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The Day After the [Patches] Before

My office implemented both Meltdown and Spectre patches over the weekend… In the previous weeks, both the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities have been making a great deal of news. At my office – a financial firm – a Windows shop [...]

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Top 10 Tips to Avoid Malware

In light of the latest bit of ransomware – Petya – here are tips to prevent getting hacked The latest bit of ransomware – dubbed Petya – is currently running through banks, financial institutions and healthcare facilities in both Asia and [...]

July 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Classic Shell

Get enhanced functionality in Windows Explorer with this handy utility. Over the past few iterations of Windows, the UI has changed a great deal, between Window XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.x and Windows 10, there’s been only some very basic [...]

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Give the Governor, hu-rumph!

I bumped into something that I want to add my own $0.02 (two cents) to… Not many folks around today will recognize the title of this article. It’s a line from the 1974 (now classic) comedy, Blazing Saddles; and I’m crying right now with [...]

April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Is it Really Just Superficial?

Is my love for digital ink and Microsoft Surface PC’s on the level, or just skin deep? Ok, kids… I’m going to make this one quick and short for a few reasons – I’ve got a lot on my plate right now; and I want to really get to the meat of [...]

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

The State of Consumer Computing

I have NO idea where the industry is going with this… Ok, kids. Sit back. I’ve been cooking up a rant on the direction that consumer/ prosumer computing has been going for a while; and given that the Holidays are here, it’s time to let this [...]

November 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Anyone Can Pick Up Malware

The past few weeks have been hellacious at Casa de la Spera…       I’ve been in computing since 1984. I have written more than I can remember without actually reviewing the stuff I’ve written. This includes seven years of [...]

November 18, 2015 // 0 Comments