March 20, 2012

In Springtime, a young man’s fancy turns to…. Drag Racing! I’m one of those annoying people who actually like snow. I like to snowmobile and downhill ski. This winter was very disappointing. Even so, I’m loving our early Spring weather. My friends and I are using Springtime to get our

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March 16, 2012

When I upgrade some one’s computer, I always have them try it out for a while while I’m still there. Occasionally, someone will say that their Outlook Contacts are gone. Well, if you’re using Outlook all of your data is stored in a single PST file, or in an Exchange mailbox. As

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March 5, 2012

Windows XP was introduced in 2001. A lot of people are still using Windows XP. It’s eleven years old now, and that’s a long time in the world of computers. Since then, we’ve had Windows Vista, which never caught on (for good reason). Next came Windows 7, which I like a lot.

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February 15, 2012

If “The Wayback Machine” doesn’t ring a bell, it’s a reference to Sherman and Peabody cartoons. You know, from Rocky and Bullwinkle… Yeah, I’m that old. I work with a few machine shops.  Most machines are run by a computer.  While it’s expected that a machine will last for decades,

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January 16, 2012

Recently, I ran into a client who had a computer in a machine shop. The legacy software on this computer was written when Windows XP was new, and would NOT run on Windows 7. We tried using “XP Mode”, which is a virtual machine that you can download from Microsoft. To

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