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Q&A Monday: Hold onto spare parts?

Q&A Monday:  Hold onto spare parts?

Question: Jim, I have a boss that constantly wants us to keep computer equipment, even though most of it is trash.  He claims that the parts will come in handy if we need them down the line, but we have some computer parts for over 10 years, does it really pay to hold on to technology? Bobby Hancock Mountain View, CA Answer: I have [...]

Linux still for the Über Geek?

Linux still for the Über Geek?

  When I first tried getting into Linux almost 10 years ago, I found that is was hard to learn from the world of Windows that I had grown up learning.  If I haven't mentioned in the past, I have a horrible memory which makes remembering new commands in a OS I didn't use often, almost possible.  I tried for almost a year.  At the time, many [...]

Bad Manager Behaviors

Bad Manager Behaviors

  This week I started thinking about the bad managment behaviors that could quickly kill the moral of your workers.  Luckily, I've dodged this bullet and havn't had any horrible managers, but have seen my share of them and the havoc they bring on their teams.  Some of these problems can be worked on and corrected and some are just personality [...]

Safe Web Browsing Myths

Safe Web Browsing Myths

More often than not, if you are reading articles from this site, you consider yourself a savvy computer user.  Though many of us think that we are using the internet in a safe way, we are actually vulnerable to malware or viruses.  The problem I often run into, is that people think getting infected is about going to seedy internet sites or [...]

Windows Security Best Practices

Windows Security Best Practices

In todays age, you can not be too secure when it comes to your network it's better to be safe than sorry.  In the current economy I've seen many companies consolidate jobs and add new burden to already over-burdened admins.  One of the places where this will hurt companies is the network security departments. I've learned many security faux [...]

Helpful Powershell Commands to Know

Helpful Powershell Commands to Know

Recently I was talking with a colleague about our histories of working in the computer field, all the ways from the early days of DOS to where we were currently.  I remember the early days of working on the computers and using the DOS commands to get stuff completed, today Microsoft has started using PowerShell for the admin commands of todays' [...]

Q&A Monday: Signs Your Project Might Be Doomed

Q&A Monday: Signs Your Project Might Be Doomed

Question: I've recently been given a new responsibility at the company I work for and put in charge of project that I'm pretty sure will be dead long before completion, is there any way to tell? Clay Rose Brentwood, NY   Answer: I've had my share of being on projects that I just had a feeling were doomed from the start, [...]

No Virus/Maleware and Computers Slow

No Virus/Maleware and Computers Slow

    A lot of complaints I generally hear about people's computers is that they have slowed down.  Usually most tech will look towards one thing that is the most likely cause...spyware/virus (or whatever you personally call it).  Though after ruling that out, what might be some other explanations for the slowness?     I want to focus on [...]

Q&A Monday: Looking for a job, while at a job

Q&A Monday: Looking for a job, while at a job

Question: Hey Jim, I am currently working at a company that I have been at for a couple years, and I feel like I've hit a brick cieling.  I am going to start to look for another job, but with this job market, I don't want my current job to find out.  Any advice? Richard Marshall Boys Ranch, TX Answer: When I was younger and working [...]

Q&A Monday: Disable IE Enhanced Security in Server 2008

Question: In previous incarnations of Windows Server, when I wanted to remove the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration, I've gone into the add/remove programs and removed the security component, but in Windows Server 2008 that isn't an option, can you please help me remove this annoyance. Joseph Hart Jackson, [...]

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