Monthly Archives: June 2011

Information Security: Lock It Up or Shred It

Every person possesses documents that should be shredded or otherwise destroyed when no longer needed. For the average consumer, the items that should be shredded include old bank statements, old credit cards, credit card receipts, bills, old tax records or … Continue reading

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Wubi: The Windows Based Ubuntu Installer

From earlier posts on my blog, you may know that I’m in the process of rebuilding a Toshiba laptop after a failed drive. The original system was dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu with separate partitions for each. This time, I … Continue reading

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A Note To Parents: Invest In The Future of Your Children

Throughout my high school years in the early 1980s, I had always been interested in computers. I was just amazed at what they could do. My high school offered a single course at the time called “Computer Math”. This course … Continue reading

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Product Review: Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive

As those of you who follow my blog already know, I had some problems a few weeks ago with a drive in my Toshiba laptop. After considering the options available, I decided to replace the failing drive with a Seagate … Continue reading

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Securing Your Wireless Network

Over the last few years, there has been a significant increase in the number of people arrested for various crimes because someone used their unsecured wireless network to perform illegal activity. Open access points can also allow criminals to access … Continue reading

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Toshiba: Toshiba Tech Support = FAIL

In September of 2010, I purchased a Toshiba Portege R705-P25 laptop.  I really like the design of the laptop and it has some really good features.  Unfortunately, it has a flaky Toshiba hard drive in it.  The one it contains … Continue reading

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