Category Archives: General Interest

Backup and Recovery

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? One of the most important things you can do for your PC is to prepare to recover from disaster.  Unfortunately, most users tend to either ignore this entirely or at best they back up data … Continue reading

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Windows Updates

Windows Updates Many times customers ask me about Windows Updates and whether they should install them.  In this article I’ll describe exactly what they are, what they will do for your PC, and why they are important. What Are These … Continue reading

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Brainstorming

Brainstorming You have a new project looming ahead of you and are not quite sure how to define it.  You don’t know what direction to take, what to include, or how to proceed.  Does anyone have any fresh ideas on … Continue reading

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Getting Organized

Why Have Organization When Anarchy Will Do? Multiple stacks of paper cover the desktop, the filing cabinet, and the floor. Yellow post-it notes adorn the monitor, the phone, the bookshelf, and just about everything else.  The “IN” box is overflowing. … Continue reading

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Wireless Computing

Wireless Computing You have a laptop, netbook, or possibly a desktop computer with wireless capability.  What are the key points you should know about this technology? Some major issues are: Connection Types Methods of connecting Security  Connection Types The two … Continue reading

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Update or Replace a Computer

Decision Time – Fix, Update, or Replace Your Computer Your computer is starting to age and you are wondering what to do about it.  Basically, there are three possibilities: Update the computer hardware and software Upgrade the Operating System to … Continue reading

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Netbook Computers

Netbooks – The Ins and Outs As I mentioned in the last article, I use a netbook computer when I visit a customer site to solve problems.  I can connect it to their network to see what is working and … Continue reading

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In the Bag

What’s in My Bag? As an avid golfer, it is always interesting to know which clubs the professionals are using. I thought extending that concept to computing might be useful to readers.  In this article I’ll tell what hardware and … Continue reading

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Can’t Connect to the Internet

“Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” Now What? Everything was fine yesterday but today seems to be a different story. No matter which web site you try to get to, you get the same error message. You also can’t send … Continue reading

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Getting Started

Welcome to Nibbles & Bits This new blog that will provide practical insight into issues about your Windows computer. It will also cover topics including hardware from desktops to Droids, the software that runs on them, and new trends in … Continue reading

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