• A WordPress Website is Like A House

    WordPress powers 40% of the world wide web. During a long career in Information Technology (IT), I have been a software developer, worked on a help desk, done web development, and was a systems analyst (staring in 1983). During these years, I did much tech writing although that may not have been my primary job.…

  • DDoS Cyber Attacks

    Earlier this week many well-known Internet sites were brought to a screeching halt by a cyber attack. The target was one of the backbone supports of the Internet, that provides a centralized service upon which many, many Internet sites depend. The attack was a DDoS attack, which stands for Distributed Denial of Service. Here’s how…

  • Troubleshoot Windows Problems

    Troubleshoot Windows problems. Windows has a number of troubleshooters that can save you time and headaches if you encounter a problem. Try these before you hire a computer expert.   To get at them, open Control Panel, click “System and Security”, and then under that select “Find and Fix problems”. You will see a list…

  • Ransomware

    We hear more and more about ransomware these days. It is a class of malware that takes a computer or mobile device and/or its data hostage and demands payment to free it. It operates by encrypting the files and holding the decryption key until the victim pays money.

  • How To Verify Memory Using Windows

    If your computer’s RAM (memory) is not error-free, anything on your computer can go wrong. You can’t trust it. Windows has a memory diagnostic program to test RAM built in to it. It’s very easy to use. To run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool, there are two methods. One, select the Start button (just select…

  • How to Rollback Windows 10

    I have seen some reports of people who were unhappy with Windows 10. In some cases they report that it installed itself without their okay. Don’t get me wrong, I am not bad-mouthing Windows 10, I am just trying to be helpful to people who are unhappy with it. You can roll it back if…

  • Security: Passwords

    Passwords. I recently heard a tale about a disaster that befell someone who picked an insecure password. A strong password is at least 10 characters long, and contains a mix of upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. The strongest passwords are a mix of random characters, but who can remember those?…

  • Save Money With Your Own Cable Modem

    If you get high speed Internet from an Internet Service Provider (ISP), you may be able to purchase your own cable modem and save money. Typically, the cable company provides the cable modem and charges a monthly fee. You can replace it with your own for a one-time cost.

  • Quick Access to Windows Desktop

    If you are a Microsoft Windows user, sometimes you may have multiple applications open and want to get to your Desktop. You can do this by going to each application and clicking the Minimize button. But there is a key on the lower left of your keyboard that has the image of a window on…

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