Archive | August, 2008

Dell Primary Drive Not Found

Recently, I had to work on a Dell Dimension desktop. Unfortunately for my customer, the hard drive had the “click of death” even though I tried everything, including tapping the drive with a hammer to free the spindle. Luckily, there was no important data so I simply replaced the drive. I kept noticing something odd […]

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VZAccess Disconnecting – Linksys Print Server

For over a year now, I’ve been using Verizon’s Broadband Access which uses the EV-DO technology. It’s been pretty fast, and overall I’m a big fan of the service. It provides me a backup internet access if my cable connection goes down, plus with my business I need a constant connection. Yesterday, I attempted to […]

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HughesNet and Bandwidth Caps

From email:————————-is it possible for use to put a password on our wireless hubs to block out some local hacker that is exceeding our bandwidth?————————- We’ve discussed this before – the issue is NOT a local hacker accessing the wifi. The problem is HughesNet gouging and screwing over their customers. While I’m a definitely an […]

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iTunes and AAC

From an email: —————————–The thing that I am having problem with are those damn AAC tags… What the f*** are they, why the f*** are they, and why the f** can I not figure them out I think I understand they are away to control content.—————————– Well let me try to keep this fairly simple. […]

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White Paper – Security Questions

This “white paper” was created to present to several clients of mine. I’m posting it to my blog so that it can be reviewed and maybe raise some questions as to how you handle your home and business information. PDF Copy Here Company policy concerning safety and security of data How important is your data? […]

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Changing Music Folder in iTunes

————–Question from email————– I just noticed that my C: hard drive is nearly full. I need to configure iTunes and DVDFab to save and run off of my D: drive. ————-Solution————- Here are the steps to move your mp3 files from one drive to another and configure iTunes: Copy your current music folder (typically “My […]

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Internet Interruptions

As taken from a recent email conversation with a customer: There are several issues that can cause internet connectivity issues. If Verizon says that their service is running smoothly, then typically they are correct – although I have seen cases where the ISP states that nothing is wrong with their service and there really is […]

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