I get calls from friends, family
and friends of friends having problems with their
computers so I thought I might
as well start doing a short piece with some of the questions received and answers given.
Thus was born this small website I call Geezer Aid (it
seems most of my friends qualify for the title these days). I try
to write without computer jargon (or "geek speak") and in a manner that I hope will be
easy to understand and utilize.
I spent the last 27 years directly and indirectly
involved in the computer business. Computers continue to fascinate
and challenge me and never cease to amaze me with the ways they
can mess with your mind.
Like any complex tool or machine you do need to learn to
operate them properly to get the most out of them. There are
many good courses taught by private institutions and of course the
continuing ed. departments of every school and college in the country.
Learn to understand and operate your computer properly and you will
have years of enjoyment. Fail to do that and you will have
yourself a very expensive and frustrating paper weight.
The tips I am providing will "assume" you have the
basics of operation somewhat ingrained into you.
Having said that it seems there are functional issues that still cause
some grief and the local geek may as well be speaking Spanish when you
ask a question. I will try to write so that you can
understand and make use of the information. Sometimes I
will preach a bit so get used to it.
I do hope it helps. Please
don't hesitate to
ask for help if you need it but remember I only have some of the
The Basics. some
simple things that you neeed to know.
Phishing. What does
this mean and some things you need to know.
Email. A whole bunch
of protocol and tips and tricks.
Free Stuff. What you need to know and
when is it too good to be true.
Routers & Wireless This is my
attempt to take away the mystery behind this stuff and also explain
VOIP - Vonage, Magic Jack, Shaw Phone, Skype, etc etc. Embrace the technology. It works and
its not just for
About -Pornography - Have you been surfing in the
gutter. Protect your family and check this out. This is
Backup - It's not a matter of if your computer
will die someday its more a matter of when!
Computer repairs - All kinds of tips
and tricks that should help - and as soon as groceries and
gasoline are free then I will be happy to "pop over" and take a
Send your questions to
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