The challenge of simple IT: align the needs of the business to the budget, add capability without complexity

Month: March 2013

  • Ever what?

    Many of my friends know that I recommend Evernote unequivocally. Evernote is my personal repository for all kinds of information, accessible from just about anywhere. Evernote runs on Windows & Mac, iOS & Android, and even as a web application (Windows Phone, PalmOS, BlackBerry, Windows 8 Touch, Safari, Chrome and Firefox too!). Regardless of the…

  • Plug those holes: web browser plug-ins

    Courtesy of How-To Geek, here’s a great article about browser plug-ins and how to disable them. You’re probably already familiar with Windows and OS X start-up programs and the havoc they can wreak. Browser plug-ins and Internet Explorer’s “add-ons” and “browser helper objects” (“BHOs”) can be another source of vulnerability and frustration, just like the…

  • Java security problems, again

    For the third time in a month, Oracle has issued a new Java security patch. If you use Java, you need to download and then install the new version. Once you’ve done that you should without fail disable Java in your web browser. With that out of the way, my primary recommendation is still to…

  • Break any eggs lately?

    This is absolutely hilarious. PHB actually seems effective, but don’t be fooled.

  • Curious about Google Search?

    Google has published a great article about the plumbing that makes their search engine work. It’s pretty simple and straightforward; I’m sure that you’ll enjoy it. If you want to sharpen your Google search skills, take these free online lessons. If you’d just like a quick reference for search operators, you’ll find a few good…