Skype Spam/Scammers

Skype Spam/Scammers

If you have Skype then I’m sure by now you have noticed the slew of sex bots and scammers who try to add you as friends or send you messages out of the blue. Normally I wouldn’t create a whole blog post about such annoying behavior but today I...

April Fools Day

April Fools Day

April Fool’s Day is one of the best days of the year. On no other day are you “legally” allowed to play jokes and pranks on your friends, family and co-workers and have a built-in excuse. Some people will go to great lengths to pull off elaborate gags on...

StartisBack Issue

StartisBack Issue

This article pertains to the following facts You are running Windows 8 or 8.1 You have StartisBack installed on your system. The issue After doing Windows updates and logging into your freshly updated computer you see a black screen with only the mouse cursor. The Cause StartisBack is most...

Flickr

Flickr

I’m not sure how many of my readers use Flickr to host their photos or really know what Flickr even is but I was using Flickr to host my photos that I wanted to share with people up until recently. The issue I pay for Flickr Pro which costs...

Lenovo Malware

Lenovo Malware

Lenovo is shipping computers out with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks https encryption. The Critical threat is from computers with adware from a company called Superfish which installs a self-signed root HTTPS certificate that can intercept encrypted traffice for every website a user visits. Basically this threat undermines the very...

Windows 10 Preview

Windows 10 Preview

Those who really know me in real life know that I work for a company as a Systems Administrator/User Support so I have to be on the up and up with systems and networks as they become available. I took the liberty of installing the Windows 10 Technical Preview...

RadioShack declares bankrupty

RadioShack declares bankrupty

RadioShack declared bankruptcy on Feb 5, 2015. RadioShack was one of my all time favorite stores that I used to shop at a lot when I was younger and was more into tinkering with gadgets and gizmos. I used to buy scanners, led lights, clamps, wires and more at RadioShack...