleashed. This video is apparently geared towards the Marketing type, or an App […]

How to Create a Digital Distribution System for Video and Music

Unless you’ve been living in a cave since June of 1999, you know that most people like the convenience of digital music and movies. You also know that the record labels (RIAA) and movie studios (MPAA) have been falsely claiming for that entire time that piracy is cutting into their “legitimate” sales. I’m going to […]

How to get fired in one easy step

Lifehacker.com often presents useful and informative articles. This isn’t about those; it’s about the other articles they sometimes present, like this one: Bypass Heavy-Handed Web Filters with Your Own Proxy Server Your IT Department installs filters for a number of reasons, including (but not limited to): The lawyers told them to. HR told them to. […]

Steve Ballmer comments on Google’s Chrome OS

On Reuter’s Web site today, it’s reported that Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, has commented on Google’s Chrome (and Android, the Google mobile platform OS): “I don’t know if they can’t make up their mind or what the problem is over there, but the last time I checked, you don’t need two client operating systems,” […]