My history with computers

TRS-80 Color Computer II When I first started using computers, I was 12 years old in 1984.  That was a magical time for me and I have very fond memories related to them.   It was then, that I remember us going to Radio Shack at the mall and my parent...
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Ten things I learned as a traveling technician

In my brief time as a traveling repair person for point of sale systems, I picked up a few neat tricks along the way that I thought I’d share: 1) You can pretty easily walk into the back of the store without being noticed. 2) No matter how many times...
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The hack that changed everything...

On Saturday May 24th 2014 at 1:49 it all began. The starting of an attack by a hacker on my accounts starting with PayPal. The first email came in:   Verification code to reset PayPal password Dear Keith (redacated), To reset your password, enter thi...
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Life with an SSD

At work, we are purchasing laptops and swapping out the internal hard drive with newer solid state drives (SSD for short).  There is a major advantage to this in that you don’t have any mechanical parts moving with a SSD. Some basics on how a Hard dr...
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