The Searchers

“Although the Internet could be making all of us smarter, it makes many of us stupider, because it’s not just a magnet for the curious. It’s a sinkhole for the gullible. It renders everyone an instant expert. You have a degree? Well, I did a Google search!” ― Frank Bruni If you clicked into this narrative hoping…

Top 10

“If what you’ve done is stupid but it works, then it really isn’t that stupid at all.” – David Letterman I answer a lot of questions on a daily basis. They come in the form of face-to-face interactions with current customers and walk-in strangers, phone calls, emails and via our Facebook page. Also, I’m frequently approached…

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” – Napoleaon Bonaparte The bad guys do their homework. They don’t just go willy-nilly infecting any old website. Oh no, they constantly research the most common searches, at any given time, and then infect those websites. More bang for the buck, as they say. Special events, like the…

Dear Mr. Dell

“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new” – Albert Einstein I’m not very well liked by my peers in the computer repair field. Why you ask? Well, aside from my surly, sarcastic attitude, I spend a considerable amount of time trying to educate my customers so that they may do a…

Hey Microsoft! What’s New?

“Hello, Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me.Is there anyone at home?…..” – Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb I had some calls this week from people wondering about all the recent news concerning Microsoft.  Warmed the cockles of my heart to find that a few, albeit a very scant few, actually…

For Sale….Really (Vol. 2)

“I couldn’t wait for success so I went ahead without it”. – Anon. Back in December, I wrote my first “For Sale…Really” post. Surprisingly, a lot of you (well, really just a couple of you) said that you enjoyed it, so I’ve decided to make it a semi-annual thing.  The original post dealt primarily with…

My Spam Box Groweth

  As you may well imagine, my business email address finds it’s way into many customer address books.  It’s printed on my business cards, letterhead, invoices and even this blog site.  I prefer to receive minor inquiries from customers via electronic mail.  It allows me to respond at less busy times of the day, and…