A day in computer support

Sometimes I wonder what people think computer support is all about. The paper dispenser in the kitchen fell off the wall. Somehow, the responsibility to fix it came to me as computer support. Makes perfect sense right?  I am giving a training on a mobile application that is now available to our clients if they are... Continue Reading →

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Rear-View Camera

Did you know that starting May 1, 2018, all new light-duty vehicles manufactured for the Canadian market must be equipped with a rear-view camera? This means that even the basic models of the cheapest cars on the market will have to be equipped with a camera at the back and a screen to display it... Continue Reading →

Online Shopping

My entire wedding was pretty much ordered online through Etsy and Amazon. Issues can arise even with the best sites, good customer service can be the difference between a good purchase and a bad one. Before shopping online with a new seller, read customer reviews to see if other consumers have had positive or negative... Continue Reading →

WhatsApp

I'm a WhatsApp user.  The app has not only gone well beyond other messaging services in popularity, which were already in a very good position, but it also ushered in a new era of social relations through technology. According to a study by Global Web Index, which conducts research on the use of WhatsApp in... Continue Reading →

Travelling? – Register online

New technology can make life a lot easier. Registering online is probably the best way to save time at the airport. By registering online, which you can normally do it 24 hours before your flight, you will receive your boarding pass by e-mail or text message. There are also machines at the airport that will... Continue Reading →

Peggy Whitson – Space Station Commander

Over 200 astronauts have stepped into the vacuum of space. Here is a brief history of one of those courageous spacewalkers. Today marks Peggy Whitson's birthday.  Whitson is the first female Space Station Commander and has a doctorate in biochemistry. In June 2017, Withson broke the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. She has... Continue Reading →

Cunnundrum and Flabergasting

There are some things and situations in this world that still manages to completely flabergast me. It still shocks me that every school my kid ever attended has called me and was surprised that I worked for a living. Most mothers I know have full-time jobs. The reality is you need two incomes to really... Continue Reading →

Change is scary, I get it

Managment sends an email to everyone announcing a new feature that is coming soon and that there will be a presentation/training from a third party to show everyone what it is and how it works on a specific date the following week. Within minutes of the email going out, half the staff gets on the... Continue Reading →

How to protect yourself against ransomware

Ransomware is an extortion technique that blocks the contents of your hard drive. It's a type of malware that infiltrates computers when opening a downloaded file on the Internet, an email attachment or the content of an infected USB stick, much like a computer virus. Certain ransomware, not only holds your data hostage but also threaten... Continue Reading →

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