Friday, December 30, 2011

No Agenda Show for Thursday, December 29, 2011


No Agenda Show for Thursday December 29, 2011   
Phobos Grunts 

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Phobos Grunts 
Executive Producers: Sir Ray Jacobsen, Sir David Hoffman, Stevn Jaffe, Sir Paull Alves, Sir Kris Gielen, Spiros Bettas, Mark Lay, Robert Alter, Paul Palcsek 
Executive Producer and 368 Club member: Baron Steven Pelsmaeker 
Executive Producer and 369 Club members: Sir Kris Gielen, Baron Steven Pelsmaeker 
Associate Executive Producers: Herbert Harms, Dr. Anonymous, Massimo Cattaneo, Falko Richter, Sir Borislav 'Bobby' Marinov, Dean Carson 
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Education on using the Correct Web Browser

A recent email I sent to a client with a very old computer running Windows XP (which had been upgraded from windows 98?..

....You probably noticed, as you were
currently using it, the reinstalled Avant Browser.. thank you first of
all for not going and opening the internet explorer browser which had
been removed and will be reinstalled with the correct version for your
computer.  The simple fact is, Google Chrome browser is by far, the
only browser to be using from now on, until some other browser even
comes close to it's power. Not to mention the safety/security of using
it and the fact that it automatically is always up to date.  This is
one of the biggest complaints I do have with the Avant browser, is not
only because it does a very good job of emulating the Internet
Explorer but it also is suseptible of the security problems that the
internet explorer has but is fixed by updates. Although later builds
of the avant browser now have the ability to notify you of when an
update is available but that too can be disabled and is normally what
happens...The reason I do keep the Avant browser installed is because
it emulates the internet explorer exactly but is more safe and will
not automatically launch all the malware/spyware applications that
will launch when you run the internet explorer, but also with windows
XP operating system, it can be used to safely install the windows
updates without the need to launch the internet explorer. The thing
is, the Google Chrome browser is the 'default' browser which should be
all you ever use. For about that last two months I have not once
witnessed the need to even launch the avant browser because every
website I have come across (as I ask my clients to simply send to me,
any url that doesn't open correctly and suggest to copy/paste that in
to avant browser address bar and try it there). for a while this was
the way to fix any website that didn't open or look right within
chrome, but this has not been an issue for at least 2 months now.. the
big thing people mention or 'complain' about is the fact that they are
so used to using the computer one certain way and then I come along
and say to use it a different way.. fact is I see just how many issues
are caused when the wrong programs are being used, not to mention the
inefficiencies since chrome opens a website so much faster and this
becomes a big problem on the older (slower) computers....


As you can see, I am still dealing with many computers under my own umbrella and it all starts with simple education of why using the right tool for the job makes it so much easier and this goes for something that is as simple as surfing the web!


Monday, December 26, 2011

No Agenda Christmas Clip Show



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Friday, December 23, 2011

What I want for Christmas...

What I want for Christmas is: 


 -World Peace, but I'm pretty sure that will not happen as there is always someone pissed off at someone else unfortunately. 


 So keeping it closer to home, what I would like for Christmas is:


 -My clients to think of contacting me first, BEFORE they attempt to perform those updates and/or other installation that they are unsure of, or if they are thinking of buying a new piece of technology, whether it be a computer or phone or remote control.. contact me BEFORE spending any money. As a result of contacting me, I am going to not only give you my opinion but hopefully a number of options on where to get the best deal on whatever it is you are in the market for! This will hopefully prevent you from contacting me after the fact, all frustrated because you can't get the stupid thing to work correctly or wonder why it doesn't seem to install the way the sales person said it would. (this is a common problem when buying a new printer lately)


 -My clients to stop using the Avant Browser as their main web browser. Yes I know I am the one that pointed you in the direction of using it many years ago but that is my point here.. it is no longer the browser of choice. That would go to Google's Chrome browser. Why? For many reasons, but the main one is for the speed, security and the fact that it updates itself. Since this is the program you use to surf the web, it is important for the browser to always be up to date and that is by far the main reason why you shouldn't be using any other browser. The fact is the Avant browser emulates the Internet Explorer web browser which has been garbage pretty much after IE6.0 which was the last "good" release of that browser. But the web has changed a lot since then and now the only reason I do keep the Avant browser installed on my client computers is because it does emulate the internet explorer and therefore will be used on the odd occasion some other program on your computer calls for the Internet Explorer, as well as being the secondary browser in the odd scenario that Chrome doesn't appear to work for the website. This can happen if you visit a website that has not updated the code to work correctly with anything but the internet explorer (but this is something I have not had the need to worry about for over 2 months now so really don't see any need for you to be using it at all) 


 -My clients to stop worrying about the maintenance and simply using their device, leaving the technical updates and cleaning to me. -My clients to remember I am a key click away, so long as you are connected to the internet and if you need to contact me via telephone, to utilize my toll free number or text!



I think most of all, I want all that read my blog posts to have the best possible time you can at this 'festive' time of year, wishing you nothing but the best of health and happiness to you!




Hats of State 

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Hats of State 
Executive Producer and 367 Club member: Sir Dwayne Melancon, 
Associate Executive Producers: Herbert Harms, Andrew Kirby, Anonymous, Jay Ragusa, Dean Carsen 
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

No Agenda Show for Sunday December 18th 2011

 Fools & Knaves 

 

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Fools & Knaves 

Executive Producers: Dame Francine Hardaway, Alexander Dimitriyadi, Setevn Wittig 

Executive Producer and 366 Club members: Dame Francine Hardaway (we threw in the extra buck) 

Associate Executive Producers: Jay Kreamer, Scott Morgan 

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

'tis the season for scams-be aware!

It seems the Telephone Scam I had reported on before has returned, as reported by a number of clients recently.  Please be certain, nobody from Microsoft is going to phone you and tell you that your computer is at risk. The best thing you can do is hang up on them!
It is also the time of year when numerous "electronic greeting cards" arrive in your inbox.  You should always be cautious of any attachment and/or web link that sends you to a sketchy website. If you are uncertain about an email, simply delete it and then compose a new message to the person you received it from, asking them if they did in fact send something to you. They can always re-send it. Better to be safe then sorry!

No Agenda Show for Thursday December 15th 2011



Trojan Horse 

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Trojan Horse 
Executive Producers: Atomic Rod Adams 
Executive Producer and 365 Club members: Gavin Williams, Kirk Anne 
Associate Executive Producers: Erik Schimek 
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

No Agenda Show for Sunday December 11th 2011


Katy Bar The Door, Baby! 

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Katy Bar The Door, Baby! 
Executive Producers: Sir Richard Scott Bagwell 
Executive Producer and 364 Club members:  
Associate Executive Producers: Kenneth Alexander, Noel Malenosky, Squire Snuffles, Fredric Gagnon, David Yeagly, Carrie Schšn 
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Knighthoods: Richard Scott Bagwell 
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Friday, December 09, 2011

No Agenda Show for Thursday December 8th 2011

 Mothership Uncloaking? 

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Mothership Uncloaking? 
Executive Producers: Dame Astrid , Sir James Spitzer, Todd Cochrane, Anonymous 
Executive Producer and 363 Club members: Sir James Spitzer 
Associate Executive Producers: Sir Borislav Marinov, Drew Klassen, Paul J. Sankowski, Erik Hšechel, Steve Nenninger 
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Knighthoods: Adam Miller 
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Monday, December 05, 2011

No Agenda Show for Sunday December 4, 2011

Drone Journalism 

 

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Drone Journalism 

Executive Producers: Adam Curry & John C Dvroak 

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