Category Archives: Sparks Nevada computer repair

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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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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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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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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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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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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How to break your computer

I have a dual boot system that can either boot up Windows 7, or Ubuntu Linux.  I decided to upgrade the hard drives on both Linux and Windows.  I put in a 250 GB drive for the Windows side and … Continue reading

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