The Windows 8 Debacle

The Windows 8 Debacle

I had my first real-world experience with a client who unwittingly purchased a new laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. What an unmitigated nightmare! Microsoft, seriously, what were you thinking?  Has greed clouded your judgement so severely that you couldn’t see the forest for the trees?  If this mess doesn’t drive more people to Apple, I’ll be very surprised. As a touch-screen interface, Windows 8 is passable.  But for...

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Babylon Toolbar Woes

Babylon Toolbar Woes

Just a quick little self-help computer repair if you find the Babylon Toolbar invading your online world while surfing the web here in Cape Coral. First, it’s not a virus, although it’s almost as bad.  That’s why your antivirus didn’t scream bloody murder when it decided to hitch a ride onto your computer. Removal isn’t horrible, it just takes a couple minutes, and a knowing where to go. The version I’m...

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908 Days Without a Virus

908 Days Without a Virus

I stumbled upon a pretty interesting statistic on my Matlacha home computer tonight. I’ve gone 908 days from the date of this post without getting a virus. Now, this may not seem like some great feat, but this computer gets used by a wide assortment of folks. From grandparents to grandchildren, this machine sees alot of use. That undoubtedly puts it at risk for at least a few hitchhikers or scareware infections. It just begged the...

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Ron Mayhew Photography

Ron Mayhew Photography

I’ve been helping Ron update his website over at ronmayhewphotography.com for the last few weeks. I thought about placing this post over in the portfolio section of my site, but, really, all I did was supply a little CSS know-how and some other minor tweaks to help him achieve the look he wanted. While Ron is fond of telling me “I’m a photographer, not a web developer”, five minutes on his site will prove him wrong. ...

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4 Free Things Every Computer User Should Have.

4 Free Things Every Computer User Should Have.

Whether for business or professional use, these are the top four things that I always find myself recommending. The first is Dropbox.  No matter how easy software and hardware manufacturers  try to make computer networking and file sharing, the technology still remains out-of-reach for most normal computer users without help from technology professionals.  Dropbox pushes all the complexity aside, allowing people to share files with different...

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On Real Estate Website Design

On Real Estate Website Design

I’m currently working on a new theme for use in Real Estate. Building off of the experience I had with my last project in the industry, there are a few lessons I learned that I’m trying to apply directly to the new theme. Its All About the Search! Nearly 90% of site visitors go directly to the property search. Therefore, not only should the search be prominent, it should be the first thing they see, the last thing they see, and if...

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