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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.

Career fair at the Hilton

On Monday, I got notice at Pronet (http://www.pronetreno.com/) that there was going to be a career fair at the Grand Sierra in Reno (http://grandsierraresort.com/). About the time I was getting ready to go, I got a phone call from a … Continue reading

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Teaching Computers in Reno

I went into Pronet to get my teaching kit last Wednesday and I was told that the class had been cancelled.  They told me that only three people had signed up for the class, so they were going to have … Continue reading

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Latest computer class

Last Wednesday, I checked the voice mail on my phone and I’d received a message from the new class organizer for the computer class I have been teaching the last few weeks.  I had to leave the Pronet meeting early … Continue reading

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Advertising at the Rib Cookoff

On Friday, I made up some signs with “BlivitDesign.com Computers!” and my special logo, and I put them up in strategic locations at the “Best in the West Rib Cookoff”.  This is an annual Bacchanalia in Sparks where we pig … Continue reading

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Computer Repair Client

I got another client yesterday for the computer repair portion of my business.  The repair part was fairly straight forward.  The computer had 13 Trojans on it (MS Word demands that Trojan be capitalized since I must be talking about … Continue reading

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Another Computer Class

I taught another computer class in Reno yesterday.  I teach a beginning computer class at the Reno Job Connect office in the Reno Town Mall for unemployed adults. These are people who are finding out that many employers will only … Continue reading

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Pictures from my trip to Austin.

I told everyone about my trip to Austin, but I didn’t include any pictures. Here is a link. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=62737&id=1630646763&l=f837a152c0 I think anyone can go there. I also left favorable reviews for the Cozy Mountain Inn and Middlegate Station bar/restaurant at … Continue reading

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What you don’t know, can hurt you.

Most people think that if they install an antivirus program from some company with a BIG well-known name, they’re protected.  Unfortunately, this isn’t always true. The best way to get infected is to open up every email attachment from everyone … Continue reading

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Fixing anything

After I fixed the water heater, and the washing machine, and the central air conditioner, my wife thinks I can fix anything.  I got a call Friday from a local machine shop (the guy knows my wife) who had a … Continue reading

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Teaching Computers to the uninitiated

I taught my forth computer literacy class at the Reno Job Connect center at Reno Town Mall (formerly Old Town Mall).  My students are people who have avoided computers for all of their lives.  Mostly people who have gotten caught … Continue reading

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