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Two Quick Thoughts

Posted by on May 29, 2008 in General | 0 comments

Two quick thoughts, since it has been ages since my last post: 1) I hate the packaging that is around ethernet cables, power bars, and other computer cables. Not only are they impossible to open without a knife or scissors, but they cannot possibly be good for the environment. 2) I can put Microsoft’s Small Business Server 2003 Premium (SBS 2003)...

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The Most Useful Tool

Posted by on Apr 30, 2008 in Tech Hints | 0 comments

I was struck yesterday how my most useful tool is also Microsoft’s most reviled creation. I’m referring to, of course, Clippit. I was reminded of this when I used a common paper clip to perform two jobs that I do all of the time (not counting actually clipping two pieces of paper together.) 1)  I had a CD stuck in a drive.  Unhinge a paper...

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Microsoft Gets Rich…$49.95 at a Time

Posted by on Apr 15, 2008 in General, Tech Fixes | 0 comments

A lot of my clients are small firms or individuals. Often times, when they need a piece of software installed, they have me buy it, install it, and charge them for my cost. This works most of the time….except for this new “auto renewal” policy for Antivirus/Antispyware software. Don’t get me wrong; I am fully behind making it as...

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