Category Archives: Information Technology

Did you really complete your Windows installation?

While we cannot cover every scenario there is, this is a general setup of  a Windows 7 or 8 computer. Check all drivers under the Device Manager Get the latest drivers for performance Optimize Network Card Configuration– Disable all but … Continue reading

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When engineers don’t think about the technicians

Recently my niece dropped her laptop and the hard drive stopped working.   Normally an easy fix, I looked for the access panel for the hard drive so that I could replace it.   What? No access panel?  Oh, easy fix, lets … Continue reading

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Cyber Threat Maps

Here’s a few cyber threat maps showing attacks live. FireEye https://www.fireeye.com/cyber-map/threat-map.html Kaspersky https://cybermap.kaspersky.com/ Norse http://map.ipviking.com/ Arbor Networks DDoS Attacks http://www.digitalattackmap.com/#anim=1&color=0&country=ALL&list=0&time=16446&view=map Honeynet.org Anubisnetworks http://globe.cyberfeed.net/ Security Wizardry http://www.securitywizardry.com/radar.htm Alien Vault https://www.alienvault.com/open-threat-exchange/dashboard#/threats/top FSecure http://worldmap3.f-secure.com/ TrendMicro http://www.trendmicro.com/us/security-intelligence/current-threat-activity/global-botnet-map/index.html Global Spam (Trend) http://www.sicherheitstacho.eu/ Akamai http://www.akamai.com/html/technology/dataviz1.html Global … Continue reading

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Best Technology Blogs

Do you enjoy technology?  Want one portal to take you to hundreds of websites or blogs?  Rick over at Whats on my pc, has put together one of the best portals on the web to these sites. Bookmarks4Techs is a … Continue reading

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Partition your HDD to increase performance

When a good friend gave me a laptop, the quad core (Intel i3), 6 Gb Ram seemed slow.   Thinking back to an old post, Resizing your HDD to increase performance, I decided to see what the difference in performance would … Continue reading

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Using a GPS to perform a Wi-Fi survey

It is important to perform a wi-fi survey so that you can determine not only the perfect place to locate your access point or bridge but to gain an understanding of the channel co-existence challenge you may face.  With wireless … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Tech Preview

I’ve been working on computers for a long long time.  It does seem that Microsoft gets it right, wrong and then right when they release operating systems. When Windows 8 came out, we did find it was a good operating system … Continue reading

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