Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Way to go Sony.....

 2,000 Sony Ericsson Canada customers hit by online breach.
Yet again...Wow!!...I rate this at "double f**k with a scoop of ice cream on it".

No contact to customers...Yeah, nice move. It's the old "Meh, we'll just ignore it & it SHOULD go away" tactic.

Again, a note to the wise out there. Keep your stuff secure because these idiots are rather lazy.

   * Cough....cough.....S*ny....Douchebag...Cough *

Apple Acknowledges MacDefender

 Well about bloody time.  Denial isn't a river in Egypt.

If you are running a Mac system, please get your updates.  

Your system can be compromised. Click the linky for the interesting article.

 And as always....Have a nice day  :D 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yeah....I'll get right on that...

 If you call in to my support desk for help.....

  A quick nugget of wisdom for you....

  Don't spend 4 minutes whining like a school girl with a skinned knee about "how shitty the speed is & blah, blah, blah".....


   Don't tell me to make sure "my" attorneys are ready for a class action suit because of the same.

   My tech support takes care of the internal network. That's all.

  The outside "pipe" is taken care of by an ISP (look it up).

  Yes.   The storms in your area that are causing a power outage MAY just have something to do with it.

    This one goes out to the douchebag university whiner in Maryland.  

  PS:  I can kill your account in a keystroke..... Ban your MAC addresses...You name it.

  Even though you spent 3 minutes threatening me with a lawsuit....

  ...........Sigh........Me thinks Darwin will take care of this one.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One word.....Faaaaaawwkkkk

Microsoft confirms takeover of Skype....

Great.                    Just great.

 I can hardly wait for them to fubar something that works just fine.  Although, I must admit that it's better than having facebook buy Skype.  
  Which is worse?  Death by impalement or death by disembowelment ?

 I guess we shall soon see.....  Sigh.....

Monday, May 9, 2011

Simple tip.....

 If you have to call into tech support & they ask "what OS are you running?".

 If it's a Windows based machine all you need to do is hold down the windows key....Bottom left....

 And then time.....the pause/break key....Should be top rightish dependiing on your keyboard layout.

Mac users...Durrr....Click the little apple...Top left...About my "over priced machine".

  Need more help?  Try this link  :D


                    Copy & paste the link

 Tons of info there...................Knowledge is power.

Connection issues?

So you can't connect to the internet?

  Before you call......

 Power cycle you "stuff".

 That means unplug your modem & restart....Then your router & restart.....And then restart your computer.

In that order.  You have to "reconnect" from the outside in.

Next.... As of late, the firewall built into your OS ( operating system ) is pretty good at taking care of your firewall.

 If you recently installed a new anti virus utility on your computer, it generally has a firewall protocol tha tries to protect you.

 Sadly, having 2 firewalls screwing with each other is bad.   Solution.    Disable the antivirus firewall please.

  Do this before you call me.       :D

Of course ensure your OS firewall is enabled....Also get your updates!!!

            Install your updates!!!!

Because just one exclamation point makes it better.

All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten


Sadly,  most people with computer issues don't follow the basic rules of life.

Hell, not even the rules from kindergarten.

These are the things I learned:
Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.

May I also add,

 Take your place in line. No barging in front because you think your "problem" is waaaaaaayyyyy more important.

 Unless you are on fire or happen to have transplant organs on ice in a cooler, guess what, back of the line.

 Also a quick review on the rules.... LOOK!!!

  Read the stuff on your screen....FIRST......BEFORE YOU CALL IN!!

A wee bit of knowledge is a powerful thing.

 Life is short......Don't be lazy......Try to learn something new every day  :D