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Archive for October 2012
During bad weather one of the things that can be affected is your TV signal. With Hurricane Sandy expected to hit the East Coast during the evening of 10/29, if you lose your TV signal and want to keep up with the latest news, here is a list of LIVE (web) Video Feed (plus the recorded video) pages for the major TV stations in New York and Philadelphia. In addition, if you are not in the Northeast but have friends or loved ones who are, this is also a great way to stay informed with the local news for that area.
(**Updated from Original Post of Aug 26)
With the approaching “Frankenstorm” that is expected to hit somewhere in the Northeast United States on Monday (10/29) / Tuesday (10/30), I think this would be a perfect time to remind every one of steps they can take to protect themselves. (Picture courtesy NOAA)
Even though Hurricane Sandy and its associated “Frankenstorm” are at the heart of this post, that’s not the only reason people should be prepared. In addition to hurricanes, we have tornado’s, earthquakes, snow storms, among other things that can cause power to go out for hours or days or even longer. Disasters are not exclusive to the U.S., just look at the earthquake in Haiti, or the earthquake and Tsunami that affected Japan.
These days cell phones, and more importantly smart phones play an integral part in our lives (all around the world). For more and more people a cell phone is the multifunction device of choice. Many people no longer have a home phone, a portable radio, a camera, they exclusively use the smart phone for all those functions and more. However, planning for a disaster rarely seems to included the smart phone as part of your plans.
With the upcoming release of the Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft, I figured it was time to remind every one of the Black Viper configuration site (http://www NULL.blackviper NULL.com/service-configurations/). Dealing with Technology isn’t always about knowing every part of technology. Technology changes almost daily, if you truly try to keep up with all the changes, you would never have a “real” life. May times, technology is about knowing where to look to get the information you need. Today’s post is about just that situation.
All flavors (versions) of Windows have “services” that run in the background and basically control what the pc does. Knowing what each service does and what each service is dependent on, is a valuable asset to any tech. Additionally, many of the services that run probably don’t need to be, for most users, and the fewer services that you have running on your PC means the more “resources” your computer will have for those things you are using.
I could go thru and list all these services and take weeks to put the entire package together, however, there is someone who has already done just that. If you visit Black Viper’s site (His real name is Charles) you will find (what I think is) one of the most complete listings of services which “Includes complete explanations of each service and advice on which services you can safely disable”.
Tech Geek and More
The site started in 2009 as a way to “Help Make Tech Easy”. Many technology sites write using a lot of “Geek” terms that the average person just doesn’t understand, while Tech Geek and More focuses on explaining things in a simple, normal way that even the least technical person could understand.
Over the years, Tech Geek and More has grown to the point where the site now averages 20,000 visitors and over 80,000 pageviews a month. According to Google Analytics stats, Tech Geek and More, has reach the milestone of over 1,000,000 pageviews.
From the start of Tech Geek and More, I promised myself that Tech Geek and More would not do all those things that drive me nuts when I web surf. I did NOT and do NOT want pop up ad’s, pop under ad’s, ad banners in the middle of the a post (where you see an ad between each paragraph on a post), for any ad’s that are shown to be confused for something other than an ad, or for the site to look like a NASCAR driver uniform .
Unfortunately, all those things that drive me crazy on other sites are there for those sites to make money. With Tech Geek and More not doing those things, we have limited a revenue stream, and it does take money to keep a site running.
Up to now, it has been a combination of donations from visitors and using money from my “real job” that has financed operations at Tech Geek and More. Unfortunately, I lost my “Real Job” last month, so I now need to the help of Teach Geek and More readers more than ever.
If any of the posts or pages on Tech Geek and More have helped you, would you please consider taking a few seconds to donate to Tech Geek and More. As I just said above, I know I’m not the only one with financial issues due to a job loss. If you are struggling making ends meet, I completely understand (and I’m rooting for you to succeed), but if you can affording anything at all, every penny is appreciated
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