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Month: January, 2012

Salesforce login problems under Internet Explorer (firefox works)

30 January, 2012 (08:28) | How to, software | No comments

Salesforce keeps popping up an error on login with the correct password: You have attempted to access a page that requires a login. If you are already a user of the system, please login below. Internet Explorer 9 won’t let a user get in but firefox and chrome will. This is a problem because […]

Mac virus vs trojan argument is like kleenex vs tissue

25 January, 2012 (19:40) | Mindless Blather | No comments People have been calling a threat to a computer a virus for decades. I don’t think it is going to go away because some fanboys get angry at the proper definition. Most windows machines, macs and droids end up with trojans not viruses. Viruses don’t make sense anymore. Sad to see the journalist in […]

Surprise, HR Block Free tax prep is not free.

24 January, 2012 (06:08) | How to | No comments

I just read a few complaints on a consumer watchdog website about H&R Block. Grow up people! If you are old enough to file taxes you should have some basic consumer skills on your own by now. They seem to believe putting a * next to a word and making you read the fine print […]

Automatically patch your mom’s computer with Secunia PSI

20 January, 2012 (18:16) | security, Stupid windows tricks | No comments

I use Dell Kbox for patch management, which I can’t afford for home at ~$3k a year. For home Secunia PSI is great. It scans the machine once a week and installs all the patches it can. Adobe products, java, 7zip etc seem to work really well. When you first install it there will be […]

New computer checklist updated for the holidays

1 January, 2012 (06:07) | Mindless Blather | No comments