Remanufactured Ink Cartridges

Inkjet ink cartridges can be expensive, especially if you buy directly from your printer manufacturers. You can get refilled or remanufactured ink cartridges from other sources for a fraction of the price. But should you? A few companies sell decent aftermarket ink cartridges for significantly less than you might pay HP or Epson, and sometimes they even use less ink, lasting longer than their name […]

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Don’t Lose Your Important Files

Recently one of my customers experienced a serious hardware problem on her computer. The motherboard went out, and her computer would no longer even boot up. If you aren’t sure what a motherboard is, don’t feel bad; normally you would never see it or have to deal with it in any way. It’s the main circuit board in a computer. Without a motherboard, you don’t […]

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It Pays to Build it Right

Recently I installed several network lines for a client of mine. Normally, I estimate about one hour of labor for each network jack installed. The knowledge, experience, tools, and hazards involved mean that installing network lines already costs more than removing viruses or configuring a router in a small office. The lack of standardization in this client’s physical network pushed the bottom line even higher. […]

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Toys-R-Not-Us

Computers have always been hailed as enablers of simpler life, easier business. Just buy this little gadget, and you will never again be concerned about your bank balance. No more bounced checks. No lost recipes or phone numbers. Instant recall of the most insignificant facts. Yep, just buy this upgrade and you can add pictures to your addresses. Buy this other tool and you can […]

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Things in Heaven and Earth

Almost twelve years ago, John Barlow wrote a Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace. It wasn’t so much a statement of rebellion as it was a statement of fact. The realities of existence in cyberspace are transforming the concepts of freedom and information exchange. Those who try to manage the electronic marketplace of ideas via legislation are hopelessly out of touch. Barlow wrote, “You are […]

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