The Smart Way To Backup Your Stuff Part 3: Cloud Storage, Dropbox and Google

So you’ve got a good local backup, now you can move beyond that and backup nearly everything as you work, and synchronizing it across all your computers and devices. This is what I call a cloud backup. There’s nothing like your stuff being backed up nearly as quickly as you edit it. I’ve reviewed Dropbox […]

The Smart Way To Backup Your Stuff Part 2: Local Backups

I’ve talked about local backups before and how important they are. Let me take a moment to define a local backup before I move on to how to do this cheaply, easily, and quickly. So if you haven’t organized your stuff already go ahead and do that. Just make sure everything is split up by […]

The Smart Way To Backup Your Stuff Part 1: Basic Organization

As an IT professional I have this near legal obligation to tell people to back their stuff up. I think the State of Texas actually tried passing a law that said, “Every conversation with a computer nerd shall include the phrase ‘back your stuff up’ and ‘Han shot first’.” The phrase, “backup your stuff”  really […]

Intermediate Home Internet Troubleshooting

So  you’ve having trouble with your internet at home. It may or may not be completely down and you are trying to figure out where the problem is. It might be slow, it might drop off a lot.  Your router and modem have been rebooted many times, but before you call Tech Support and get […]

How to Set up A Router for Home WiFi

People ask me occasionally about how to set up WiFi and make sure it’s secure. It’s not something that is easy to explain in person, it takes illustrations. So I’ve compiled it here. First off, I suggest Linksys routers. If you don’t have one, go get a Linksys E2000 router. You can find them at […]

How To Install a New Cable Modem

So your cable modem went out, you don’t want to take an hour off of work to have a technician come over. How can you replace it? Well you can’t just plug it in like you can with DSL and it work. Also most cable providers don’t have a good ‘set it up yourself’ method […]