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Entries from May 2016

Memorial Weekend 2016

May 27th, 2016 · No Comments

As usual, we are not having a sale, we are discounting, blowing out or anything else. This weekend we are open only for emergency calls. Otherwise we will be meditating on our Civic Duty, the lives lost, our friends that died in service and those who gave their life that we never met.

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Tags: Non-Tech · Soap Box

Adventures in getting a quality remote access program

May 25th, 2016 · 2 Comments

For several years my small IT company used LogMeIn (LMI) as our remote client of choice for accessing customers computers when we could not be on site. It started out with a free version. We added several pay for (Professional) versions on servers and some computers that needed the ability to transfer files or print […]

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Tags: Purchasing · Technology Review

STOP Windows 10 upgrade with GWX Control Panel

May 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment

A year ago I wrote about why to not get the Windows 10 “free” upgrade – http://www.theweeklygeek.com/2015/06/04/windows-10-the-offer-to-refuse/┬ánow it seems you don’t have a choice. Daily I am receiving phone calls from people who said they did not want or approve the change to Windows 10 on their private property, aka their computers. I seems Microsoft […]

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Tags: Soap Box · Software

Fake and Phishing emails this one “from” FeDex

May 18th, 2016 · No Comments

While I am upset with FedEx, I am even more upset with FeDex! Just a reminder for you to not open all email you receive. This is a malware attachment. The real FedEx knows about these. http://www.fedex.com/us/security/prevent-fraud/email.html and http://www.fedex.com/us/update2.html Instead of delving into the type of scam this is, Phishing, and instead of talking about […]

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Tags: E-Mail Issues · Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus · Worms