How to Reduce Instances of Spam

We all receive spam emails at one point or another. They are an obnoxious fact of owning an email address, and they don't always get picked up by a spam filter. If you are being inundated with spam emails, here's some tricks you can use to reduce and prevent future spam emails. 1.) Be careful … Continue reading How to Reduce Instances of Spam

5 Tips For Beginners Learning How To Code

Being able to code in a programming language is quite exhilarating. You get to create apps and websites, and it's a highly marketable skill. However, learning to code can seem to be quite a taunting task for those just starting out. Here are some tips I picked up when I started coding to help ease … Continue reading 5 Tips For Beginners Learning How To Code

Protecting Your Systems Against Social Engineering

No matter how technically secure we set our devices, systems and accounts to be, there is always a human component to any cyber security protocol. Hackers and bad actors recognize this, and often times resort to manipulating users who have access to these systems to provide the information necessary to enter through the front door. … Continue reading Protecting Your Systems Against Social Engineering

Protecting Your Security on Social Media and Social Networks

One of the most vulnerable nodes in the average user's technological presence is on social media. With hundreds of millions of users on many different popular social media and networking platforms, these platforms prove fertile ground for spammers, scammers and cyber-criminals. Don't be a target, use these tips to protect yourself when interacting on social … Continue reading Protecting Your Security on Social Media and Social Networks

Shameless Plug (aka I’m Available for Hire!!!)

Howdy Folks! After an enjoyable stint with a great organization, I have found myself back on the job market. If anyone reading this blog feels that my services and expertise fit a need in your organization, feel free to contact me for my CV. My contact information can be found here. I look forward to … Continue reading Shameless Plug (aka I’m Available for Hire!!!)

Creating a Bootable Disk on an USB to Install Operating Systems

  Remember when you required a whole box of floppies to contain the Windows Installation files? Thankfully, those days are over. Our data storage and transportation technologies have vastly improved over the past decade or three, and now you can create a bootable disk on your single, pocket sized thumb drive. Here is a two-step … Continue reading Creating a Bootable Disk on an USB to Install Operating Systems

Tech Tip: How to Save a Google Doodle for Offline Use

Google's Doodles are these fun little gimmicks, displays, and media presentations to honor events, people, holidays, innovations and other things associated with a specific date. However, some doodles may touch or entertain us, making us wish we had access to them for more than a 24 hour period. Good news! They are not gone forever … Continue reading Tech Tip: How to Save a Google Doodle for Offline Use

Tech Tip: How to Diagonally Split a Cell in MS Office (Excel and Word)

Many of us use MS Excel or tables in MS Word in our day to day professional life. They are great tools for accounting, data and statistics. Did you know you can create a diagonally split cell in MS Excel or in a table in MS Word? While it's purely cosmetic and does not actually … Continue reading Tech Tip: How to Diagonally Split a Cell in MS Office (Excel and Word)

Tech Tip: How To Change Time Zones in Firefox

While most browsers and operating systems have an inbuilt way of updating your time zone settings, Firefox does not have a default time setting that can be easily changed. For the business or leisure traveler, this can be annoying. Without the accurate timezone, several apps and features like iMessage on Mac or Cortana on Windows … Continue reading Tech Tip: How To Change Time Zones in Firefox

Tech Tip: How to Exclude a Domain from a Google Query Return

On any given day, there are over 3.5 billion search queries conducted through Google's search engine (or one query daily for every two people on earth).  Sometimes, however, we might want to filter the results to give a better targeted return for the search we are conducting. Even though I've discussed boolean search logic in … Continue reading Tech Tip: How to Exclude a Domain from a Google Query Return