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About whatisblivit

I have been working with computers since the Commodore Vic20. I've been building PC's since about 1989. I received my Electrical Engineering degree in 1986. I have been building and maintaining my extended families computers since about 1996.

My iTune/iPhone adventures.

So I was trying to get a freeware optical character recognition program for some reason a few months ago. Sometimes trying to get something for free is going to cost you. I can’t even remember what I had scanned and … Continue reading

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New virus warning email has some truth to it

I just got this virus warning from a friend.  I’ve gotten other warnings from him that were somewhat inaccurate.  This one comes with a “snopes” link (as some others have) http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/hereyouhave.asp It reads just like the “Life is beautiful” virus … Continue reading

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What computer should I get?

Since I sell PC type computers, don’t expect a completely unbiased report. People ask me if I think they should by an Apple computer, or a PC type computer.  The advantages of a Mac can’t be ignored.  There is a … Continue reading

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Teaching Computers in Reno (10/13)

Yesterday I broke down and bought 10 USB Thumb drives.  In my computer class, I always tell my students that they need to get themselves a USB Thumb drive in order to save and transport their data from one computer … Continue reading

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My Water Cooler Ad

As I told you before, I won some FREE advertising with “CoolerTalk” of Reno.  I did some artwork for the sign.  Here it is.  I get some free artwork from the CoolerTalk people, so I will contrast and compare.  Maybe … Continue reading

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Computer class in Reno (more)

I taught only 6 people yesterday.  Everybody kept up pretty well except one person in the back.  She just wasn’t into it.  I’m not sure what she expected out of the class, but she already had an email address and … Continue reading

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Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce Business Forum

I went to the Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce Business Forum on Tuesday. (www.sparkschamber.org | Connect with us on Facebook | Email Us)  It was a good networking event.  I got to meet with a lot of the local businesses … Continue reading

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UNR Networking Practice Session

On Friday September 24th I attended a networking practice session put on by the UNR College of Business. In addition to Blivit Design (I sent my entire staff), there were several companies represented.  I only spoke with a person from … Continue reading

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Teaching computers in Reno

I got a chance to implement my changes to the way I teach the beginning computer class in Reno.  The way the class runs, we introduce the mouse buttons, the keyboard and some of the special characters, and the shift, … Continue reading

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BIOS passwords

BIOS passwords While handing out fliers and business cards to the people in line at the Hilton Career faire, somebody told me that their computer had a password put on the bios that they didn’t know.  It was really bad, … Continue reading

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