Follow these tips to help fix you computer.

When you have a computer problem, one of the worst things you can do is just jump in and try random fixes. Chances are you’re going to do more harm than good.

A simple troubleshooting strategy will help you narrow down the problem and find help on-line to fix your computer quickly and safely.

As my home network has as many computers as a small company, and I tend to be the resident geek in most of my jobs, I’ve had the opportunity to troubleshoot and fix a great many computer problems.

Below are the troubleshooting steps I’ve developed over time. Hopefully, they’ll help you out the next time you have a computer issue.

[click to continue…]

14 Firefox Shortcuts You Should be Using

Firefox offers a lot of keyboard shortcuts, here are the bare minimum you need Still using the mouse to reach clear to the top of the screen to execute a command? It’s time to step up your game a bit. Provided below are several keyboard shortcuts available to Firefox users that will speed up your […]

A Rant on Email Subject Line Etiquette

Make sure your subject line actually has something to say Well, my home computer gave up the ghost (loudly) yesterday, sounding amazingly like a leaf blower before heading to PC heaven. With several laptops, two more desktops, and an iPad around the house, getting most of my work done isn’t much of an issue. No […]

Use Two Mice to Help Cure Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It’s really not as hard to get used to as you’d think! First off, is it ‘mice’ or ‘mouses?’ I couldn’t find a good answer on the web. Nevermind. Using a computer both at work all day, then at home all evening, I was experiencing more and more pain in my right hand from using […]