Don’t get me wrong. I like to help out friends, especially when it comes to anything electronic related. But almost always, when it comes to computers, it’s better to be in front of the computer. However, that’s not the most ideal in certain instances. And not being there is my biggest source of frustration, not towards the other person, but towards the fact that there are certain things you can do faster when the piece of possessed electronic-ware is in front of you (e.g. try telling folks where to find /HKLM/ in the registry).
Keeping information safe and sound typically takes a backseat for most people, until it’s too late, either from actual theft or lost laptops/usb drives. I always encourage the people I know in implementing some system of data encryption. With the growing trend of people owning more laptops, it is definitely easier to lose it or get it stolen, along with most of your sensitive and sometimes embarassing data you won’t want someone else gaining access to.
Google Wave seems to confuse a lot of people. Here’s Lifehacker’s cursory guide in making sense of its ideal uses.
This is a lesson on one of the things NOT to post on your status updates (or at the least, making sure your profile is set to private and that you actually know those people on your friend list).
Then again, the burglars could be such tools, like this guy, who uses the victim’s computer to [...]
After several hours of scouring the internet for much needed help, I walked away frustrated at the very small amount of information available.
If you have been thinking of setting up Google Apps on your own webhosting plan (e.g. GoDaddy, DreamHost, etc.) but were held back because you were confused as to how the process [...]