Our lives are filled with gifts, not the least of which are pets. Heroes in their own way.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
It's said all the time, but really is true. If you're in business and you really want to distinguish your company from all the rest provide excellent service. Yes, take the extra step, even if you might not have any immediate financial gain.
It's the right thing to do, and it will pay off. You'll gain more customers and keep the ones you have. Case in point, after replacing a hard drive I needed to reauthorize a Photoshop plugin called Noise Ninja ( which has long since been renamed and improved) but couldn't find the keycode I needed. Taking a chance I contacted the company and let the know my situation. Fully expecting to be ignored and/or told I was out of luck and needed to shell out a small fortune and upgrade all my software.
That didn't happen. Instead, they looked me up in their records and sent me the keycode I needed. I was thrilled, and definitely will be using their products when I do upgrade, and am in fact in the process of making several upgrades and their
Reduces are on my list.
So, just a reminder to you business folks, the extra efforts you make are noticed and appreciated.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Our lives are sympathies of constant changes in pitch and time that make their own rhythms, and hit highs and lows of joy and sorrow woven from the fabric of our souls. We were born to make music and share our living song until we take our final breath.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Windows XP served me well and in fact will be around for ages. I work for an outfit that has no upgrade plans and has a cross your fingers and pray policy when it comes to technology and planning for the future, and I'm sure there are a lot of other outfits that take the same approach.
Personally I'm moving on and moving ahead. It will be interesting to see what happens with the old legacy world Remember: adapt or die.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
So, back to tales of the upgrade, which for the most part is going extremely well. That's the good news. Considering I'm going to a new operating system, I expected things to go much worse, but then again I'm only going from Windows XP to Windows 7.
If Best Buy ever carried any in store inventory where I live I'd have bitten the bullet and gone to Windows 8.1, but that's a whole different post. Let me just say that it probably worked out better this way.
The only real major issues I've had during this process have been with Microsoft products. I've been able to install and upgrade all my other software with only a couple of little hiccups that were resolved quickly.
Not so with Microsoft, I couldn't even get Office 365 installed. Here's a product that they're touting as the future of their services and software and you can't even use it. Paying for something you can't use rubs me and, judging from the message boards at Microsoft, tens of thousands of others the wrong way.
It's these experiences that we the paying user remember. If it ain't broke don't break it and if it is, fix it! It's that simple. Too bad Microsoft will never understand this.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
During my initial program setup (downloading and installing) of things I like to use, such as iTunes, Firefox, Chrome, etc. I noticed how much more aggressive malware and spyware have become with their malicious targeting scams and decided rather than waste time with these threats that get around virus checker I'd add some extra protection.
I went with SpyHunter 4 (I know the screenshot shows version 3) and have been very pleased with them so far and amazed at what the software caught, removed, and blocks. I'm using the paid version, not some freeware that has little vested interest in my protect. This review details the software in some detail.
Compute safely folks, and remember, have fun.... Life's short.