Are your programs up to date?

Posted on January 27, 2009. Filed under: Main, Software, Tech support, Tech Tips | Tags: , , , , |

I often find myself installing software for a specific purpose (testing, maintenance, etc.) and not using it regularly, which means it’s probably outdated when I need to use it again.  Sometimes it’s a game that is still being developed (like Frets on Fire, a free, great Guitar Hero style game for your PC) that gets updates pretty often.  When I go to use it after a while, I have to take the time to update it to the latest release before I can use it, which is kind of a pain.

Fortunately, there are a couple of programs out there that minimize the hassle of updating software.  While they don’t automatically update the programs that are installed on your machine, they make it easier for you to do it when you have some free time.  Let’s take a look at a couple of them.


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New blog series starting

Posted on October 14, 2007. Filed under: Main, Tech support | Tags: , |

Like most IT pros, I’m the go-to guy for friends and family’s computer problems. After visiting my father-in-law and working on his network issues recently, I realized that it’s time for me to start documenting issue resolutions that I come up with.  True, a lot of these things are already on the ‘net, but it’s the finding them that’s difficult at times.  That’s where this new series comes in to being.

I will start updating this blog more often with issues that I’ve come across when working on the computers of friends and family.  Why?  Because I’m guessing you’ve either had, or will have, similar issues.  I’m hoping you’ll be able to use these posts to help you troubleshoot your own computer problems, not because I don’t want or like to, but because I want to help others become more comfortable with your technology.  I’m still eager to help with personal tech issues, but want to have a repository of knowledge to refer to.

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