Tag Archives: PC

Software scams, Baitware, Phishing…

By | Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm

It seems like nearly EVERYTHING you install these days comes with a catch.  You need to be careful not to do an “Automatic” or “Full” install of anything, because they means “go ahead, install everything”, or “go ahead and install whatever you want”, and that will almost always get you in trouble.  Even totally legitimate… Read More »

Doing PC work again

By | Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Ok, I’m back.  Before the end of last year, I had “retired” from doing home PC work.  My full-time job, along with my family and other activities was plenty to keep me busy.  But very recently, my full-time employee forced everyone to go to a 32-hour work week.  Everyone is being forced to take a… Read More »

Windows 8

By | Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 5:15 am

Recently I’ve been playing with Windows 8. I received a new PC recently–completely FREE, actually–as a result of a class action suit against eMachines. I had one–and had a lot of problems with it–so I was included in the suit. It took several years, but finally everyone included in the suit was offered a $365… Read More »

Amazing Alex! – a mini review

By | Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:14 am

Amazing Alex, Rovio’s new game, just came out this morning!  For those who don’t know Rovio, they’re the company who created the wildly successful Angry Birds game and all of its incarnations.  Amazing Alex is their first non-Angry Birds game.  I played several levels of it this morning to check it out.  Do you remember… Read More »