Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Snowbound Big Apple

The snow in New York City has apparently shutdown a number of businesses. Can you name ONE THING that is actually produced in New York? Now when China gets snowbound, that’s when I will start worrying.

Friday, December 10, 2010

How's this for crazy?

The Wikileaks dude gets a computer in his cell to work on his case. Then I think bank robbers should get guns to assist in their defense. Fair is fair.

Monday, December 6, 2010

We can save YOU money.

Just this morning we saved a client a few hundred dollars by addressing a problem remotely and doing what we do best. We identify the problem, monitor systems constantly and make changes one at a time to determine the correct fix.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cookie Baking

Sharon and Greg are baking cookies today for our clients. I am in charge of quality control. More milk, please!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah starts tonight at sunset. The beginning of Judaism's eight-day "festival of lights". Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends!

Windows XP is no longer available . . .

Well, the party is over. New computers will come through with Windows 7 now. And that is not a bad thing unless you realize that you have to learn a whole new operating system. But there are some advantages that we will be showing you in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving . . .

Thanksgiving offers us an opportunity to express our gratitude to our clients for allowing us to serve them throughout the year. We appreciate the trust and confidence that we hope we have earned.

We know that we are in a changing world with a dynamic business environment. To that end, we are encouraging all of our clients to market their businesses with web sites, emails and social networking. See www.trabbic.com for an example of what can be placed on your web site. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are just a few of the electronic connections that more and more of your clients and customers are using.

It is predicted that newspapers will cease to exist within a few short years. More and more people use digital video recorders to scan through advertising on television shows, which makes more traditional advertising less effective. So you have to be more creative to capture your audience.

Your web presence is vital. Let us help.

But until then, enjoy time with your family and friends. We will be doing the same. We will only respond to emergencies from Thursday through Sunday of this week.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Don't click on that!

My mom used to say, “Don’t pick that. It will get infected.” Now I tell my clients, “Don’t click on that. It will get you infected.”

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Our Latest Web Site

Visit www.wvco.com. It is our latest webs site project, which has just launched.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Daylight Savings Time

Am I the only one who thinks that daylight savings time is a waste of energy? I expend a LOT of energy changing my clocks twice a year.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Election Results

It looks like we are moving in the right direction but there is much to be done. The Obama administration has damaged our country beyond what I would have ever imagined. We must continue to fight the government intrusion into private enterprise. We must continue to fight the government mandates of healthcare and the burdens of government bureaucracy.

Government regulations and bureaucracy make us less competitive in the world markets. Do what you can to make government smaller and ensure our freedoms.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

VOTE!

If you do not vote today, you have NO right to complain about what the government does to you.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Vote on Tuesday!

If we are the land of the free and the home of the brave, then why are we so cowardly about telling our government what we think? While we still have THAT freedom, vote on Tuesday.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Social Networking

Social Networking (all that Facebook and Twitter stuff you have been hearing so much about) is easier than you think. Give us a call and we will get you started.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lost Your Windows Password?

We were able to use a specialized hacking program called ERD Commander to reset a forgotten administrator password. This tool cost us $800 a few years ago. It allows for the reset of the Administrator password, which then allows for the reset of all other users passwords. A handy utility, which saves not just the data still on the computer, but also the time to reload the operating system and all programs when users forget passwords.

Not surprising, when Microsoft wants to put somebody out of business, they simply buy the company: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/winternals.mspx. Winternals (the makers of ERD Commander) was purchased in 2006. Now the utility is tightly controlled by Microsoft.

Fox Software originally headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, was purchased by Microsoft in 1992. Because the FoxPro data engine competed with Microsoft SQL and Access, its fate was sealed. In March, 2007, Microsoft announced no further updates to the platform.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Microsoft Does NOT Listen!

It continues to amaze me that Microsoft does not listen do its customer base. If they did, you would not find little add-on programs that offer things like an envelope printer straight from Outlook ($40) or a way to revert back to the previous menu structure within Office 2007 ($30).

Thursday, March 4, 2010

RAID Works!

This morning we are assisting a client with a RAID degradation.

RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Drives. The function of a RAID system is to place stored information sent to the server on multiple drives so that if one drive fails, the redundant drive still contains that information.

This morning we are rebuilding that redundancy and ensuring that the server continues to run and provide all of the funtionality to the users. No information has been lost. And the server continues to perform normally, however a bit slower until the RAID has been fully regenerated.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Traditional Menus for Office 2007

If you are as disgusted as I am about the new "ribbon" menu structure forced upon us with Microsoft Office 2007, we have a solution.

You can actually get your new Office version to display the old, familiar menu structure by downloading and installing a little add-in from http://www.addintools.com/digital-river/.

Additionally, you can select which application to use the old menus on. For example, we allow the new menu structure on Outlook but prefer the traditional menu structure for Word and Excel.

Give it a free trial. Less than $30 if you like it. "Wake up, Microsoft!"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Client Backups . . . Shadow Copies Work

We were happy to assist a client yesterday evening who had overwritten an important document. While the regular backups had been performed, changes to a document had been made after the daily backup.

Consequently, we accessed a shadow copy made by the Small Business Server 2003 and we were able to restore the document and saved the client HOURS of work.

Contact us for more information about how we can help you to secure your data and even protect yourself from accidental deletions.