Tech Tip: How to Create a Restore Point in Windows

Using backups to create restore points are a great method to unwind damage caused by a virus or hack. They also help restore accidentally deleted information. Here's how to create a backup restore point on your device: Creating a backup: 1.) Go to Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Backup and Restore 2.) Select Setup … Continue reading Tech Tip: How to Create a Restore Point in Windows

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

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 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

Nostalgic Retrospective of the 1990’s

I grew up in the 1990s and consider myself a child of that decade. It was a crazy time to be a kid, what with the catchy advertising campaigns, questionable food choices, forgettable fads, and total disregard for fashion. So here is a nostalgia-infused list of the most groundbreaking trends in tech in the 90's, for … Continue reading Nostalgic Retrospective of the 1990’s

Tech Tip: Hidden Secrets of the iPad

  Apple is one of the most recognizable global brands in today's tech market, and one of their signature products is the iPad. There are several cool little tricks you can do with your iPad. Interested? Read on: 1.) Four Finger Swipes If you are running multiple apps at once, and need to quickly switch … Continue reading Tech Tip: Hidden Secrets of the iPad

State of the Union, Satirical Edition

Every year, except for the first year of a new president's term, the President of the United States makes an address to a joint session of congress reporting on the status of America's economy and detailing his or her's administrations policy goals for the upcoming year. This address is called the State of the Union. … Continue reading State of the Union, Satirical Edition