Archive for April, 2007


If you have any questions related to computers (hardware or software), Information Technology, or technology in general, go ahead and ask away!

Any problems that you may have or even something you don’t fully understand.

If you were ever scared to ask your IT administrator something because you didn’t know if you were using the right terminology, I might be able to help you out. There is no such thing as a stupid question.

You will never know if you don’t ask, so go ahead, ask me something and I will do my best to answer your questions.

 

I used to pride myself on having one of the fastest computers of its time. For you fellow geeks out there…I will tell you the stats of my computer in a second.

I used to always compete with a neighbor (actually 2 neighbors), about who had the faster computer. Of course, at the time, it really depended on who had the parent with more money. But we never thought of it that way. Honestly, we thought that we were competing 1 on 1 on 1 with each other where we all had an even slate. Of course, after a while, 1 of us so-called geeks fell out of the race. But we didn’t realize until years had passed that the only geeks that we were competing with, were ourselves. Anyways, back to the story…

I can imagine that most geeks had some sort of competition as they grew up. To us, it was sort of a superiority complex that we all had to get over. If you have yet to get over it, then I feel sorry for you and your lack of friends.

 

A post I read a while back has left me pondering, would anyone want to buy jason-stone.com? Every once in a while, I take a look to see if I even come up anymore when I run a search on Jason Stone. A couple months ago, if you did a search on the name “Jason Stone” you would have seen Cluttered Thoughts (which is what I originally called my blog) and the blog of a Windsurfer. It looks like I have completely disappeared off of the face of the search engine (not quite, on Google, I still come up as number 100), but it also looks like hundreds of other people with the name Jason Stone have popped up out of nowhere. You could probably find a Jason Stone in every industry.

 

I installed the original Free IT management software, Spiceworks (version 1.0 i think) a few months ago. But I had trouble getting it to start up at first. Then, after some troubleshooting, I got it running (sorry for the lack of details, I did this a while ago). Then at some point it wouldn’t load anymore (once again, sorry for the lack of information. I wasn’t watching close enough to know what caused this). So then, I thought, if I upgraded to the newest version, it should fix any possible bugs and/or modify any services that might be affecting my computer.

 
Matt Cutts gets hacked and Google offers free Wireless Internet!

Earlier today, I saw a post saying that Matt Cutts’ blog got hacked. I checked it out and sure enough:

Matt Cutts Gets Hacked

Matt Cutts Gets Hacked2

(Dark SEO and Matt Cutts supposedly don’t get along. I guess I have’t been following long enought to know much of the details on this.)