Tech Tip: Securing Your Systems and Information From Hackers

In the modern era, services involving sensitive information, such as shopping and banking, are commonly conducted over the internet. However, many of us are not careful enough with accessing our banking accounts or inputting credit card and social security information while utilizing these services. Here's a couple of steps you can take to ensure that … Continue reading Tech Tip: Securing Your Systems and Information From Hackers

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Tech Tip: Checking and Improving Your Credit Score

Many people, especially in my age group where we are trying to break out of the poor financial habits typical of someone in their early 20s and build an adult life with things like a house and a car, are worried about their credit score. Maybe you are concerned about your standing after the Equifax … Continue reading Tech Tip: Checking and Improving Your Credit Score

Tech Tip: Editing What Your Browser Says in Chrome

This one is a fun little trick. You can utilize Chrome's developer mode in order to change the display, layout and text of a webpage you are presently visiting. To do so, you will need to first open developer mode, which you can access by pressing the F12 key. Next, in the bottom console on … Continue reading Tech Tip: Editing What Your Browser Says in Chrome

Protecting Your Machines and Devices from Meltdown, Spectre and Other Security Vulnerabilities

Hello French Fries, In the first throes of 2018, it came to light that billions of computer chips that have been on the market are susceptible to two security flaws, one called Meltdown and another called Spectre. Chips made by AMD and Intel, which are used widely in smartphones, computers, and cloud-service servers, are at … Continue reading Protecting Your Machines and Devices from Meltdown, Spectre and Other Security Vulnerabilities

Tech Tip: Sending Emails At a Scheduled Time in Gmail

We all have been there, drafting emails that we don't want to be sent right away, or sending emails to someone who is on vacation and not responding. If you use gmail, there is an extension called Boomerang that let's you write the email you want to send later, set the time and date you want … Continue reading Tech Tip: Sending Emails At a Scheduled Time in Gmail

Tech Tip: Accessing a Locked Out Windows Account

If you are locked out of your machine and forgot your password, do not fear! There is a way to bypass a locked windows account if you forgot your password. Below is the most effective method. You will need to have your windows installation disk handy (either in a CD-Rom or on a thumb drive), although … Continue reading Tech Tip: Accessing a Locked Out Windows Account

Tech Tip: Fixing an Unidentified Network on a Domain Machine

This error always annoys me whenever I come across it, but sometimes on a Domain Network, you will come upon a machine that will be unable to identify the network and won't be connected to the internet or the network share folders. Follow these steps while logged in as an administrator to get it back … Continue reading Tech Tip: Fixing an Unidentified Network on a Domain Machine

Tech Tip: Easily Create a Lambda in Ruby

  For those of you who are Ruby on Rails developers, Lambdas are a newly introduced concept for defining scopes, a Lambda Literal, identified with the sign ->  , allows you to easily create a Lambda. See the example below:     a = -> { 1 + 1 } a.call # => 2 a … Continue reading Tech Tip: Easily Create a Lambda in Ruby

Tech Tip: How To Avoid PUP’s

Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP's), sometimes also described as Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA's) are a real threat to machines and systems out there these days. Here's how to prevent infecting your network and machines with PUP's. 1.) PUP's get installed because someone installs them or installs a freeware program that PUP's ride on. If you decide … Continue reading Tech Tip: How To Avoid PUP’s

Tech Tip: How To Spot and Identify Fake News

Since fake news today is mostly disseminated through the internet, the 10 steps listed below can be applied to many aspects of determining if a site is legitimate, beyond just fake news. 1.) Do an eyeball test. Does the website have a clean and professional looking design? If there are advertisements, are they located in … Continue reading Tech Tip: How To Spot and Identify Fake News