A warning for those that may have their Windows 7 Updates set to automatically install the optional updates: For some reason, Microsoft added “Bing Desktop” to the Windows Update optional updates last week. In case you’re not familiar with this horrible peice of software, imagine a combination of a search engine bar, Browser Hijacker malware, [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Techie'
April 30th, 2012 by Clme · No Comments
September 14th, 2011 by Clme · No Comments
Then pen forum gives us this little gem: How to defraggle your motherdisc (Thanks to LonMabonJovi for the link) I have to say there is some good advice there. I found myself critiquing their technique at several points, but overall their dedication is admirable. Our forum also included a quote from another sites review of [...]
November 28th, 2010 by Clme · 1 Comment
Huh. This is new… The thing is, “nothing to do” is why I was on the computer to begin with. Who knew my computer could get bored too?
November 17th, 2010 by Clme · No Comments
Last Friday I walked into my office to find a coworker sitting at my workbench. He had a server taken apart, and was spraying parts of the mainboard with canned air about every ten seconds. This in itself isn’t all that strange. What was strange is that he was holding the canned air upside down [...]
November 13th, 2010 by Clme · No Comments
I discovered something new today. I discovered that if you walk into a large data center carrying nothing but a hammer that you will rapidly become a very popular person. I was only trying to move a stuck rail in a rack, but they kept acting like I was going to seriously punish a server. [...]
October 19th, 2009 by Clme · No Comments
It was cloudy out today. At least, thats what the people that kept calling me were saying; I didn’t have a window nearby so I couldn’t verify their tales. When people calling in for tech support start talking about the weather I have a feeling they’re just feeling helpless. In some way they are trying [...]
September 16th, 2009 by Clme · No Comments
Some days I feel like a social worker, or possibly a health inspector. *phone rings* Me: This is Clem, what can I do to you today? User: Hi Clam, I have a… wait, what? Me: What is the nature of your issue today? User: Oh. This is Nancy downstairs, and I just put a ticket [...]
August 30th, 2009 by Clme · No Comments
Part of the problem with resisting the lure of management is that I still find myself chained to a phone from time to time. Take last Friday for example… *phone rings* Me: I.T. Support, this is Clem. User: Hi Ken. My printer isn’t working. Me: Ok. When did it stop working? User: Yesterday sometime. Me: [...]
May 26th, 2009 by Clme · 5 Comments
I’ve recently had some issues with my Microsoft mouse driver on an HP laptop running Windows Vista. Details (and a resolution) here, if you’re interested. Funny, it just works on my Ubuntu laptop.
March 10th, 2009 by Clme · 2 Comments
This post has been merged with several others, and moved to a new location. You can view it here: Make Vista Look Like Win2k Thank you.